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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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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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Woven Plant Fiber FIBC Bags Help Combat Climate Change


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blog1-1Across the world, we have become more vulnerable to natural hazards like floods due to human activity and intervention into nature’s processes.  The result is changed drainage patterns from commercial development, agricultural practices, and deforestation that affect river flow and basins. Exposure to flood-prone areas is growing and expected to increase due to evolving climate change referred to as global warming by the science conference held in Shanghai in early 2001. This means dangerous floods are expected to become more frequent due to more winter rainfall and unusual and extreme weather events. Many efforts at ‘hard-engineering’ such as flood walls and embankments are shown to be temporary solutions, not permanent adaptations.

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Tis’ the Season for Burlap Gift Packaging


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blog4-1What started out as packaging needs for agriculture, landscaping, and manufacturing, provides so much more in the retail space. Over the past 80 years, new practices and ideas evolved as technology and shipping advanced. Companies across the globe are using biodegradable products – jute, flax, hemp, reeds, starch, and sugar to produce their packaging.

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Biodegradable Plant Fiber Pots and the Environment


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blog3-1Plant fiber fabric bags and pots have been used commercial nurseries for many years and now these fiber containers from manufacturers have become popular with home gardeners too. Instead of buying pots and planters made from heavy plastic or ceramic, using lightweight biodegradable containers makes plants easy to move around.

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Repurposing and Decorating with Jute Rope, Yarn and Twine


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blog2-1With a little creativity and some jute rope, yarn or twine, it is possible to change the look and feel of your home without spending a ton of cash. Wrapping old furniture and decorative items in many types of cording can embellish or transform your environment.

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Hunting for Reusable Jute and Polyethylene Livestock and Deer Corn Bags


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blog1-1Even without any added chemicals, jute fibers create cloth, like burlap, that resist water damage, clean up easily, take little additional care, and are reusable. Manmade fabric can contain some natural materials, but the synthetic parts are usually derived from petrochemicals to manufacture fibers like polyethylene.

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Natural Plant Fiber Rugs


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blog4-1Most plant fiber rugs are awesome in high traffic areas, absorbing dirt and stains, and showing very little wear and tear while providing added warmth. If you have dogs, kids, frequent gatherings, or like eating food on the move, no worries. These rugs are good for an active home.

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Plant Fiber Based Packaging


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A growing trend in packaging design and shipping insulation is the use of eco-friendly materials considered biodegradable and recyclable. Companies are becoming more and more socially responsible and aware that plant-based materials are a safe solution to reducing waste in landfills.

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Burlap’s Many Uses for Halloween


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blog2-1Whether its recycled burlap bags or actual bolts of burlap fabric from a craft store, this durable cloth is perfect for Halloween decorations, costumes, and bags to carry treats.

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Plant Fiber: Winter Insulation


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As winter approaches, we bundle up and spend more time indoors. Adjusting the thermostat to keep warm would not work well without insulation to keep the cold air out and the warm air in. We now have numerous applications in jute-nonwoven insulation. This fiber is a great insulator of both heat and sound. By adding low-grade wool and cotton to the fabric, it improves on its thermal qualities as it increases in bulk.

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Jute Blankets Provide Warmth for the Landscape


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Blankets are not just for decorating your bed or keeping you warm on the couch. Tender plants need seasonal protection too. Whether it is from snow, ice, freezing, thawing, high winds, and harsh sunlight, there are several things can be done to keep your plants warm and safe as we move closer to November. Plant blankets made of jute fibers – burlap – guard against cold without suffocating susceptible plants that are too big and well-rooted to move to a simple cold frame shelter or indoors.

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