Ornamental Beds Patents (Class 47/33)
  • Patent number: 11359345
    Abstract: A sediment control system including a first barrier element. The first barrier element has a first end, a second end, a front side, a back side, a bottom side and a top side. The sediment control system also having a second barrier element. The second barrier element has a first end, a second end, a front side, a back side, a bottom side and a top side. The first end of the first barrier element cooperating with the first end of the second barrier element to prevent the separation of the first and second barrier elements. A barrier includes a first end and a second end wherein the second end is disposed a certain length from the first end. The barrier element also has a front side and a back side wherein the back side is disposed a total depth from the front side. The barrier element further includes a bottom side and a top side wherein the top side is disposed a certain height from the bottom side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Hercules Eco, LLC
    Inventors: Josh Downey, Jeff Hatton, Jake Foster
  • Patent number: 11214931
    Abstract: A method and system for providing an artificial turf edge. In one embodiment, the system includes: a first raised border piece having an S-shaped cross-section and a first coupling mechanism formed on a first rear surface of the first raised border piece; a second raised border piece having an S-shaped cross-section and a second coupling mechanism formed on a second rear surface of the second raised border piece; and a connector piece configured to be coupled to the first and second coupling mechanisms, thereby coupling the first and second raised border pieces together, wherein top surfaces of the first and second raised border pieces are configured to be coupled to a piece of artificial turf so as to simulate an edge of a real grass lawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Christopher John Fellars
  • Patent number: 11116146
    Abstract: A cultivation assembly has a container, at least one first engaging structure facing outside of the container, and an engaging member. The engaging member is configured to connect the container of another cultivation assembly side by side. The engaging member has two second engaging structures facing opposite directions. Each one of the two second engaging structures is capable of engaging with one of the at least one first engaging structure. The container of the cultivation assembly is capable of being connected to the container of another cultivation assembly side by side via the engaging member and without wasting a lot of labor to move the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: T.U.I. INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Ting Yang
  • Patent number: 11026374
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a landscaping support component and methods of use. The invention relates to the maintenance and partitioning of landscaping elements. In particular, the invention maintains the integrity of hardscape elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Kyle Guerrini
  • Patent number: 10787786
    Abstract: A containing element to be used in geotechnical applications, including: a facing body made of a cementitious material having an inner face configured for contacting the ground and an outer face opposite to the inner face with respect to the body itself, a monolithic reticular structure made of plastic material having a plurality of first and second elements intersecting each other at respective nodes in order to form meshes. The reticular structure includes a first portion integrated and stably embedded in the facing body and a second portion, integral with the first portion, emerging from the inner face of the facing body; the second portion of the reticular structure defines, cooperatively with the inner face of the containing body, a closed loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TENAX GROUP SA
    Inventors: Cesare Beretta, Luca Mottadelli
  • Patent number: 10774497
    Abstract: A soil erosion barrier that is configured to inhibit the erosion of soil on a sloped terrain. The soil erosion barrier includes a body that is planar in manner and manufactured from a flexible material. The body includes an upper edge and a lower edge wherein the lower edge is contoured towards opposing ends of the body with the greatest width of the body being at the midpoint thereof. A first connection member is integrally formed on one end of the body and a second connection member is integrally formed on the opposing end of the body. An aperture is formed through the body proximate the second end wherein the aperture further includes opposing slots that are parallel to the upper edge of the body. A slot is formed in the body proximate the midpoint and is further proximate the lower edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Trebilcock
  • Patent number: 10612207
