Posts Tagged ‘kneeling pad’
Posted on: July 29th, 2015 by Chris Aviles
I would like to take this opportunity to one of the down sides to living in California. The sun is always shining and we don’t have to deal with snow and other extreme weather crippling our lives, but we totally dehydrated!
California is in serious manic mode and doing everything we can to conserve water. There are new laws being implemented that limit the frequency and time of day you can water your lawn or garden and I’ve noticed a few business’ removing their grass completely and installing Drought Tolerant Landscaping.
I’m sorry to say I’m not very happy with this situation. All “Drought Tolerant Landscaping” looks like dead weeds and rocks. It’s not very appealing and I would put off making that change as long as I could.
I was doing a little research and was happy to see my kneeling pad will still get used. There are flowers that can hold up with limited water and I also found out your soil can play a huge part. A drought tolerant garden grows from the ground up, you’re going to want soil that will retain the water and support the plants. That’s the basis to any Drought Tolerant Garden.
Grow the soil first because that means plants will need less water and fertilizer. Out here there is a lot of clay in our dirt; a little compost can really help. You want to make sure your soil is soft and will allow water to go deep. Instead of watering every day, practice deep watering only a few times a week. Deep watering will allow the roots to follow the water downward, where it will find natural reservoirs.
Lastly, in regards to those hideous rocks, you want to put something down to help keep your dirt moist. On these scalding days, your water can potentially evaporate quickly ultimately wasting it. I’d use something like our rubber mulch instead. The rubber mulch comes in a variety of colors to help keep your garden looking nice and will hold up for many many years while allowing water to get to your soil and not evaporate so fast.
Posted on: April 30th, 2013 by Kelly Green
I feel old. At 50, I realize I shouldnâ€™t, but the abuse that I have put my body through is catching up with me. As a former tumbler (not on gymnastic mats), performer and physical comedian, I have seen more than my share of tweaks, bumps and bruises.Â I guess I wasn’t landing on the softplay tumbling mat that got me started as a kid.Â I had a lot of kid play mats growing up.Â As I get older, I am finally realizing that all the whining my own father did about back pain, creaky knees and sore joints, Â was not only valid, but a glimpse into my own future. I am constantly amazed how the older I get, the wiser my dad seems.
So now, when my wife suggests a pleasant afternoon in the garden, all I can think of is the amount of pain my creaky old knees will soon be complaining about. Part of the problem is trying to get comfortable kneeling for extended periods of time. If youâ€™re not on a squishy, squelchy, wet patch of soggy grass, youâ€™re kneeling on the cement that borders the expensive plants that are trying their darndest to die.
It seemed so easy, get something to kneel on that resists water and is soft enough to ease the pain of ancient joints. Some type of anti-fatigue mats or something.Â What I found online was a veritable plethora of flower prints, cute bugs appliquÃ©s or tiny things that barely fit one knee, let alone two.Â So I went to my â€œgo toâ€ sight for all things mat-like, MatsMatsMats, and sure enough, there they were. A kneeling pad, of course!!Â Large (14â€x21â€) dense (1â€™ thick) and MANLY (solid black) no cutesy little ladybugs crawling across the surface, no delicate little plants, daintily decorating the pad so that all my other tools laugh and tease it. This mat looks like you could use it on the side of a busy highway to rest on as you change the tire of your Hummer.
You can get a discount if you buy them in an affordable six pack (and what guy would refuse to buy a six pack?) I also found them to be a great alternative to stadium rental cushions.Â I now have to decide if it would be appropriate to bring to church.Â Wooden pews, beware.
Posted on: March 17th, 2013 by Stag
Over the years my true and trusty truck has certainly acquired some, shall we say â€œcharacterâ€. By â€œcharacterâ€ I mean a fair amount of scratches, scrapes and dings. So, I have taken it upon myself, not being any kind of expert, novice or really having any idea of how to repair body damage on a vehicle other than having a credit card and knowing the location of my local auto supply store; to fix these above mentioned damages.
