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5 Self-Sufficient Gardening Projects for Beginners

A guest post authored by Lauren Schwartz of www.lawn.com.au There’s more to self-sufficient gardening than ornamental plants and decorative sculptures. A productive garden is a healthy garden, and one that can lead to an excellent life goal: self-sufficiency! By growing your own food and in the process caring for nature, you can make the land

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Best Ways to Quit Overeating

It's probably not the first time your diet has failed. Relax, it happens to all of us. Have you ever wondered why that happens? Don't be hard on yourself; it's not because you lack the will or you're just too lazy. Most of the time, the reason is that we go overboard with restricting ourselves.

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5 Great Food Plants to Grow Indoors

Most of us can benefit from a little more vegetables in our lives, and growing them at home is the best way to ensure those dinner plates are stacked with a heap of greens every time. But what if you don't have much space outside to grow your favourite vegetables or you live in a

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8 Things to Consider Before Building a Container Garden

Container gardening is not rocket science! All that you need are four simple things: containers, soil/growing medium, plants, and water (ok and maybe some plant food occasionally) so let's make it "five". That’s it! Basically, it is not too different from typical gardening, which you can do in a normal garden bed. Most veggies that

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Get Back to Nature: How Gardening Can Help Those With PTSD

The benefits of spending time in the great outdoors are widely recognized. Several studies have examined the effects of nature on our mental health and well-being, proving time and time again that our feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress can be lifted just by going outside for a bit. Anecdotally, many of us understand the

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Three Positive Mental and Physical Effects of Gardening

Gardening can lead to both functional and aesthetic results, and it’s a great hobby with a relatively low barrier to entry. Whether you’re working in a large yard or small plot of dirt, you can create something beautiful and harvest the results for food. It should come as no surprise that nearly one-third of American

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How Pollution and Urban Lifestyle Affect Our Skin

Pollution has sadly become an integral part of today’s big city life. This ended up damaging our bodies both inside and out, and that also includes the epidermis. Even with our skin acting as a natural barrier, prolonged exposure will eventually wear its guard down and inflict damage on it in the long run. This

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Carbon Capture & Its Applications on Coal Power Plants

  From the mid-20th century, mankind started to realise the great impact of our industrial activities on the environment. The relationship between industrialization and environmental degradation is one that is hard to ignore. In as much as mankind needs to grow industrially and economically, we also need to preserve our resources and the environment in

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Drinking Water Contamination Due To Agricultural Runoff

Lead, fluoride, disinfecting byproducts, arsenic, prescriptive drugs. The list of contaminants that are lurking in our drinking water is long. In this article, I want to focus on contaminants that originate from agriculture. I'm going to explain how they enter public water systems and a range of natural freshwater sources used for bottled water, and

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How to Fix a Brown Lawn After the Cold Winter

As the winter season makes way for spring, your lawn will probably have brown patches of grass. This is a common occurrence, but there is a variety of solutions since the causes are just as numerous. Even if you cannot pinpoint the primary cause of the grass discolouration, the following steps should ease the problem.

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How to Start a Spring Vegetable Garden

The following article is a guest post by Ann Sanders founder of the Blog/Website A Green Hand based in the USA (more details/link to her Site at the end). With the arrival of the spring season, many homeowners aspire to grow their own vegetables. However, it’s not as simple as sowing seeds in the soil

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