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What is Composting?

You may have been thinking about composting for some time now and may have even looked at getting yourself a composting bin. But wait! Have you asked yourself what is composting? You’d be surprised that there is more to composting than just throwing yard waste and kitchen scraps into a pile and letting nature take its course. Although this is a method of composting, this may not be the right method for you, and the only way to know is to learn what is composting. So what is composting? Basically, everything that grows will decompose, and composting just speeds up the process by creating the optimal environment for organic matter to breakdown into what some call “Black Gold.” A nutrient-rich...

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How to Collect and Use Rainwater

If you are not collecting rainwater to use at your home, you are seriously missing out. Rainwater harvesting is easy to do, a great way to add an alternative water source to your home, and can be fairly inexpensive to accomplish as well. Rainwater can be collected in buckets, from roofs, and by other means, and reused for non-potable needs, such as irrigation, or laundry. Unfortunately, due to water rights issues, rainwater harvesting may not be legal in your area. So be sure to check with your local government before installing a rainwater harvesting system. (Click here to see if your state has restrictions https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/states-where-it-is-illegal-to-collect-rainwater) The easiest way to collect, or harvest, rainwater, is with a bucket. But putting a...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider A Vertical Garden

1.You Can Grow Plants In A Limited Space Love growing plants but don’t have space? You can't use that excuse anymore, consider setting up a Vertical garden, it is a great option if you are tight on space. Vertical gardening is gaining more popularity in urban cities because of its convenience and space-saving benefits. Whether you want to grow food or you want a splash of colors and enjoy fresh flowers, all can be done using a vertical garden. Growing your own food using a vertical garden is not that difficult with some planning and the right product. If you live in a warmer climate, you can keep your vertical garden system on the patio or porch. During winter just...

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3 Ways to Reduce Chemicals in Your Sustainable Garden

Sustainable gardening is nothing but an extension of organic gardening. Actually, it’s better, sustainable gardening focuses on using natural resources to nourish the garden rather than filling it with chemicals and pesticides. Sustainable gardening also takes advantage of natural vegetation and planting methods in order to maintain the local ecosystem and create a more resilient garden. Choosing to practice sustainable gardening not only helps the environment but also protects your family from the harmful effects of chemicals and preservatives. Gardening with sustainability in mind is like going back to your roots. Our ancestors didn’t use any pesticides or herbicides, nor did they fill their plants and soil with chemical fertilizers. They worked with their local ecosystem and took advantage of...

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