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Organic Lawn Care For the Cheap and Lazy

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). 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). 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: more shade to the soil leads to less wateringdeeper roots which leads to less wateringthicker turf which leads to fewer weedsslower growth which leads to less mowing Check out this pic. lawn mower My lawn care mower of choice? Update!

You Grow Girl | Gardening for the People. How To Save Tomato Seeds {Plus Tips When saving seeds from this year’s harvest for next year’s, you’ll find best results with heirloom tomatoes rather than hybrids (hybrids are typically the ones you purchase in grocery stores and regular greenhouse seedlings). Once you make your initial purchase of heirlooms, you’ll be able to do this year after year. Farmers markets are a great place to find them. Here’s how you do it: Cut tomatoes in half then squeeze out the pulp into a clear glass container (wide mouth mason jar or small bowl for example).Add a couple tablespoons of water (double the amount if there isn’t much juice) then cover jar or container with a piece of cheesecloth (a coffee filter will work well too), secure in place with an elastic band.Leave the container to sit at room temperature for about 4 or 5 days until you notice a layer of white scum/mold form on the top (this process is fermenting).Skim off the white scum then pour into a large bowl, fill with cool water and let sit for a minute or two. A few tips:

Pet Waste Composting Published by City Farmer, Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture See City Farmer's Step-By-Step photo guide to making a dog waste composter in your back yard. Sharon Slack's Dog Waste Composter About 15 years ago, I dug a hole in the back of my ornamental garden, away from my food crops. The hole is about 3 feet wide and 3 feet deep, and is covered with a plastic lid from an old compost bin. Astrology/Horoscopes - Jonathan Cainer's Zodiac Forecasts Cafe Astrology? Astrology Signs, Horoscopes, Love The Reiki Digest What Is Intuition Exactly? Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without the use of logical reasoning. It comes from the Latin word "intueri," which roughly translates, "to look inside." It's also being in tune with the energy around us. We all listen to our instincts at one time or another, whether it's having a premonition or walking into a room and knowing an argument just took place. Everyone had special intuitive gifts. Reiki and IntuitionAs a society, we believe if something can't be proven or seen, it doesn't exist. Of course, I can't help tying Reiki into this. How to Cultivate ItTry writing it down (or at least consciously noticing it) when you get a gut feeling: include whether you act on it or not, and where you feel it (e.g. your stomach, your head, your heart, etc.) "No more words, hear only the voice within."

Annie's Remedy Natural Healing Herbs and Oils 6 Steps Towards Emotional Wellness April 4, 2011 By Guest Blogger|22Comments| Facebook Tweet Google + Pinterest Email by Jennifer Reger I’ve spent the past five years on the quest for wellness, with much of my time, efforts and money devoted to better food choices. I felt a lack of direction in my career. Here are some of the steps I’ve recently taken in creating emotional wealth: Take an internal inventory: Identify emotional triggers. Practice self-care religiously. When the going gets tough, give yourself some extra lovin’. Mind the gap. Nurture and expand your perspective; exercise connectivity. And if you’re feeling particularly low or isolated and the gratitude journal just ain’t doing the trick, there’s an awesome exercise in connectivity that you can do anytime, anywhere. Receive. None of these practices is rocket science; they are quite simple. Jennifer Reger is creator of the wellness blog Holistic Health Junkie. Photo credit: Mr.

5 Reiki Precepts: Precept #3 - Be True to Yourself As I've written before, the system of Reiki offers five precepts (or rules to live by). The third one is "Be true to your way and your being." This precept is about trusting your internal guidance and finding your unique way. Reiki helps engage our inner resources, the answers we so often seek already lie within: we don't need to go outside ourselves. It's also interesting to notice how the precepts build on each other: you can't be true to your way if you're feeling angry or worried (Precepts #1 Do Not Bear Anger, and #2 Do Not Worry.) An Exercise: Take a minute or two to think about what you do or need to do to support yourself so you can be true to the light that makes you special and different from anyone else. Try writing it down. "No more words, hear only the voice within." -- Rumi

Healing Properties of Amethyst at Charms Of Light ♥ Increases nobility ♥ Spiritual awareness ♥ Psychic abilities ♥ Inner peace and healing ♥ Healing of body, mind & soul ♥ Positive transformation ♥ Meditation ♥ Balance ♥ Relieves stress ♥ Communication Amethyst is a variety of Quartz and is a 6th Anniversary gemstone. Chakras - Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra Birthstone - February Zodiac - Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces Planet – Jupiter Element – Air, Water Typical colours - light slightly-pinkish violet to a deep grape purple Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others. Amethyst boosts hormone production, tunes the endocrine system and metabolism. See Amethyst JewellerySee Amethyst Heart

Smoky Quartz, Metaphysical Properties, Healing Properties Alternate Names & Spellings of Smoky Quartz: Cairngorm, Smokey Quartz, Smoky Topaz, Smoky Citrine, Morion Hardness (Mohs): 7Color(s): Gray, Brown, BlackTransparency: Transparent, TranslucentLustre: VitreousCommon / Notable Locations: Worldwide, Brazil, USA Rock Lore & Tidbits: Technically smoky quartz is only created by aluminum-based and irradiation-induced color centers, though many brown or black quartz crystals whose color is given through organiz or other means are erroneously called smoky quartz or morion. Smoky quartz color is sometimes deepened with radiation as well. Smoky Quartz is often given the trade names or misnomers of "Smoky Citrine" or "Smoky Topaz." Keywords: Centering, Grounding, Remove Negativity Smoky quartz is a very protective and grounding stone. As a root chakra stone, smoky quartz enhances survival instincts, and can help one reach personal and business goals. Smoky quartz is beneficial mentally in several ways. From my personal perspective