    Abstract: A landscaping tie system comprised of landscaping timbers and connectors. The landscaping timber comprises four flat boards each having an inside face, an outside face and two end edges. The four flat boards are mounted onto a center joint so that the four flat boards define a perimeter face of a timber and an inner channel inside the perimeter face, whereby the center joint is positioned within the inner channel. Two landscaping timbers may be joined by a connector with an outer profile to nest within the channel of each of the two landscaping timbers to establish an increased size timber arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Robert B. Jordan, IV, Joey Lee Brock, Eddie Alexander Meeks
  • Patent number: 10462980
    Abstract: Stacked growing containers. The growing containers are stacked so that they are offset to each other in order to expose their corners to optimum light. Each growing container has a locking mechanism to ensure that the growing containers are locked into their correct offset position. Also each growing container has a drainage hole. A drainage container is positioned below the stack of growing containers and receives the excess water from the stack. Piping may be used to remove and redirect the excess water from the drainage container if required. In a preferred embodiment the growing containers are offset by 45 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher A. Pence, Edmond Chung
  • Patent number: 10448580
    Abstract: A landscape border system and assembly is presented herein. In particular, the system is installed within a landscape to create a border therein or there about. The border includes a body defined by at least one structural wall, a top wall and at least one anchor ledge extending from the structural wall. The anchor ledge includes a plurality of holes through which grass roots can grow to anchor the device to or within the ground. Additional features include a channel disposed along an outer exposed side of the top wall of the body for receiving an herbicide or other chemical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Orlando Borras
  • Patent number: 10378224
    Abstract: A structural rod protective device for preventing injury to persons falling on structural rods includes a first panel. Each of a pair of second panels is coupled to and extends perpendicularly from a respective opposing edge of the first panel to define a channel. Each of a plurality of slats is coupled to and extends between the second panels. The plurality of slats defines a plurality of slots. The second panels are configured to selectively position over linear and nonlinear rows of structural support rods, such as rebar. Each rod is inserted into a respective slot so that an end of the rod abuts the first panel. Persons falling on the rods are protected from impalement upon the rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph Silvestro
  • Patent number: 10273649
    Abstract: A system for building a wall includes a plurality of blocks and a plurality of connectors for aligning the blocks in successive courses. Each block has opposing first and second surfaces bounded by opposing front and rear faces and opposing end faces, the first and second surfaces being profiled with respective first and second rectilinear channels extending parallel to the front and rear faces. Each connector has first and second portions profiled for reception in respective first and second channels, the first portion being profiled to slide but not rotate in the first channel, the second portion being profiled to slide and rotate in the second channel. The second portion is offset from the first portion so that two different orientations of two blocks placed against each other are possible. The blocks preferably have a trapezoidal shape cut with only straight cuts to facilitate using natural stone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Paul Lonero
  • Patent number: 10149441
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a strawberry growth method and system using upper and lower strawberry growth modules wherein the most superior runner is selected from the mother strawberry plant on the upper level and then is guided into the lower level and the most superior runner becomes a new superior mother strawberry plant, thereby to produce improved fruits quality and yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Duk Ki Eun
  • Patent number: 10133238
    Abstract: Monolithic timepiece regulator made in a single plate, having an external rigid element, an internal rigid element, and elastic suspensions connecting the external rigid element to the internal rigid element and enabling oscillatory rotating movements between them. The internal rigid element has arms which are rigidly connected with one another, leaving between each other free angular spaces, and the elastic suspensions are located in these free angular spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Guy Semon, Wouter Pieter Van Zoest, Nima Tolou
