Archive for June, 2010

PostHeaderIcon How To Make Recycled Paper Gifts?

Posted on: Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 9:00 am

Paper has become the enigma of otherwise clean compounds when it is not well disposed. However, there are ways to avoid littering the place all over with adoration cards such as birthday and wedding cards through recycling them. There are ways to make recycled paper gifts.

This is done by cutting out the piece of paper and allowing it to dry for at least fifteen minutes. One can then use a ruler to cut any shape they require but this should be done with measured rules to achieve geometry. One can first try basic shapes like a square or a circle before delving into animal shapes like that of a dog or a man.

The finishing touches would involve punching a hole into the gift accessory into which a string is attached. The creator of the recycled paper gift can then write in ink on the attached gift tag to which the gift is to be sent and from whom it emanates from.

PostHeaderIcon Going Green With Organic Lawn Care

Posted on: Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 9:00 am

Lawns mean much to the landscape around the home. In this respect they do not have to be sprayed with synthetic chemicals like fungicides which have environmental effects on the air and the soil. But with organic lawn care means it is easy to eradicate parasites from the elegant grass yard using green means.

Going green with organic lawn care means the use of designated composite made up of bacterial and fungal components that is mixed with water to compose a thick substance that is sprayed on the whole compound. The theory of the composite derives from the fact that pests have the power to destroy themselves hence their incorporation into this organic lawn care. Unlike standard chemicals, the substance has no side effects on the environment or on the health of the people using the lawn. Furthermore there are additional benefits on the lawn in form of decomposed matter from the composite.

PostHeaderIcon Christmas Tree Recycling

Posted on: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 9:00 am

Many people buy new Christmas trees every year which leads to the disposal of used ones which is not environmental friendly. With all the lights and plastic adornments, the only choice for the owner is to put it into the dust bin. This can be revolutionized for a good cause by using valuable, green means.

Christmas tree recycling offers a departure from this tradition by using the mulch from the tree into manure for the garden.It all starts with enshrouding the Christmas tree in a polythene bag that can be used to carry it whole to the place of recycling. One should ensure that such adornments such as glass, pins and beads are removed so that they don’t disrupt the recycling process. The tree is then shredded and the bio-degraded matter given back to the owner for use in the planting site. Whole Christmas trees can be used to build soil barriers and curb soil erosion.

PostHeaderIcon How To Grow Organic Strawberries?

Posted on: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 9:00 am

Organic strawberries are really easy to grow. They just require to be allocated a small or large space with abundant fertile soil under sufficient sunny conditions. The fruit does very well with at least six hours of sun daily.

The first thing is to choose an ideal site that has organic soil rich in minerals and minimally acidic. Weeds and other foreign matter are removed before applying small amounts of compost that is dug only a few inches into the soil surface. The site should be raised a little to allow drainage.

The planting involves the digging of small holes in which the larger part of the plant is under the soil. The site around the plant can then be strewn with compost, straw and other organic materials. The place should be watered regularly and fertilized one time in a month using blood and bone meal before they are ready to yield fruit in a few months.

PostHeaderIcon How To Use Recycled Softener Containers For Crafts

Posted on: Monday, June 21st, 2010 at 9:00 am

Plastic bottles are one of the most common sites in rubbish pits, but these bottles can be used to make crafts, or other useful items. One can take an awl or a knife and use it to poke holes in the fabric softener’s center, while working from inside the cap.

The container lid can then be removed, and sliced through the bottle, starting from above the top of the handle, to the bottle’s body, and then slanting downwards to the side of the bottle where there is no handle. Once this is complete, one can place the yarn inside the bottle, and then thread the loose end through the handle. This easy steps are a sure way of coming up with a yarn holder.

One can also go ahead and make templates, centerpieces, pincushions, and so forth. To make all this, one only needs to have a sharp knife, and then follow instructions. Otherwise, disposing of old softener containers is not fit for the environment.

