Green Living Guide for 2015

Green Living Guide for 2015

3Happy Green Living New Year! It is officially 2015 and time to make resolutions. Having Green Living as your goal is admirable as well as necessary in order to sustain the needs of both man and Earth.

But where do you start? Being green isn’t easy as Kermit the Frog told us years ago. The extreme Green Living ideal of the granola-munching hippie in the woods just isn’t feasible. When you contrast that to the millions of us with 1.5 children who drive an SUV through the Starbucks drive through, well, being ‘green’ doesn’t quite jive. But it can as Green Living is truly no more than simple, actionable steps you can take to be in balance with our planet. Here are three guiding principles to be a friend of the Earth:

1. Waste Not, Want Not. Eliminate waste! Every time you throw something away, stop and think – how can I eliminate this trash? Rather than a disposable napkins or paper towels, use cloth that you can wash. Use real plates, not paper. Can I compost this trash? Make a conscious effort to minimize what you throw away and you’ll be amazed at the waste you eliminate. Read the rest of this entry

Herb Garden Design

Herb Garden Design

2Since ancient times, large gardens have been used for growing vegetables, flowers, fruits and medicines. These gardens are called herb gardens. Some common plants grown are rosemary, parsley, sage, marjoram, thyme, mint, rue, angelica, bay and basil. Herb garden designs can be useful or ornamental depending on the kind of plants grown in them.

Herb garden designs of medieval and Renaissance Europe period are a big influence for herb gardeners today. Practical as well as ornamental, formal herb gardens laid out in simple beds date back to medieval Europe and continue to be popular today. It is very easy and inexpensive to maintain a herb garden. By practice the herb gardener can be an expert. Keeping in mind the modern times, herbs used can be differentiated as:

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Toad Houses For Green Gardening

Toad Houses For Green Gardening

1Toad houses for organic gardening is a perfect way to attract hungry toads that feed on thousands of harmful garden pests each day. This solution to green gardening pest control is fun and effective, but there are some specific requirements and responsibilities that need to be followed. If you truly are a green gardener you are already halfway there.

The toad is nocturnal and very sensitive. Simply put, he breathes and drinks through his skin. This makes the need for his living environment to be absolutely free of toxins, herbicides, pesticides or any other chemical pollution. Even air pollution will chase away toads from the entire area. In this regard, organic fertilizers work well, and your green gardening toad houses will provide a healthy home for your new beneficial garden residents.

Now that we’ve got the yard cleaned up, let’s consider a habitat that will not only attract green gardening toads, but will keep them around for a happy and productive life. A simple tray of fresh water and a daily garden hose-down will provide a necessary water source. While any flower or vegetable garden needs it’s appropriate amount of sunlight, toads like cool, dark, damp and shaded places to make home. Read the rest of this entry

Beautiful Green Garden House Design

Beautiful Green Garden House Design

96There are plenty inspiration of beautiful green garden house design ideas surround it. One of the inspirations for you is The Wall House designed by FARM architects. The house not only elegant but also surrounded by beautiful green garden too. The existence of gardens in addition to beautify the home can also make a home healthier and environmentally friendly concept. Green plants are located in front of the house and behind the house, or maybe even around the house can be filter air pollution and can be supply abundant oxygen for you and your family. Thus the air is clean and healthy can have. Besides the park can serve as a refreshing space, and presents the concept of environmentally friendly. As a source of inspiration, the existence of the park also cannot be underestimated, because the existing openings in the house overlooking the garden is usually full

House design with beautiful garden is still the favorite one here. If you follow the trend of today’s home design, you are sure to be familiar with the concept of a green home. This concept emerged as a response to the issue of global warming are becoming very popular these days. The concept itself is simple, to use less energy to save some for the next generation. This environmentally friendly concept is inspired by the fact that the availability of energy into something that is very important for human life. Read the rest of this entry

Create your own butterfly garden

Create your own butterfly garden

95Butterflies aren’t just beautiful creatures – they’re an important part of every eco-system because, second only to bees, they pollinate much of our harvests. Butterflies also serve as an indicator of the environment’s health. Butterfly populations are suffering: land is being cleared and developed in North America at a staggering pace, and butterfly habitats are quickly dwindling.

You can assist butterfly populations by growing your own easy-to-maintain butterfly garden. In some municipalities, including Toronto, butterfly gardens are subsidized, which is an added bonus of this eco-friendly gardening activity. Another selling feature: if you have children, growing a butterfly garden can be a fun eco-educational tool.

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