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2019 Peak Hurricane Season is Here!


2019 Peak Hurricane Season is Here!Hurricanes are one of the most destructive and yet most fascinating weather phenomenon on this planet. These forces of nature are called Typhoons and Cyclones in other regions of the world; however their nature is all the same no matter you live. The Atlantic Hurricane Season is defined as June 1st to November 30th. While in the Pacific the season begins on May 15th. This article will look at the naming system behind the storm, their history in...

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Burlap Bags for Growing Vegetables


Burlap Bags for Growing VegetablesIf you're hoping to achieve a garden with naturally-aesthetic features, look no further than burlap for some inspiration to recreate these outdoor spaces. Burlap comes wrapped around the root balls of shrubs, trees, and plants purchased from the store. Burlap is designed to offer structure and protection for the roots and also designed to decompose naturally over time. You don't have to remove it during the planting process.

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Preparations for Hurricane Season Flooding


Preparations for Hurricane Season FloodingHurricanes are a combination of atmospheric conditions starting with the heating of warm, moist air on the surface of the ocean. As the warm air from the ocean surface rises it meets cold air and form clouds of volatile air with water droplets that circulate to become the hurricanes we all know and dread arriving at our door. Preparing for a hurricane is a multistep process that can include the use of sandbags, evacuation,

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Sun Protection Using Burlap & Canvas Shade Screens


Sun Protection Using Burlap & Canvas Shade ScreensYou can use shade cloth made from cotton-based material or burlap for practically anything! You can protect your plants in your agricultural settings or home gardens with shade mesh. This substance prevents your plants from being exposed to too much sunlight, but it also allows your plants to receive rain water. Shade cloth protects your plants against...

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Nursery Wire Basket Types


Can Burlap Replace Plastic?Nursery wire baskets are constructed from heavy gauge wire in order to remain sturdy and rigid even while under large amounts of stress. These wires are designed to hold root balls intact during the shipping process.

This wire also makes it possible for a tree to be uprooted from the root ball rather than cut at the trunk. This is the most effective way to...

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Can Burlap Replace Plastic?


Can Burlap Replace Plastic?Plastic is everywhere. It’s in our straws and bottles, food containers, and bags. It is a part of our everyday lives and in most of the products we touch. And yet, we all know that it’s not good for the environment or for ourselves....

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Protect Your Garden with Shade Cloth


Protect Your Garden with Shade ClothA vegetable garden can suffer under a hot summer sun. Your vegetables and other plants can actually be burned by the sun, and the soil of your garden can easily dry out on particularly hot days. To combat this, a lock-stitched knitted shade cloth should be utilized....

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Burlap for Your Garden and Lawn


Burlap for Your Garden and LawnThere are several good reasons why burlap or jute is often used in the garden. Not only is it economical but jute is biodegradable, aesthetically pleasing and solves numerous plant issues. This versatile fiber is derived from...

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Woven Ground Cover vs Good Old Burlap?


Woven Ground Cover vs Good Old BurlapWoven black fabric and burlap is more commonly used as Ground Cover Fabric. But you may have also heard it called conservation fabric, weed barrier or weed block. All are equally acceptable terms.

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Ready for Spring Flooding from Snowmelt?


Ready for Spring Flooding from Snowmelt?Winter weather has been particularly generous with snow this year. While winter is still hanging around, you need to start thinking a few weeks ahead. Spring's warmer winds are eventually going to start melting that snow. And that melted snow has to go somewhere.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week in NC


Severe Weather Awareness Week in NCThe 2019 North Carolina Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs from Sunday, March 3 through Saturday, March 9, 2019.  Each year, North Carolina helps its citizens get ready for the storm season. This year is no different. A tornado drill will take place across the state as a part of the preparation. You and yours should plan on taking part in...

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FBIC Bulk Bags - The Multipurpose Bag


FBIC Bulk Bags - The Multipurpose BagTropical storms can be catastrophic in certain areas. Storm waters need to be redirected to prevent debris from flowing into personal living spaces. The use of sandbags can be beneficial in times of tropical storms. There are various types and uses for these types of bags, and one of the best features is their self-closing fill valves. Some are preferred over others during certain circumstances...

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Uses for Various Types of Sandbags


Uses for Various Types of SandbagsTropical storms can be catastrophic in certain areas. Storm waters need to be redirected to prevent debris from flowing into personal living spaces. The use of sandbags can be beneficial in times of tropical storms. There are various types and uses for these types of bags, and one of the best features is their self-closing fill valves. Some are preferred over others during certain circumstances...

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Wire Baskets & Trees – Remove the Wire Before Planting?


