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Vermiposting: Composting With Earthworms

By Green Living

Many earth-conscious consumers compost to keep biodegradable wastes out of landfills and to create a rich, organic matter that can be returned to the soil. Adding worms to your composting efforts, known as “vermiposting,” can speed up the composting process and even enable you to keep composting in the winter, when most outdoor compost piles […]

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4 Great Ways to Control Weeds and Pests in an Organic Garden

By Green Living

As much as you love organic gardening for the fresh, herbicide-free produce it provides, the weeds and bugs love it for the chemical-free environment. Just because you don’t want to use synthetic pesticides near your food doesn’t mean you need to spend every free moment fighting the weeds and bugs either. Here are some great […]

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10 Amazing Benefits of Hydroponics Gardening

By Green Living

More and more green thumbs are making the transition from soil to water-based growing mediums. Known as hydroponics, it involves growing plants in a nutrient-rich water solution. Sometimes the plants’ roots are suspended directly in the water, other times in sand, perlite, or gravel with water flowing through them. Regardless, hydroponics offers several significant advantages […]

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Groundcover Replacements for Your Lawn

By Green Living

Lawns are a tried-and-true option for filling in one’s yard space. However, with such a high level of maintenance required to keep grass perfectly even and green, more and more people are turning to alternatives. Ornamental grasses generally need much less maintenance and require little to no watering, infrequent trimming and no pesticide or herbicide […]

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Hydroponic Systems Comparison

By Green Living

Hydroponic gardening is the practice of growing plants without soil. Hydroponic systems instead soak the roots of the plants with a carefully designed nutrient solution. The artificial conditions that hydroponic plants grow in encourage good health and rapid growth. If you wish to try your hand at hydroponic gardening then the first thing you need […]

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How to Get Started with Organic Gardening

By Green Living

Organic gardening is great for the planet, for your local ecosystem, and for you. Not only can you grow fresh produce, but you can also create a space that brings you joy. Whether you have a large plot or only a patio, all you need to get started with organic gardening is a minimal amount of […]

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Plant a Bee Friendly Garden

By Green Living

Is there something missing from your yard? Go out and listen. Do you hear the familiar hum of bees? Look around. Do you see bees browsing through flower beds, or hovering around a fruit tree? You probably don’t. Where there used to be dozens of bees busily foraging, now you’re lucky to spot one or […]

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The Advantages of Installing a Home-Based Aquaponics System

By Green Living

Aquaponics is a revolutionary system of gardening and raising fish simultaneously. It was used commercially in the 1980s, but has been around since ancient times. The word itself is a combination of aquaculture (growing fish to eat) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil). An aquaponics system functions on the basis of a symbiotic relationship between […]

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Basic Hydroponics: Create an Eco-friendly Garden

By Green Living

Hydroponics gardening is catching on! If you’ve decided to try hydroponics you are in for a real treat. Although soil-less gardening can seem unforgiving, it is easily learned, and the pay-off is immense in both quantity and quality. With very little time and effort, you can and will produce amazing yields with an indoor hydroponic […]