Thursday, May 07, 2009



     Let's take a look at green, healthy alternatives to cleaning up around the outside of your home. This next series of posts focuses on earth friendly alternatives to caring for your lawn and around the outside of your home. 


Broadleaf weeds – Dandelion leaves are yummy so cut them off and toss them in your salad. Then mix a solution of 50/50 water and food grade distilled white vinegar. Dig the root down about an inch from the top of the soil and pour about a tablespoon or two of the mixture top of the root. Don't water it in.  Within a week the root will be dead then flush thoroughly. Add a bit of soil and grass seed if necessary.


     Conserve water and use a push broom (health allowing) to clean your driveway and sidewalks. Pushing a broom is a great upper body workout and takes less time than hosing. If your health doesn't allow this kind of work, hire a neighhood child.