Springtime has sprung – soon flowers will be blooming and vegetables will be sprouting. Maybe your garden needs a little jumpstart, but there’s no need to flood the soil with artificial chemicals. Jobe’s produces a line of 100% organic fertilizers that deliver fast and effective results.
Indoor plants don’t just look good. Besides adding aesthetic appeal to your home, certain air purifying houseplants dramatically improve indoor air quality by filtering pollutants and naturally freshening your living space.
Rainwater is an amazing resource, and it’s totally free. Rain barrels are great for small gardens, but finding a good place for them can be tough. And what if you want to collect larger quantities of water, or safely store drinking water? The Rainwater HOG rain barrel is the answer you’ve been looking for.
Part of the reason behind an eco-friendly home is to make it healthier for everyone who lives there, and taking a spill on an icy sidewalk or driveway certainly isn’t healthy. Many common ice melting products are pretty bad for pets, vehicles, and the environment – but luckily there are eco-friendly de-icers as alternatives.
A good garden hose isn’t just durable. It also won’t contain nasty chemicals that might leach into the water flowing through it to contaminate your drinking water or vegetable garden. Water Right offers a high-quality, drinking water safe garden hose that’s made of polyurethane – a great option since it’s free of lead and other potentially […]
Looking to add a little bit of leafy green ambiance to your house? Maybe your neighbors are willing to share samples of their thriving gardens? Rootcup is an ingeniously simple little gadget to help prepare plant cuttings for repotting. Michael Good, its creator and a former Apple engineer who did design work on the iPhone […]
Potted plants aren’t merely attractive – they can be a great source of homegrown fruits and vegetables, and many species actually filter the air to improve indoor air quality. Lechuza’s new line of self watering planters and flower pots integrates an ingenious design to make maintaining your household plants even easier.
Collecting rainwater for use in your lawn or garden is a great way to ease the stress on local water supplies, while saving a little cash at the same time. But whether you use a small rain barrel or a huge cistern, you need to get the water where you want it – which is […]
Most of the country is still in the midst of summer heat. But when the time comes to clear those fall leaves from your yard, better steer clear of that gas-powered leaf blower. A recent study by Edmunds Inc. reveals just how filthy emissions from leaf blowers are – even compared to a full-size pickup […]
Pyrethrin, also known as Buhach (its most common brand name in the US), is a naturally occurring organic compound from a species of Chrysanthemum flower. Pyrethrin is a highly effective insecticide and pest repellent, yet it’s generally harmless for humans & pets in normal household use.
Springtime is here, which means gardening season is in full swing. Luckily there are lots of simple ways to keep your lawn and garden “green” with efficient water use. Read on to learn about some of our favorite user-friendly and environmentally-friendly lawn and garden gear.