  • Patent number: 9850634
    Abstract: Cooperating protection units having both convex and concave walls are disclosed that have the potential to create lengthy protections structures that may be used in the protection of coastal areas. Certain versions of those protective units are configured to have semi-cylindrical wall faces that may cooperate with one another in a lengthy structure and certain other protective units have semi-spherical wall faces that may cooperate with one another in a lengthy structure. Soil and vegetation may accumulate in central cavities of the units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Coastal Resilience Group, L.L.C
    Inventors: Matthew Dwain Campbell, Tyler Ray Ortego
  • Patent number: 9840853
    Abstract: An edging and vegetation guard assembly includes at least one pair of elongate first and second base members each having a vertical front wall with a generally rectangular upper portion that are installed on opposed sides of the bottom of a chain link or wire mesh fence in parallel opposed relation and form a generally rectangular enclosure along the bottom of the fence which is filled with foam insulation material for preventing a mower or line of an edger from striking the fence when mowing or edging adjacent to it, and inhibit the undesirable growth of vegetation below the bottom of the fence and between the open spaces adjacent to the bottom of the fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Ronald A. DeWitt
  • Patent number: 9790687
    Abstract: A roof system that includes a roof covering in the form of planting areas, a water storage, a wind turbine, a water turbine, a solar panel, and a water heater. The roof system includes a plurality of ceramic chambers each including a wind turbine and a recess for housing a planter area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventors: Masoud Valinejadshoubi, Mannan Ghanizadehgrayli, Mojtaba Valinejadshoubi
  • Patent number: 9739028
    Abstract: An irregular trapezoidal structural unit configured to be arranged with other like units in courses to form a structure comprises opposing upper and lower surfaces, opposing irregular front and rear faces, and irregular opposed side faces. The side faces each include a general S-shape mating section that are translated images of each other such that each side of the unit will mate with either side face of another like unit. The front and rear faces optionally include S-shaped mating sections that are translated images of each other. Structures are formed in courses by arranging units side to side along a line to form at least a first course, wherein adjacent side faces mate and interlock. Optionally, a second course is disposed laterally adjacent the first course wherein adjacent front and rear faces mate and interlock. Additional courses can be added on top of the other courses forming wall structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas S. Riccobene, Robert A. MacDonald
  • Patent number: 9730395
    Abstract: Provided is a modular growing panel system for attaching vegetation to a surface of a structure. In one aspect, the modular growing panel system includes a growing substrate with a plurality of layers formed into a tile that is rigid and self-supportive of vegetation being grown in the growing substrate. A binder attaches one or more of the tiles to each other and forming the modular growing panel system. In another aspect, the modular growing panel system includes a growing substrate with a plurality of layers formed into a tile that is rigid and self-supportive of vegetation being grown in the growing substrate. A framework for holding and attaching one or more tiles to the structure includes an upper channel having a slot that corresponds to the depth of the tile and a lower channel also having a slot corresponding to the depth of the tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Gary R. Hartman
  • Patent number: 9702106
    Abstract: A prefabricated outdoor support pad is configured for transport from factory to field and above-grade installation on level ground to support a condenser or transformer. A flexible geosynthetic material is joined to the rigid platform along a perimeter and corners of the rigid platform. Upon installation, the geosynthetic material is inserted into the ground, forming an erosion-resisting barrier. Erosion control kits are also provided for outdoor condenser or transformer support pads. One type of the kit comprises a flexible geotextile soil retention barrier sized for attachment to the support pad and insertion into the ground and mechanical attachment members. Another type of the kit comprises a hard-walled ground-insertable soil retention barrier configured to wrap around soil under at least a corner of the support pad when the support pad is placed on grade and mechanical attachment members configured to attach the soil retention barrier to the support pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: J.F.R. ENTERPRISES INC.
