Green living: Save Our Earth By Living Green

Using Tech to Go Greener

One of the best things about technology is how it frees us from the waste and resource-guzzling that outdated methods use. Today, appliances are more efficient, communication is more eco-friendly, and automation allows us to remotely control energy usage so that less goes to waste. Technology can also be an investment sometimes. However, that investment is often worthwhile. Not only can it save you thousands per year on utility costs, but it also pays back to the planet.

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Here are some ideas for ways to incorporate wonderful technology updates in your home and business routine in order to better preserve the earth’s natural resources. More »

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5 Attractive Concrete Styles to Consider for Your New Patio

Concrete is an extremely durable patio material that is sure to last for many years to come. There are numerous patio styles to choose from when it comes to creating an attractive patio, all of which come with their own set of advantages.

Concrete Style Patio

Color Concrete for a More Colorful Appearance 

The first patio option is colored concrete. To achieve this look, new patio concrete can be stained to match your existing landscape, your home, or colored to stand out on its own. Colors are available in stains, dyes, and colored hardeners. There is a large variety of unique colors available to choose from, each providing an attractive and protective coating to your patio surface.   More »

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What Your Septic System Can Teach You about a Healthy Eco-Friendly Lawn

While it may seem strange to think about, you could learn a lot from your septic tank when it comes to maintaining a healthy, environmentally safe lawn. The septic drain-field area of your yard has more access to water (from the drainage pipes) and more nutrients (from, yes, your septic system) both of which promote healthy plant growth. In times when your plants and lawn are experiencing stress from heat and drought, you will notice the grass really will be greener over the septic tank and drain field. This is not the only thing a septic system can teach us, though; let’s look at a few other lessons we can learn.

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Balancing the Systems 

A lawn and a traditional septic system both use natural ecological cycles. Pushed out of balance those natural systems break down, and this can cause system failures. Proper maintenance of any system is necessary for the health of that system. Your septic tank is home to bacteria and yeasts that function to break down solids and, over time, release processed (cleaner) waste into the soil to complete the filtering process. Similarly, the root-soil-web hosts a diversity of microbial partners that break down detritus and enrich the soil by making nutrients available to plants. Maintaining the health of both systems relies on keeping the microbes functioning efficiently. More »

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Contribute to The Planet by Making Your Home Green

Global warming has increased drastically in the last few years, and due to that, there have been drastic environmental changes which have hugely affected the life on the earth. It is the main and the biggest reason for “going green.” Moreover, it is our fundamental duty towards our planet to protect it from the harmful effects of global warming.

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It is a common belief of people that, going green is a gesture of self-sacrifice and breaking the bank. But, this is not quite true. Protecting our planet is everyone’s moral responsibility, and it doesn’t mean that you have to make any big and expensive efforts in this direction. To take your first step in this direction, you can start with making your home green and to do this; you don’t need to make any extra expenditures. Simple steps and things you need to follow to make your home green. More »

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Planning Out Your Pest-Free Garden

There’s nothing better than a fresh tomato straight from the garden. The grocery store just doesn’t compare, and getting them ripe off the vine is an experience that everyone should have at some point. However, nothing will ruin it faster than noticing that the surface is marred by nibbles and scars caused by pests in your gardens.

Pest free garden

The question of keeping pests out of our garden doesn’t usually come up until later in the season. However, experienced gardeners know that a pest-free garden starts with effective planning. And if you’re like me, you already have a blueprint of how your garden’s layout is going to be. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about what your strategy will be. More »

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Thing or Two About Eco-oriented Homes

Being eco-friendly is becoming more important by the day. This term is used everywhere, from social media to our jobs, and it represents living with intent. This intent is focused on creating homes and lifestyles that don’t harm to the environment. That’s why a lot of people decide to switch to eco-living and start building their homes while minimizing their environmental footprint. If you’re looking for a way to green up your home as well, then you should see what needs to be done.

Eco Friendly Home

The Three R’s

In order to reduce any waste that is produced in your home, you need to learn about the 3 R’s. You have to reduce the production and consumption in your home and you will manage to cut down the amount of generated waste. If you reuse items in your home and give them a different purpose instead of disposing of them, once again you will manage to reduce the waste. Lastly, recycling can help green up your home as well, and the recyclables include aluminum cans, paper, plastic and glass items.  More »

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