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Pruning Tips to Salvage an Overgrown Landscape

Exposed: The Shocking Truth about Air Fresheners. Before you spray Febreze or plug in a Glade Plug-In, light a scented candle, or use some so-called air freshening wick, mist, aerosol, or other car or room deodorizer, think twice.

Exposed: The Shocking Truth about Air Fresheners

You’ll be shocked to learn their ingredients and the harmful effects they can cause. That “Cleansing Rain,” “Summer Breeze,” “Fresh Country,” “Cool Morning Air” or “Berry Burst” might be having disastrous effects on your health or the health of your family, including children and unborn fetuses. Hormone-Disrupting Phthalates: The Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC)—an international environmental organization—conducted a study called, “Clearing the Air: Hidden Hazards of Air Fresheners” in which they found 86% of air fresheners tested contained dangerous phthalates.

6 Healthy Room Deodorizers. Scented candles can make a house smell great, but at what cost?

6 Healthy Room Deodorizers

Candles can contain compounds linked to cancer, but you don’t need carcinogens to have a great-smelling home. Try these healthy room deodorizers instead! Instead of artificial fragrances, the scents below use essential oils and food ingredients to make your house smell great. There are ideas that run the gamut from simple to complex, so there’s truly something for everyone on this list.

Where’s the incense? Azalea Zeal - UF/IFAS Extension: Solutions for Your Life. Introduction Spectacular flower masses and colors, plant form, and evergreen foliage are among the reasons for the popularity of azaleas.

Azalea Zeal - UF/IFAS Extension: Solutions for Your Life

In Florida, azaleas bloom from late February to early April, depending on cultivar and seasonal variation. Many azalea cultivars grow well in north and central Florida, but fewer are recommended for south Florida. Azaleas can enhance the home landscape in many ways. NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home. Many of us spend most of our time indoors, so it’s important to cultivate a space that’s a healthy one.

NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

A simple—and beautiful—way to do this is through houseplants; they add some green to your home while being an effective way to purify the air. NASA hardly seems like the organization that would give us insight into these types of plants, but in the late 1980s, the US government agency collaborated with the Associated Contractors of America (ALCA) to come up with a list of the most beneficial flora for your home. Their informative Clean Air study found that some plants, more than others, could naturally filter harmful chemicals and help mitigate the effects they have on humans. So, what are the best air-cleaning plants? 6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know & Why – Now is a good time to go out and flag the following six trees before the leaves drop (except the pine).

6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know & Why –

Revisit them in the winter and learn how to ID them by the bark alone. Then again in the Spring with the buds and new leaves. White birch is easy to identify with its distinctive, white, papery bark. 5 Old Foods To Throw In The Garden Instead Of The Garbage. About two months ago, we were FINALLY getting our seedlings put into the garden.

5 Old Foods To Throw In The Garden Instead Of The Garbage

(It snows in May in Colorado, so we get started later than most folks.) On one of the many trips inside the house to fetch a tool I’d forgotten, I noticed an old potato sporting many eyes in the pantry. Normally this all-seeing potato would probably have ended up in the trash, but since we were in the process of gardening anyway, this time I decided to plant it. I didn’t read any books or how-to guides for growing potatoes from, well, other potatoes. I just cut it into five sections, dug five holes and plopped ‘em in. 9 Easy Garden Plants For Hardworking People. It’s a common dilemma … you love the looks of a flourishing garden, but don’t have a lot of time or energy to put into keeping it up.

9 Easy Garden Plants For Hardworking People

You’re too busy with the demands of job, caretaking, and just plain living. The good news is that gardening can be a lot simpler than you think. It’s mainly a question of choosing the right type of plants. Here are 9 shrubs, flowers, and vegetables that will require minimal care. Green Plants Image credit: katerha via Flickr Shrubs. 20 Houseplants To Clear Toxins From The Air In Your Home! Bringing a bit of nature into your home does more than brighten the atmosphere.

20 Houseplants To Clear Toxins From The Air In Your Home!

Introducing houseplants into various rooms in the house can help reduce the chance of getting seasonal sicknesses (such as the common cold), remove airborne contaminants (volatile organic compounds, or VOCs), reduce the chance of headaches, lift your mood, decrease your blood pressure, reduce allergies, improve sleep and much more. The 20 plants listed below are specifically known for their air purifying properties. And while an open window may feel like all the fresh air you need, did you know that everything from toilet paper to common household cleaners can contain chemicals and release toxins like formaldehyde? iFixit: The free repair manual.

