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Pros and Cons of Your Business Going Green
By: Admin    June 19 2018 , 11:09 pm
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Category: Eco-Friendly , Business
Is Your Company Considering Going Green? With pollution still on the rise, more and more companies across the nation are pursuing environmentally-friendly options to limit negative impacts in nature. If you are considering making the leap to a greener company, there are a couple of unexpected perks to it, as well as a few obstacles you may have to prepare for. Costs to Consider The initial cost of switching to energy-efficient technology can add anywhere from 10 to 30 percent to your bill. It is expensive initially because green technology is still relatively new, and supply is more limited. If you cannot afford to buy a new refrigerator, toilet, or cooling system, you could start by replacing a few light bulbs! Those who have switched to more energy-efficient buildings have seen their electricity usage cut by up to 35 percent. Add a few low-flow toilets and you could see your ...
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Finding a Baby Bird
By: Admin    June 15 2018 , 10:19 am
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Category: Eco-Friendly , Birds
What should you do with an abandoned baby bird? Finding a baby bird fallen out of its nest is not uncommon for this time of year, but what steps should you take? How can you save this baby’s life? You have probably heard conflicting information as to how to identify if a bird is even injured and in need of attention. There are many misconceptions out there and it is good to know the best way to help out our feathered friends. Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions that has been passed along for generations is the myth that if you touch a baby bird, the mother bird will smell human on it and reject her baby. A bird’s sense of smell is actually not very acute, but even so it will not reject its baby for smelling like a human. While untrue, this tale has probably saved many bird lives by dissuading children from touching them. Helping a Fledgling Baby birds in the fledgling...
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Repurposing Items into Planters
By: Admin    June 12 2018 , 08:30 am
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Category: Gardening , DIY
Plants can thrive in more than just pots. When you think of a potted plant, the first image that usually comes to mind is a typical clay pot. Instead of spending money on the traditional route, there could be a host of options around your house just waiting to be upcycled into a chic, new planter!Old ToysTo satisfy the kid in your house or the kid in your heart, turn those old plastic animals or even dinosaur toys into a planter!Most children’s toys are hollow, which is why they make great planters for smaller plants like succulents. Spray paint them to look more modern or leave their natural color to give them a vintage feel. The next thing you will need to do is cut a hole out of the toy’s top that is big enough for your plant. Be careful not to overwater in these planters, as the toys typically lack any kind of drainage. You could drill small holes in the bottom if it becomes an issue, especiall...
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Growing Rainbow Vegetables
By: Admin    June 05 2018 , 11:32 pm
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Category: Vegetables , Garden
Vegetables come in all sorts of colors. When you think of standard supermarket vegetables like corn, you probably have set ideas of what colors they are. Corn is yellow, carrots are orange, and cauliflower is white. However, this is not always the case. There are actually an extraordinary range of varicolored vegetables, such as purple cauliflower and rainbow carrots. Best of all, you can grow many of these vegetables right in your backyard! Flint Corn Flint corn, or as it is commonly nicknamed, “Indian corn,” has been around for centuries, but it is not used as often as it was 300 years ago. Flint corn is a variant of maize and has a slightly different taste than the popular yellow variety. Though not as sweet as yellow corn, it is uniquely tasty and nutritious. Growing flint corn is not too different from growing yellow or sweet corn. Corn needs to grow in temperatur...
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The Ultimate Pruning Guide
By: Admin    June 01 2018 , 02:19 pm
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Category: Gardening
Spring is a very important time to get those pruning shears out! Managing your trees and plants is integral to having a successful garden. Using Gardener’s Path’s excellent, detailed guide, let us go through the steps you can take to ensure a safe, successful endeavour in pruning.The best aspect of this guide is simply the fact that they go over everything you need to know. They have sections for what pruning is, why it is important, the tools you will need to use, and how to go about pruning all the individual trees, bushes and plants you might encounter. This makes it ideal for beginners who have never had the experience of pruning, but also makes a fantastic reference guide for more experienced landscapers who may need a refresher course on the subject.Gardener’s Path Guide OverviewFor our readers who care about their yards and trees, we think this guide is perfect for you! Here are some speci...
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