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Städfirma Falk – Hemstädning Stockholm -Gräsklippning & trädgårdsarbete

Welcome to the House & Garden Cleaning by Städfirma Falk:

Here you’ll find full details on the comprehensive services we have to offer to our valued clients, and just how we go about them. You’ll also find honest upfront rates that represent outstanding value for money; as well as a 48 hours call back guarantee on all our hemstädning Stockholm and garden cleaning services by Städfirma Falk.

Gardintvätt Stockholm is most often required as part of your end of lease agreement. Our trained professionals can steam or dry clean your curtains and provide you with the best gardintvätt tjänster i Stockholm that Städfirma Falk recognises as truly top-notch. Talk to us about what kind of cleaning services you might need & we try to give you a suitable plan that fits your desires best.

Our experienced, accomplished team is ready to take on all manner of privat städning i Stockholm homes, including but not limited to lawn mowing, garden maintenance, landscaping, pest control, regular household cleaning, special spring cleaning services, upholstery & carpet cleaning, and tough jobs like oven cleaning & tile scrubbing. We are also happy to offer extras such as window & blind cleaning, dusting of fans & light fittings, and dishwashing or ironing; it’s important to us that your home is cleaned just the way you like it.

Städfirma Falk’s House & Garden Cleaning services have highly trained  specialists that can help you with your end of lease cleaning, for does lessees who want to be sure of getting their whole bond back. We have undertaken hundreds of these jobs on a variety of different properties, and are more than familiar with the strict requirements that property managers enforce. Our exit clean checklist includes details many leaseholders may otherwise miss, such as oven cleaning, garage cleaning, and wall cleaning. We offer an all-inclusive per room rate on a guaranteed spotless finish, so you can get your bond back and move with as little time and stress as possible. At just a small fraction of what you likely paid on your bond, Städfirma Falk’s House & Garden Cleaning offers the best value bond cleaning Stockholm wide.

Interested in more information? Ready to book your service and stop stressing about household maintenance? Our team is available 24 hours seven days per week on +00468990959, or alternatively by email at info@stadfirmafalk.se

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When it comes to a healthy garden, soil preparation matters.

All vegetables need soil that’s rich in nutrients. Some soil needs a helping hand. Here are tips on building healthy soil:

TEST YOUR SOIL

  • Test your soil. Results will reveal its pH, phosphorus, lime, potassium, soluble salts, soil texture, and more. However, a general test will not reveal insects, diseases, or chemical residues.
  • There are a few ways to get a soil test. First, you could buy an inexpensive soil test kit at your local garden store. Or, you could contact your local cooperative extension service office for a free (or low-fee) soil test. Or, see this gardening blog about a resource that provides soil types around the country.

AMENDING YOUR SOIL PH

  • Achieve the proper soil pH. A very high or very low soil pH may result in plant nutrient deficiency or toxicity. A pH value of 7 is neutral; microbial activity is greatest and plant roots absorb/access nutrients best when the pH is in the 5.5 to 7 range.
  • Add organic matter to your soil. It improves structure, slowly releases nutrients, and increases beneficial microbial activity. (NOTE: It is virtually impossible to know the nutrient content of aged manure.

KNOW YOUR N-P-K

Plants’ primary nutrients are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K). These are available in chemical/synthetic (nonorganic) fertilizers (on the package, the numbers of each nutrient indicate the percentage of net weight contained) or as organic additives suggested here.

  • Nitrogen (N) promotes strong leaf and stem growth and dark green color, such as desired in broccoli, cabbage, greens and lettuce, and herbs. Add aged manure to the soil and apply alfalfa meal or fish or blood meal to increase available nitrogen.
  • Phosphorus (P) promotes root and early plant growth, including setting blossoms and developing fruit, and seed formation; it’s important for cucumbers, peppers, squash, tomatoes—any edible that develops after a flower has been pollinated. Add (fast-acting) bonemeal or (slow-release) rock phosphate to increase phosphorus.
  • Potassium (K) promotes plant root vigor and disease and stress resistance and enhances flavor; it’s vital for carrots, radishes, turnips, and onions and garlic. Add green sand, wood ashes, gypsum, or kelp to increase potassium.

Avoid applying excess chemical/synthetic fertilizer. It can damage roots and/or reduce the availability of other elements. It is virtually impossible to overdo organic fertilizers. Plants can not distinguish between synthetic and organic fertilizers.

