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Correctly Creating a Sandbag Wall


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Correctly Measuring for a Sandbag WallAs rain storms are increasing , flooding is going to be a problem again for certain areas. If your property is located in a potential flood zone or if it is prone to intermittent flooding, then creating sandbags may be in order. Sandbags are used to make a temporary dike so that flood waters will be diverted around an area and prevent or minimize water damage. Not knowing how to correctly build a sandbag wall can be catastrophic.

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Burlap – The Breathable Plant and Tree Wrap


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Burlap Root BallNYP has proudly served gardeners, landscapers and nurserymen with high quality burlap for their agricultural and nursery supplies since the 1950’s. They all love the use of  burlap as it offers a variety of  functions.  It not only protects tender roots of plants and trees from damage in handling, but it also allows oxygen to keep roots fresh and live.

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Burlap Used to Protect Plant Life During Winter


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Burlap Used to Protect PlantsWith the winter season right around the corner, NYP-Corp. understand the importance of protecting your old and new outdoor plant life from the harsh elements of  winter.  Utilizing burlap provides superior protection from the roots to the top of each plant, shrub or tree.

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Creative Ideas for Reusing Burlap Bags


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Burlap Bags CraftsKnown as jute or hessian, burlap has been described as durable, tough, and coarsely woven cloth that majority of the people know it as the component used for sandbags and the familiar coffee bag.

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How to Care for Burlap


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Clean burlap bagsBurlap, also known as hessian, is a durable, rough fabric made from jute that can be used for different purposes including storage, home decorations and sandbags for  flood protection.

However, it is susceptible to fraying and disintegrating at many different methods of washing. This is problematic since burlap can often hold strong and stubborn odors and stains. Even if  it’s just being used for storage, many people can become frustrated with the unpleasant smells since odor can easily transfer to whatever is being stored.

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Preparing For a Hurricane – What Can You Do?


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Prevent flooding during hurricane seasonNYP-Corp understands how important it is to secure your home and property during the hurricane season. We have  filled sandbags ready to go that can protect your home, business, property and valuables from flooding at any given time. By doing so, this allows you to focus on other important tasks leading up to potential property disasters.

Hurricanes rank among the most powerful of the world’s natural disasters. They present a plethora of potential problems for home-owners and their families including high winds and flooding. Before a Hurricane strikes, take the opportunity to put in place measures to prevent damage and prepare for the after-effects of a storm.

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Hurricane Irene Brings Flooding to East Coast


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Hurricane Flooding - Palm Tree in High WindNYP-Corp is a leading manufacturer and distributor of emergency sandbags and we are constantly looking for better ways to serve and protect communities from flood conditions. We even created a hurricane tracking page on NYP’s main site to help our customers stay better informed.

With Hurricane Irene churning her way up the East Coast of the United States, coastal flooding is a concern. Even if Irene fails to make landfall, tidal flooding  and the storm surge will be a serious problem. Residents of east coast cities like Atlantic Beach and Wilmington have not forgotten that storm surge from a hurricane can easily reach as high as 10 feet. North Carolina’s Outer Banks are already being evacuated as the storm approaches. Read the rest of this entry »

Growing Plants Using Burlap Bags


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Use Burlap for growing plantsIn our previous blog, “Lawn and Garden Uses for Burlap,” you learned how burlap can contain weeds, help seed growth, and for storage in limited spaces.

Burlap is entirely biodegradable and extremely versatile, it only makes sense that it can be useful in growing vegetables in your garden.

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Lawn and Garden Uses For Burlap


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Use Burlap in GardenNYP Corp recognizes that, while its many textile products are for the  nursery growers, they are also used by home landscapers.

Made from the skin of the jute plant, burlap is nature’s answer to synthetic and sometimes destructive materials such as plastic. Burlap bags are entirely biodegradable and incredibly versatile. The uses for burlap are limited only to the imagination. Burlap has been widely used in the fields of fashion and home furnishing, but it has most commonly severed its many purposes in the realms of lawn and garden.

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A Flood Season of Historic Proportions


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Flood protectionAfter flooding this spring in the Mississippi Valley, residents of some towns were leaving their hometowns in droves, while others in higher areas were not as affected. If you take a look at NYP’s flood risk map, you can see that the USA is experiencing a flood season of epic proportions.

Hundreds seeking a higher place to live were fleeing the town with a low elevation of Vidalia, Louisiana, with many of them moving to higher ground nearby in Natchez, Mississippi. Many filled moving vans and other vehicles with furniture, and even tractors and combines from the farming community in Louisiana. Not long ago, the farming equipment was used in cotton and corn fields in Vidalia.

Perhaps the only silver lining is that floods are a slow moving event and thus residents have time to prepare. One of the cheapest, most effective forms of flood protection are emergency sandbags from NYP.

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