Maintain a lawn with chemical free weed control, organic mulch, electric mowers, eco friendly gardening gloves and more!
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Chemical Free Weed Control
Dig weeds out manually or use boiling water and concentrated salty water to kill the weeds. You can also use: “Spectrum Organic White Distilled Vinegar” sold by Amazon as a non-toxic herbicide. It’s 100% certified organic distilled vinegar from corn and rye with 5% acidity and can also be used for streak free window cleaning too! Once you get rid of the weeds, try using:
A layer of “Easy Gardener 702 WeedBlock Biodegradable Paper Mulch” made from 100% post-consumer waste. It conserves soil moisture, lets air in and will help keep your weeds from sprouting. Available from Amazon and its featured merchants: Garden.com, PlumberSurplus.com and Hudson Street Hardware.
“Element 1001 6 100% Organic and Biodegradable Original Mulch Block” is a natural weed control. It’s 100% organic, biodegradable and a renewable resource made of coir. Coir is a fibre obtained from the husk of a coconut and is used in making rope, matting and as a peat (decomposable vegetable matter) substitute. This will help to keep your weeds from sprouting. Sold and shipped by Denny and Kathy’s Superstore on Amazon. Did you know Element also sell “Colorite Element Lead-Free Drinking Water Hoses” in 25 foot and 50 foot length? Read more about Lead Free Garden Hoses at Erin’s Eco List.
Important Tip: Please make sure you wear a mask and eco garden gloves when you work with organic mulch or organic fertilizers.
“Womens’ Eco Gardening Gloves” are made by Angela’s Garden on Amazon. These garden gloves are made with 55-Percent hemp and 45-Percent organic cotton and coloured with non-toxic dyes. The leather is tanned naturally.
Nourish Your Lawn Organically
Buy “Organic fertilizers”: Chemical-based fertilizers are increasing in price due to the increase in crude oil. Apart from the rising cost of chemical fertilizers they are very toxic to use for your garden and vegetables.
“Jobe’s 09526 Organic All Purpose Granular Fertilizer“, 4-Pound Bag, contains billions of Archaea; a beneficial micro-organism that breaks down organic materials for better results. It is sold and shipped by Amazon and its featured merchants are: Geroys, Tool Hardware Shop and ANT Online.
“Organic fertilizers” have become not only the “green” thing to do but they have also become the “smart thing to do”. There are many organic fertilizers available to choose from; including nutrient rich “worm castings”.
Natural Lawn Repairer
- If your lawn has been damaged by pest problems or dog/cat urine, The Grass Stitcher is a clever garden tool that can help you repair your lawn naturally. Find out more about the Grass Stitcher at Erin’s Eco List.
Electric Mower/Push Mower
Cut back carbon emissions by choosing to use a push mower, electric mower, rake and hand saw. The best part is no smelly fumes. Cordless electric mowers powered by a removable battery are available on Amazon. Some Amazon brands include: Black & Decker, Earthwise, Toro 20360, Greenworks, Sun Joe and WORX Eco WG780.
Featured Aussie eBay Seller Sam’s Power Tools, have listed a BOSCH ROTAK 37 Li Cordless 36v Electric Lawn Mower. “Sam’s Power Tools” has been selling on eBay since November 2008 and ships within Australia. Local pick up also available from Dulwich Hill, NSW.
Mow Without Catcher
Mow without a catcher, once a week. Grass clippings will help nourish your lawn because it is packed with nutrients.
Organic Gardening Books
- “Organic Gardening For Dummies” is sold on the following online stores: treet an Australian eBay seller who ships within Australia and ships to New Zealand; Angus and Robertson Outlet, a U.K. eBay seller and as an e-book download at Amazon.
- The Organic Lawn Care Guide: “How To Get A Green Lawn With Only Natural Fertilizers And Organic Lawn Treatment” by Victoria M. Barnes.
- “How To Start Your Organic Yard And Keep It Free From Pests & Weeds” by Victor M. Barnes. Includes free International wireless delivery via “Amazon Whispernet”.
More e-Books by Victor Matthew Barnes:
- The Organic Compost Guide: Make Your Own Natural Compost
- Organic Solutions To Everyday Garden Problems
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Invest in drought-tolerant plants for your yard. Such plants are cacti. Their stems, roots and leaves can store water during wet weather. The thick stems of cactus consist of spongy tissue which holds water. In drought, the water makes its way down to the roots. The waxy coating on cactus prevents that water from evaporating. The “Prickly Pear Cactus Plant” can be bought on Amazon.
Jenny’s Plants has been selling on eBay since April 2005. She sells beautiful catcus plants as well as the Flax Golden Ray plant which can tolerate all seasonal weather, including frosts and dry heat.
“Jenny’s Plants” has an amazing variety of plant species and are shipped within Australia. If you would like to arrange local pick-up, her nursery is located at Dandegong, Victoria. Contact Jenny’s Plants for more information.