Now this certainly involves quite a bit of manual labor while in a crouching position. So, after the first weekend of this and making, what I would consider to be a good amount of progress, my knees were very sore and stiff. This was easily remedied with a few beers and vapor rub, but a friend of mine who actually works in the auto trade suggested his little trick of using small floor mats to help out with that. So armed with a new Kneeling Pad I started hacking and chipping, and banging away on this little project of mine.
As I am still not finished with my renovations to the â€˜ol bucket of bolt, I have to say that at least my aging knees are in good standing thanks to these small anti fatigue mats that were suggested. True multi-use mat pads that will continue to be true knee savers for me personally.
I find that my knee saver kneeling pad, a small anti fatigue mat, has so many uses. Not only do they reduce knee pain and lower back stress, they are great when giving a bath to the little ones or to use to protect your knees when kneeling on any type of hard surface.Â They are used so often in gardening that they are sometimes referred to gardening kneeling pads.
Posted on: October 2nd, 2012 by Chris Aviles
Knee savers would have saved my knees!!!Â Â Itâ€™s really dumb that I work here and have access to all these great floor mats and other products and donâ€™t use them all. Â Iâ€™ll tell you whyâ€¦ This last weekend was what Southern Californians referred to as Carmageddon. Â Basically the freeway that connects 2 major cities, with at least 374,000 cars traveling on it every day, was closed for construction. Â This forced people to find alternate routes, potentially causing major congestion.Â Â
On Sunday I took one of the alternate routes and luckily didnâ€™t have too much trouble with traffic, but I did get a flat! Â Ordinarily I wouldnâ€™t care because I could just sit in my car listening to music until AAA got there. Unfortunately for me I was on my way to a dinner party and had to pick somebody up on the way, so I was forced to fix it.
Hereâ€™s where I could kick myselfâ€¦Â I had to kneel in my pants, so I laid down a towel to protect them from getting dirty.Â Smart..right? Â Wrong.Â I could feel the little rocks stabbing me on the ground which is enough reason to want extra protection. Â What I didnâ€™t realize is thatÂ the rocks were breaking skin and causing me to bleed just a little, right thru my khaki pants!!! Â I was furious!Â Â No time to change, and I have such easy access to the one thing I could have used, a simple little kneeling pad! Â What I am so angry about is IÂ sell kneeling padsÂ every day! Sorry for the non-informative blog.. I just needed to vent!
Posted on: June 25th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Even the greatest of anti-fatigue mats cannot diminish MY fatigue from all of these home renovations! But I can tell you: I sure wouldnâ€™t mind having even a couple of these around to help diminish the stress and strain on my feet, knees, and back! I do wear some high-dollar shoes and use an expensive chair [THE best, ergonomic chair, at $500], to help with my back issues, but I just donâ€™t have anything to â€œbufferâ€ my work area when Iâ€™m working on the house, you know?
I tell you, if you ever do any kneeling, walking, standing, or even squatting for extended periods of timeâ€”and especially if youâ€™re over 35 years of ageâ€”you owe it to your self to buy something you can use to reduce the effects of gravity on your frame. I think Iâ€™ll click on over, right now, and order a kneeling pad and have it shipped in a day or two, as these home renovations
Posted on: May 11th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Front door matsâ€¦welcome matsâ€¦entryway matsâ€¦they probably arenâ€™t what folks from the older generations remember anymore. Those of you who are over 40, for instance, when you think of door matsâ€”unless youâ€™ve purchased a lovely door mat in recent yearsâ€”probably picture the unattractive, black, thin, virtually useless â€œWelcomeâ€ mats that have been around practically since civilization beganâ€¦AND STILL ARE!
But like so many things that have evolved with technology, door mats have been transformed into things of beautyâ€¦into home decorations that can be proudly displayed, and from which youâ€™re likely to receive many compliments on! Many of todayâ€™s door mats are made of highly durable, 100% recycled rubber, and are â€œeco-friendlyâ€ meaning they wonâ€™t harm the environment once they do eventually wear out and are thrown away.
Nowadays, door mats have even inspired mats to be used for other practical purposes other than wiping oneâ€™s feet before entering someoneâ€™s home, such as a kneeling pad, which is great when you have to kneel on hard ground and donâ€™t want to bruise your knees. Yes, itâ€™s trueâ€¦gone are the days of those boring, plain, black Welcome mats!