The following ten tips will help improve the appearance of your patio.
Why should you grow with LED lights in your indoor garden? In case you haven’t considered using LED grow lights before, here are eight good reasons you should trade out your old-fashioned grow lights for new LED lights.
Posted in Homeowners on Aug 22, 2018
Most parents know the cognitive, emotional, and physical benefits of installing their own backyard playground. Playing out in the backyard promotes self-esteem, decreases the risk of depression, and reduces the chance of health problems such as obesity, high blood pressure, elevated blood cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. However, what you may not know is that while you're boosting your child's health, you're diminishing the health of the environment. Many playgrounds are made of plastic and 91 percent of this plastic is never recycled. This plastic then heads to landfills where it takes over 400 years to degrade. An eco-friendly playground can diminish the negative impact on Mother Nature, and it can also provide benefits to your child.
Posted in Homeowners on Aug 01, 2018
72 % of Americans do not compost their own food waste, with the main reason being that they find it inconvenient. However, composting your own waste is not only environmentally-friendly and great for your garden as a natural fertilizer, it can also be very convenient when done correctly. Whether you are single or a family of five, make sure to use your food scraps for good by becoming familiar with the what, how and why of composting.
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Posted in Gardening on Jul 25, 2018
The Packer 2017 Fresh Trends found that Americans are eating more fruit now compared to five years ago. The specific demand for imported tropical fruit, however, accounts for $13.8 billion. Since tropical fruit such as pineapples, mangoes and guavas are on the favorites list of most Americans, growing them locally can be a great alternative so you can enjoy them straight from your garden. While tropical fruits do require a little more planning and care, here is how you can enjoy them locally—regardless of the climate in your area.
Posted in Gardening on Jun 26, 2018
If you consider yourself the serious gardener, chances are you’re going to want to find ways to manage your garden much more effectively and efficiently. After all, just having your garden “there” doesn’t guarantee good growth, and this can be a matter of making or breaking it if you make produce with your plants. If you’ve heard of underground irrigation and you want to apply it to your garden, then this article is for you. Here are some of the best plumbing tips to help with underground irrigation for gardens, especially if you want to take your garden to the next level.
Posted in Homeowners on Jun 22, 2018
Imagine a perfect, lush green backyard with some solar garden lamps and some cute furniture – picturesque, right? However, these aesthetics are very difficult and time consuming to maintain. An average American spends 150 hours a year tending their yard and spends around 80 million pounds of pesticides on their grass and plants, as claimed by Ted Steinberg. But here’s an easier way around all that hard work – artificial grass.
Posted in Sustainability on Jun 08, 2018
Nourish the Planet is an organization that helps to promote sustainable living. Focusing particularly on food production, Nourish the Planet use low-technological, innovative sustainable methods to help produce all types of food. Their mission is to produce food that is good for the environment both economically and nutritionally.
America’s love affair with outdoor parties and barbecues continue to grow and in sunnier states, a get-together is possible for at least six months in the year. According to Forbes, 75% of American adults own a grill or smoker, and 43% of these use these appliances at least once a month in winter months and much of the joy involves simply being outside in the yard or garden.