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Homemade Window Cleaner With Lemon & Vinegar

Many people don't like the idea of making their own cleaning detergents, because they think they can't be as effective as the cleaning products offered on the common market. Well, these people are wrong. Green cleaning solutions and products can be just as…

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Added by Jane Wilson on November 19, 2018 at 12:10pm — No Comments

3 Reasons to Buy Sustainable Food

Have you ever considered switching to a sustainable diet? Perhaps you don’t even know what it is. Let’s make it simple. Are you familiar with the effect of various foods on your organism? There’s a difference in our body’s reactions to hamburgers, on one hand, and salad on the other. Now, think about…

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Added by Tracey Clayton on September 13, 2018 at 4:41am — 1 Comment

6 Benefits of Gardening Using Greenhouse



While gardening, we believe, we are nurturing a garden but that’s actually not the truth. The truth is that gardening nurtures us. Greenery around us helps to keep us protected from the outside pollution and the toxic air which leads…

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Added by Layla Tovey on August 23, 2018 at 3:18am — 1 Comment

Power Your Home With Renewables

One of the best ways to save money on your monthly bills is to go green and invest in renewable power systems and more and more people are starting to use renewable energy and are turning away from relying on traditionally used fossil fuels. Here are some most popular systems used for residential…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on July 26, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Powering Your Farm with Green Energy

Coupled with green farming practices and energy conservation, individual farms can reduce their environmental footprint by supplementing their energy needs with renewable sources. Green energy potentials such as biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar, and wind power aren’t only cost effective on the long run, but they help slow down (much disputed) global warming. With some smart investment and planning, you can cut back your farm’s dependence on fossil…

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Added by Tracey Clayton on March 22, 2018 at 3:40am — No Comments

Above Ground Fiberglass vs. PVC: Manufacturer’s Choice

As a manufacturer of various items, you may eventually be faced with a choice between above ground fiberglass and PVC. At first glance, PVC seems to be a very sensible choice. It’s the more affordable material and it offers notable benefits especially when compared to other materials like steel.

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FRP and PVC Comparison

But when compared to fiberglass reinforced…

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Added by Alice Thomas on March 17, 2018 at 12:30am — No Comments

Gardens Inspired By Nature

Biodiversity and sustainability is the great importance when designing and building gardens. The tendency among the new generations of landscapers and gardeners (or those who are not so new understand their importance) is to create natural gardens. Organizing the plants in a different way and looking for other forms of beauty. The flowers and their color, while playing an important role. Look into the deep feel the prominence to the shape, texture and color of…

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Added by Oliva Shouse on March 5, 2018 at 2:38am — No Comments

On-farm Treatment Options for Wastewater

Faecal contamination of urban and peri-urban waterways is among the number one health issues in most developing countries. The problem is that in low- and middle-income areas, the population growth surpasses the rate at which wastewater and sludge processing systems are being implemented. Although the expansion of sewer systems and treatment facilities remains a top priority for municipal authorities, we are witnessing an appearance of small-scale and low-cost…

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Added by Tracey Clayton on February 24, 2018 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Getting started with growing

I had for a long time wanted to get involved and start growing some of my own foods, if nothing more it was something that was interesting and being able to create a piece of food from scratch as it were. Of course, there a few things you will need to get started and a few extras as well that I am using myself.

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It may sound stupid but if…

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Added by Dan Pollus on February 23, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Basics You Need To Know About Vinyl Siding for Your Home

Most homes are worked with either workmanship (blocks, solid squares) or siding material introduced over wood encircled development. In all cases, the plan and materials for the sides of the home are there for both improvement and insurance from the components. This article discusses vinyl siding for homes with encircled development. Famous home siding…

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Added by Alice Thomas on January 2, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Lawn Care Advise For A Healthy Summer Lawn

Summer can be one of the hardest occasions of the year for lawns, particularly when we live in one of the hotter atmospheres. While Summer is a period of thriving for some lawns, in like manner it is additionally a period for less very much taken care of turf to endure a wide range of issues that can prompt pressure and weakness. With a couple of…

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Added by Alice Thomas on December 25, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Use Best Electrician Services for Home Improvement

A residential home is a major investment, so it makes sense that you would need to make occasional improvements to it after some time. Both unobtrusive updates and real renovations can advance expanding property estimations, and they can likewise assist you with enjoying living in your home all the more completely through enhanced capacity and enhanced…

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Added by Alice Thomas on December 25, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Paving Contractors Makes The Way For Smooth Driving

Establishment of asphalts

Paving contractors are gifted and experienced development experts in charge of the establishment of Branchcomb Asphalt Tulsa and asphalting of streets, garages, walkways, and yards, among numerous others. They propose…

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Added by Alice Thomas on December 21, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Selecting your next garden tree

A nice homely feeling cannot be brought but it's often grown over the years of inhabitance by the family, whether it's the furniture, memories or even decor - it's all something that is made within a house, to make it your home. One must admit that the atmosphere within their house effects their daily living routines and thus creating a better lifestyle for you and your family.

When it comes to the garden, it's something that is often admired by yourself and onlookers but often…

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Added by Julien on December 19, 2017 at 10:05am — No Comments

Home Renovation Tips - Step by Step Guide to Home Renovations

With regards to speculation property remodels the inquiry I generally get asked is - "what amount of work would it be a good idea for me to do"? The response to this inquiry will change drastically relying upon every individual and their present circumstance. Is it accurate to say that you are the sort of individual that adores DIY (do it without anyone else's help) home redesigns? Do you adore inquiring about shabby redesign thoughts? Or then again does the possibility of multi month's DIY…

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Added by Alice Thomas on December 15, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

home cooked veggies for Thanksgiving

What are you eating on Thanksgiving?

We usually have turnips, sweet potatoes, cranberries, baked apples with cinnamon and green bean casserole....

Added by Liza Beckerman on November 20, 2017 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Tips for Living a More Eco-Oriented Lifestyle

If you are done with your old ways of polluting and wasting and are resolved to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle from now on, you might feel overwhelmed with the scope of changes you will need to introduce. However, you have already made the most difficult step – a decision to change. Now your job is to focus on the smaller steps, and the big ones will eventually become much easier.…

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Added by Tracey Clayton on October 9, 2017 at 4:41am — No Comments

Cool Season Gardening

Cool Season Gardening

As far as I’m concerned, the longer I can grow and harvest my own food the better.  Last year I picked my last bowl of salad greens on December 14th .  My dinner that night was bittersweet…sweet because I was still eating something I grew but bitter because…

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Added by amy dugas on September 29, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Everything I’ve Learned about Healthy Eating After a Month of Growing My Own Food

After spending a weekend at a friend’s farm last year, eating fresh produce that I helped harvest that same day, I pledged to do more to grow my own food. This took a back seat when I returned to my own home and make excuses for why this couldn’t work for me. Eventually, following a friend’s advice, I decided to start small. I planted potatoes and onions. Then carrots. Then cabbage. And then broad beans. Next, the chicken coop when up and we welcomed Mitzy and Norah to our family.…

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Added by Rebecca Harper on September 20, 2017 at 10:34am — No Comments

Flowering Bulbs for Autumn Planting

Autumn is upon us (almost) and so now is a good time to start thinking about what bulbs if any you would like to see blooming in your garden next spring and summer.  During this time of year, we often plant many of our die hard favorites such as hyacinths, crocus, narcissus and tulips but there are…

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Added by amy dugas on September 18, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

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