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"STANLEY" 2C The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, April 10, 1990 Add beauty to your home's exterior, and the landscaping around it, with out- door lighting. During warm weather, it wilt extend the use of your outdoors for barbecues, volleyball games, parties or quiet moments. Floodlights will not only show the beauty of your garden, after dark, but will help to ward off unwanted intruders. They should be shielded from the weather by being mounted under .roof overhangs, on home or garage, or by the fixtures themselves. These shielded ~ut- door fixtures are sometimes called bullets. Choices in outdoor fixtures include both regular and low voltage electric pow- er sources. Low voltage must be equipped with a transformer to "step down" the power. Although initial cost may be high- er, savings in electricity result. IIIII II I III I IIII IIIIII IIII I ]111111111 IIII II I II I I I N)THING WORKS UIE A HUSKY. Husqvarna Model 22RL Trimmer .................... s246.00 Husqvarna Model 25R Brush Regular $289.95 Cutter ............... s299.00 Husqvarna Model 26RLC Trimmer ................... =139.00 (26CC) (15" cut) FARM "We're the Farmer's Friend" Ronceverte, WV 647-4355 I I I lOW U,W (P21 ) LO]PlqNG SHXARS POLY ffs241 IPOLY BROADC "T SPRU,DIqt (Ca:I000) '1377 ,18,7 YOUR CHOICE )399 WHAT SHOULD KNOW ABO[ TILLERS More and more home gardeners are turning to the roto tiller to take a new and more fruitful automated approach to gardening chores that have long been as- sociated with the rake. spade, hoe and other commonly used hand tools. Various tasks Tillers are more than just sod-busters used twice a year for groundbreaking Many of today's state-of-the-art tillers can be used for power composting, suc- cession planting, weed control and other gardening tasks. Decision making Here are some tips to keep in mind when selecting the proper tiller for your needs: 1. Compare the differences between front tine and rear tine models. Although smaller, lighter and less expensive, front tine tillers do not have as many capabili- ties as rear line tillers, and they also have several disadvantages. Front tine vs. rear tine For instance, front tine units often do not have enough power or control for tines to dig into hard soil without skitter- ing over the ground and lurching ahead without really digging. Because they must be controlled from directly behind, with both hands clutching the handle- bars, you can't avoid leaving footprints or wheelmarks. 2. Make sure the tiller has perfect bal- ance, for easier operation and more effi- cient tilling. Ideally. the engine in front should counterbalance the tines in the rear. 3. Check for powered wheels to keep an even, comfortable pace. 4. Look for hand controls that are easy to reach and use. 5. Make sure the tiller you select is rugged, durable, provides care-free per- formance and has enough capabilities to fit your needs and extend its value. T InstaJling and maintahfing,a yard pond can If you really enjoy being in your yard be achieved when digging your pond. Tetra has an economical, and would like It) give your yard that The pond should be placed where it will pond filter and a extra dimension to make it even more en- get approximately six hours of sunlight chemicals and toods joyable, as well ~ the envy of your neigh- per day. fish will prosper. ' borhood, here'sa great suggestion -put While you can place your pond any- What kind of fish should] in your own yard pond! "lbo much wor- where, it is not recommended to place it your pond? The hardiest arl~ ry? Don't know how to do it'? 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After the ciently and immediately, should line the ground with sand, carpet your filter and leave The liner can wilhstand the warmest padding or even old newspapers before til the onset of spring (as summers and the coldest winters, and ts laying the liner. This will protect your ter temperature reaches available in sizes big enough to create pond liner against sharp, protruding ob- Never feed your fish ponds almost 10 feet in diameter, jects such as roots or rocks, as their metabolism directly r Through Tetra Werke's U.S distribu- To create that professional look, build water temperature, and tor, Tetra Sales, U.S.A., all the products a rock border around your pond, allow- temperature drops below and complete information on construct- ing the rocks t~,,o.verlap the edge of the not eat. 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