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Natural Pest Control

By Anny on December 21st, 2012

NaturesOwnSolutions.com presents a unique way to keep pests out of your backyard, home garden, fields etc with a completely non-toxic and eco-friendly formulation that’s designed to be in perfect harmony with nature. Their flagship product “Cedar Oil Formulation” contains the extract of the Cedar tree oil which has been used since ancient times to ward off unwanted pests. The unique anti pest properties of the Cedar tree extracts have been vouched for across the world  from ancient Egyptians, to native Americans who used to extensively use it in their daily life as a barrier against insects.

Natural Pest Control

The company is based in USA and is lead by Dave Glassel who has pioneered a research into an organic way of pest control to be an alternative to toxic chemical pesticides which not only harm you but also pollute the environment. The Pestigator program aims to give a natural, effective and proven alternate to give you a pest free surrounding that not only decimates all your harmful pests but also kills larvae, eggs to prevent them from bouncing back to your backyard. Do also check out testimonials of many satisfied users who have successfully used their product.

Natural Pest Control

The USDA certified product is effective against bed bugs, insects, mosquito’s, fleas, mites, maggots, ants, termites and many unwanted pests that pose a hindrance to your home and garden. They have a choice of pest control products, lawn food products, Wood products and do-it-yourself kits that are 100% safe, secure and organic.

You can choose from garden sprays which start from $9.95, to their safe range of granulars beginning at $29.95 which can be used in planter boxes, godowns, indoor containers, closets, attics etc to keep unwanted insects at bay and also give a refreshing cedar aroma inside your home.

They also have an organic fertilizer which has been proven to have all the essential nutrients for your indoor plants and can be used in sprays or dip feed systems.  Do also check out a handy aerosol spray that can be carried along with you to give a complete protection against insects and mites wherever you go.

The store also has an organic weed killer, special products for your pet dogs and cats to make them insect free, a termicide for your furniture and many more at affordable prices which come with a satisfaction of buying a certified organic product.

You can buy their products online, or can call them to get a detailed quote on their pricing.

Link: http://www.naturesownsolutions.com/store/

Water Filters for Organic Gardening

By Anny on November 15th, 2012

Water filters for organic gardening

 

Pre-treating your plants with water filters for organic gardening is the most popular trend to make your plants healthy and keep great care of your vegetation.  Most of the organic gardens in town often use the tap water which is supplied to fulfill the vegetation requirements. Until you use rain barrels for collection of large volume of water, you will be required to use the tap water for gardening, but we know that such water is highly chlorinated.

This chlorinated water has been design to kill a certain quantity of bacteria, but some bacteria are required for keeping the soil balance and inner shape. We are just going to start with a new environmental friendly water filter which remove all the chlorine and water and soluble metals from the water, this will ultimately help to grow vegetables and healthy fruits with enriched organic metals required.

 

A filter will work for as long as 25,000 gallons of water and then you will be required to refill it and continue the pure water for our garden. This water filter cost you only $35.50 and you can buy from local stores or online. The Vibrant water filter is best eco-friendly filter available for gardening and those guys who love to customize it according to their needs, they can change its design, capacity and other factors in this water filter.

Water filters for organic gardening

This garden filter can be attached to any garden hose simply and harmful chlorine can be filtered from the water easily. To measure the life of this organic gardening filter, let’s take an idea that water requirement for tomatoes is about 140 gallons in 10 weeks period to get the tomatoes of 20 pounds yield. This GUARDN growing organic water filter will produce enough chlorine filtered water for 1.5 tons yield of tomato crop.

Gardening is amongst our top priority areas to keep our environment green and lessen the effects of pollution and hazardous gases in our atmosphere.  When you use these garden filters for your potted plants, you will stop adding the salt to your pots and water which will be used for plants will lessen the effects of leaves burning.

