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.
Plants & Gardening
Indoor plants don’t just look good. Besides adding aesthetic appeal to your home, 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 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 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 high-quality, American-made polyurethane hoses free of lead and other potentially toxic additives.
Rootcup is an ingeniously simple little gadget to help prepare plant cuttings for repotting. Michael Good, Rootcup’s creator and a former Apple engineer who did design work on the iPhone 5, sees it as a chance to help green the world one home at a time.
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 flower pots and planters integrates an ingenious self-watering 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 where this handy rainwater diverter kit comes in.
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 their emissions are – even compared to a full-size pickup truck.
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. Although it’s essentially harmless for humans & pets in normal household use, pyrethrin is a highly effective insecticide and pest repellent.