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GreenScaping Part 5: Practice Natural Lawn Care

Just a recap in the Series of GreenScaping: The Easy Way to a Greener, Healthier Yard

Step 1: Build and Maintain Healthy Soil Step 2: Plant Right for Your Site Step 3: Practice Smart Watering Step 4 Adopt a Holistic Approach to Pest Management Today’s Post: Practice Natural Lawn Care

 

Mow higher, mow […]

GreenScaping Part 4: Adopt a Holistic Approach to Pest Management

Just a recap in the Series of GreenScaping: The Easy Way to a Greener, Healthier Yard

Step 1: Build and Maintain Healthy Soil Step 2: Plant Right for Your Site Step 3: Practice Smart Watering Today’s Post: Step 4 Adopt a Holistic Approach to Pest Management

 

Continuous pest problems in your yard are […]

GreenScaping Part 3: Practice Smart Watering

Just a recap in the Series of GreenScaping: The Easy Way to a Greener, Healthier Yard

Step 1: Build and Maintain Healthy Soil Step 2: Plant Right for Your Site Today’s Post: Step 3: Practice Smart Watering

 

Water Deeply, But Infrequently

Most plants do best when their roots are allowed to dry out […]

GreenScaping Part 2: Plant Right for Your Site

A few days ago, I introduced the series Greenscaping and discussed step 1 of 5, which was titled, “Building and Maintaining Healthy Soil”. Greenscaping, in essence, is a set of landscaping practices that can improve the health and appearance of your lawn and garden while protecting and preserving natural resources. Today brings step 2 […]

GreenScaping Part 1: Building and Maintaining Healthy Soil

GreenScaping, as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency, is landscaping practices that promote the health and appearance of your lawn and garden while protecting and preserving natural resources. A great article by the EPA titled, “GreenScaping: The Easy Way to a Greener, Healthier Yard”, will be summarized here and will encompass five posts due to […]

Got Frogs? Toads?

Got Frogs? How about toads? These amphibians are considered by many specialists to be excellent indicators of the overall environmental stability of their local ecosystem. These sensitive creatures are usually the first casualties in an endangered ecosystem.

Their existence is important in both their predator and prey roles. When traveling to Panama a few […]

Aquascape Rainwater Harvesting 101

When Life Gives You Lemons

Well, we’ve all heard the phrase, “When life gives you lemons”, but lemons are good for more than just making lemonade. And while I’ve actually never taken the time to make lemonade the old-fashioned way, I sure do love a good lemon shakeup at the Annual County Fair. Here are a few suggestions […]

Ten Ways to Green Your Home

There are countless ways to create a healthier and more environmentally friendly home. And many of them are fairly inexpensive to accommodate into your lifestyle. Here are 10 such ideas:

Clean your air ducts and fans regularly. This will help by eliminating the pollutants in your home that can lead to allergy problems. Replace […]