Friday, May 31, 2013

Homemade Weed Killers- How to Make Organic, Homemade Herbicides thatAre Safe for Your Famliy, Pets and the Environment


Homemade weed killers!
With spring comes lovely flowers, chirping birds, warm sunshine... and weeds! Yes, weeds. Now is the perfect time for all the weed seeds from last year to start popping up everywhere you don't want them.

So, how can you get rid of weeds without spending a fortune on herbicides? Looking for organic weed killer ideas?

The nifty post at Homemade Weed Killers has several recipes for great weed killers that are safe for your family, pets and the environments. It lists concoctions such as vinegar and water, lemon juice and several other mild, chemical-free weed killer recipes. You save money, protect the environment and protect your family!
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

How to Attract Hummingbirds and the Perfect Hummingbird Food Recipe

attract hummingbirds
Ruby Red-Throated Hummingbird
Image Credit: Calypte anna
Hummingbirds are amazing little creatures! Attracting them to your yard is more simple than you think. While geographical location does play a big role, if you provide the right environment you can attract hummingbirds to your yard in no time.  
They key to attracting hummingbirds is knowing and providing what these delicate little creatures need to survive; food, shelter and water. Sounds rather simple, huh? 

Well, yes and no. You need to know that they don't eat bird food, don't live in bird houses, and that birdbaths are not a sufficient water source. 

How to Provide the Right Environment 
to Attract Hummingbirds


Food Supply:
Hummingbirds get their food from plant nectar. Plant bright colored flowers and/or provide a nectar alternative. Check out The Perfect Hummingbird Food Recipe for an easy recipe that will attract them in no time!

Water Supply: 
Hummingbirds require a freshwater supply where ever they are lodging. Not necessarily for drinking but bathing and entertainment. Providing some form of fountain, sprinkler or other source of fresh, running water will attract hummingbirds. They not only enjoy bathing, but actually enjoy 'playing' in the water.

Shelter:
Hummingbirds do not stay in birdhouses. Instead, they build tiny little nests that house themselves and their young. For obvious reasons such as weather, security and protection, they build their nests in densely wood bushes and trees. Make sure you have a few shrubs or bushes close by so that they can build a nice and cozy little home.
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