compound maintenance

FLOWER POTS.

Flower pots are sometimes regarded as planters or a plant pot which is a container in which flower pots have a number of uses such as plants to new locations, starting seeds, patio, and indoor. A taller and thinner shape of the pot is suitable for deep rooting plants. They are easy and fun to craft . In Africa, concentrating on Uganda, we majorly use clay pots which provide a healthy environment for most plants. The porosity of clay allows air and moisture to penetrate the sides of the pot. This moisture and air are utilized by the fine roots located at the edge of the soil ball. Clay pots also act as a wick to remove excess moisture from the potting soil.

TERRA COTTA FLOWER POTS.

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Now we also have pots known as terra cotta, theses are what other materials try to recreate as pots, they easily break and are heavy and vulnerable to cold weather, these are made from baked clay, once water remains in the clay during cold weather, the pot can flake and crack. Notice that these are demerits of this kind.

MERITS OF TERRA COTTA FLOWER POTS MADE FROM BAKED CLAY.

This nature of flower pots allows for air and water to move through the walls, preventing soil disease and root rot . They are great for cacti, succulents, and other plants that prefer drier soil, it’s great for a colder climate.

Now let’s reverse to the uses of pots: For planting which is our main focus, they act as pot refrigerators, smokers, candle heaters, going further to even making clay ovens.

We normally love flower pots in our houses and offices or desktops at work and inside a home on center tables, well they sure-fire way to reap the benefits with bright colors or a creative arrangement that brings about beauty that flourishes, if calming is your aim, opt for lighter colors that fall near to each other on the color wheel, whilst choosing blooms in bright and opposite colors will energize you.

Flowers are a quick way to decorate our home pulling together our personal style and making our living space appear more polished, they have the ability to change the feel of our home or particular rooms; Flowers brighten homes with dark furniture or limited light. If you understand bouquets, they can make a hectic home feel calmer or an arrangement of one color in varying shades can tie together your color theme; they welcome guests and also can be used on occasions, pink can be used to celebrate baby showers and roses to celebrate a symbol of love.

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WHY PAVING IS NECESSARY.

We look for unrivaled beauty, easy upkeep, and long-term cost efficiency of properly executed paving stone installations, these have become more apparent and utilized by cost-efficient homeowners, they are natural paving materials that are produced without artificial additives.

Most of the times people pave because they want to protect, question is, what are they protecting? The grounds are oftentimes exposed to harsh weather which could lead to damage to the soil’s surface making it hard to repair. Pavers reduce moss growth, deter ants and other insects, prevent loss of sand in joints, go further to repel oil, grease, grime, and stains, make the cleaning routine easier, protect from effects of harsh weather conditions, and lastly inhibit weeds and grass in joints

Concrete pavers are individual pieces, they make the overall pattern more flexible and accommodating of fluctuations in the ground when dry set. Polymeric sand is a blend of sand and special additives designed to fill the joints between concrete pavers and brick pavers, it’s always necessary to seal your pavers such that they last longer, ward off stains, and maintain their beauty, if not, they will erode, weed will grow, mold or mildew builds up. Sweep your pavers with a broom, rinse off pavers with water, create a paver cleaning solution, apply paver sealer and replace your pavers in order to keep them elegant and clean at all times.

Concrete pavers carry more advantages than disadvantages, we find out that they fade in color overdue time since they are dyed with color pigment rather than natural clay and hence often need sealing. Pavers last 50 to 100 years or longer, they can easily be repaired or replaced. Sometimes you could face a problem of the sinking, this is caused by improper installation of the blocks.

Pavers placed in the sidewalk or driveway create beauty and enhance your compound to look more attractive. In the end, you get to feel the fresh breeze as you get to share memories of a lifetime with your loved ones.

Contact 0777708899/0701828873 for more information. To simplify it all you can download our HCM HUB app from the google play store and get yourself a handyman with immediate effect. Our offices are located in Ntinda along kiwatule road, then our workshops are in Lungunjja and Ntinda as well. Your comfort is our priority.

How to Remove Mold and Algae on concrete pavers

Mold will make your concrete look bad and can become a health and safety issue. for small areas, you can easily get rid of the mold yourself by scrubbing and cleaning, but for larger problems and you are tired of the hard scrubbing of the molds, get professional concrete paver cleaning that’s Homecaremanagers using their app called HCM HUB. Algae growth on the concrete surfaces will cause problems that are unsightly, unhealthy, costly to remediate, and can erode the underlying substrate.

How to get the mold and Algae on your concrete pavers

wet conditions can use mold and Algae mildew growth on outdoor concrete-like driveways, pavers, and steps. This growth usually occurs in damp or shaded areas that receive a lot of sun or heat. Concrete, with all its nooks, crannies, and pores, is actually a great incubator for mold and algae. wet humid weather with warm temperatures only improves the growing conditions of the molds and Algae on the concrete pavers. One can use the following tips to remove mold and Algae on their concrete pavers.

use of Bleach (chlorine) or vinegar. when you start seeing the mold and algae on your concrete pavers, mix water and vinegar or bleach. put it in a spray bottle and spray around the concrete pavers for killing the mold and algae. vinegar can also help to kill the weeds as long as you don’t spray the plant you want or the one growing. once you have sprayed the solution on the concrete pavers and left it several times, srub the stubborn areas with mold and algae, then rinse it with clean fresh water.

