Seasonal Tips

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Don’t Kill That Spider

There are an estimated 40,000 species of spiders, and they all eat insects. They’re an important part of the food web and provide natural pest control.

Enjoy Natural Light

Don’t turn on lights at all for as long as you can—open your curtains and enjoy natural light.

Plant an herb garden

Plant an herb garden.  It’s good to have a reminder around of where our food originates, and this one is super easy.

Go biodegradable

Bag your pooch’s poop with biodegradable bags instead of plastic grocery bags.

Don’t forget the compost bin

Use a compost bin to turn your food and lawn wastes into rich mulch. It’s a great way to reduce your trash production, and next year you’ll have rich compost ready to go for spring planting.

Watch out for Gasoline Vapors

Gasoline vapors are harmful to you and the environment. Not only are they toxic to breathe, they contribute to ozone formation in the atmosphere. Since gasoline vapor production increases during the hot summer months, it is important to be careful when refueling your vehicle.

Check your Sunscreen

Look for sunscreens that are free of petrochemical active ingredients and nanoparticles. Chemical full Sunscreens can ruin ocean wildlife.

Cool off with water

Soak your feet in a tub of cold water, put on a wet bandana, or take a cool shower. Keep a spray bottle of water in the refrigerator and spritz yourself regularly throughout the day.

BBQ Green

Love to BBQ? Propane burns much cleaner than either wood or charcoal briquettes.

Plant trees to keep your house cool

Plant a deciduous (leafy) tree that loses its leaves in fall on the south side of your home. Its shade will cool your house in the summer.