3 Unique Ways To Reuse Plastic Garden Pots Inside Your House

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I’ve got a little bit of a green thumb, so I tend to wind up with a bunch of plastic pots from the nursery that just got stacked in a rear corner of my garden shed.I started scratching my head on ways that I could reuse those plastic garden pots -- because I wanted to make more space in my very cramped storage area, but didn’t want to put all of those pots in the trash. … [Read more...]

How Going Green Saves Money: 5 Simple Money Saving Green Tips That Worked For Me

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A lot of people think that going green means investing in expensive solar panels and recycling machines.That is absolutely not true.I’ve tried out small things that did not cost me huge amounts of money and, in return, I’ve managed to save a lot more money.Following are some simple things that I did around the house and some sensible decisions I made when it came to big purchases -- like buying a car, for example. … [Read more...]

An Effective Natural Weed Killer Recipe That’s Cheap To Make And Easy To Use

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Spring is in the air, and we all know what that means: weeds are in full flourish.Normally, I would just take a couple hours once every weekend and proceed to stoop down and yank these weeds out while tending to my housekeeping duties. This year, though, I've decided to try something different: a natural weed killer.Why did it take me this long to abandon the back-grinding ritual of pulling weeds by hand?Honestly, I don't know! But what I do know is that I didn't care to spray weed … [Read more...]

Seaweed Fertilizer: A Great DIY Natural Fertilizer For Your Garden

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I’ve been gardening for many years -- both in vegetable beds and using containers on balconies.Whatever the situation has been, one of my annual keys to success is seaweed.It’s true, most other things called ‘weeds’ we’d rather keep out of the yard, but when seaweed is available it’s one of the best kinds of organic fertilizers nature provides.Not only does seaweed supply important nutritional value to soil, it also helps stimulate growth in plants, enhances the dietary value of … [Read more...]

Nature in a Rail Car…Literally

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As part of this month’s Art on Track festival in Chicago, some greenies with an artistic twinge (or artists with a green twinge) turned the inside of a rail car into a nature wonderland.The rail car “circled Chicago’s elevated downtown loop for 5 hours with several additional cars decorated with numerous other art installations,” This Is Colossal writes.Art on Track was apparently the “world’s largest mobile art exhibition” and I imagine this is the biggest such “nature on a train” … [Read more...]

Shoes that Sprout Wildflowers As Their Final Green Step

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Need a new pair of shoes? Want to go green this time? How about some biodegradable shoes that sprout flowers at the end of their life?No kidding, you can really get such shoes now (or, very soon, depending on where you live).Some Dutch entrepreneurs recently started OAT Shoes and their first collection is about to be launched after two years of research and development. As hinted above, the shoes are made completely of biodegradable materials and packed with “a bouquet of perennial … [Read more...]

Green DIY Project: Transform An Old Tomato Cage Into A Funky Outdoor Lantern

With the new year, brings some chilly weather outside, at least where I live.If you’re looking for things to do while bundling up and keeping warm inside, why not work on creating something for those warmer months?I’m talking about repurposing a tomato cage into a funky, personalized outdoor light. How cool is that?Even though it seems like spring and summer are far away, time has a tendency to sneak up on us and eventually it’ll be that time of year.With your personalized light … [Read more...]

7 Fun & Green New Year’s Resolutions

A new year is so refreshing.It's like hitting the reset button and feeling like you have a fresh start again.If you've been trying (or maybe even failing) to live green, the new year gives you a good opportunity to find some new and fun ways to live greener.Here are a few such ideas... … [Read more...]

Tips On Wasting Less From A Suburban Mom

People, especially Americans, throw out a ton of garbage that isn’t... well... garbage.The average American household actually produces approximately 18 pounds of garbage daily.But how much of that could be disposed of in a more eco-friendly way, or not disposed of at all?   … [Read more...]

6 DIY Self-Watering Garden Systems

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With a heat wave still dominating much of the United States, your garden and/or flowers probably look a lot like mine.I water them in the morning, and by the evening they appear as if they've been devoid of water for days.How do you stay on top of watering your garden and flower beds in such intense heat?How about outfitting your gardens with an easy to make DIY self-watering system?  Drip Irrigation Methods  DIY Idea #1:  One way to allow your garden to water … [Read more...]