It’s almost April and like many homeowners that means gardening season is just about here. I spent this weekend cleaning out my beds in preparation for this year’s gardening activities and also to scope out new areas to expand the garden. As you start preparing for this year’s outdoor gardening activities in the yard, consider some of the following green ideas.
Greening up your soil.This year I vow to skip the convenience of the big box retailer and head over to my local nursery to make my organic soil purchases. No more (brand I won’t name here), I’m going the local route. I thinkYouGrowGirlprovides some great tips on choosing the right organic soil for your gardening needs.
Using natural fertilizers.Like with soil, I’m getting off the convenience bandwagon (of using that green plastic bottle that I screw onto my hose) and planning on talking to someone at my local nursery about whichnatural fertilizeris best for my needs. I get intimidated with fertilizers — liquid vs. dry, too many mix varieties to choose from, etc. — so I’m finding a knowledgeable person who can help guide me in the right direction.
Growing from seeds.Another experiment this spring could be the addition of growing herbs, flowers and veggiesfrom seed. Not only are you reducing all of the environmental impacts from transporting these products, but also you’re eliminating the packaging waste. Plus the choices in seed varieties allow you to have things growing in your yard that no one else on the block has blooming.
Think twice about your hose.After this weekend’s yard clean-up, I was identifying areas of my yard for a new flower bed when I realized that my hose wasn’t going to reach that spot. I was looking online to find the longest hose length when I came across this article fromRaising Natural Kidsthat shocked me. It got me thinking about not only how these toxins could harm humans but also our fury friends. Scary stuff here but now I know what to look for when purchasing my next hose – PVC free, lead free and avoiding ones labeled with the “California Prop 65 warning.”
Author:Kriste Simmons Phone: 931-561-1103 Dated: March 24th 2015 Views: 309 About Kriste: I am a licensed Real Estate Agent in TN, and KY with Reliant Realty ERA Powered. I have over 18 yea...
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