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4 Eco-Friendly Weed Killers That Work

4 Eco-Friendly Weed Killers That Work Summer in Connecticut may as well be synonymous with weeds. Between spring’s ample rain and the heat and humidity that have blanketed our beautiful state this year, weeds are having some of their best days ever. If you’re anything like us, you’ve become increasingly exasperated with how prolific the weeds in your yard are. But before you reach for that harsh...

What Are the Easiest Fruits and Vegetables to Grow This Summer?

You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Easiest Fruits and Vegetables to Grow This Summer? Have you been daydreaming about fresh-picked fruits and veggies? With summer’s arrival, it’s easy to understand why. Fresh produce grown in the heat and sunlight of summer bursts with flavor, color, and nutrients. Whether you’re new to gardening or consider yourself a seasoned pro, these easy-to-grow fruits and...

Our Favorite Garden Trends for 2022

Our Favorite Garden Trends for 2022 With the spring season in full swing, many of us are looking for gardening inspiration to get us excited about more time outdoors. These garden trends for 2022 have it all: From eco-friendly forethought and garden-as-supermarket to elevating the work-from-home lifestyle, there’s something for everyone this year. Grab your shovel and get ready to be inspired, because...

10 Easy Tips to Celebrate Earth Day (and Every Day!)

10 Easy Tips to Celebrate Earth Day (and Every Day!) Friday, April 22 is Earth Day, and that means carving out time to thank our beautiful planet for all it provides us. If you’re looking for more ways to live an eco-friendly lifestyle, you’re not alone! Just a few simple tweaks in how we live our daily lives can go a long way in helping care for our planet, and future generations. Read on for...

What Are Some Alternatives to a Grass Lawn?

  Photo courtesy of nrdc.org     You Ask, We Answer: What Are Some Alternatives to a Grass Lawn? With the first shoots of spring popping through the soil, we’ve got our eyes on the outdoors. From our lawns to our gardens, the thought of spending time outside, sunshine on our skin, is getting us through these last days of winter. But for some Connecticut homeowners, the pending...

Why Should I Switch to Non-Toxic Home Cleaning Products?

You Ask, We Answer: Why Should I Switch to Non-Toxic Home Cleaning Products?You know the old adage: Home is where the heart is. These days, it’s also where the three meals a day are; where the classroom is; where the office is; where the entertainment happens. In addition, it’s where all the messes of our homebound life are—and with all this living, we’re doing a lot of cleaning. If you’ve been...

Are Solar Panels Right for My Home?

You Ask, We Answer: Are Solar Panels Right for My Home?With so many of us spending even more (and more!) time inside our homes this year, our utilities are getting quite a workout. From air conditioning to heating and what feels like never ending time spent streaming for work, school or for socializing, the four walls that contain our lives from waking to sleeping seem all the more precious—as do the...

Earth Day DIY Planter

Looking for an idea of how to celebrate Earth Day? How about planting some flowers. Planting is a relaxing hobby and can help you unwind from any stress you may be feeling. It also makes for a fun activity to do with children of all ages. Mason jars, plastic bottles, and milk or juice cartons can all be repurposed as planters. MASON JAR If you're using a mason jar, fill the bottom of the jar with...

Clean and Green

Clean and Green: How Homeowners Can Live Environmentally Friendly By Ray Flynn, DiyGuys.net American homeowners use up a staggering amount of resources on a daily basis. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American family of four is capable of going through 400 gallons of water a day. Then there’s the tremendously excessive use of fossil fuel-based energy and the...

Improving Your Home’s Environmental Impact

Find more information about 2 Long Green Terrace in Cromwell here.   Three Steps for Improving Your Home's Environmental Impact Your impact on the environment extends beyond recycling and ditching single-use plastic. How you live at home matters, too. "The decisions we all make about our energy and water consumption at home affect much more than our monthly bills," says Ted...

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