Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Upgrade outdated appliances
If your systems are old, consider updating to more energy efficient products. The energy savings and tax rebates available prove the investment’s worth. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Tea increases the decomposition of other items 
If you are using teabags in your soil or compost pile, the acid in the tea can speed up the decomposition process of other items in the compost bin, which means you can use the compost faster. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Clear debris
Clean out the playset with a stiff broom or shop vacuum.
Wash It Down
Using a high-pressure spray nozzle on your garden hose, remove any caked-on dirt and dust from the playset's surfaces. If there are layers of mildew and dirt, consider using a pressure washer. (If the playset is wood, be careful with the water pressure, as soft woods can gouge easily.)
Create Spray
Combine one part water and one part distilled white vinegar into a clean spray bottle.
Add Essential Oil
Add four to six drops of lemon essential oil for a nice fragrance and added cleaning power.
Spray + Wipe

Spray the playset surfaces with your homemade cleaning mixture, then wipe down with a soft rag. Watch your kids' beloved backyard playspace come back to life from a grueling winter. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Plant a tree
It's good for the air, the land, can shade your house and save on cooling (plant on the west side of your home), and they can also improve the value of your property. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Clear debris
Clean out the playset with a stiff broom or shop vacuum.
Wash It Down
Using a high-pressure spray nozzle on your garden hose, remove any caked-on dirt and dust from the playset's surfaces. If there are layers of mildew and dirt, consider using a pressure washer. (If the playset is wood, be careful with the water pressure, as soft woods can gouge easily.)
Create Spray
Combine one part water and one part distilled white vinegar into a clean spray bottle.
Add Essential Oil
Add four to six drops of lemon essential oil for a nice fragrance and added cleaning power.
Spray + Wipe

Spray the playset surfaces with your homemade cleaning mixture, then wipe down with a soft rag. Watch your kids' beloved backyard playspace come back to life from a grueling winter.