As for installation of water filters is concerned, they are easy to install and simply screw them to your water bib or your hose.  These water filters will require the back washing if you want to clean them, but they don’t need it.  In these filtering units, they are also replaceable filters, but it is important that you might not change or replace them until they have worked for 20,000 gallons of water, which is approximately equal to one year usage of these water filters.

Gardening filters come in two parts, separated by eight small bolts with Allen wrench. Whey these type of filters? Because they are right priced, eco-friendly and simple to install, efficient at use and do great job, these gardening filters are excellent and you can use them for long time.  This filter is quality product with lifetime warranty.

Fascinating climbing roses for your garden

By Anny on May 31st, 2012

Rose Garden

When roses come to our mind, everyone among us knows that roses have numerous varieties and a lot of different fragrances. Every rose get its own quality. Some of them are tiniest and most tender. On the other hand, some are largest and most vibrant blossoms.

Every gardener suits its own taste and fragrance. He knows s better which one would suit and enhance garden beauty. By gardener point of view, it is observed that nothing reflects on rose’s beauty but comparatively shrub roses can be looked after easily than climbing roses. (more…)

Some Commandments for Eco Gardening

By Anny on May 29th, 2012

Eco Gardening

As we move to the summer days of dog, it is essential to know about some gardening tips to improve your gardener and make it greener when sun will shine brightly during the summer season. Although water is conserved by shalt, gardeners should conserve as much quantity of water as they can. If you know about rain barrel, it is helpful to collect the recycled household water from baths as well as rainwater all the year. During the summer season, watering your plants deeply is more important than often little watering, it is useful for rooting at the deep. (more…)

Our home and Garden should be Phosphate free

By Anny on May 28th, 2012

Eco Gardening

What is phosphate and why all the countries and United States are asking for its presence in gardens at home products. Phosphate is an important element which can easily be found in fertilizers. Its chemical name symbol is P, found in NPK plant food nutrient and can easily be formulated for its use in laws. Phosphate is also found in many of our daily use consumers’ products like water softeners, pharmaceuticals, cured meats, tooth paste, baking powder and detergents. (more…)

Green Tea Compound Can Kill Oral Cancer Cells & Helps in Weight Loss

By Anny on May 19th, 2012

Green tea

Did you know that Green Tea is known to have extreme health benefits of which unwanted fat loss and prevention of oral cancer are primary? In this article, let us look at how having Green Tea goes about achieving this.

Oral Cancer: Pennsylvania State University’s Joshua Lambert, co-director at Centre for Plant and Mushroom Foods for Health and his research team has observed that the EGCG compound (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), a major percentage of Green Tea’s anti-oxidants, ensures that cancerous cells found in the oral cavity self-destruct. This happens as a result of mitochondrial damage enthused by EGCG.

There is no need to panic. The EGCG did not affect the healthy cells quite the same way and it actually enhanced the mitochondrial membrane potential, which enhances healthier metabolism internal to the cell.

Joshua Lambert stated in a press release – “EGCG is doing something to damage the mitochondria and that mitochondrial damage sets up a cycle causing more damage, and it spirals out, until the cell undergoes programmed cell death, it looks like EGCG causes the formation of reactive oxygen species in cancer cells, which damages the mitochondria, and the mitochondria responds by making more reactive oxygen species.” Detailed research is available at Molecular Nutrition and Food Research (online version).

The working of Green Tea’s EGCG has been attributed to a protein known as the Sirtuin 3 (SIRT3). Lambert stated – “It plays an important role in mitochondrial function and in antioxidant response in lots of tissues in the body, so the idea that EGCG might selectively affect the activity of sirtuin 3 in cancer cells – to turn it off – and in normal cells – to turn it on – is probably applicable in multiple kinds of cancers.”

Can we safely then say that Green Tea can be THE cure for all sorts of cancers, of course, post research. Indicators are that this research is progressive and we can be seeing a lot more benefits coming from EGCG. Normal cancer patients are treated with strong anti-cancer medications that have ample side-effects. Chemotherapy can be quite heart-breaking for hair follicles and intestinal cells; however Green Tea has absolutely no side-effects.

