Autumn Leaves: Healthy Alternatives to Burning Fallen Leaves

When it comes to autumn leaves, there are many healthy alternatives to burning fallen leaves.  When individuals who specialize in the overall quality of air studied the effects of burning leaves on the environment, it was found that there is a negative impact on the environment.  As autumn grows closer this year, it is important that individuals work to consider healthy alternatives to burning all of those leaves that have fallen in your lawn.  Here, you will learn about these healthy alternatives.

What Effect Does Burning Leaves Have on the Environment?

Victory Gardens – How To Start A Community Garden

On March 19, 2009, the New York Times reported that First Lady Obama was preparing the ground for the first vegetable garden at the White House since the time of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden, during World War II.  The garden was to be organic, and would provide fresh-grown vegetables for the White House dinner table.  Children from a nearby school would help her prepare and plant the garden, and the garden was to be used as a teaching tool – to educate children about healthful, locally grown fruit and vegetables at a time when obesity and diabetes have become a national concern.  Mrs. Obama told the reporters that it was her hope that the children would then begin to educate their families “and that will, in turn, begin to educate our communities.”

Recycling Water In Your Garden

Do you live in a city or state where it is illegal to collect rainwater?

It used to be illegal in Colorado, for example (although the law was very infrequently enforced).  The reasoning was that the rain was needed to replenish the aquifers.  However, in June 2009, Colorado passed two new laws that does make it legal to do so.

In Utah and Washington State, however, it is still illegal to collect rainwater from the roof, unless the roof owner also owns water rights on the ground.

But if you live in a locality where it is legal to collect rainwater, here’s how to do it.

Water Crystals – Save Water in your Garden

With the coming of spring and summer, watering the garden is a natural part of the process. However, the process of watering is wasteful because plants require lots of it and sometimes there is a lot of evaporation which further depletes the supply. Some things that people do to help offset this watering crunch, especially during droughts is to switch to plants that are more suited to less water and drought. While this works in the short-term, it’s not always the best solution.

Organic Lawn Care

What better way to impress your neighbors than to show off your beautifully luscious green lawn? Switching to organic lawn care is not only easier than you think; it can drastically help the environment too. Follow these steps to make sure your beloved lawn will become disconnected from all the harmful chemicals and pesticides for good. You as well as your garden are better off with these harmful chemicals. The life-support of your lawn should become an eco friendly one. The land that is treated with chemicals and pesticides is likely to provide you with infested products that will damage your overall health. Learn how to cure these toxic and chemical dependency to take full advantage of all the environmental benefits. For instance, the synthetic fertilizers are likely to damage the soil which will result in depriving your lawn of nutrients and vitamins. Start with the soil itself in order to eliminate all the pesticides and chemicals from your use. Your goal is to start with an empty canvas.