PostHeaderIcon Organic Garden Insect Control

Posted on: Saturday, June 19th, 2010 at 9:00 am

A major aspect of organic gardening is coming up with alternative ways of dealing with insect menace, without necessarily going for chemical products. These alternative ways are friendly to the environment, and should be encouraged.

Using chemicals to keep away pests is not advisable, for it has severe consequences on the soil, as well as the plants one is trying to prevent. The first organic insect control idea is for one to prepare the soil well, and considering whether it is right for the particular plant. Secondly, ensure that any compost matter or manure to be used is well rotted before planting. Crop rotation is also a known organic way of keeping away pests from gardens.

Mineral oil, and liquid soap plus petroleum jelly is a sure way of trapping insects and pests. Garlic tea spray can also be used to treat most plants diseases, and this is made by mixing garlic tea, with water.

PostHeaderIcon Environmentally Friendly Camping

Posted on: Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at 9:00 am

Camping is fun, and offers one an opportunity to blend with nature and relax. However, most of the camping expeditions have been characterized by people leaving litter all over the camping site, polythene papers, and other unhealthy wastes. The following tips can be followed, to ensure that the camping is Eco friendly.

To begin with, one should be cautious when walking around, to avoid damaging the fragile ecosystem, which may include seedlings or wildlife. Secondly, all trash should be collected before leaving the camping site. Even trash left by earlier campers can be removed, and basically the unwritten rule is that the camping site ought to be left better than one found it.

Campfires are built at designated rings only, unless with permission from camp guides. Plastics and other toxic materials should never be burnt in campfires. Finally, campfires must be completely doused when breaking the camp. These easy tips are a sure way of ensuring an Eco friendly camping.

PostHeaderIcon Making Recycled Sweaters

Posted on: Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 9:00 am

Most people have at least one sweater that they do not use, and which they haven’t worn for the past several years. But these sweaters can be recycled, and used to make other items. Wool used to make sweaters is easy to craft since the fibers are held together strongly. The best sweaters for recycling are those that may have an 80% wool concentration, and they do not fray easily. Sweaters that are 100 5 felted can be made using sewing machines or a hand stitch.

The sweater can be recycled to make leg warmers for instance. Others can be made to cover their hands during the cold season, and such covers may just cover the wrists only, or extend to the arms. One thing worth noting about these sweaters is that much as they may be unused and dormant for long, their fibers are strong, and can last longer. By recycling them, and making items that are usable, one is preventing a scenario where some people throw them away.

PostHeaderIcon Green Living For Pets

Posted on: Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 9:00 am

Most people tend to imagine that only human beings can contribute to a greener world, but fail to understand that pets too, can be involved. In other words, one can learn some things that will help them have their pets live green, and make the world a natural and unpolluted place.

Some of the most common pets in homes are cats and dogs, and one should begin by coming up with green ways of disposing their waste. These wastes can be disposed of by treating it, or by isolating it. Isolating it means that the waste can be flushed, or trashed. As for cats, there are waste litter baskets that can collect their waste, and have it disposed safely.

Another thing one can do to have their pets go green is by opting for pet products that are Eco friendly. This mostly includes pesticides, which are commonly used to kill pests on the animals’ bodies. By using Eco friendly pesticides one ensures that no pollution or contamination is taking place.

PostHeaderIcon Tips For Green Home Design

Posted on: Sunday, June 13th, 2010 at 11:46 am

Nowadays, almost everyone is trying to go green, and help make the world a better place. Designing a green home is one step one can achieve this, but there are some tips one can follow to hasten this. In other words, the following tips can greatly help one in designing a green home.

The first tip is for one to opt for natural choices, rather than synthetics. This means that instead of opting for laminates, one can go for stone or wood counters in their homes. Soft rattan furniture can also be preferred over metal frames. One can spend more time asking their dealers to explain which products contain less synthetic, and are more environmentally friendly. One can also minimize spending by opting for items with bigger visual impacts so instead of altering an entire floor, one can lay a rug that matches with the decor of their homes. Also, one should make the best out of natural lighting. This may mean opening one’s windows wide, when there’s plenty of sunlight.