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Category Archive: garden

Feb 01

5 Herbs Every Home Garden Should Be Growing

If you’re like me, you’ve gone to the grocery store to buy those small jars of herbs and been shocked by the prices of some of them. Even the herbs that are packaged fresh are expensive, especially when you consider that they don’t last very long once you open the package unless you freeze them …

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Jan 17

The Rise of Eco-Friendly Pesticides

The popularity of eco-friendly pesticides is growing among farmers as well as building inspection services in Melbourne and other metropolitan cities across Australia. This has happened mainly due to the rise of public concern about the hazardous risks associated with chemical pesticides as a whole. The U.S Government is currently in the process of re-evaluating …

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Nov 08

5 Essential Additions to Any Eco-Friendly Party

Going green is an important step to helping the environment and everyone needs to play their part. Swapping out normal day-to-day disposable items for their biodegradable counterparts is a great way to achieve this and now you can do it with parties, too. Follow these quick tips and start saving the world, one eco-friendly party …

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Sep 09

6 DIY Composting Bins

There are many advantages that come with composting. Not only does it serve as an excellent fertilizer for your garden and lawn, it also benefits the environment by decreasing the amount of garbage bags that you send to the landfill. Compost is often referred to as “black gold”, because it revives and enhances plants when …

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Aug 10

Going Green in the Garden with Compost Direct

Leading compost and garden supply company Compost Direct has created a visual to help you go green in your outdoor space. Discussing topics like composting, recycling and growing your own, the infographic shows the small changes you can make to your garden to make it more eco-friendly. In the visual you can learn the following: …

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Jul 22

9 Fun Activities To Pull Your Kids Away From The TV (And Make Or Save Some Money While Doing So)

It’s a typical first world, 21st century problem.  Gone are the days of running around outside playing catch, and here are the days when our children’s eyeballs are constantly glued to the TV screen.  While operating costs of TV’s may not be high (usually no more than $5/month) there are some great ways to get …

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Jul 22

Why We Should All Switch From Lawns to Gardens

Lawns are pretty. However, that’s about all they are — pretty. There isn’t too much else they’re good at. There are few species that can use lawns, except for a few bugs and, of course, people. So why do people have them? To be honest, the only real reason people have lawns is because it’s …

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Jul 04

DIY Recycled Herb Garden

Image: source   Did you know that 50% of the plastic produced in the world is only used once? And did you know that plastic is being produced at a quicker rate than it can be recycled? There are plenty of ways to reuse those plastic items from your house, as well as your neighbors’ …

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Feb 28

Suburban Farming: Eco-friendly Tips and Tricks

  The life of a suburban homesteader can become a lot more exciting if he/she has some area of land available to be used for farming. Remember, I am not talking about the backyard garden which can just serve your homestead’s planting needs. I am talking about a comparatively bigger area that can be used …

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Jan 12

3 Eco-Friendly Tips for Furnishing Your Garden

Everyone dreams about turning their outdoors into something more than a beautiful sight – on hot summer days, nothing beats getting out on a patio setting and being able to comfortably spend time in the garden with your family. But throwing together a few plastic chairs just won’t cut it – a garden is a …

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Jul 24

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint One Step at a Time

Messages of going green, reducing our carbon footprint and leading more eco-friendly lives seem to be found just about everywhere these days. The information overload can be extremely confusing to newcomers of green living, but it is important to remember that no matter the conservation message, the main ideas are always consistent – use less …

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Apr 08

Growing Up Outdoors

Many years ago before we had all the wonderful technology we have today we spent the majority of our time outdoors. I remember coming home from school, changing clothes, grabbing an apple, and heading out the door to play until the street lights came on. We played in the leaves, climbed trees, played ball, rode …

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