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Home & Garden
by J. Larson
6 years ago
Active Composting 101-The Heat is On

Did you know that their are ways that you can kick your compost into overdrive and produce compost at a greater rate than you have ever before.  All it requires is paying attention to a few key aspects of composting.  One of those key aspects is temperature, by keeping the temperature in the optimum range for the microorganisms responsible for composting you can greatly boost their effectiveness.    

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
6 years ago
Active Composting 101-Keeping the Compost Moist

Keeping compost at the right moisture level is key to producing quality compost.  If your compost is to wet then it gets all stinky and if it is to dry then it wont decompose very quickly.  Read on to find out how much moisture is good for your pile and how you can keep your pile right where you need it.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
6 years ago
Active Composting 101-Material Type and Ratio

For those that wish to speed up there compost pile and get quality compost quickly there are a few key parts of composting you will need to keep a eye on. One of the key parts I want to touch on here is the material types and ratio of those materials in the pile and how getting those optimized can improve your composting efficiency

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
6 years ago
Active Composting 101-Let it Breath

Did you know that when things decompose they are actually using oxygen to do it. Ok that's not precisely correct the microbes that do the decomposing are the ones that use the oxygen. But in a nutshell to succesfully compost your pile need to be well aerated or oxygenated to do it. Read on to learn more about what oxygen is important in composting and what you can do to help keep your pile nice and airy.

Environment
by J. Larson
5 years ago
The Dirty Secret of Landfills

Out of sight out of mind is the saying that comes to mind when you think about how we handle our waste in this country. You tie the trash bag close and throw it in the dumpster and that's it right. Well not so much, the landfills of this country are repositories of all things dirty and gross and some of that stuff sits around for a long time. So long in fact the person that trashed them is in their grave and what they left behind is still causing harm to the environment.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
3 Ways To Improve Your Garden This Fall

So here we are at the end of another gardening season for most of us in the US.  September heralds changing temperatures, final harvests, and signals that it is time to put the garden tools away for the year and to leave the garden alone for awhile.  Hate to break it to you but if you do that you are missing out a golden opportunity to improve your garden for next year.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
6 years ago
Building a Compost Bin from Wood Pallets

Composting kitchen scraps and yard waste into a beneficial product can be as easy or as hard as you want to make it.  The first step is usually finding a place to put this compost and many people turn to the bin.  These days there are many types of bins that can be purchased commercially but for those on a budget or if you just like to be more hands on then building one is the way to go for you. 

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
3 Reasons Why You Should Tear Up Your Front Lawn

The front lawn despite its long and dignified history in the American culture has come to a crossroads in its existence. With the growing environmental movement and cost of maintenance the perfect manicured lawn has become something of a dinosaur in our modern culture. But there is stigma with not maintaining a lawn and it can be difficult for people to get past that even if they want to. But there are lots of good reason why you should consider tearing up the front lawn and what follows are 3 of them.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Ways To Use Fall Leaves Around The Home

So here we are at the end of another summer and the fall season is in full swing across the country. With fall comes the final harvest, cool temperatures, and beautiful fall foliage to look at. But it also brings cold rains cleaning up the garden and raking of the leaves when they are done falling from the trees. Every year homeowners or renters like myself wonder what to do with the bags of leaves that get raked up every fall. Read on to discover a few quick ways you can use those leaves around the house rather than sending them away.

Environment
by J. Larson
5 years ago
How To Create A No Trash Lifestyle

Building a no trash lifestyle is a daunting prospect in today's modern use it and throw it away society. You will face strong opinions ,weird looks and it may actually prevent you from participating in some aspects of society. But if you are environmentally conscious person and you don't like the fact we are throwing away 251 million tons of trash a year in this country you may not give a crap what others think. If that's true then congrats and welcome to a subset of society of does its best to live a trash free life.

Lifestyle
by J. Larson
7 years ago
Frugal and Green

In this article I outline some ways that I use to be be both frugal and green

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