Wire Baskets & Trees – Remove the Wire Before Planting?Wire baskets are commonly used by many nurseries to support a tree's root ball. They are also ideal for easily transporting and handling delicate or sandy root balls, making them an excellent option for anyone looking to try something new with their planting practices. This is because wire baskets enable you to lift your trees by the roots instead of the trunks while you are transporting and planting them...

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Protect Trees Using Burlap Rolls During Cold Winter Weather


Protect Trees Using Burlap Rolls During Cold Winter Weather Cold temperatures, combined with falling snow and the accumulation of ice, can damage trees during the winter. Younger trees experience damaged roots caused by cooler temperatures during the evening hours and warmer temperatures during the day...

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Burlap: The History of This Eco-Friendly Fabric 


Burlap: The History of This Eco-Friendly Fabric It was the people of ancient India who first discovered the usefulness of the jute plant and its fibers. They used it for making rope and paper. It wasn't exported until the 1790s. English traders exported 100 tons of it in 1793 and its many uses started to become well-known.

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Learn How To Store and Clean Burlap


Learn How To Store and Clean BurlapDoes you company keep a stock of extra burlap on hand? Learn how to properly store and, if necessary, clean it.  

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Holiday Crafting with Burlap


Holiday Crafting with BurlapGet some ideas on the the many different crafts you can make to decorate your home for the holidays. Some of these ideas will amaze you.  

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Get Crafty with Used Burlap Bags


Cool Weather Plant Protection Using BurlapBurlap is a coarsely woven, tough, durable cloth used for coffee, feed, sandbags and more. Otherwise known as hessian or jute, burlap has a very natural, rustic appearance, making it an idyllic material for homemade and decorative crafts. There are an endless amount of ideas for creating projects involving burlap, especially if you are creative and have the right supplies. 

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Cool Weather Plant Protection Using Burlap


Cool Weather Plant Protection Using BurlapWinter is coming soon, and that means you need to start preparing to protect your outdoor plants from its harsh effects. Using burlap rolls and burlap sheets can effectively protect every plant, tree, or shrub from the top to the bottom all through winter. 

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Uses for Sandbags


Uses for SandbagsTypically speaking, most people think of sandbags as being used for flood control. But sandbags can be used for many other things. Learn more!

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Thoughtful Disposal of Sandbags After a Flood


Thoughtful Disposal of Sandbags After a FloodSandbags are necessary to protect others and their property by keeping storm waters away. However, there are drawbacks to these tools once the rain has stopped. Since these emergency supplies naturally retain water, they also are susceptible to bacteria and harmful contaminants. 

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What To Do After a Flood


 

What To Do After a FloodFloods have the ability to cause a staggering amount of damage, from ruining beachfront properties to seeping into entire suburban neighborhoods. Each year, floods cost homeowners and business owners billions of dollars in losses and necessary repairs. From basement floods to the destruction of buildings and local crops, floods are extremely damaging and expensive in both rural and urban areas.

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Ground Cover Installation Guide


 

Ground Cover Installation GuideA beautiful garden is a treat for the senses. Offering captivating color, lovely fragrances, perhaps even delicious produce as well as a variety of textures, an attractively designed garden is a sensory delight. However, what is less than appealing are the weeds that can pop up, marring the overall beauty of your landscape.

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Putting Used Sandags to Use


 

Putting Used Sandbags to UseSo what do you do after an emergency has passed and you no longer need the sandbags for flood control? There are many other possible uses for your used sandbags. You initially used them to build protective barriers. Now you can use them in the building of other useful structures as well.

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Fall Gardening Nursery Supplies


 

Fall Gardening Nursery SuppliesIf you have ever seen military movies, you know the military uses sandbags for many purposes so that they can avoid danger and stay as safe as possible. You are probably wondering what sandbags can do for people in active war zones and other emergency situations, and you will soon find the answer. 

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Using Sandbags to Protect Your Home From Floods


 

Using Sandbags to Protect Your Home From Floods If you have ever seen military movies, you know the military uses sandbags for many purposes so that they can avoid danger and stay as safe as possible. You are probably wondering what sandbags can do for people in active war zones and other emergency situations, and you will soon find the answer. 

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How the Military Uses Sandbags


 

Military Sandbag UsesIf you have ever seen military movies, you know the military uses sandbags for many purposes so that they can avoid danger and stay as safe as possible. You are probably wondering what sandbags can do for people in active war zones and other emergency situations, and you will soon find the answer. 

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Woven Ground Cover for Weed Prevention


 

Woven Ground Cover for Weed PreventionWeed barriers are popular nursery supplies due to how well they work to restrict weeds while allowing water and nutrients to pass-through. Woven ground covers are often used to mask these problem areas in a yard. 