Massachusetts, The people of Massachusetts have always stood up for their right to repair.

iFixit: The free repair manual

In 2012, voters passed a law that ensured residents' right to repair their car wherever they wanted. Now, it's time to do the same for electronics. With the Digital Right to Repair Bill, H.3383, we have a chance to guarantee our right to repair electronics — like smartphones, computers, and even farm equipment. We have a chance to help the environment and stand up for local repair jobs—the corner mom-and-pop repair shops that keep getting squeezed out by manufacturers. The Digital Right to Repair Bill requires manufacturers to provide owners and independent repair businesses with fair access to service information, security updates, and replacement parts. How to Buy The Right LED. The guy standing in the lightbulb aisle at the home center was helpful this time. He knew plenty about LEDs, even which dimmers worked with them. But it turns out he didn’t work there. He was an electrical engineer just passing by.

That’s too bad, because there are a few things you need to know before you choose an LED. In “How to find an LED lightbulb that fits your fixture” we offered ways to make shopping easier. Handy and Useful 1. Snowy Escape. 4 Drought Friendly Medicinal Herbs For Your Garden. Building a primitive wattle and daub hut from scratch. Plants That Are Dangerous For Pets. Spring has finally sprung — but some of the flowers and plants growing in your garden or blooming in your vases could cause serious harm to your pet.

As a veterinary toxicologist for the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center and a gardening enthusiast, I often give advice on planting pet-safe gardens — and with the planting season in full force, it’s important for all dog and cat owners to be extra vigilant about keeping dangerous plants out of their homes and gardens. If you suspect your dog or cat has ingested a toxic plant, call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center hotline at 888-426-4435 and contact your veterinarian.

Home-idle-load-action-guide.pdf. Spring Cleaning: Hacked! (Infographic!) It’s not just a pretty title… it’s a way of life! (Or at least a whole bunch of great ways to clean house!) Everyone loves spring. Everyone loves when things are clean. Most people, though… not such a big fan of spring cleaning. And who can blame them? Interested in sharing these great tips on your blog or site? 7 Home Maintenance Troublespots to Take Care of Today. Gardening. Downsizing Tips. 10 simple tips for making your home wifi network faster. MOTHER EARTH NEWS - Organic Gardening, DIY, Renewable Energy, Homesteading And Livestock, Real Food, Natural Health, Nature And Environment, Green Homes, Green Transportation. Funniest Clothing Tags Ever (click twice) DIY Projects: Do it Yourself Home Improvement: Home Repair. Man Converts Dumpster into Deluxe Backyard Pool (Video)

8 Best Natural Alternatives to Growing Grass. STOP Scratching/Jumping on Furniture - TUTORIAL. How the Heck Do You Clean a Glass Shower Door? Traditional Chinese New Year Cleaning Tips From Experts. Homesteading. 10 Cleaning Uses for Cream of Tartar. House Value Jumping? Save Your Home Improvement Receipts. Harmful chemicals in home infographic. National Arboretum - USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Wednesday, April 16, 2014. 3 Poisonous Plants That Could Be Close to Home. Just recently my brother was doing some much needed yard work in the back of the house. Everything seemed completely normal after a hard day’s work, but within 24 hours he had a rash all over his arms and legs. He spent the next two weeks itching until eventually the rash went away.

Garage Insulation: The Surprising Energy Saver. 8 Household Cleaning Agents to Avoid. 40 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar Click again for clear view. Isotoma fluviatilis: Gardenista. How to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden. Ed's Favorites - CREEPING THYME. Yurts & Nomads - Original Mongolian Yurts. Home-energy-consumption. Moss Art. How to Design a Beautiful Shade Garden. Top 10 Scented Plants for Your Garden. Great Design Plant: Red Bird-of-Paradise Soars With Color. What's Wrong With My Plant? Leaves Often Hold the Clues. Beyond Grass 3 Lawn Alternatives for LowMaintenance EcoFriendly Yards. Great Design Plant: Butterfly Milkweed, a Beacon in the Prairie. Let these landscape plants do the dirty work of choking out weeds while you sit back and enjoy the view. 51 Fantastic Uses for Baking Soda. How to Fix Your Garden Gnome (and Other Garden Decor)

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