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Janet Visloski Strang's Blog Posts Tagged 'fertilizer' (6)

"Turning Yellow?"~GREEN Inspirations~May 11, 2011

Yellow may be your favorite color but not for lawns, shrubs, or outdoor plants...If your grass is turning yellow and not maintaining a nice green color/appearance, the cause may be a lack of fertilizer or an infestation...It's best of have a professional evaluation...When shrubs/plants are turning yellow, it's usually a lack of fertilizer or the wrong type of fertilizer.

Added by Janet Visloski Strang on May 11, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

"Old Flour Sifter"~GREEN Inspirations~April 8, 2011

If you have one of those old fashioned, hand held, metal flour sifters, don't toss it out because it's rusted...Use it in the garden/yard to evenly spread fertilizer in small areas...Don't forget to label it for "Garden Use Only" and keep it with your garden tools.

Added by Janet Visloski Strang on April 8, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

"She Sells Seashells"~GREEN Inspirations~April 6, 2011

Whenever you're steaming clams or boiling a pot of shrimp, save those shells for your garden...The shells make an excellent fertilizer because they are rich in calcium...Set them outside to dry for a day or two then toss into a brown paper bag and take a hammer to them...Sprinkle the crushed shells around your garden then lightly turn the soil.

Added by Janet Visloski Strang on April 6, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

"Old Luggage"~GREEN Inspirations~March 21, 2011

When cleaning out the garage (or attic) did you find outdated luggage or old suitcases with broken

handles?...Use the larger pieces of luggage in the garage for storing organic fertilizers and the smaller, overnight bags for storing birdseed...By placing the fertilizer/birdseed inside the luggage, it keeps out pesky…

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Added by Janet Visloski Strang on March 21, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

"Fireplace Ashes"~GREEN Inspirations~February 21, 2011

When cleaning out your fireplace, save the old ashes, dry them out and use them in your garden in the spring...The dried ashes will increase the alkalinity and act as a fertilizer...Your garden will love it!

Added by Janet Visloski Strang on February 21, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

GREEN Tip of the Day October 4, 2010

This fall use Mother Nature's fertilizer in your garden...Instead of bagging/burning fallen leaves spread them around shrubs and trees...A mulch of fallen leaves spread around the garden reduces weed growth and adds nutrients to the soil...You can add them to your compost bin, too.

Added by Janet Visloski Strang on October 4, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

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