    Inventor: Jay F. Rowland
  • Patent number: 9655308
    Abstract: A modular wall mounted agricultural system that includes a mounting structure having a first end, a second end, a fluid conduit extending longitudinally between the first end and the second end, and at least one longitudinally extending channel. The system further includes at least one planter box that is adapted to mount within the at least one channel of the mounting structure, and wherein the at least one planter box includes a plurality of sidewalls and a bottom wall that cooperate to form a compartment adapted to receive plant matter therein, the plurality of sidewalls cooperating to form an upwardly opening aperture adapted to receive a fluid from the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Hortech, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 9615514
    Abstract: An edging border device for controlling growth of vegetation is disclosed. The device includes a material sheet that has one or more openings suitable for enabling the material sheet to contact a portion of an object present in the opening. The material sheet includes one or more extending portions that extend away from the opening. The extending sheet may have a decorative surface to compliment the appearance of the object present in an opening. An extending portion may be formed of anyone or more of permeable materials, impermeable materials or combinations thereof. An extending portion may include one or more agricultural control agents wherein the control agents include one or more of herbicidal agents, fungicidal agents, insecticidal agents and mixtures thereof. Permeable materials may include cellulosic materials such as wood and wood composites. Impermeable materials may be anyone or more of rubber, plastic, metal and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Nepa Innovations
    Inventors: Felix Nepa, Jeffrey Nepa, Paul Nepa
  • Patent number: 9578812
    Abstract: There is provided a curb for landscaping having a base portion, a cover portion, a curb front end and a curb rear end. The base portion has a top surface and a flat bottom surface. The cover portion has an outer surface and an inner surface. The base portion and the cover portion have front and rear edges, and these front edges are attached to define the curb front end. The cover portion overlies and extends above the base portion such that the rear edges are spaced apart. The curb rear end has one or more drainage openings above the top surface of the base portion, and the curb front end has one or more drainage outlets adjacent to and above the front edge of the base portion, the drainage outlets being in fluid communication with the drainage openings and permitting water to drain through the curb body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Jose M Moita
  • Patent number: 9549508
    Abstract: Stacked growing containers. The growing containers are stacked so that they are offset to each other in order to expose their corners to optimum light. Each growing container has a locking mechanism to ensure that the growing containers are locked into their correct offset position. Also each growing container has a drainage hole. A drainage container is positioned below the stack of growing containers and receives the excess water from the stack. Piping may be used to remove and redirect the excess water from the drainage container if required. In a preferred embodiment the growing containers are offset by 45 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher A Pence, Edmond Chung
  • Patent number: 9534800
    Abstract: Techniques described herein are generally related to a biofilter for living spaces. The biofilter may include an organic biofilter medium to serve as a growth base for both plants and one or more microbial colonies. Example embodiments include systems, articles, methods and apparatus, as well as other embodiments that are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Ezekiel Kruglick
  • Patent number: 9462755
    Abstract: A modular wall assembly for growing and promoting vegetative growth is disclosed. The assembly includes a frame and a growth media disposed within the frame. The growth media includes a wicking matrix, a first nutrient transfer matrix, a second nutrient transfer matrix, and a planting matrix. A modular wall system including a plurality of the modular wall assemblies is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: EcoWalls, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Coraggio, Ryan Burrows
  • Patent number: 9414550
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for providing a barrier that deters or prevents terrestrial molluscs, such as slugs and snails, from entering a garden or other vegetation area. A barrier may include an inverted channel, a portion of which forms a dry chamber configured to retain salt, rock salt, a salt-based mollusc deterrent, or other mollusc deterrents, poisons, and/or baits. Mesh may be used to retain the deterrent within the dry chamber. In various embodiments, a bead or other feature may help prevent liquids, such as water, from wicking into the dry chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Robert P. Chilton
  • Patent number: 9345199
    Abstract: An edger is provided that includes a cylindrically shaped attachment member that includes at least one tooth for interlocking relationship with another attachment member. The interlocking relationship prevents relative motion between the attached edgers. The edger further comprises a plurality of arcuate members that help support the wall against the restrained pavers and which provide stiffness to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Oldcastle Precast, Inc.
