Garden and Yard Care

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Eco Living and Home Composting

Have you ever opened your vegetable drawer to pull out the celery and come away with a handful of decomposing green glop?  Before you reach for the trash can, why not recycle that rotting mess into nutrient rich compost?  Home composting is an important part of eco living and a great way to feed your […]

November 6th

How to Make and Manage a Compost Pile

One of the most useful things a green living enthusiast can do for the environment is to make a compost pile.  Compost piles are an important part of the sustainable life style, since compost provides valuable nutrients for your vegetable plants.  Here are some basic tips to help you get started:  Gather green and brown materials to […]

November 6th

Eco Options for Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting can provide homeowners with sufficient light at night to walk about safely, discourage crime, and add an aesthetic to the night landscape—without being a big energy drain.  Safe, energy efficient, low-voltage outdoor lighting systems are readily available in variety sufficient for almost all applications, including deck lighting, garden walkways, and floodlights.  Like all […]

October 30th

Using Green Power

Want a really green house?  Consider going "off the grid" altogether by powering your home only with the electricity you generate on your own land.  Off-the-grid homes are a necessity in very remote areas where power lines do not reach.  Even if your home has access to electric power, you can implement enough green power […]

October 22nd

Efficient Heating and Cooling

Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature can use a lot of energy.  Anything that increases energy use also causes a depletion of fossil fuels since they are burned to produce electricity.  As a result of fossil fuels being burned, the amount of environmentally hazardous greenhouse gases emissions are increased.  For a green home, this […]

October 22nd

Landscaping for a Sustainable Home

Any sustainable home should include enviroscaping as a way not only to beautify the home’s surroundings, but also as an eco friendly way to save energy and enhance the surrounding ecosystems.  The practice of enviroscaping is quite simply using your landscape as a way to reduce energy use.  Enviroscaping cuts summer and winter energy costs by […]

October 22nd

Ways to Protect Your Organic Garden From Pests

Gardening is tough enough as it is, but when you are trying to grow organic vegetables or simply an organic flower garden, things can get even tougher.  How do you handle pests and weeds without using toxic pesticide sprays or weed killer?  Here are some common household items that can assist you with natural pest control […]

October 22nd

Growing Organic Lettuce

When attempting to grow any kind of organic produce, the first step is to make sure your soil is high quality. Organic lettuce requires a sandy or loamy (silt, sand, clay, and organic matter) soil with a pH balance around 6.5—it is wise to test the soil’s pH level before planting lettuce. Make sure to […]

October 22nd

Growing Organic Tomatoes

What’s better than a homegrown tomato?  An organically homegrown tomato!  Here are the steps for growing delicious organic tomatoes from seeds: Find a good seed, preferably organic seeds of the “heirloom” variety.  These are the best tasting and are not hybrids.  There are around 4,000 varieties, so there are plenty to choose from. Plant the […]

October 12th

Enviroscaping for Green Landscapes

Any sustainable home should include enviroscaping as a way not only to beautify the home’s surroundings, but also as an eco friendly way to save energy and enhance the surrounding ecosystems.  The practice of enviroscaping is quite simply using your landscape as a way to reduce energy use.  Enviroscaping cuts summer and winter energy costs by […]

October 12th