Time to start the Green Tea habit? – Four cups a day and keep cancer away.

Weight Loss: Green Tea is one of the most beneficial drinks for humans available on the planet and it comes with a host of substances that aid good health. The primary and most important ingredients of Green Tea are a wide range of anti-oxidants that help you detoxify the body without consciously aiming to do so.

Detoxification removes a lot of impurities along with the fat particles. Additionally, as discussed above the EGCG present in Green Tea enhances metabolism. Increase in metabolism also converts to fat loss to a certain extent.

Going further the EGCG actually controls the enzyme that helps in breaking down a hormone called the norepinephrine. Once this is achieved, it results in excessive norepinephrine increases. This increment signals the central nervous system which in turn forwards the signal to fat cell to break down quickly.

The percentage of caffeine in Green Tea is much lesser than that is found in normal tea or coffee (about 30%). The combination of EGCG and Caffeine also have a symbiotic effect on the human body resulting in breaking down more fat into the blood stream converting it into energy that can be used or ingested into the muscle cells, if exercised regularly.

Lesser fat has a positive effect on the body in the form of a healthy liver, better heart, lesser blood pressure and so on.

While reducing the probability of cancer, losing weight can be an icing on the cake.

When do you want to make Green Tea your favorite beverage?

So what else do we know about Green Tea?

Is there any vegetable, fruit or drink which can offer so many benefit as the green tea is? Whenever we visit a grocery store or supermarket, we experience the green tea packets or beverages for sale. Although green tea is being in use from thousands of years and people are aware about its health benefits, it seems to push them more about green tea benefits and encourage using green tea if they are not feeling well about its taste. (more…)

Dealing with Problems in the Container Garden

By Dev on May 8th, 2012

Container Garden

Container gardening has long been a popular way for apartment dwellers and others to enjoy the benefits of a delicious vegetable garden or a beautiful flower garden within the space they have available. There are many varieties of flowers, vegetables and other plants that are perfectly suited to these small spaces, and living in an apartment, townhouse or other small area need not mean forgoing your favorite hobby.     (more…)

Beautiful Climbing Roses and for Shrub Roses Your Garden

By Dev on May 6th, 2012

Beautiful Climbing Roses

One of the great things about working with roses is the endless varieties of plants to choose from. From the tiniest and most delicate miniature roses to the largest and most vibrant blossoms, there are roses to suit every gardener and every taste.

For many gardeners, however, nothing beats the beauty and the practicality of shrub roses and climbing roses Shrub roses can be among the easiest to care for, and the most beautiful in the landscape, while climbing roses can be trained to accent the landscape in a number of different ways. Climbing roses look beautiful winding around a fence line or climbing an elegant archway, and they provide a charming accent to any exterior landscape. (more…)

Adding Vines to the Garden

By Dev on April 27th, 2012

Adding Vines to the Garden

For those gardeners who have grown tired of the same old annuals, perennials and bulbs, vines can be a welcome addition and a great way to break the monotony. Vines can be used in a variety of different ways throughout the landscape, and they can create a striking visual impression for all who visit the home and garden.

Vines have a number of benefits to the landscape, including stunning colors, hardiness and the ability to provide extra shade and shelter. Vines are also the perfect way to make use of vertical space that might otherwise be wasted. Vines also make perfect ground cover for those areas of the garden prone to erosion and runoff.  Some vines can even provide edible fruit, bringing a taste of nature to the kitchen.
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A Beginners Guide to Growing Roses

By Dev on April 27th, 2012

A Beginners Guide to Growing Roses

Ever since the first gardener tamed the beauty of nature, roses have been particularly well loved, and this love affair between gardeners and roses continues to this day. Roses have long been seen as a symbol of love and lasting beauty, and there are many gardeners who choose to work with roses exclusively. There are even rose shows, where master gardeners gather to compete and show off their most beautiful blossoms.
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