    Inventor: Reilly James Flynn
  • Patent number: 9307701
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to systems and apparatus for incorporating live plants on support surfaces, such as walls, wall segments, and wall modules inside of a building. Such systems and apparatus can provide pleasing aesthetic and an improved environment for occupant of a space within the building. The modular living wall system also can reduce or eliminate the need for manual watering of the live plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: DIRTT Environmental Solutions, LTD
    Inventors: Geoff Gosling, Mogens F. Smed
  • Patent number: 9271449
    Abstract: A durable, versatile, reusable landscaping curb system includes a plurality of sectional housings, yieldably connectable by joining clips, a typical housing section having a substantially hollow body, a substantially horizontal face on the top of the housing, the horizontal face supported by two sides, the two sides being first and second substantially vertical faces, the first and second substantially vertical faces disposed in a parallel relationship with respect to each other. The joining clips comprising two clip halves that can be paired to provide connection of two housing sections, or a single clip half may be attached to a specialized housing component, such as a terminating end, a foundation interface, a driveway interface, a patio interface, or an utilities feed interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventors: Troy R Lane, Ronald T Thomsen
  • Patent number: 9267308
    Abstract: A tent includes: a tent main body portion that has an internal space forming sheet member that is able to form an internal space; and a snow filling portion that is provided around an outer circumferential surface of the internal space forming sheet member and in which snow is allowed to be filled, wherein the snow filling portion has a plurality of cells arranged adjacently to one another in a circumferential direction of the snow filling portion, and each of the cells is open at a top and a bottom of the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Masaaki Kojima
  • Patent number: 9232698
    Abstract: A lawn edging device having overlapping, alternating toe plates forming a base portion that covers a strip of soil. The toe plates are connected at proximal edges to a resilient, elongate backing strip, from which a plurality of ground insertion spikes depend downwardly. The device is may also be provided with a vertical edge-defining portion extending upwardly from the backing strip. Flexing or trimming notches of material being horizontal or vertical are made in the back or front surfaces of the backing strip or edge-defining portion providing changeable device dimensions and increasing flexion of the device for making custom lawn edging curves and angles without decreasing device strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Deidra Williams
  • Patent number: 9226457
    Abstract: A plant wall and module for growing plants is disclosed in which the plant wall and module provide for the controlled delivery of water and nutrients to plants located on the plant wall and module. The plant wall may include a matrix of modules, each module filled with an inert growing medium. The inert growing medium preferably includes openings in which plants are secured and from which plants can grow from the growing medium. An irrigation system delivers water and nutrients to each module and may be removed and replaced from the plant wall without removal of the irrigation system. In addition, a drainage channel, such as a rear drainage channel, is formed so that excess water may exit from the modules. Capillary breaks may also be provided within the growing medium of each module to aid in the distribution of water and nutrients throughout the growing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Biotecture, IP LLC
    Inventors: Mark Laurence, Richard Alexander Sabin
  • Patent number: 9206561
    Abstract: A method of installing an edging system for a unit pavement system includes inserting a main body section of a plate-like stake in a generally horizontal direction underneath at least one paver unit of the plurality of paver units and into a granular material layer upon which the unit pavement system is supported. The method further includes positioning a vertical section of an edge restraint under a horizontal cap section of the plate-like stake such that the vertical section of the edge restraint is arranged parallel to a vertical section of the plate-like stake and underneath a horizontal cap section of the plate-like stake. The method also includes driving a fastener into a ground surface until the fastener engages a horizontal section of the edge restraint. A plate-like stake including a main body section and a clip, which is separate from the main body section, is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: James A. Alfieri, III
  • Patent number: 9113601
    Abstract: A structure to grow plants including a fence, a fabric attached to the fence to form a fence-fabric combination shaped as a pillar with an enclosed area, and a growing material filled in the enclosed area, and a method for creating a structure to grow plants by providing a fencing material and a fabric, attaching the fabric to the fencing material to form a fence-fabric combination, shaping the fence-fabric combination into a pillar with an enclosed area, and filling the enclosed area with a growing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Can PA Love
    Inventor: Benjamin Franz Friton
  • Patent number: 9109337
    Abstract: Provided is a landscape edging system comprising runs having a profile comprising a base, front edge and, in some embodiments, a leading edge, as well as a first specialized region, and optionally one or two additional specialized regions which can permit easy mowing up to the forward most edge of the edging, and can prevent lawn mower blade damage to the edging. In a preferred embodiment, the runs are comprised of shredded rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Novel Ideas, Inc.
