Eco Tip of the Week: Great Gardening Tips!

Eco tip submitted by reiter8

Rig up a rain barrel to catch rainwater from your gutters and use that to water your flowers, lawn, garden this summer. Use a heavy grade plastic drum that won’t let light in which will speed the growth of algae. Cover the barrel with mosquito netting to keep it from becoming a breading ground for insects.

Use disease and pest resistant plants in your garden instead of pesticides. ‘Good’ plants include: basil, marigolds, mint and chives. Use traps and barriers or remove pests physically.

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