Everyone enjoys a lawn with green grass and a garden providing bright flowers and fresh fruits or vegetables. Keep your yard and garden environmentally friendly by avoiding harsh chemicals and pesticides and choosing organic and natural products. Focus instead on creating your own mini eco-system, enriching the soil through composting, natural fertilizers and other green practices. Learn all about it here!
In the heart of a city, it is challenging for gardeners to find a few inches of soil to call their own. An increasingly popular option – for both novice green thumbs and transplanted farmers – is to turn rooftops or balconies into a garden space.
Using worms to create an eco-friendly garden may be one of nature’s best kept secrets. Worm farming does not require a lot of work and can be fun and educational for the entire family. Here’s a simple guide to make your own eco-friendly worm farm.
Composting ticks so many boxes. For starters it’s great fun, can save you a packet and is a big friend to the environment. With a few simple tricks you can begin enjoying the benefits of composting today.
Homesteading is mainly about self-sufficiency and living greener with less of an impact on the environment. Maybe you can’t move to the countryside, disconnect the power company or the local water and sewer utility, but you can live a more planet-friendly existence.
Searching for organic combatants in pest control? In this guide for organic pest control for your home and garden, a variety of methods are explored to eradicate pests from your environment – safely. Bookmarking this guide keeps pest control answers at your fingertips.
Stump grinders are an economical way remove tree stumps that are in the way or that are unsightly. A stump grinder is easy to rent, and easy to use. It is critical, however, to use the machine correctly and safely to avoid damaging the grinder or hurting yourself. Learn how to use a stump grinder.
Growing organic plants hydroponically at home doesn’t have to involve having a degree in chemistry or some huge fancy set-up. Once you’ve gotten your hydroponic started the only maintenance necessary is keeping nutrients flowing.
Duckweed (Lemna minor) can cover an entire pond in a matter of days under the right conditions. Removing duckweed without the aid of chemicals is tricky and involves a homeopathic approach that treats the entire pond watershed area, but it can be done.
Save a leaky plastic pool for use in your garden during the next planting season. Wash it, allow it to dry and store it out of the way until needed. Use it to create a plastic swimming pool garden once it has been prepared for such, and the pool will not take up space in a landfill somewhere.
Left unchecked, fungi can easily destroy crops and house plants. Commercial formulations contain ingredients that are unpronounceable by most people and can be highly toxic to people and pets. With a bit of knowledge, anyone can create homemade garden fungicides that are safe for people to use.
Plastic landscape timbers are made from recycled plastic jugs and bags in addition to other recycled materials. Wood landscape timbers are made from virgin wood that is chemically treated before it can be sold.
When you have ducks you need a pond for them. This easy do-it-yourself project will have your ducks quacking your praises in no time. These step-by -step directions complete with pictures are all you need to accomplish this project in only a few hours.
Pea aphids are insects that feed on plants and secrete a substance that attracts mold. Organic control of pea aphids includes the application of organic insecticidal sprays such as azadirachtin and neem oil. Planting resistant varieties and introducing predatory insects help to control pea aphids.
Plant heirloom beans in your organic garden and enjoy the flavors of the past. Many heirloom beans date back to the 1600s. Give the beans the best conditions in your garden and enjoy a bountiful harvest.
Animal manure is the best soil amendment around, but what’s the best way to use it? Our manure advice for use in gardens gives you all you need to know, from which manures to avoid to when and how to incorporate them into your garden.