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I;'ag@ A-24- Mason Gounty dournal- Thursday, duly 17, 2014 MASTER GARDENER Last weekend the WSU Master Gar- deners held their annual Through the Gar- den Gate garden tour. Five private gardens and two public gardens were featured and more than 100 interested gardeners enjoyed seeing the gar- dens and garnering ideas from them. At one of the gardens the homeowner (who is WASHINGTON CHERRIES , Greenhouse, Nursery . Produce. Seafood. Bark , Soils, Plants Olympic Mountain Ice Cream 1921 E. Hwy 106, Union WA 98592 (360) 898-2222 • (360) 426-2222 www.hunter-farms.com~" Newmon Family Chiropractic Sarah Newman, DC • Work Injuries • Car Accidents • Wellness Care Accepting Medicare and most Insurances OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK 2211 Jefferson Street, Shelton WA 98584 newmanfamilychiro.com • (360 426-3886 PERLOT ORTHODONTICS wwwmwmww~www www.perlotorthodontics.com Locations to Serve You! 1415 Harrison Ave 120 East "1" St. Suite 202 • Olympia, WAShelton, WA Call for your FREE examination today! (360) 786-1600 II I I I I For more information call Olympia also a Master Gardener) used a commercial fer- tilizer (guaranteed to green up the lawn in three days) on her lawn. The result was black streaks in the lawn where the fertilizer had burned the blades. Of course she panicked, knowing that many folks would be looking at her garden in just a week or two. She applied lots of water to dilute the fertil- izer. Then a lightbulb went off, remember- ing the information we had received from John Ozga, who works for the city of Shelton at the Shelton wastewater treatment plant, she By JEANNE REHWALDT give biosolids decided to a try. She picked up some of this choice fertilizer prod- uct and applied it according to the home user guide for lawns available from' John Ozga. The result was a wonderfully lush and green lawn that with- stood all the foot traffic on the 90-de- gree day. I called John and spoke with him Tuesday morning and discovered that he had supplied four homeowners with biosolids on Monday, learning they had heard about the results while attending the garden tour. It is recommended • You will bring your that 20 pounds of Shel- container - bucket, bag, ton Biosolids (jokingly truck bed, etc. to the referred to as Ozgrow treatment plant and by fellow co-workers) be they will fill it for you. applied per 1,000 square • There is currently feet of lawn four times no waiting list for per year - mid-April, homeowners. mid-June, early Septem- Commercial farmers ber and late October. have been using this To get your hands on product and picking up this free source of fertil- 1,500 pound bags of the izer here is what you product, but there is a need to do. waiting list of 35 farm- • Call 426-6521. ers to get the large bags This number will con- of product. nect you with the treat- For all your home ment plant. Leave a gardening questions, message if they don't please ask a Master answer the phone and Gardener on Mondays someone will get right between noon and 3 back to you. p.m. at 427-9670, ext. • Let them know you 687, or visit them in are interested in obtain- person at the WSU Ex- ing biosolids for your tension office located lawn and that you are at 303 N. Fourth St. in calling as a homeowner. Shelton. Upgrades hom help with heat continued from page A-19 Turn down the water heater temperature An electric water heater can account for up to 25 percent of a home's energy bill. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting a residential water heater to 120 degrees to reduce energy use and to help prevent scalding. Each 10 degree reduction in water temperature can save 3 percent to 5 per- cent on an energy bill. Save energy and help make your home safer by reducing the ther- mostat setting on your residential water heater. Learn more on PUD 3's water heating webpage at www.masonpud3.org/ waterheating. Add a ceiling fan Installing an Energy Star ceiling fan is a good way to keep the air cir- culating in a home. Be sure to reverse the fan direction in the winter to pull the warm air offthe ceiling and disperse it throughout the room. Upgrade your home with a ductless heat- ing and cooling sys- tem Ductless systems come standard with air condi- tioning for hot summer months. Kick that energy hogging A/C to the curb. A ductless heat pump's air conditioning mode is especially helpful in man- Your New Roof for as low as $5000 per month O.A.C.* Your Full Since 1959 * Year-Round ONE DAY Services in most ,24 hour EMERGENCY services available • COMPLETE roofing services for all your residential, commercial and industrial roofing needs . 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In Mason County, insula- tion is of great benefit in the winter when we want to keep our heat inside the home, but in the summer it also helps to keep heat outside the home, leaving your living environment nice and cool. If you have an electri- cally heated home, PUD 3 may be able to help you increase inadequate levels of insulation. PUD 3 can also pay 100 per- cent of the project cost for qualifying low/moderate- income customers. Learn more at www.masonpud3. org/insulation. We hope these tips will be helpful for you as you enjoy our beautiful Mason County summer. If you have further questions, or would like to schedule a free energy audit to discuss energy efficiency opportunities in your house, call the PUD 3 conservation department at 426-0777, or visit us on the web at www.masonpud3.org/ conservation. i i iI I I [ i II ~