Organic and Natural Lawn & Garden

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!

Urban Homesteading & Gardening Guide

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.

Learn How to Use a Stump Grinder Safely & Effectively

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.

How to Make Organic Hydroponic Fertilizer

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.

How to Get Rid of Duckweed

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.

How to Make Plastic Swimming Pool Gardens

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.

Homemade Garden Fungicides That Are Safe For People

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.

Organic Control of Pea Aphids

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.