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How to Properly Stack Emergency Flood Sandbags


 

Flood Season is Here, Are you Ready?Populations near the coast, in heavy rainfall areas, next to rivers and even in dry areas that are prone to flash floods are at risk. Thankfully, preparation and knowledge can go a long way in limiting the damaging effects of floods. 

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Flood Season is Here… Are you Ready?


 

Flood Season is Here, Are you Ready?The top-grade burlap we have sold for the past seven decades has been a priority product for professional nurserymen, landscapers, architects, engineers and gardeners. This top-grade burlap is primary for agricultural, landscaping and nursery supplies industries, and the functionality of burlap of this quality is part of the reason it has endured as a standard.

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How to Use Burlap as a Root Ball Wrap


 

Burlap as a Root Ball Wrap The top-grade burlap we have sold for the past seven decades has been a priority product for professional nurserymen, landscapers, architects, engineers and gardeners. This top-grade burlap is primary for agricultural, landscaping and nursery supplies industries, and the functionality of burlap of this quality is part of the reason it has endured as a standard.

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Preparing Your Spring Garden Beds


 

Preparing for your Spring Garden Beds We're now at the time of year when gardeners need to prepare their gardens for the Spring season. There are also some important steps that gardeners need to know about in order to minimize hassle and the risk of potential pitfalls, so we will describe what you need to do to prepare for this year's Spring gardening season.

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Jute Plant Fibers Create Burlap Spiral Tubing


 

blog2-1If you need flexible packaging, many will consider burlap spiral tubing as well as woven polypropylene (a thermoplastic polymer), available in heavy 7oz and extra heavy 10oz burlap. Woven spiral tubing is both versatile and durable. It is created by sewing the tube in a continuous roll with the edges sewn at a 45-degree angle or bias. The tube can stretch significantly and then close when pulled from the ends. The tubing works best when the edges can still overlap and are secured with wire ties.

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Stockpile Burlap Sandbags for Hurricane Season


 

blog1-1 Hurricane season begins in June and extends through November. Over the next few months, depending on several major climate factors affecting the air and ocean water temperatures, the season can be largely unpredictable. That is why being prepared for flooding is so important.

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Burlap Protects Plants from Spring’s Last Minute Cold Snaps


 

blog4-1Everyone knows that plants die if temperatures are too chilly for them to endure. Spring can bounce back and forth with bouts of cold, windy, or rainy weather before getting to the more consistent weather of summer. This time of year, it is hard to decide what clothes to wear as we head out the door to work and temperamental plants, as well as the toughest, have a similar problem.

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Marine Equipment Made of Natural Fibers


 

Natural fibers can be sourced from plablog3-1nts such as oil palm, sisal, flax, ramie, hemp, kenaf, and jute. These plants specifically produce cellulose fibers in stems, leaves, seed, grass, or reeds. They are known to be relatively low weight, low cost, cause less damage to processing equipment, and have the strength and flexibility to create improved surface finishes of molded composite parts called natural reinforced polymer composites (NFPCs).

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Plant Fibers Like Jute, Flax and Hemp in Medical Science


 

blog2-1 Plant-based fibers such as flax, jute, and hemp are being used to engineer medical use bio-composites. The National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference defines biomaterials as a natural or manufactured material that can be used for any interval of time to treat, enhance or replace a tissue, organ, or function of the body. They are used in implants and medical devices and must be compatible to interact with biological systems without rejection. As complicated as it sounds, humans have been doing this throughout history.

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Burlap and Cement: Strong Enough to Replace Plywood and Stucco Siding


 

blog1-1 Burlap-crete is a loosely woven burlap saturated in a rapid setting cement. Unlike exterior plywood sheathing, it doesn’t warp or swell. It won’t delaminate, mold, burn, or get damaged by rodents. It doesn’t take as many tools or any special skill either. It can withstand years of weather as well as the heat of a blowtorch and hammer blows when correctly applied.

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Natural Plant Fibers for the Sustainable Manufacture of Clothing


 

blog4-1 In the past, the few garments a person owned would fit in a small wardrobe closet. A coat for winter, a few shirts, and a couple of pairs of pants or dresses. Clothes were brushed clean or washed very infrequently and shoes were polished. Today, we have several colors of the same shirt or pants and overflowing walk-in closets. Many consumers act as though clothing is disposable.

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Plant Fiber and Textile Arts


 

blog3-1 Modern fiber art evolved from the textile arts practiced globally since ancient times to create practical cloth for clothing, tapestries, quilts, and rugs. New artistic applications combine fibers to produce new products, with an exclusive feel, smell, aura, and appreciation.

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Jute and Other Plant Fibers for Natural Burial


 

blog2-1Plant fibers create natural fabrics for all kind of uses. The trend to use green products that are simple and sustainable reduces pollution and encourages efficient land and energy use.

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