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Green Options in Fighting off a Pest Invasion
While pests have developed over the millions of years, it took only about 50 for science to keep up the pace. Today, with increasing environmental concerns, non-toxic pest control options that are harmless to humans, non-pest species, and the soil and water resources...
4 Ways to Go Green in the Garden
There are plenty of things you can do to minimize the carbon footprint of your lawn and garden. Here are 4 tips to help you.
Living Walls And Vertical Gardens
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_wall#mediaviewer/File:Mur_v%C3%A9g%C3%A9tal_int%C3%A9rieur.jpg Everyone wants the best for their property and do their best to improve it every now and again. Decorating your home is one of the easiest ways to make...
Urban Seedlings — Raised Bed Gardening in Your Own Backyard
A friend of mine told me about this great new company, Urban Seedling. The company, started three years ago by husband and wife team Tereska Gesing and Shawn Manning, specializes in planting raised bed organic vegetable gardens in people's backyards. Imagine growing...
Using Less Water in the Garden
Many of us have childhood memories playing outside during warm weather and getting caught in the stream of water as our parents fed the garden with the hose. It may have been fun to catch a few drops while the tomatoes were being drenched but overall it wasn’t...
Ecoraster Storm water solutions products
Cities are grappling with storm water run-off more than ever as storms become more violent and development increases leaving less permeable land. In heavy rains, sewers sometimes aren't able to handle the downpour that might happen (think Toronto in July, 2013, or...
Permaculture 101: Turning lawns into food
Pop quiz: What's wrong with this picture? Bucolic backyard setting If you're like most of us out there your answer is probably "Nothing." It's a beautiful, peaceful setting, shady in spots, tranquil, how can there be anything wrong with it? If you're involved...
Sustainable Solutions – Rain Barrels for Rain Gutters
A guest post today by Ainsley Muller from Dynamic Gutters Vancouver, focuses on the importance of not squandering Canada's freshwater apparent abundance. While most of us Canadians think that we have an endless supply of water in this country -- which is reinforced by...
Accoya Wood: Durable, Stable, Modified Without Toxins
I was at a presentation, hosted by Upper Canada Forest Products, to hear about the features of Accoya wood. This is a wood product which looks really interesting specifically for any outdoor use. Matt Roberts is the Technical Sales Manager for the Americas for...
Rainwater HOG — Rainwater harvesting made simple
The Rainwater HOG is available in Ontario. Modular by design, it holds the most water in the least amount of space. Best of all it can be added onto over time to increase rainwater capture.
Energy-Wise Landscape Design
A review of a book that helps homeowners lower their heating and cooling costs through the effect use of landscape design.
Envirobond joint compounds for interlocking pavers and flagstone patios
EnviroBond produces joint compounds that help prevent weed growth, promote permeability, and are more durable than sand. Best of all it’s completely organic and requires much less maintenance than sand.
Preventing rainwater runoff with permeable pavers
Permeability of landscaping is particularly important in dense urban settings. There are products available that can help you prevent rainwater run-off and still provide you with beautiful patios, walkways and driveways.
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