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6 Tips for Winter Garden Care
By: Admin    December 26 2017 , 01:47 pm
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Category: Seasons , Gardening
Caring for Your Garden through the Winter MonthsDuring the cold winter months, it may seem like eons before you will have the chance to work in your garden again. But there are many helpful tasks you can perform during this season that will keep your garden maintained, and ensure that you have an efficient spring!1. CompostingIf you have not already tried your hand at the marvelous art of composting, winter is the ideal time to try! Many gardeners fondly refer to compost as "black gold" and for good reason. Composting results in rich, nutritious food for your garden, and it's a great way to reuse household waste and kitchen scraps that would otherwise go in the trash.However, composting also takes time, which is why winter is the ideal time to start. It will take at least three months for fresh scraps to decompose into usable compost. By the time spring rolls around, you will have compost ready to put ...
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Choosing the Perfect Christmas Tree
By: Admin    December 05 2017 , 03:28 pm
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Category: Seasons , DIY
How Lovely Are Your Branches...Choosing and cutting a live Christmas tree is a beautiful holiday tradition for many families across the world. Here is a helpful guide to help you find the perfect tree and get the best out of this tradition!Selecting Your TreeIt is important to have a few ideas of what you are looking for before heading to the Christmas tree farm. Consider basic measurements, such as how much space the Christmas tree room in your home will accommodate and how high your ceiling is. Taking into account the assortment and number of ornaments you have is helpful as well. Do you have just a few, light ornaments, or many heavy ones? Have these questions answered to make choosing your tree a smooth and stream-lined process.Many cut-your-own Christmas tree farms are far-removed from urban areas, so you might need to be prepared for a longer drive into the countryside. This is a great ...
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The Benefits and Uses of Autumn Leaves
By: Admin    October 23 2017 , 12:46 pm
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Category: Composting , Nature , DIY , Seasons , Fun , Facts
Autumn is a beautiful time of year... The leaves take on spectacular colors, painting the earth with vivacity and charm. But did you know autumn leaves can do more than just look beautiful? These little gems can do so much to help your garden, decorate your home, and improve your health and well-being. There are a number of ways autumn leaves can be used in your outdoor space.Mulch Dried leaves can be shredded and used as a top layer on your soil. Mulch made from leaves works effectively by adding moisture, improving fertility, and preventing weed growth in your soil. The great thing about using leaves as mulch is that it is 100% organic. Be sure the leaves are shredded before laying them as mulch; non-shredded leaves can result in either blocking moisture or adding too much. Shredding, luckily, is a simple process and can be achieved by a lawn mower or leaf shredder.Compost Dried leaves work well as c...
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Gardening to Achieve a Dog-Friendly Landscape
By: Admin    August 14 2017 , 08:47 pm
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We all love our dogs.As a pet owner, you want your dog to be able to enjoy your backyard, but as a homeowner you also want your yard to be in top shape! If you have a canine pal, there are certain things to keep in mind when looking to spruce up your yard or start a garden. With a little planning and training you can keep the damage to a minimum, while still allowing your dog safe yard access.Landscaping Your Yard and Training Your DogYour dog’s normal habits have the potential to do a number on your yard.Create a Potty AreaEncourage your dog to pick one area for urinating. Dog urine is acidic, and while you can tweak their diet to keep the pH balance healthy, it is a good idea to train them to urinate in a smaller area. If you want to go the extra mile, you can build a dog potty area, or purchase special “turf” for a potty area.Break the Bad HabitIf your dog likes to search for treasur...
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Your Guide to Organic Materials
By: Admin    August 10 2017 , 09:01 pm
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Landscaping and cutting-edge fashion have something in common.They can both put organic textiles to use and create beautiful, useful, and eco-friendly consumer options. There are so many uses for biodegradable materials, including fabric, eco-friendly shoes, home decorations, and even compost piles. It is worth researching a few common (and uncommon) textiles and their benefits. Whether you are into greenscapes that are free of weeds, or looking to reduce your carbon footprint starting at home, organic materials can be an invaluable help!What Are Organic Textiles?Essentially, these textiles have been produced without the use of harmful toxins, like herbicides and pesticides, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). As with food, many people choose organically-sourced over inorganic fabrics because they improve quality of living. For example, who would not want to swaddle their newborn in a 100% non-to...
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