Category: Sustainable Landscaping

How To Build a Compost Bin

portable-compost-bin

Holding bins are a convenient way of composting yard wastes with little effort: Simply add wastes as they are cleaned up from the yard. With no effort besides occasional moistening compost will be ready in 6 months to 2 years. Attention to chopping materials, maintaining moisture by watering and covering piles with plastic, and occasional turning will produce compost in less time.

How to Build a Rain Garden

build a rain garden

There’s a new garden in town. It is (mostly) easy to install, looks good year-round, requires almost no maintenance and has a terrifically upbeat impact on the environment. No wonder rain gardens are such a great new gardening trend!

Keep Plants Green with Gray Water

using grey water to keep your plants green

In times of drought, most organic home gardeners must ration their water usage, watering vegetables and favorite flowers while watching their lawns and other plants wither. But across the country some intrepid gardeners are foregoing the tap and turning to another source: gray water.

Rain Chain from Beach Rocks

rock rain chain

Just thought this was very cool. 🙂 I have some very cool rocks, and I’m simply going to have to spend some time during the winter months making one of these, in addition to shelling pecans, of course! Source: elderberrystreet.blogspot.com…

Time To Feed The Fungi

Considered as one of the most strenuous annual chores when owning a home, dead leaves blowing in from a neighbors yard or just simply blowing makes one understand the invention of the chain saw. They provide shade in the heat…

Green Really Hits the Roof!

Rooftop gardens is a method of gardening we are starting to hear more and more about. And not only in your typical high rise city, like Chicago’s City Hall who’s gardens on the roof are open to the public by…