Burning pollutes the air and is dangerous (it’s also banned in some areas). Leaf blowers use fossil fuels and produce emissions. And leaf blowers are extremely loud and are considered by some to contribute to noise pollution as well. Leaves are biodegradable and surrounding them with non-biodegradable plastic makes little sense. So here are some alternatives.
When it comes to our mental clarity, many of us want to preserve it for the future and enhance it for the present. There are some herbs and spices – most inexpensive and readily available – that can help keep your mind sharp. Here are some of them.
To conserve water, some gardeners are turning to low water-use or drought-tolerant plants. There are many environmental benefits to this approach to gardening that combines water conservation with beautiful landscaping. Let’s take a look at what is meant by low water-use plants, what kinds of plants there are in this category, and the specific benefits….
Easter is a time of celebration and renewal. It’s also a great time to embrace earth friendly practices. If you’re throwing an Easter party, you can make it a green one by having a zero waste party. Here’s how.
Nature provides some amazing decorating options. And if you’re environmentally conscious or simply inspired by the out of doors there’s nothing better than bringing a bit of it indoors. Decorate with nature! Flowers The simplest way to decorate with flowers is to cut them from your garden and bring them indoors. You can get creative…
Easter is a time of renewal. While it’s a religious holiday it also ushers in Spring. It’s the perfect opportunity to embrace environmentally friendly habits. One way you can be green and celebrate Easter is to make environmentally friendly Easter baskets.
If you reduce the size of your carefully clipped and square lawn, you will be increasing the plant diversity on your property. And diversity is key to healthy ecosystems. So when you let some of the manicuring go, you are supporting the environment.
This Valentine’s Day, why not have a green party? Valentine’s Day can be such a wasteful holiday, with all the mass-produced paper cards, cheap teddy bears, unhealthy chocolates, cut flowers, and all kinds of trinkets. Counteract the mass-produced junk with your green Valentine’s Day. Here are some ideas. 1. Instead of cut flowers, make paper…
Raise your hand if year after year, you find yourself running to Google to help you remember the frost date, or when to start your seeds, or what grows best in your area. I can’t be the only one, right? Keeping a garden journal will help you keep things organized, saving you time and money– not to mention so much headache of trying to remember things from years past. Kelli is sharing with us her advice on how to keep a garden journal, what to put in it and why! Here’s how you can keep a garden journal, making it the ultimate resource that will save you time and money year-after-year.
Thank you to Zoonicorns for sending us samples for review. This year for our gifts we did the whole Something you want something you need something you wear something you read bit. It’s really helped me to streamline my gift giving strategy and get each of the kids something meaningful without stressing myself out. This month…