    Inventor: John Wink
  • Patent number: 9043960
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for connecting two segments of commercial landscape edging. Typically, landscape edging has a cylindrical portion that sits on or above the ground and a panel that inserts into the ground. A connector can be used to link together pieces of edging to form a continuous edge. In embodiments, a connector includes a body that can be inserted into the cylindrical portion of two pieces of landscape edging. The connector can include a ridge and a tab that extends from the body, such that when the body is inserted into the cylindrical portion of edging, the tab is adjacent to the panels of edging. One or more fasteners can be used to attach the edging panels to the tab of the connector, joining two pieces of edging via the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey Ballard
  • Publication number: 20150089864
    Abstract: A raised bed garden system has a plurality of panels that can be designed in any size and shape. The panels can be pre-formed in various sizes and can be joined together by various types of couplings to make larger sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Peter B. Aronow
  • Patent number: 8955251
    Abstract: A raised border system is disclosed. The system includes one or more brackets that secures at least one beam in position using at least one anchor stake to create a variety of edging systems. The brackets include nubs that can be inserted into the brackets without the use of tools and are sized and shaped to securely engage a beam in a manner such that the force required to assemble the beams is relatively small and is well exceeded by the force required to disengage the beam from the bracket. While the nubs obviate the need for traditional fasteners or tools, the border system is still compatible with traditional fasteners affording the user a wide variety of options during construction. The system is also universally compatible with a variety of beam materials and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Vegherb, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Topping
  • Publication number: 20150013218
    Abstract: A fence post base featuring a circumferential disc that provides a larger ground coverage area than that of the fence post itself is disclosed. The disc prevents weeds and grass from growing immediately adjacent to the fence post by cutting off sunlight to the relevant area of ground. Since the expanded disc sits at or immediately above the ground, it may be ridden over by a standard lawnmower, allowing the mower's cutting parts to reach all areas of grass and weeds without the need for an edging mower or clipper. The device may be made for a variety of fence posts and may feature a slit to all for the device to expand and contract in extreme temperatures without breaking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Wanta
  • Publication number: 20140290132
    Abstract: A landscape edging system uses a series of holes placed at even intervals vertically and horizontally creating two rows of holes along straight pieces of edging, one row along the top and another along the bottom of the edging. The purpose of these holes is to allow runs of edging to be fastened together which then function as one longer piece. The manufacturing of the edging also includes corner/end pieces, shorter pieces of edging for bracing, and edging stakes. The edging pieces are fastened using any standard type of rivets. The edging system of the present invention can be bent easily into virtually any design or simply used for straight borders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Michael R.A. Bent
  • Patent number: 8839552
    Abstract: Gardening system includes a raised garden bed, the raised garden bed including a garden box having a soil retaining area for plantings. Garden box includes side walls detachably attached together at adjacent free ends forming a corner. A weed barrier provided which extends between the front, back, left, and right side walls of the garden box, and is located at a lower portion of garden box below the soil-retaining area, and weed barrier extends up the side walls up to the height of the side walls. A sprinkler system with sprinklers is provided and can be coupled to a garden hose. Rods are provided having a length the same as the height of the side walls, for holding the garden box together and so that the garden system can be placed on a non-soil surface, such as a deck or the gardener's roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Glory Gardens, LLC
    Inventor: Michelle Hudson
  • Publication number: 20140259902
    Abstract: An improved landscape edging system is described. The landscape edging system includes an edge piece having a first end and a second end, the edge piece having a substantially vertical wall and a base, the base comprising a first footing at the first end and a second footing at the second end, the first footing being spaced apart from the second footing, the first and second footings having a stake opening, the first end having an inwardly stepped section on the wall and a stepped up section on the base. A method of installing the landscape edging system is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph M. Friederichs, Thomas S. Riccobene
  • Patent number: 8832995
