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Home and Garden Spas 6-Person 40-Jet Hot Tub Review

Gone are the days when a hot tub is used just for a quick soak. Modern hot tubs provide numerous health benefits thanks to technological advancements which give you hydro therapeutic results in the comfort of your own home or garden.

The Home and Garden Spas 6-Person 40-Jet Hot Tub from Great Escape Spas falls in the mid price range and is loaded with numerous features for increased comfort, relaxation and luxury. Does it provide the epitome of luxury or does it fall short? Read on further to find out.

Features of the Home and Garden Spas 6-Person 40-Jet Hot Tub

  • 6 person capacity
  • Easy to use digital control panel
  • Slip resistant surface
  • 40 customizable, adjustable stainless steel jets
  • MP3 input with Sub-Woofer and Waterproof speakers
  • 6 HP motor

6 person capacity

Size is often a major aspect to consider when choosing a hot tub as you want all your friends or family to share the experience with you. This has a 6 person capacity which is very adequate for most families.

It features a slip resistant acrylic surface which is actually recommended by experts to hot tub owners so it’s very good to see this safety precaution.

Relax with the music

An MP3 input with waterproof speakers and a sub woofer is included so you can hook up your mp3 player and rejuvenate in true luxury whist listening to your favourite music. I’m very impressed by this feature as it takes the experience to another level.

40 jets

40 customizable stainless steel jets are strategically located to provide you with a relaxing messaging effect. The neck, shoulder, calf and foot jets provide full benefits of a hydrotherapeutic experience to relieve stress and easy away your discomfort.

The jets are powered by a 6 HP motor that runs very quietly which helps maintain a relaxing atmosphere whilst being in the tub. The motor has been designed to consume low energy so this keeps down the operating costs to a minimum.

Digital controls

The easy to use digital controls allow you to adjust various settings such as the temperature and jet pressure. They are very user friendly so even if you aren’t tech minded you’ll be operating the settings with ease.

Final Thoughts

The customizable jets are terrific and provide a great way to unwind and relax from a stressful day, the motor is quiet and the integrated speaker system with mp3 input is a really nice touch. The lounger seat with the comfort cushion headrest is really nice and relaxing, everyone in the Tub will be eager to sit there.

If you’re not savvy with electronics you’ll need an electrician to hook this up to a 220 volts outlet so if you’re looking for a true plug in play style solution then this hot tub won’t be for you.

Overall, the Home and Garden Spas 6-Person 40-Jet Hot Tub is an excellent choice for those who enjoy the finer things in life and should provide many years of enjoyment.

Home Vegetable Gardening – Preparation Leads to Weed Prevention

Next to wildlife eating your vegetation there is nothing more frustrating then weeds in the home vegetable garden. They seem to come out nowhere, and are extremely resilient. They compete with your vegetable plants for the very nutrients that exist within your soil. The more weeds that you have the more resources they are using which means less for your plants. Here is how you can take a few steps and reduce the weeds.

The only supplies you will need are newspaper and mulch. I like to mix black, dark mulch with compost from my compost pile. You will see why in a moment. The tools you will need are a rake and/or a shovel, but you can also do this all by hand. Throw in your garden hose with a spray nozzle that has the “mist” setting and you are ready to go.

Your first step is to take your newspaper and layer it over your topsoil. The newspaper acts as a weed barrier. You could use the commercial weed barrier that you see at many home and garden centers, but newspaper can be free if you convince your neighbors to give you their copy after they have read it.

When putting down your newspaper, I like to double layer it. That makes it “thick” enough to act as a great barrier, but porous enough for water and nutrients to get to the soil. As a side not, do not use any laminated sections of your newspaper as they may not be safe for your garden due to the inks used.

It’s best to wait until it is not very windy out as the newspaper is very light and will blow fairly easily. If you are working on a windy day you might want to throw some mulch on now to keep the paper down.

With your newspaper spread out over your entire garden, use your garden hose and set your nozzle to mist and water the paper. This will help keep it down while you prepare for the next step. You don’t want to drench it. You want to lightly mist it with water so that it is damp and has some weight to it, to keep it down.

In our next step we want to cover the newspaper we had just laid down. To cover the newspaper, I like to use a black mulch mixed with compost I have made so as both resources decompose into my garden they also add nutrients. Take your mulch/compost mix and put it down over top of the newspaper no less than two inches thick. This gives plenty of weight to keep the paper down, enough to cover the paper, but more importantly, impedes weed growth while retaining water moisture in the soil, especially when it gets hot during the later summer months.

Weeds are annoying but they do not have to be a problem, and they certainly should never be a reason as to why you should not have a home vegetable garden. If you follow the information above you will eliminate ninety to ninety-five percent of the weeds that you will get on occasion. Now all you have to do is get up in the morning and pick the one or two weeds you will get and that will keep your garden 100% weed free.

Prevent Pests in Your Home Vegetable Garden With Natural Pesticides

Pests are, well, pests. They can wreak havoc on your home vegetable garden, if you are not careful and do your due diligence in keeping them at bay.

More importantly though is repelling them in a safe manner so as not to use any types of poisons that could be harmful to your plants or your family.

Here are some ways you can repel pests naturally that will go a long way to healthier and safer home vegetable garden.

Nature can truly be your best friend, so start by attracting some of nature’s best insect predators. These includes, birds, bats and toads. Simply build birdhouses and bathouses near your garden, or even better IN your garden. Toads like cool, wet or damp areas, so you can make a nice corner in your garden to attract one or add one that you can buy from a pet store. As long as conditions are optimal for toad existence, they will not only stay where they are, but return every year.

Another natural way to repel various pests is through the use of garlic spray. Garlic spray repels insects such as aphids, spider mites and flies. There will be a strong garlic odor at first, but that odor dissipates shortly. Garlic spray is not harmful to plants, nor do they absorb the spray to change the flavor of your vegetables.

The use of hot pepper wax which is made a number of ways but all have the ingredient, capaicin the active ingredient in hot peppers, helps deter pests because they do not like spicy things. Your plants won’t absorb the spray or the capaicin, just remember to wash off your vegetables prior to preparing them.