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Eco-Responsible Landscaping Tips


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, protection, garden )

Cher
- 556 days ago - greenlivingonline.com
Landscaping extends the living space of your home, adding value to the property by creating spaces for relaxation and outdoor pleasure. But when you're planning and maintaining your outdoor living space, remember to minimize the impact on resources,



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Past Member (0)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 7:57 am
very good article for my garden too:)i like to work in my garden ,thank Cher :)
 

Barbara D. (78)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 8:38 am
I can proudly say that my yard and gardens are not only green in color they're also GREEN.
 

Mary T. (318)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 9:34 am
will use some of the suggestions, do use grey water to water my backyard and compost everything
 

Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 9:48 am
I never thought about putting mulch in my beds-good tip, thanks.
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 10:16 am
Noted. Don't have a garden but an interesting article all the same. Thanks Cher
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 10:34 am
Noted & posted
 

Gloria picchetti (299)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 12:49 pm
Good things!
 

Landis Baxter-Howard (2)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 1:22 pm
Thanks!
 

Joy McR (137)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:01 pm
Noted..
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 3:32 pm
While I was in the Navy, we used a process to clean barnacles and other unwanted ocean growths out of the seawater coolers on the submarine. When we changed the corrosion-control zincs, we added generic unsweetened kool aid mix to the coolers, then filled them with freshwater to allow pumping them to submergence pressure to test for leaks, then left them for a week before switching to the second coolers in those systems and repeating that procedure with the other cooler. Result was that we avoided discharging 'toxic industrial chemicals' to our river or bay (nobody worried about juice mix acetic acid) and we got our coolers safely cleaned because that acid wouldn't harm the metal. Similar ideas need to be used for both home landscaping/gardens and commercial agriculture. Get rid of the long-lived pesticides and use short lived ones targetted against specific pests so the predatory insects that eat pests aren't killed; make use of soil rotation and use natural fertiliser as much as possible to maximise sustainable harvests; bank streams and rivers against runoff so the eroded soil sediment and soil chemicals can be recovered and returned to the land.
 

Jo S. (511)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 4:37 pm
Love, Love, Love it . Thank you so much Cher!
Noted and shared many times!
 

Jamie Clemons (283)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 5:08 pm
don't plant grass its bad.
 

Diarmuid O Sullivan (6)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 5:34 pm
Some great tips there for my summer project
 

Ryan Yehling (49)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 5:34 pm
Thank you for sharing
 

Birgit W. (151)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 7:00 pm
Wonderful, thank you.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 7:08 pm
Great information. I've been making changes. Will do more as the weather gets warmer. Thanks Cher
 

linda newman (3288)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 10:04 pm
great
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Sunday May 19, 2013, 10:09 pm
Thank you. (n, p, t)
 

Jason Topps (9)
Monday May 20, 2013, 12:40 am
Noted, some great ideas and suggestions.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Monday May 20, 2013, 6:16 am
Thanks.
 

Ann B. (140)
Monday May 20, 2013, 8:30 am
noted - thanks
 

John De Avalon (35)
Monday May 20, 2013, 8:34 am
Interesting article. Thank you.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Monday May 20, 2013, 12:19 pm
Thank you.
 

Shaheen N. (64)
Monday May 20, 2013, 1:24 pm
Thanks for Posting an informative Artcle
 

Sharon W. (4)
Monday May 20, 2013, 4:43 pm
I will forward this to my Mom, who loves landscaping! Thanks!
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 5:21 am
noted, thanks Cher
 

Dan(iel)) M. (25)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 5:47 am
Interesting & Informative article.
 
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