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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.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
7 years ago
Pros and Cons of Natural or Organic Mulches

A summery of Pros and Cons of various types of Natural and Organic Mulches.

Environment
by J. Larson
4 years ago
What is Permaculture Landscaping

Instead of agriculture we should be doing permaculture.  Permaculture is system of growing things that relies on natural patterns, perennials planting and good design. 

Environment
by J. Larson
4 years ago
The Death Of The Banana

There is a global problem in the making right now that most people are not even aware of. The beloved banana that you find on grocery store shelves around the world is under threat from a unstoppable fungus that has swept through large portion of the banana growing regions. This fungus is so far untreatable and we haven't yet found any means of stopping its spread.

Entertainment
by J. Larson
6 years ago
Companies of Heroes a Review

Company of Heroes is one of the all time best strategy games. Released in 2006 this WW2 strategy game swept away the awards and recieved accolades from gaming enthusiasts across the world.

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

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
7 years ago
Pros and Cons of Lawn Grass Mulch

The pros and cons of lawn grass mulch became apparent to me as I struggled with a big weed problem in the summer of 2011 in my 12x12 foot garden plot. Read on to discover what I learned on my own and where my research that summer took me.

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.

History
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Happy 50th Anniversary Wilderness Act of 1964

The year is 2014 and what you probably don't know is this year is the 50th anniversary of a critical piece of legislation that has defined land management in the US for half a century. The Wilderness Act took land that was of special and sensitive nature and placed it in the most highly protected status that land can have in the United States. In a decade filled with important legislation the Wilderness Act took a backseat to heavy hitters like the Clean Air and Water Quality Act buts it legacy is not to be denied it gave us a "enduring resource of wilderness..."

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
5 years ago
Building a Underground Greenhouse

A underground greenhouse or Walipini is basically exactly what it sounds like. It is a greenhouse that is buried into the ground to take advantage of the natural warmth found in the soil of the Earth. Depending on how you approach the build, a underground greenhouse can either be very cheap and easy to build or insanely complicated and expensive. What I will cover will be some basic tenets of building an underground greenhouse and it will be up to you to figure out the fine details yourself.

Home & Garden
by J. Larson
7 years ago
Pros and Cons of Synthetic Mulches

Outline the pros and cons of common sythentic mulches including rubber tires, plastic sheeting, and landscaping glass.

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