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...]

Don’t Buy a Lawn Mower, Rent a Goat

Mowing the lawn is a very time-intensive and also energy-intensive activity. I've heard of people using goats for this job, which seems like a cool and more sustainable way of trimming your lawn and dealing with weeds, but how many people have goats to use for such a task? And it doesn't make much sense for most of us to get a goat just for trimming the grass.Nonetheless, where there's efficiency, there's money to be made, and some creative, environmentally caring entrepreneurs have decided to … [Read more...]

How to Make a Solar-Powered LED-Lit Walkway

Is it me or does summer just lead to the desire to beautify your yard?Well how about a fairly easy DIY project that would lead guests to your door via a solar powered LED-lit glass paver walkway?This project is definitely easier then it sounds and involves a few DIY sunjars, speaker wire, and only the most basic soldering skills.It may even make a great project to try out soldering for the first time.What's your favorite outdoor DIY project? … [Read more...]

Round Up: Aren’t You Glad Companies That Made WMD’s Also Produce Weed Killer?

With spring gardening and landscaping in full swing, it's sometimes tempting to use harsh chemicals to control those pesky weeds.One of the most popular of those weed killers is Monsanto's Round Up.This awesome cartoon from the talented Joe Mohr (also seen on Twilight Earth and Wend Magazine) might help you think twice before deploying Round Up in your fight against weeds. … [Read more...]

The Momentum Reel Mower: One Mower To Rule Them All

The weather is growing warmer, the days longer, and the grass higher...and you know what that means right?Yardwork.Maybe yard work isn't exactly your favorite thing to do (or maybe it is), but a reel mower might be just the thing to inspire a new-found love for mowing that lawn.We've talked about eco-friendly ways to cut keep a lush and quoft lawn before, but reel mowers and electric push mowers always seem to have a fair amount of cons to their pros.This new reel mower from … [Read more...]

Sex Appeal and DIY Projects Rule 2009

The 1st decade of the new millennium is over and we had a great time here at The Fun Times Guide to Living Green. But what were the most popular posts of 2009? It was all about the DIY projects...from the sexy, to the practical, to the "why didn't I think of that?". … [Read more...]

Water Wasting FAIL!

Letting your automatic sprinkler system run in the middle of a monsoon is a BIG water wasting FAIL! This is a picture I snapped this morning in which a local apartment complex was cluelessly letting their automatic sprinkler system run on the 2nd day of a forecasted week long wash-out here in middle Tennessee...and it has been coming down in buckets! The Irrigation Association says, "Did you know that more than 50% of the water used by households goes to maintaining landscapes and … [Read more...]

Make Your Landscape Sparkle With Solar Powered LED Firefly Lights

Looking to add a creative wow factor to your garden or landscaping?Can you think of a much better idea than solar powered LED firefly lights? I sure can't.Check out these LED firefly lights that are real enough to even fool and attract real fireflies! I first saw these lights from FireFlyMagic.com in a post at EcoFriend, who found out about them at TreeHugger.Now instead of waiting for those few precious weeks in the heat of late summer evenings to enjoy the sight of … [Read more...]

Jim Carrey Shows How NOT to Celebrate Arbor Day

Happy Arbor Day everyone!Since this last holiday of Earth Month happens to fall on a Friday this year, I thought we'd celebrate by indulging in some comic relief.Check out this clip of Jim Carey as "Environmental Guy" in his early days on In Living Color...and then let it be a lesson on why eco-snobbery sucks!    … [Read more...]