When is a good time to fertilize your vegetables? See our Growing Vegetables Guide.

SOIL FIXES

  • If you have clay soil, add coarse sand (not beach sand), compost, and peat moss.
  • If you have sandy soil, add humus or aged manure, peat moss, or sawdust with some extra nitrogen. Heavy, clay-rich soil can also be added to improve the soil.
  • If you have silt soil, add coarse sand (not beach sand) or gravel and compost, or well-rotted horse manure mixed with fresh straw.
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Getting at the root of the matter

At the core of this story is a change in attitude toward soil—perhaps one of the most taken-for-granted resources around. Consider, for example, how Jay Fuhrer used to do his job. Fuhrer is the Burleigh County district conservationist for the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Burleigh County lies near the section of the Missouri River where it passes through the south-central part of North Dakota. Here the flatness of the state gives way to a more rolling landscape—a landscape known for wheat, “wild” pastures that contain native species such as big bluestem, hay ground and, in the past decade or so, corn. This part of the state receives on-average 16 inches of rain a year, making water a dear resource. So for many years Fuhrer and other resource professionals focused on short-term efforts to get more water into the soil profile and keep it where plants could use it.

 

“We had accepted a degraded resource,” Fuhrer recalls as he sits in his office in Bismarck, just a few miles from Brown’s farm. “And when you accept a degraded resource you generally work from the viewpoint of minimizing the loss. And so we would apply a lot of practices.”

Fuhrer’s specialty during the 1980s and early 1990s was putting in grassed waterways in an attempt to keep water from running off so quickly. It helped, but didn’t get at the core of the issue: why was that water not infiltrating the soil in the first place?

“In retrospect very few of those waterways were actually needed,” he concedes.

What farmers like Brown and soil scientists in the area were starting to figure out was that the production system that had come to predominate—extensive tillage, low crop diversity, no cover crops, livestock kept out all-season long on overgrazed pastures—was compacting the soil to the point where little water could make its way beneath the surface. It was also sharply reducing the amount of soil organic matter, which drives the entire soil food web. Unbroken prairie soils can have as much as 10 percent to 15 percent organic matter. But because of intensive tillage, Midwestern soil organic matter levels have plummeted to below 1 percent of total soil volume in some cases. This means the soil has little opportunity to cook up its own fertility via the exchange of nutrients, making it increasingly dependent on applications of petroleum-based fertilizers.

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Care for Plants and Flowers

Did you know that dirt and soil are not the same thing? Dirt can be found when you clean under your fingernails while soil is what you stand on. Soil is found on Earth’s surface and is a thin land covering. It does not extend very far down into the ground. Soils can be found in a variety of colors including yellow, black, white, red, gray and brown. Different soils also vary in texture, mineral content and structure (along with colors) which are considered “soil properties.” Good soil is essential in the process of growing beautiful, healthy plants and flowers.

Formation

Weather plays a part in the formation of soil. Rocks can become smaller when the weather is cold or larger when the weather is hot. When these changes occur often the rock begins to crack and break apart creating smaller pieces. These smaller pieces continue to break into even smaller pieces. The very tiniest of pieces become soil. Limbs of trees, dead leaves and dead bugs are all examples of other things that also help to create soil. They are considered the parent material of soil. Basically there are four components of soil: organic matter, soil water, mineral matter and soil air. Soil is very porous and these pores hold the water and air. Soil is broken into several different horizontal layers or “horizons.” The very top layer is the O horizon which is only about one inch thick. It is comprised of dead things that break down and keep soil healthy. The A horizon is the next layer down. It is the topsoil which is alive with things such as roots, microorganisms (such as fungi and bacteria) and creatures (such as worms). As you proceed further down you next find Horizon B. This is a difficult layer for animals and plants to get through because it is very hard. The final soil layer is the C horizon which consists of less living things things than horizons O, A and B. The parent material of the C horizon comes from soil and rock that was formed from all the layers above it.

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What Soil is Made Of

So, what is soil? The USDA has this to say:

Soil is a natural body comprised of solids (minerals and organic matter), liquid, and gases that occurs on the land surface, occupies space, and is characterized by one or both of the following: horizons, or layers, that are distinguishable from the initial material as a result of additions, losses, transfers, and transformations of energy and matter or the ability to support rooted plants in a natural environment.

