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When guests arrive at your house, what does your front yard say to them? Although it might be easy to write off your lawn or forget about those flowerbeds, the fact of the matter is that your home can say a lot about you as a person. If you maintain a well-groomed, beautiful lawn, your home will look more put-together and organized. On the other hand, grass laden with weeds might make other people think twice about working with your business or having you over for dinner. I want every homeowner to take a good, hard look at their landscaping, so that they can keep their yard from holding them back.

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Designing And Maintaining A Rustic Farm Landscape

There's a way to curate a charming, elegant scene of simplicity that can bring the emotions of farm life without all of the heavy labor and smells. Whether you're creating a miniature plot of land to represent a vineyard or designing a yard into a farmer's secret garden, you'll need to arrange the irrigation system in a way that is both practical and beautiful. A few concepts of rustic design can help you paint the perfect picture of farm life without sacrificing function for form. 

Vintage Pumps Don't Need Vintage Power

A centerpiece of a farm scene is the water pump. Often made of cast iron and either rusted to a distinguished tone or painted, the pump can take visitors back a hundred years to simpler times. Unfortunately, those simpler times can be disappointing if the pump doesn't pay out with useful water.

It's good to give visitors a physical hand pump to play with, but don't discourage them with a well that needs priming. To prime a pump is to make it ready for extracting water, which usually means creating a suction force by filling the pump with water in order to make deeper water more accessible.

A small electric pump can be installed to draw up just enough water to prime the pump for ease of use by visitors. If you just want the pump headpiece as display, you can have the electric pump to simply send water from the deeper well water out of the pump's spout.

Keep in mind that you're pumping actual ground water that could be used by others. Although there's no long-term waste in pumping water out for no particular reason, consider throwing the water into a ditch or waste water area when you're done with it. This helps avoid making muddy grounds near the pump and allows to earth to more quickly reclaim its ground water.

Drip Irrigation For Decorative Farms

Many small farms make a production out of their farming process. Instead of having fields of mud and long rows to walk through, you could use a drip irrigation system for easier access.

Drip irrigation is a process of delivering individual water droplets over long periods of time to keep plants watered. The process can reduce water consumption and offers a serene scene of slowly dripping water over moist, crisp crops.

By using this process, you can even stack potted plants on shelves and use a system of hoses to deliver the drip irrigation droplets. If you need help arranging hoses, finding the right drip hole size or repairing your irrigation system, contact a professional skilled in irrigation repairs.