Abstract: An improved landscape fabric is disclosed consisting of a sheet of thermoplastic material in which a plurality of alternating hollow ridges and valleys are formed. Each of the ridges is defined by a pair of upright sidewalls and an interconnecting top. A plurality of spaced apertures are formed through each of the upright walls at its juncture with an adjacent valley, being disposed to permit the flow of water and air therethrough to the underside of the sheet while inhibiting the passage of light therethrough. The improved fabric has extensibility and flexibility during installation, permitting it to conform to the area to be covered without having to be fabric itself.
Abstract: A molded plastic landscape pond is disclosed that is installed into the ground, the pond having a peripheral rim at or slightly above level. A hollow molded plastic pedestal interlocks onto the bottom surface of the pond, and a molded plastic statue is mounted on top of the pedestal. A submersible pump disposed in the hollow pedestal pumps water to the statue, which generates a stream or spray of water into the pool.
Abstract: Plastic extruded landscape edging is disclosed which consists of an elongated body member, a top rail member extending longitudinally along the top portion of the body member and an anchor member extending longitudinally along the bottom portion of the body member and projecting laterally outward from each side thereof. A tongue member is formed on one side of the anchor member and a groove sized to receive the tongue member is formed in the opposite side of the anchor member, both of which extend longitudinally over its length. The tongue member and groove are mutually engageable when adjacent portions of the edging are disposed in side by side relation, such as when a length of the edging is coiled for packaging purposes, thus retaining the edging in side by side relation.
Abstract: Landscape edging is disclosed having a body member of predetermined length, height and thickness, with a top tubular rail member extending longitudinally along the top portion of the body member and an anchor member extending longitudinally over the bottom portion of the body member. The anchor member takes the form of a triangle when viewed in transverse section, which is disposed in an inverted position with a point of the triangle directed downward for insertion into the ground, and with anchoring portions projecting laterally outward from opposite faces of the body member.
Abstract: Improved male/female hose couplings for opposite ends of a hose are disclosed. Each of the couplings is injection molded from a strong plastic material such as polyvinylchloride, and includes coupling member having internal projecting and external coupling portions. The internal projection portion is diametrically sized for insertion into the hose bore and is chemically bonded to the hose. The external coupling portion of the male coupler is externally threaded. The female portion is internally threaded and also includes radially extending tabs to facilitate rotation. A strain relief device in the form of an extruded coil spring extends from the coupling and encircles the hose end, protecting the hose from fracture by repeated bending. In an alternative embodiment, the strain relief device takes the form of a thickened sleeve of softer material such as a plasticized vinyl, and is formed with a plurality of radially extending disks that limit the degree of bending movement of the hose end.
Abstract: Landscape edging comprising longitudinally joined strips. Each strip comprises a body member, a top rail member on top of the body member and a plurality of first and second nesting regions. The first and second nesting regions of longitudinally adjacent strips are nested with each other to join the strips.