    Abstract: A system for providing a barrier and redirecting the growth of grass away from concrete, walkways, patios and material typically found in a landscape. The system is comprised of a single sheet of extruded polyethylene having three members. The main member is inserted orthogonally to the surface of the ground, and has two members extruded away from it as some angle. The anchor member is part of the main member, and is inserted in the ground to provide support for the barrier. The surface member extends at some angle with respect to the main member into one edge of the landscape. The surface member extends into one edge of the material to provide a barrier between different types of landscape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Stratios Kalamaris
  • Patent number: 8826588
    Abstract: A tree and plant watering system relating to improved transfer of water to trees and plants (both new and existing) is provided. The system comprises soil penetrators, soil anchors, and area extenders to enhance water capacity and to provide ease of water transfer to root systems. Additionally, the system provides plant growth ladders to assist upward plant growth and root apertures to assist root growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Macshappie Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. MacKichan, Thomas Bernard Shappie
  • Publication number: 20140208644
    Abstract: A unique garden-border system, for sealing the soil and water inside a garden bed, for anchoring a garden bed on a slope, and for forming a staircase-like garden bed on a slope, comprises garden-bed strips having staircase-forming openings and swing-preventing teeth stamped therein, gap-eliminating couplers having slanted-stake tunnels and strip recesses molded therein for coupling the garden-bed strips, multi-function locking pins for locking the garden-bed strips to the gap-eliminating couplers at desired angles and elevations, and anti-sliding V-shaped stakes having underground-interlocking anchors molded thereon for being inserted through the slanted-stake tunnels of the gap-eliminating couplers, to form desired shapes and elevations of the unique garden-border system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: DEE VOLIN
  • Publication number: 20140208643
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a barrier for at least partially surrounding a planted area for repelling gastropods such as slugs. The barrier has a wall arrangement and a ledge extending away from the wall arrangement. The ledge has a plurality of downwardly extending elements. The barrier is disposed over ground around a planted area to be protected from gastropods. The wall arrangement and the downwardly extending elements of the ledge are operative to repel gastropods and thereby reduce the likelihood of their reaching the planted area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Michael INGLIS, David William ROSS
  • Publication number: 20140123553
    Abstract: A garden shelter comprises a housing body and a plurality of fastening portions. The housing body is formed with a first section and a second section from the top down, and whose intersection between the first and second sections is formed with a plurality of fastening portions, wherein a height of the first section is H1, and a height of the second section is H2. One end of each fastening component is disposed with a pressing ring corresponding to the fastening portions while another end is a rod body. The length of the rod body is L, and 0.15 (H1+H2)<L<0.3 (H1+H2). The housing body is mounted on a ground through the fastening components. The rod body must go deep into an effective depth D, and 0.75 L<D<0.99 L. The garden shelter is provided for encapsulating a water faucet or a fire hydrant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: CHASON YEN
  • Publication number: 20140041293
    Abstract: A landscaping system and apparatus in which a substantially vertical flexible spine member is associated with a plurality of horizontal platform members and substantially vertical lower boundary members, which in conjunction with a bridge to cover gaps between neighboring platforms form a strip on an interior side of a bedding boundary on which lawn care equipment may pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas N. Kellogg
  • Publication number: 20140026476
    Abstract: A landscaping device is disclosed that provides users with an easily assembled decorative lawn or landscaping barrier. The landscaping device comprises a plurality of elongated members secured together in various configurations. The elongated members comprise a center portion, a first end portion, and a second end portion, with each end portion extending from the center portion. Furthermore, the first end portion of one elongated member is attachable to the second end portion of a second elongated member and can be secured via a stake. Specifically, the first end portion comprises an overlapping segment, and the second end portion comprises an opposing overlapping segment which mates with the overlapping segment of the first end portion to secure the elongated members together. A stake is then driven into the end portions to secure the elongated members to the surface. Once secure, the elongated members are substantially flush with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: John David Murphy
  • Publication number: 20130340332
    Abstract: An ornamental planter device that is used for decorating lawns and gardens. In various embodiments, it includes a colorful flower, bird and insect, each fastened on the end of a stake. Each has a planter on the back so a gardener may plant their choice of flower. A detachable screw is screwed in the ground and each stake is attached with a secure fastener. The stake is easy to unfasten for mowing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Dell Culver