Recent Green Living Articles


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Why Clean Up Fallen Leaves and How to Make It Easier

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 21, 2015

Brightly colored autumn leaves are one of the greatest joys of the season. However, once these same leaves drop off the trees and land on your yard or your roof, they are usually no...


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Delightful Fall Decorations for Deck, Porch, or Patio

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 20, 2015

The autumnal equinox toward the end of September means that it is officially fall. But we lovers of the great outdoors are not quite ready to come inside and hibernate until next spring...


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9 Marvelous Uses for a Plant Mister

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 16, 2015

Here's a great little tool that will only cost you a dollar or two. A spray bottle, also known as a plant mister, is invaluable, and not just for your indoor landscaping efforts. This...


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Uninvite Insects from Your End-of-Summer Outdoor Meals

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 26, 2015

Wow. It's hard to believe that summertime is almost over. This sweetest of seasons seems to go by faster every year. All the more reason to enjoy the outdoors while you can. And what...


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How to Get the Best Herb Harvest from Your Garden

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 30, 2015

Fresh herbs are packed with delectable taste and aroma, adding piquancy and nutrition to your cooking. They are also fantastic as refreshing iced herbal tea or natural health remedies....


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Sliding Doors Combine Function with Fashion

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 24, 2015

Installing a sliding door used to be a purely practical decision. While it's true that sliders, as they are affectionately known, pack a lot of function into their frames, recently...


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Stop Spider Mite Garden Damage this Safe, Natural Way

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 18, 2015

They are tiny but deadly ... to your garden, that is. We're talking about spider mites, minuscule members of the arachnid family with enormous appetites. Not to be confused with dust...


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How to Flush Your Toilet and Waste Less Water

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 16, 2015

Americans are a contradictory bunch. We care a great deal about recycling and saving energy. (Yay!) Yet at the same time, many of us remain blissfully unaware of another essential resource...