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Month: March 2017

Planting a Vegetable Garden

Planting and growing your own vegetables is good for physical and mental health. You get exercise, reduce stress and produce your own fresh, healthy food, all by planting a vegetable garden in your backyard. If you do not know how to plant a garden, it’s not difficult, but there are a few important things to know. A little planning before you start to dig will save frustration and increase your chances of success. Picking the Right Spot for Vegetable Gardening Your vegetable garden should be in a spot that gets six to eight hours of sun each day. Watch...

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The Best Indoor Plants for Air Quality

Plants are natural air purifiers. In addition to converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, many plant species are effective at taking toxic or hazardous compounds and breaking them down into safer, basic components. In the same way that tropical rainforests produce more than a quarter of the earth’s oxygen, a mini rainforest of tropical interior plants can improve the air quality in your home. In particular, a number of houseplants species are noted for their ability to remove indoor pollutants. Here are a few plants you want to make sure are part of your home’s natural filtration system. Spathiphyllum –...

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