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ResourceFurniture. Residential Organizing. Instructions: How to Spring Clean With Nontoxic Home-made Products - Environment. Tackling spring-cleaning this month?

Instructions: How to Spring Clean With Nontoxic Home-made Products - Environment

Us too. But there's no sense in doing it if you're going to create a big mess for the planet (and your body) in the process. Cleaning up your act isn't as straightforward as running to the pharmacy and picking out a bottle covered in claims of eco-friendliness and biodegradability, however. When it comes to home cleaning products a lot of eco claims are unverified and—worse—unverifiable, with rare exceptions like Seventh Generation. Instead of wondering what kinds of toxic chemicals you're flushing down the toilet or dumping down the drain every time you decide your apartment's gotten a little grungy, stock up on a few things listed below, and keep these easy recipes handy.

DIY Bathroom Storage. Make Your Own Homemade Cat Toys. Kitties Playing with Pumpkins One Halloween, after I carved the pumpkins, I realized here was yet another kitty toy.

Make Your Own Homemade Cat Toys

Hollowed out pumpkins make fun and different playthings for the kitties and my kitties definitely enjoyed a chance to play with them and one of them even enjoyed nibbling on them. To turn the pumpkin into a fun toy for your cats, simply cut off the top and empty out the insides, just as you would do when carving for a jack-o'-lantern, then cut out various sized holes from the pumpkin. If your pumpkin is very large you can probably cut a big hole in one side for the cats to get in and out through. Next, let it sit overnight, so it can dry out a little because the pumpkin will seep a little after getting cut up. Once they realize how much fun the pumpkin is they'll have a ball swatting at each other through the holes and climbing in and out of the pumpkin.

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Organic Lawn Care For the Cheap and Lazy. Lawn care in a nutshell: Must do: Set your mower as high as it will go (3 to 4 inches).

Organic Lawn Care For the Cheap and Lazy

Water only when your grass shows signs of drought stress and then water deeply (put a cup in your sprinkler zone and make sure it gets at least an inch of water). Optional: Fertilize with an organic fertilizer in the fall and spring. I recommend the Ringer brand. Have the pH of your soil professionally tested. Now for the verbose details on lawn care: A little knowledge makes it so damn near anything can qualify for the "cheap and lazy" label.

The key to the lawn care game is competition. Lawn care must do: mow high There is a fight for sun. MYTH: "If I mow short, it will be longer until I have to mow again. " If you have a serious weed infestation, consider mowing twice as frequently as you normally do. Finally, when mowing, be sure to leave the clippings on the lawn. Mowing higher gives the following perks: Check out this pic. Lawn mower My lawn care mower of choice? Update! Lawn Care Fertilizer: Make Your Own Pop Bottle Drip Irrigation System. The last time I forgot to water my outdoor potted plants and discovered them completely wilted and hanging on the cusp of near death, I decided it was time to take action.

Make Your Own Pop Bottle Drip Irrigation System

Some of the plants on my deck receive a full, searing sun all day long during the hottest mid summer days. While these plants thrive under such conditions if properly taken care of, they will die quickly if they don’t receive enough water.