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The birds and the bees... and the butterflies - attracting pollinators to your yard

One of the best things we can add to our gardens is add plants and feeders that support the important work of pollinators. Not only do these look beautiful with their bright cheery blooms, they support the important work of pollinators – creatures that help move pollen from male to female plants, fertilizing them. Bees I sometimes think about how bees have hired the best PR firm in the business. Gone are the days when we tried to avoid them and keep them away from our shared outdoor space – now we’re building environments to invite them in! There are lots of flowers that attract bees to your yard – peonies, pansies, lavender – dandelions, even! If you are planning...

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Tips for using household waste in the garden

With all this time at home, I – like many of us – have taken this opportunity to do some work in my garden. It’s such a great stress-reducing activity; one that kids can help with and one that yields such satisfying results. I’m certainly no master gardener, but I have been learning how to use some of my household scraps, otherwise destined for landfill, to improve my beds, and I’m going to share some of those tips with you today. Composting Some of you may have compost bins already. I’m relatively new to the home compost but have been happy with how easy it is to do, and how much it reduces our garbage output. But you certainly do...

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How to effectively disinfect and kill coronavirus

Like many of us, I've been reading so many different suggestions on how we should be cleaning our home, belongings and clothes to protect ourselves and our families from COVID-19. Does the virus live in our clothes, on our mail, on our groceries? How do we safely kill it? By now you’ve probably heard that the virus can live for varying periods of time on different surfaces. A recent study found that the virus can survive up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. Researchers have also found that the virus can remain as droplets in the air for up to three hours before they...

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10 toxic products that you probably have in your home right now

Today, and every day, I think it’s fair to say that most of us are trying to keep ourselves and our loved ones as safe and healthy as we can. Right now that means staying home, but let’s take a few minutes to talk about how we can make sure that our home is filled with safe and healthy products. Did you know that many everyday products are potentially dangerous, and can make us sick? They may contain chemicals and release toxins that time and time again are shown to be bad for humans. Our mission at Absolute Green is to make products that are safe for you, and safe for your pets, and today we’re sharing a list of...

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Using Aromatherapy for Stress, Anxiety, Focus and Sleep

We’ve talked before about ways to calm our anxiety, but today I’m going to tell you a little bit more about using scents and aromatherapy to help set your mood. You’ve probably heard or seen people talking about essential oils, which seems to be a big new trend! It’s important to note that researchers have differing opinions on whether aromatherapy works. Depression and anxiety are real, and serious, mental health concerns and if you believe that you are suffering from either of these to the detriment of living your best life you should talk to your doctor. Essential oils and diffusers are readily available for purchase from your favorite online retailer, or stores like Target. Ones of the home, the...

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