April 26, 2016
Written by Ashley Buckner
Rainwater collection isn’t just a trend for experienced gardeners with established plots, either. According to the survey, about 15 percent of millennials, many with small but efficient urban gardens, report using rain water collectors. One in five of these younger cloud harvesters are located in the increasingly arid West. A recently published study conducted by The Home Depot found that one in four gardeners is opting to reap the rewards of heavy storms through a variety of rainwater collection alternatives. Whether you do it for its cost-saving aspect, as a self-watering technique, as a way to irrigate an irregularly graded backyard or as a functional work of art, rainwater collection is a simple way to make the most out of your property’s natural resources, while spending very little of your resources—time and money. But, is rainwater collection for you? After reading this guide, you might find the answer is – quite possibly.
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Composting is nature’s way of recycling organic material back into the earth so it can be used again to create new life. Home composting, regardless of how you do it, is a great way to create nutrient rich soil with which you can feed your plants.
Composting can be a complicated process, and to some, it is considered an art form. It is important to know what you can and cannot add to your pile. So with this in mind, we created three lists to help you know what’s okay to compost, what isn’t, and how to overcome some common problems. When you are creating your pile, you will want to create an equal mix of "green" and "brown" compost materials, as mentioned below.
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If you’re anything like me, you’ve dreamed about having fresh eggs from your backyard every morning, but have also had concerns about tending to a whole lot of chickens. Yes, raising chickens takes time and effort, but it is indeed an undeniably satisfying hobby.
Here are some of the basics about raising chickens, so that you know a little about what to expect…
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December 12, 2011
Written by Country Places, Inc
There are numerous choices and products for those that are determined to think 'outside-of-the-box' when it comes to shelter. For decades, Americans have been in one mindset when it comes to the look and size of homes. Modern land owners are changing that with a wide array of dwellings being built across the country. It seems that living small and simple, or at least different than the norm, has become cutting edge.
Read more: Alternative Housing Options For New Land Owners