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Birds and Wildlife

Tweet How to attract toads and frogs to your garden It’s Leap Day so let’s talk about bug control using frogs, toads and tree frogs.  Like ‘em or loath ‘em, these little hoppers can eat up to 1000 insects in one day from a flower bed or vegetable garden. You can combat declining frogs and […]

Tweet You Deserve Better Value, Health & Balance Harness the Holidays and de-stress with these green building ideas to manage your extra decorating and entertaining costs or you’ll end up with financial troubles in January – and beyond. In this series, we’ll focus upon one of 12 smart ways to give yourself Holiday Breaks at […]

Tweet Your turn: Like you said in your book Kim, I need to plant trees for shade around my new house. I have a lot of room and want a good tree that grows pretty fast. – DA, Hope Mills My turn: One of the best native trees that fits your description is the Tulip […]

Tweet We had an unexpected visitor the other day that reminded me about diversity. But before I show you, I wanted to point something  out. Although green building is typically focused on built stuff like your house, the design of your yard and garden with its natural elements have a significant environmental impact too. Good […]

Tweet This summer our town cut out all insect control and the tiger mosquitoes had a blast pouncing on us every time we went out in the yard. From now on though, I’ve got other bug control plans and I’m hoping you’ll join me. Part of building and maintaining your green yard is attracting beneficial […]


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