For budding urban backyard farmers, one’s own bee colony has a lot of appeal: Bees can keep fruit trees and other plants pollinated, and, with some extra work and investment, they can also provide fresh honey. Like any pet—domestic or urban livestock—bees require financial commitment and ongoing maintenance, but do ….
There is no doubt plants are healthy additions to any home. They increase the oxygen levels. They also provide a psychological benefit by bringing in natural life and can be extremely helpful in uplifting spirits on a cold winter’s day. They remind you of spring, summer, the tropics, and any ….
Did you prepare any produce today? Make coffee? Peel a banana? Plenty of waste to go a(g)round Chances are you have plenty of organic waste produced at home, including yard and garden waste, much of which could have a place in a composting bin or pile. While we will discuss ….
When it comes to water, it’s best not to take any chances and that is particularly true of a quality garden hose. Some might wonder why there is such a large difference in price with various garden hoses, but that’s because they are made in different ways, with varying materials. ….
Leaves that have fallen after the fall foliage season of colors, whether collected and composted during the fall or spring, are a great food source for your organic garden. By recycling them and turning them into compost, you have a constant source of natural plant food. In this article you ….
Sustainable landscaping returns balance in the water cycle, replenishes ground water, reduces flooding and protects the quality of water. Sustainable societies are those that practice economic and social actions – that meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. ….
For some the sound is music to their ears. For others it is nothing more than a horrible racket. For many it conjures up images of a crazed madman wading through blood and gore all over Texas, leaving mutilated body parts in his wake. For those who know and understand ….
Whether for personal projects, woodwork projects, metal work projects or constructions, purchasing a drill press should be done with keenness just like when buying other tools. There are portable and fixed drill presses which come in different sizes so it is good to know the best one to satisfy personal ….
When it comes to making your own compost one of the key things to remember is aeration. This is because the bacteria that will break down the materials you place in yours need oxygen to carry out the process of aerobic respiration. If they are unable to do this then ….
Pruning lavender helps you keep the plant’s proper shape, encourage the right type of growth and get more blooms out of your plants each year. This type of cutting if different than harvesting your lavender’s flower heads for various uses, and it is an important management tool to keep your ….