Lawn care / Guides

“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?

...lawn care. This is because they should not be part of the care. Enough is now known of the dangers of these chemicals to your lawn – and to yourself. While it might take some time to get your lawn off drugs, it is worth the effort. Even poison ivy can be controlled and eliminated with non-toxic methods. The environme...

Lasagna Gardening - How to Build an Easy Vegetable Garden
Food production

Lasagna gardening - the easiest vegetable garden at home?

...careful with layers to avoid suffocating the soil Lasagna gardens need careful planning – they still take time to become productive Materials used may be toxic – certain papers and cardboard contain chemicals, heavy metals and plastics Lasagna Garden size is Limited. It simply would not be practical to try to do ...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 8 great tips for growing food in small spaces

...lawns, with care taken to make sure the grass and weeds don’t grow through. Until they do. Because they will. That’s just the life of gardening; embrace it and enjoy it. To see step by step instructions for creating a lasagna garden, see here - or to explore lasagna gardening pros and cons, see here . 8.) Be strategi...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...care of them one problem at a time." “We would eventually like to add walls made of old bottles. This is about more than just food, it is also an artistic project”. Both he and his partner are artists and avid recyclers. And on achieving his goals of self-sufficiency, he says, "We have not had to buy vegetables sin...

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)

...Care in cleaning up crumbs and any other food source helps in prevention of many ants, as well as other insects and rodents. Unfortunately finding and destroying carpenter nests is not an easy task; they may be far from your home so good luck tracking them across your lawn and into the woods. If DIY solutions don’t w...