NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
JUNE 20, 2013
NYS DOS ID#
NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2013 - CUSTOM DESIGN WOOD FLOORING, INC.
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- What Is A Water Wand: Learn About Using Garden Water Wands
By Darcy Larum - Saturday Jun 10, 2017
By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Throughout all my years working in garden centers, landscapes and my own gardens, I have watered many plants. Watering plants probably seems pretty straightforward and simple, but it is actually something I spend the most time training new workers on. One tool I find essential to proper watering practices is the water wand. What is a water wand? Continue reading for the answer and to learn how to use a watering wand in the garden. What is a Water Wand? Garden water wands are basically just as the name implies, a wand-like tool used to water plants. They are all generally designed to attach to the end of a hose, near their handle, and water then flows through the wand to a water breaker/sprinkler head where it is sprayed out in a rain-like shower to water plants. It’s a simple concept, but not so easy
- What Is Color Blocking: Tips On Color Blocking With Plants
By Darcy Larum - Thursday Jun 8, 2017
By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer We all want dramatic curb appeal in our landscapes. One way to accomplish this is to use brightly colored, eye catching plants. The problem with adding too many bright plants is that it can quickly turn from “eye catching” to “eyesore,” as too many of these colors can clash and become uncomplimentary. To avoid this, you can use color blocking in the garden. What is color blocking? Continue reading for the answer. What is Color Blocking? A few years ago, I did a backyard garden design for a retired art teacher. Her request was that the spectrum of the rainbow be displayed along the lot line of her backyard. Starting with red flowers, I used roses, quince, lilies and other plants with shades of red for this part of her color block garden design. Next to them, I placed plants like gaillardia, poppies and other
- Digging Fork Functions: What Is A Digging Fork Used For In Gardens
By Darcy Larum - Wednesday Jun 7, 2017
By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer As you become a more seasoned gardener, your gardening tool collection tends to grow. Generally, we all start out with the basics: a spade for big jobs, a trowel for small jobs and, of course, pruners. While, you could probably get by with just these three tools, they’re not always the most efficient for every gardening job. For example, have you ever tried to dig into rocky or extremely compacted, clay soil with a garden spade? It can be back breaking work. Using a digging fork for a job like this can reduce much of the strain on your body and tools. Continue reading to learn when to use digging forks in garden projects. Digging Fork Functions There are a few different types of garden forks. Each type is made for specific purposes. The basic garden fork, or compost fork, is a large fork with
- Zone 7 Rose Varieties – Tips On Growing Roses In Zone 7 Gardens
By Darcy Larum - Monday Jun 5, 2017
By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer U.S. hardiness zone 7 runs through the center of the United States in a little strip. In these zone 7 areas, winter temperatures can reach 0 degrees F. (-18 C.), while summer temperatures may reach 100 F. (38 C.). This can make plant selections difficult, as plants that love the hot summers can struggle to make it through the cold winters, and vice versa. In regards to finding hardy roses for zone 7, it’s better to select roses based on their cold hardiness and provide them with some dappled shade during hot summer afternoons. Read on for more information on zone 7 rose varieties and tips on growing roses in zone 7. Growing Roses in Zone 7 I often suggest growing roses to my landscape customers. This suggestion is sometimes met with great protest because roses sometimes have a reputation of being high maintenance. Not
- Choosing Garden Gloves: Selecting The Best Gloves For Gardening
By Darcy Larum - Sunday Jun 4, 2017
By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Ok, not everyone is a fan but wearing loves in the garden is actually important if you want to avoid pricks from thorns, splinters or nasty blisters. What’s every bit as important, though, is the type of gardening glove you choose. Wearing Gloves in the Garden While training a new guy at a garden center/landscape company where I worked, I suggested that he get a pair of good quality gloves for the work we do. This man’s silly reply was, “Gloves are for girls, my hands are tough.” I could not actually force him to wear gloves if he didn’t want to, but I wondered to myself, how “tough” he would feel if his hands were full of rose or barberry thorns, or covered in oozing lesions from fungal skin infections picked up from certain plants or gardening materials. While many of my own gardening
- Neighborhood Is Star-Spangled on Flag Day, and Every Day
By COREY KILGANNON - Tuesday Jun 13, 2017
Gerald Goldman, 94, a retired Marine who served in World War II, has made hundreds of wooden flags for friends, neighbors and local stores.
- Different Garden Hoes – Learn How To Use A Hoe For Gardening
By Mary Ellen Ellis - Thursday Jun 15, 2017
By Mary Ellen Ellis The right choice of tool in the garden can make a big difference. A hoe is used to dislodge weeds or for cultivating the garden, stirring up and mounding the soil. It’s an important tool for any serious gardener, but did you know that there are multiple types of garden hoes? Some are better for specific jobs, like weeding, while others are designed for bigger or smaller spaces. Choose the right hoe for the job and both the garden and your muscles will thank you. Types of Garden Hoes All hoes have the same basic structure and purpose: a long handle with a paddle, blade, or stirrup at the end, typically at an angle to the handle. The uses for hoes are to cultivate garden soil and to remove weeds. Even with this basic design there are a few variations, and using hoes in the garden
- At the Dr. Seuss Museum: Oh, the Places They Don’t Go!
By SOPAN DEB - Wednesday Jun 21, 2017
The new museum dedicated to Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, in Springfield, Mass., left out some controversial political cartoons.