Lawn & Garden

  • Duckweed Taking Over Your Pond? Try These Natural Solutions

    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...
    By KennethSleight August 15, 2011 

  • Upcycle That Leaky Children's Pool into a Garden Planter

    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...
    By ShannonLBuck August 4, 2011 

  • Seed Exchanges: Save Money on Seeds for Your Garden

    What is better than saving money on your garden seeds? Seed exchanges can get you the seeds you want at a price you love, and make you friends in the process.
    By J.C. Wilkinson August 1, 2011 

  • Preventing and Treating Calcium Deficiency in Organic Garden Plants

    Calcium is a necessary nutrient for plant growth. Not always found naturally in the soil, the lack of calcium may lead to calcium deficiency symptoms.
    By J.C. Wilkinson July 31, 2011 

  • Use Direct Composting When You Can't Have a Compost Pile

    If you want to compost your organic waste, but don't have room for, or aren't allowed to have a compost pile, direct composting is the way to go.
    By J.C. Wilkinson July 31, 2011 

  • Recycling Toilet Paper Rolls into Homemade Peat Pots for Your Garden

    Don't throw those toilet paper rolls away! They have many uses in your garden.
    By J.C. Wilkinson July 31, 2011 

  • Green Advantages of Beekeeping

    Beekeeping is an essential environmental contribution to the planet's eco-systems. In a time in which bee colonies are vanishing, keeping bees is more important than ever. If not for bees, a host of crops would fail. Food shortages would follow. The...
    By Donna Cosmato July 31, 2011 

  • Creating a Healing Garden for Mind, Body, and Soul

    Is your hectic life, or your relationships, or your job making you stressed and totally frazzled? If yes, think about creating a healing garden. The therapeutic benefits just may be the ticket you need to slow down and get back on a path to healing...
    By Michelle Gail July 21, 2011 

  • How To Make Nontoxic Green Fungicides For Your Garden

    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...
    By Olivia Emisar July 15, 2011 

  • Diatomaceous Earth: What is It Good For?

    Diatomaceous earth has many uses for animals and humans alike. From controlling pests and odors to polishing metal and teeth. And that's just the start of it.
    By Sage Kalmus July 12, 2011 
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