Lengthy definition, that. But reading closely, soil has many things in it: nutrients; minerals; dead, decayed stuff; water and other liquids; and air and other gases.

And–surprise?–soil has horizons just like the atmosphere and each is easily identifiable from the other.

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Peaty soil

Peaty soil is dark brown or black in color, soft, easily compressed due to its high water content, and rich in organic matter. Peat soil started forming over 9,000 years ago, with the rapid melting of glaciers. This rapid melt drowned plants quickly and died in the process. Their decay was so slow underwater that it led to the accumulation of organic area in a concentrated spot.

Although peat soil tends to be heavily saturated with water, once drained, it turns into a good growing medium. In the summer though, peat could be very dry and become a fire hazard. (I kid you not—peat is the precursor of coal.) The most desirable quality of peat soil, however, is in its ability to hold water in during the dry months and its capacity to protect the roots from damage during very wet months.

Peat contains acidic water, but growers use it to regulate soil chemistry or pH levels as well as an agent of disease control for the soil.

When wet peat soil is rolled, you won’t form a ball. It’s spongy to the touch and when squeezed, water could be forced out.

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Sandy Soil

Sandy soil has the largest particles among the different soil types. It’s dry and gritty to the touch, and because the particles have huge spaces between them, it can’t hold on to water.

Water drains rapidly, straight through to places where the roots, particularly those of seedlings, cannot reach. Plants don’t have a chance of using the nutrients in sandy soil more efficiently as they’re swiftly carried away by the runoff.

The upside to sandy soil is that it’s light to work with and warms much more quickly in the spring.

Testing what type of soil you’re working with involves moistening the soil and rolling it into a ball to check the predominating soil particle. When you roll the slightly wet sandy soil in your palms, no ball should be formed and it crumbles through your fingers easily.

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Pukeiti is a garden of international significance in Taranaki, in the western North Island of New Zealand. It is located in a gap between two sections of the Egmont National Park, to the northwest of the main cone of Mount Taranaki, on a saddle between it and the small Kaitake Range which stretches towards Oakura. The garden named for the Pukeiti (literally “little hill”) lava dome which is nearby. It is listed as one of Taranaki’s top 20 visitor attractions.

Founded in 1951 by William Douglas Cook (who also founded Eastwoodhill Arboretum, Ngatapa, Gisborne) and Russell Matthews, Pukeiti is now one of the country’s top rhododendron gardens, run by the Taranaki Regional Council. Facilities include a visitor centre, restaurant, shop and covered walkways. The garden covers 20 hectares (49 acres) and is set among original and regenerating rainforest, with a total of 21 km (13 mi) of walkways.

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The idea of a national garden in Singapore started in 1822 when Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore and a keen naturalist, developed the first ‘Botanical and Experimental Garden’ at Fort Canning. It was only in 1859 that the Gardens at its present site was founded and laid out in the English Landscape Movement’s style by an Agri-Horticultural society. The Gardens was soon handed over to the British colonial government (in 1874) and a series of Kew-trained botanists saw the Gardens blossom into an important botanical institute over the following decades. Today, the Gardens is managed by the National Parks Board, a statutory board of the Singapore government.

In the early years, the Gardens played an important role in fostering agricultural development in Singapore and the region through collecting, growing, experimenting and distributing potentially useful plants. One of the earliest and most important successes was the introduction, experimentation and promotion of Para Rubber, Hevea brasiliensis. This became a major crop that brought great prosperity to the South East Asian region in the early 20th century. From 1928, the Gardens spearheaded orchid breeding and started its orchid hybridisation programme, facilitated by new in vitro techniques pioneered in its laboratories. In contemporary times, the Gardens also played a key role in Singapore’s Garden City programme through the continual introduction of plants of horticultural and botanical interest.

With more than 150 years of history, the 82-hectare Gardens holds a unique and significant place in the history of Singapore and the region. Through the botanical and horticultural work carried out today, it will continue to play an important role as a leading tropical botanical institute, and an endearing place to all Singaporeans.

The Gardens has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) on 4 July 2015. The Gardens is the first and only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It is the first in Asia and the third botanic gardens inscribed in the world following Orto botanico di Padova and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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