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Hello, I am Evan Nadal. When I first started recycling, we placed each of the materials in separate bins. Sometimes, separate trucks would come pick up the cardboard, glass and plastic materials. Today, we can simply place all of the items in a single bin for the truck to pick up each week. The materials are automatically sorted at the facility. After the preparation and processing procedure, the new materials are shipped out to manufacturers that create new packaging and products from those supplies. I want to explore the recycling process from beginning to end on this site. I will talk about manufacturing with recycled materials as well. Please visit my site daily to learn more.


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Turn Dismal Into Delight! : Add A Water Feature And Colored Rocks To Your Back Yard

by Eleanor Holland

Are you tired of the dismal appearance of your back yard and long for the area to have vibrant colors and a water feature added to it? Treat yourself to a fresh perspective by adding a fountain and glass landscaping rocks by following the instructions below. The end result will provide you with an appealing focal point when spending days relaxing outdoors.

Landscaping Materials

  • ground marking paint
  • lawn mower
  • weed puller
  • wheelbarrow
  • heavy duty basin
  • submersible pump
  • bricks or concrete blocks
  • plastic plant holder 
  • power drill
  • measuring tape
  • scissors
  • flexible tubing
  • water hose
  • recycled glass landscaping rocks
  • shovel
  • lighting kit

Select A Level Spot And Clear It

Walk around in your back yard and envision how you would like the end result of the new addition to appear. If you often spend time in a specific part of your yard or if you would like to place the landscaping rocks and water feature in a portion of your yard that is barren and tends to remain unoccupied, select this part of your yard and use landscaping paint to mark it.

Use a lawn mower to cut the grass in the marked section and a weed pulling tool to remove weeds that are growing adjacent to the area selected. Place lawn waste in a wheelbarrow and transfer the materials to a composting bin.

Create A Fountain

Purchase a heavy duty basin that is constructed of plastic or porcelain. The basin will serve as the base of the fountain. Place the basin in the central part of the cleared property. In order to create a fountain, you need to have an elevated area inside of the basin that will disperse water. To accomplish this, stack a couple bricks or concrete blocks in the middle of the basin.

Use a drill to create a hole in the bottom of a plastic planter. Purchase a submersible water pump and place it next to one of the basin's interior walls. Now, place the planter on top of the bricks or concrete blocks. Measure the distance from the hole in the bottom of the planter to the water pump. Use sharp scissors to cut a piece of flexible tubing that is slightly longer than the measurement that you have.

Stick one end of the flexible tubing through the hole in the bottom of the planter. Secure the opposite end of the tubing to the side of the water pump. Use a water hose to fill the basin with water

Add Rocks And Lights

Purchase recycled glass rocks from a landscaping business and request that they are delivered to your residence. Recycled glass rocks come in a wide range of colors and are eco friendly. They can be used to enhance specific parts of the fountain or to draw attention to the property surrounding it. If you purchase a large load of rocks, use a wheelbarrow to transport the rocks to the fountain.

Use a shovel to gather up rocks and transfer them to the areas you wish to highlight. After you are satisfied with the way the fountain and surrounding land look, plug the submersible water pump into an electrical outlet.

As water is dispersed through the tubing, it will be released through the top of the planter and will resemble a small waterfall. Add outdoor lighting if you plan on spending time outdoors when it is dark so that you can enjoy the new addition. Contact a company, like Portland Sand & Gravel Co Inc, for more help.