Day: March 6, 2019

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Gardening Without Plastic

Plastic is a nonorganic substance which adds nothing to the soil. Plastics cause a lot of trouble if you try to grow crops were they have been buried. In fact some believe that plastics can interfere with plant growth. I have seen where plastic has actually killed the soil by cutting off the air exchange of the soil. One thing is for sure the organic gardener can do very well without plastic. When you think about it what could be more unnatural than plastic mulch? Plastic keeps the soil untouched by sunshine, air, dew, or rainfall. Plastic does nothing to enrich the soil. With an organic mulch it breaks down into compost, humus and minerals. It also lets the air rainfall, dew and sunshine see through it to the soil beneath.

Of course you will have more work with an organic mulch. It will have to be replaced at least once a year as it breaks down and nourishes the soil. Plastic will set on the soil for years and do nothing for the soil. It will most likely damage it almost beyond repair. Hay, straw and leaves make good organic mulches, old newspapers, brown grocery bags and waste paper make an excellent underlayment for organic mulch. They provide a barrier to prevent light from reaching weed seeds and stimulating germination.
When you work the soil you bring weed seeds to the surface where the light will start them to germination. A layer of paper with a thick organic mulch on top will stop this from occurring and greatly reduce time spent pulling weeds. Thus freeing you for the more pleasurable aspects of gardening. Organic mulch can be laid in thick layers to mulch almost anything. From a box hedge, expensive evergreen border, a perennial bed, or a row of rhododendrons. These are all garden spots that respond well to a paper mulch. If you use a permanent mulch on your vegetable garden, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the absence of weeds. The paper can be covered with something attractive and organic. Such as hay, straw, compost, wood chips, sawdust or anything else organic. You must cover the paper with something or the wind will scatter them all over the neighborhood.

The plastic industry has been with us for about 35 years now. During that time they have made it the great objective of their research to develop more and more indestructible material and more uses of this material. They're great success, causing an ever growing burden on the sanitation department. This causes extra burdens on the tax payers. You can garden just as well or better without plastic. Even if that were not true. Organic gardeners that are really concerned with environmental contaminants must make up their minds to avoid using as much plastic as possible. It is one of the fastest-growing pollutants of all. A biodegradable plastic has required the industry to spend a sizable portion of its income on serious research and development. The biodegradable plastics are …

Tuscany Lighting – It's Good to Be at Home

Tuscany lighting has soft qualities and it grants a gorgeous appearance to your home at dawn or dusk. You can use it in the morning muted. You can have Tuscany candle holders at night to enhance the joyous moments in the outdoor dinner parties. Tuscany decoration with light can help to set the romantic mood and you can plan for an enthusiastic garden party. It offers an inviting ambiance and warm feeling to the guests.

You can add some other themes to enhance the Tuscany home decor. You can use the details of grapes, olives, rolled ironwork, earthy tones like olive green and terracotta and Italian garden scenes. You can add textures like maple, tapestry or ceramic tile, which can increase the Tuscany feel.

You can put a Tuscany Motif to your rooms by including wrought iron lighting. The wrought iron chandelier hanging in the dining room or bedroom can provide a beautiful backdrop for all your parties and get together.

You can add Tuscany Outdoor lighting to your garden. Tuscany inspired candelabra is the most fascinating way to enhance the feel. You can include candles and can plan a fabulous outdoor meal. Black wrought iron can offer that elegant appearance.

While planning Tuscan home decor, you need to pay attention to every single detail. You can get inspirations from ornate tapestries or designs in the Tuscan lighting. You can even pick up designs from natural details like clusters of grapes or branches of olive tree. The iron scroll work chandeliers can be accented with fascinating details like tear drop crystals. The most interesting feature of Tuscan-inspired lighting is its versatility. You can decorate it any way that you wish. You can select formal or informal appearance. Everything suits your Tuscan home decor.

You can add more colors to enhance the Tuscan decoration. You can go for wall sconces. Wall sconces having floral details painted on them offer a royal look to your living room. A rustic style table lamp or hurricane lamp can increase the charm of the room. If you want to give more details, you can select large pendant lamps. You can hang them off a wrought iron chandelier base. Beige or off-white color can augment the entire appearance of the room.

It is advisable to select Tuscan table lamps with plain paper shades. Choosing some inspiring earthy colors like olive green, apricot or gold can add an artistic look to the room. Planning Tuscan home decor is not appealing but also very simple. A little effort can help you bring life to your home. …