How to prevent mold and Algae from growing on your concrete pavers

proper Design for water control and flow, one of the keys to preventing mold and Algae growth on the concrete pavers is control of the flow of water. for the outdoor surfaces, this is done with a suitable design that gravitational assistance the channel water flow away from the structure. one has to put good water gutters and also clean them if they get dirty and filled with rubbish.

proper ventilation, make sure the area is able to regularly dry out and there is proper ventilation there. This could mean that you have to prune overhanging shrubs, trees, move the furniture, or create drainage pathways so you avoid the problem of pooling water.

use the above tips to help you remove the mold and Algae from the concrete pavers to stay in a clean and healthy environment.

Mosquito repellent natural plants

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. lt is preventable and curable. Many countries have come together to solve the problem of malaria, thus providing for vaccines for born babies and kids, providing free medicine, providing mosquito nets to pregnant mothers, kids, and homes for free. However, there are natural plants that are non-toxic which can be planted around our homes and backyards to repel mosquitoes.

Lavender; provides good germ-fighting properties and also promotes healing. the lavender plants can be used to repel against many pests like moths, ticks, and mosquitoes as well due to their accent smell. Research shows that lavender oil possessed a 93%repellent to mosquitoes. Animals like rabbits love the lavender plant that they cant decimate it. The lovely fragrance which comes out from their essential oil is found on the leaves of the lavender plant that hinders the mosquitoes to repel against it. The following are the ways One can grow the lavender plant in their homes and backyards; 1. you have to provide 6 hours of full sun each day. 2. Apply very little water 3. Grow the lavender in well-drained areas or raised beds. 4. if your soil is sandy, mix in some gravel to improve the drainage. 5. Lastly make sure you have good airflow around the lavender plant.

RoseMary; is another great mosquito repellent plant in our homes and backyards. Rosemary controls pests like Mosquitoes, flies, and ticks. With Rosemary very family is familiar since it’s used as a herb to be taken on tea and used as a spice in food and its woody scent is what exactly repels the mosquitoes away. Rosemary does best in hot and dry climates and thrives in contains.

Citronella grass; belongs to the family of lemongrass due to its scent like lemon and in Africa, it’s called lemongrass and very many homes have it or grow it since it’s used as a herb and used on tea as a spice. ln Africa people are finding ways to repel mosquitoes in their homes and surroundings and citronella grass is one of the most common solutions to repel mosquitoes. One can dry the citronella grass and apply it on the skin since it’s non-toxic to the body, due to its smell it’s repellent to the mosquitoes.

Mint; fragrances are unpleasant to mosquito’s keen senses, The mere presence of peppermint plants can ward off these pesky flying insects to some degree, which includes mosquitoes as well. you can also turn peppermint into personal repellent by crushing the leaves and rubbing them to your skin, thus mosquito repellent to your body. you can grow the mint in your pots on your window where it can be easily reached and also if you want to apply it in your tea to feel the aroma.

Sage; if you love gathering around a fire pit in your home or backyards, then plant some sage nearby to repel the mosquitoes and enjoy your moments around a fire pit. Herbaceous sage deters the pesky bugs without chemicals and bad smells, Dry sage from your garden, or purchased bundles typically used for smudging an ancient ritual for cleansing space and people. Toss a bundle in the fireplace and enjoy the wild mosquito fee area/air. you can dry the sage and make a homemade mosquito repellent to spray indoor.

According to the world health organization (WHO) research, 11 countries Uganda include, have come up with ways to stop the spread of malaria in Africa since no one should die from the disease that can be prevented and diagnosed and can be curable with the available treatment. As the government is fighting the spread of malaria which is caused by mosquitoes, we can also help it by planting repellent natural plants or use the professional service providers from HCMHUBAPP to help you to fumigate the mosquitoes in your home.

REASONS FOR LAWN MOWING (GRASS CUTTING)

The festive season has almost started and it’s necessary to have your lawn mowed, it’s unavoidable chore maintenance. A nicely and properly mowed lawn is pleasant for your eyes and also for the people visiting you. Cutting your grass regularly is important if you want to have an attractive & healthy lawn. It keeps the grass short and neat. There are things you have to consider before cutting the grass:

  1. Know your grass type. Knowing the type of your lawn helps you find out the optimal height at which it should grow and you’ll be able to mow accordingly to maintain this height.

     2. Cut off 1/3 of the grass height. If you cut more it can damage the roots and also promote weed growth.

There are several reasons as to why you should cut grass in the compound regularly and we’ve listed some of them,

  • Cutting grass regularly eliminates pests

                  When you let your lawn overgrow, it can easily be infested by insects and pests. Tallgrass attracts insects like mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, and pests like rats, mice, moles, rabbits, cats, dogs which can create problems with your lawn and spread various diseases. Cutting your grass regularly can prevent pests.

  • Proper mowing keeps your grass healthy and attractive. Grass tends to grow fast and should be maintained to be kept in proper shape.
  • The lawn will grow consistently and uniformly when cut regularly. This is because after mowing all the grass areas will have equal access to sun and water.
  • When grass is cut regularly it becomes easier to get rid of weeds.
  • Stronger grass.

                When your grass is cut regularly, the healthier and stronger grass shoots you will have.

It’s very important to cut your grass regularly to have an attractive, healthy lawn and also get rid of pests. But if your lawn has already been infested by pests and insects, consider contacting professional pest control services.

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