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Ideas for a ‘greener’ garden

As you prepare to plant your prize winning garden put these ideas to use for a ‘greener’ garden.

  • Enjoy a weed free garden by using old newspapers for garden weed control. Wet the newspaper, place a thick layer in the garden and cover with bark or stones.
  • Use old stockings to tie up plants in the garden.
  • Use water from your rain barrel to water your garden.
  • Repurpose old mini-blinds as plant markers
  • Are your garden paths muddy after rainfall? Try this reuse idea to stabilize those footpaths. Put old window or door screens along the path for safer walking or barrowing.
  • Use empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls for seedling pots. Cut the roll in thirds; fill with potting soil and seedlings. When the seedlings are ready for planting plant the entire thing, the paper roll will decompose.
  • When freshening your pets’ water use the old water for your garden.

Just a few quick ways to be ‘green’ in the garden. Happy planting!

Useful Links to Green News Sites

Environmental News Service

www.ens-newswire.com

The Environment News Service is the original daily international wire service of the environment. Established in 1990 by Editor-in-Chief Sunny Lewis and Managing Editor Jim Crabtree, it is independently owned and operated.

The Environment News Service (ENS) exists to present late-breaking environmental news in a fair and balanced manner.

GreenBiz.com

www.greenbiz.com

GreenBiz.com, Business Voice of the Green Economy, is the leading source for news, opinion, best practices, and other resources on the greening of mainstream business. Launched in 2000, its mission is to provide clear, concise, accurate, and balanced information, resources, and learning opportunities to help companies of all sizes and sectors integrate environmental responsibility into their operations in a manner that supports profitable business practices.