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A Christmas tree ready to be recycled.

Recycling Your Christmas Tree For the GardenThis is a page about recycling your Christmas tree for the garden. Instead of trashing your holiday tree, it can be useful for a number of things in your yard and garden.

 

Green Gardening Tips

Green Gardening TipsThis page contains green gardening tips. Use ecologically friendly products when gardening will have a minimum impact on the environment.

 

Use Native Plants In Your Landscape

Landscaping with Native PlantsNative plants are a good landscaping choice; they can save on water usage and should thrive in your garden. This page is about how to landscape with native plants.

 

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Natural Pest Control for Tomato Plants?What is a natural way to keep bugs off of tomato plants?

 

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Natural Garden Fertilizer and Pest ControlWhen you water your seedlings, use a weak chamomile water in a spray bottle. It will be a help to strengthen and will help them grow.

 

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Green Gardening Tips?Does anyone have any tips for green gardening? Thank you.

 

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Gray Water SystemHere in the desert southwest city of Tucson, Arizona our average rainfall is supposed to be about 12 inches with 7 of that falling in July, August, September, and October. But we have been in a drought, and so far we are way under in rain.

 

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Rerouting Downspout Water?I'm tired of a puddle at the end of the downspouts. I am wondering how to remove the pipe that goes to the ground and attach something to the gutter that lets the rain out in sprinkler form or a mister would be great.

 

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Deer Eating Flowers?Does anyone have an organic recipe to put on plants to keep deer from eating flowers?

 

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Saving Money on Irrigation?I am looking for ideas. We just got our water bill and although we have had more rain than normal our 1/2 year water bill was a whopping $600. I believe it is our irrigation "system".

 

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Using Buckets Under DownspoutsMy husband never got around to setting up a rain barrel system under our downspout, so I decided to take matters into my own hands. I set out several 5-gal. pails, a large plastic garbage can, and even my wheelbarrow along the ground, in a line, directly under the garage roof edge.

 

Lady pushing a lawn mower.

Environmentally Friendly Lawn MowersGone are the days when buying an environmentally-friendly lawn mower meant a trip to the local hardware store to pick out an old-fashioned reel-type mower. From cords to cordless, and from reel to robotic, today's carbon conscious lawnscapers have lots of eco-friendly choices.

 

Three important tips for new organic gardeners

The 3 Important Tips for New Organic...Organic gardening is not just a matter of replacing synthetic fertilizers and pesticides with more natural products. It's about learning to look at your garden as a whole system and how all things are interconnected.

 

Environmentally Friendly Way to Get Rid of Grass?I need some advice for making a grass-free environment, it's for business purposes. We need to keep the soil but without any grass growing on it. We have been using round up for quite a long time but only killed the grass after each application, and it comes back soon after rain.

 

Needles and Leaves

Using Pine Needles and Leaves in Your GardenEvery year in autumn, trees shower gardeners with an abundance of falling leaves and pine needles. To not take advantage of them in our gardens is to waste some valuable (and free) renewable resources.

 

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Green Planting Tips?I am looking for green ways to plant my garden, any tips? I already know about paper pots and plantable paper. Thanks.

 

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Natural Snail Control?What's a natural way to get rid of snails in my garden?

 

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Creative Harvesting of Rainwater?Looking for creative ways to harvest rain. I'm looking for truly innovative ideas, not just using ready made products like trash cans.

 

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Watering Flowers With Air Conditioner Condensate?Is it OK to use air conditioner water on flowers?

 

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Safe Grub Control?Can I use milky spore and nematodes during the same time period?

 

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Using Cayenne to Control Garden Pests?My friend told me that sprinkling hot cayenne pepper on plants will keep away animals and insects that will eat them. Is this true? And if so, do you sprinkle the whole plant?

 

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