Recycle

Recycling Tips For Gardening

Old compost bags

Hoard few of your old compost bags as they can serve multiple beneficial purposes. For example, you can use such covers to transport garden waste or can suppress the growth of unwanted weeds by splitting and placing them downwards. You can even grow potatoes inside them if you want.

Large soft drink bottles

 

Bottles

Instead of throwing away the large plastic containers of carbonated soft drinks, tend to use them as cloches to protect your tender plants from the extremities of weather. You are required first to slice the bottom half of the bottle and then place it over the plant, however, remember to open the lid to allow sufficient ventilation.

Utilize aquarium water and pond silt

If you have an aquarium or pond, instead of draining away the existing or old water present inside, instead divert it towards nourishing the plants in your garden. Aquarium water is rather rich in nutrients from whatever the fish has left behind, and pond silt is a highly nutrient-rich soil fertilizer.

Lollipop sticks

Next time before flicking your lollipop stick away, instead hoard them and utilize them for recycling purposes. How? Lollipop sticks can be used as labels or markers for identifying specific plants.

Toilet roll holders

You can use toilet roll holders to grow plants such as peas, carrots, and other deep root plants. Toilet roll holders are biodegradable meaning you can merely plant them into the ground, fill them with compost and sow seeds on top. Eventually, the roller will decompose.

Old CDs

Garden Decor

You can get creative with your unwanted and hoarded pile of discs or CDs. How? CDs make excellent bird scarers; merely hanging such CD’s by a string over the plant can reflect sunshine and scare away the birds.

Boiled water

No, you are not supposed to pour boiling water over your tender plants, as it will decimate them. Instead, tend to pour any existing boiling water over unwanted weeds, as it will deteriorate and kill the weed from within.

Old tires

If you have any unwanted old tires lying around your household, utilize them to form compost pits or raised beds by merely stacking one tire on top of another.

Used compost

Instead of dumping away used fertilizer, you can still use it for multiple purposes such as mulch or growing bulb and salad crops.

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Plastic milk cartons

You can even use a large plastic milk container as a soil scooper by merely cutting the package at a 45-degree angle, and utilizing the portion of the carton with the handle attached.

Bubble wrap

Instead of sitting and popping these covers, you can utilize such bubble wrap covers to insulate your greenhouse from the extremities of weather conditions.

Eco House

Benefits Of a Green Home

Environmental benefits

Green homes and buildings are highly beneficial to the environment, as they reduce energy consumption. Traditional houses will rely on the importance of fossil fuels to heat or cool while succumbing to the contamination it causes as well. However, green homes indicative of its name, revolve around an eco-friendly atmosphere and rely on renewable sources of energy with zero pollution causing elements such as setting of solar panels. Solar panels are beneficial as they conserve energy and are cost efficient as well.

Construction advantages

Green Home

Initially, the building expenses of a green home tend to be more expensive compared to traditional houses. However, green homes make up for the initial costs in the long run. It is interesting to know that a conventional home will accumulate a lot of waste while green homes recycle its waste. In addition to their perks, green homes are built using durable and sturdy materials which do not need frequent service or attention as compared to its traditional counterpart.

Economic benefits

Since the underlying foundation of green homes is to conserve energy, such eco-friendly houses save up on utility bills. Green homes tend to save more costs for heating since they are insulated effectively, and often use energy conserving appliances, which ultimately reduce costs and minimize energy consumption. Besides, such environment-friendly houses have excellent resale value, making it quite favorable in economic terms as well.

Health benefits

health benefits

It is a confirmed fact that green homes are an overall healthier atmosphere for you and your family as compared to conventional households. Green homes employ non-toxic components for construction, which as a result prevents the accumulation of toxic by-products over time. Moreover, green homes tend to harbor a much healthier circulation of pure fresh air, allow better passage of sunlight causing numerous health benefits and a comparatively better environment to stay. Moreover, such eco-friendly homes avail environment-friendly methods of pest and mold prevention, making it a safer and healthier choice.

Water efficiency

Green homes as a standard feature of it are fixed with water-conserving plumbing fixtures. For example, eco-friendly homes are added with dual flush closets, low-pressure shower heads, and faucets. Moreover, such homes rely on renewable sources of water such as rainwater harvesting and reusing of water for different needs such as irrigation purposes.