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“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...benefit. It’s great to have a place for kids to play and families to gather, but it doesn’t have to be only grass. Lawn care can be expensive and time consuming...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...easy way to be eco-friendly, and looks like fun too, then we love passing it along. Hence this post on the bicycle generator - rather than drive to a gym to get...

Painting with zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Choosing safe paints

...to be mixed with water. There’s a little more work involved as the paint needs to be stirred for several minutes, strained, and left to stand for ten minutes to...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...toxic natural floor oil. A down side to using old flooring is that it can be harder to get the boards tight together, and spaces between boards can be a pain ...

Building Green Homes on a Budget is Possible - Our top tips
Planning and Design

Top tips for planning and building a green home on a budget

...to help them along, and this isn’t to say that it always goes wrong, but you must be sure you have the skills and tools needed to be of benefit. As a courtesy (...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact

...tove or fireplace for the most eco-friendly way to burn wood for heat and be sure to maintain your stove or fireplace for optimal combustion. Buying the right s...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...between patio stones where water can get to the soil, or use porous stones. Use river stones on pathways instead of rock dust. Divert storm water runoff to ...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...tove should be somewhat central in the home for comfort and efficiency, which can be done safely as they are not so hot as to be dangerous to touch. If you are ...

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...top. They will be able to find their way in but not find their way out. This is the ‘best’ unwanted home invasion to have in my book, as there is nothing you ...

Swimming Pool Heating - Save energy & money & be Eco-friendly as possible Tips
Natural swimming pools and ponds

Heating a Swimming Pool - Top 10 Cost-Efficient & Eco-friendly ways to heat a pool

...to the top of the water and disperse across your pool binding together to form the blanket. That’s all there is to it, apparently it couldn’t be easier to u...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...better condition, longer. To discover how to choose the best windows for your house, see here or see here to know which type of window frame to choose between w...