Tag Archives: Yard

How To Make A Wildlife Garden: Replenish Animals’ Natural Habitats

How To Make A Wildlife Garden

With natural habitats for all types of animals disappearing at alarming rates, you can do your part by creating a thriving ecosystem right in your own backyard. Building a wildlife garden is easier than you might think, and before you know it, you’ll be giving a host of insects, birds, frogs, worms and other animals a place to call home. It’s also an excellent ongoing project for you to do as a family — and a fantastic teaching experience for your kids…

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How To Harvest Water: Best Rain Barrel System For Collecting Rainwater

Rain Barrel System For Collecting Rainwater

When my family and I rented a house in the Virgin Islands several years ago, I was surprised that the rental owners (and most island residents) rely on rainwater for a large part of their water supply. It made me realize that many of us neglect rain as a fundamental natural resource that we can collect on our own, rather than solely relying on treated water reserves. Here’s how you can become a home rain harvester…

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Best Organic Weed Killer: Avenger Organics Weed Killer Review

Weeds in yard

With so many environmental and health-related concerns with Monsanto’s Roundup, it is no wonder that more people are seeking safer alternatives to glyphosate. If you’ve got kids and pets around, you are even more likely to resist spraying harsh chemicals that risk someone getting hurt. That’s why organic weed killers are a safer option. You can tackle pesky weeds without harsh chemicals…

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Best Electric Lawn Mower: Sun Joe vs GreenWorks vs Ego vs Black & Decker

Want to rid your lawn chores of gas fumes and pull cords? An electric lawn mower could be the perfect solution, especially if you’re committed to being as environmentally friendly as possible. In years past, electric mowers haven’t really cut it power-wise. But many of today’s models sport enough juice to do your yard justice. Read on for our best electric lawn mower reviews and to learn which products we recommend…

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How to Build A Raised Garden Bed for Less Than $25

Raised garden bed

This is the first year that I have space for a garden and I’m very excited to see what I can grow. However, I’m also overwhelmed because I don’t know exactly how to start a garden and I don’t want to spend my money recklessly. I did some research and discovered a lot of information that I’d like to share with you including how to start a vegetable garden from scratch without spending a fortune. Starting a garden is a fun process but it can also be stressful and hard on the body. Remember to think through what you want to grow and make sure to get help if you need it because some of the materials can be heavy…

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Best Organic Lawn & Garden Fertilizer (Plus How To Use It)

As a little girl, I can remember helping my dad in the garden. I remember tomatoes sitting on the window sill waiting to be placed on a BLT sandwich. I remember picking the green beans and shucking the corn. I have fond memories of helping out in the garden (even if I wasn’t helping as much as I was getting dirty). I hope to have my own garden this spring, and in preparation, I have done some research on various organic herbicides and fertilizers for the lawn and garden. Below are some of the best picks I found…

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Best Compost Bin: A Down And Dirty Comparison

Person holding pile of compost in hand: Best Compost Bin

Looking for the best compost bin but feeling lost in the weeds? Composting is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint while also creating fertilizer to help your garden flourish. In our experience it also decreased kitchen odor from food rot in the trash can while also reducing your amount of trash, especially if you combine it with recycling. Earth’s Friends has researched the best indoor and outdoor composting bins so you can feel confident with your decision and get to composting soon! Get ready to toss away those scraps into a stylish and smell-free system while lowering your impact on the landfill…

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