What’s So Great About Bokashi?

Giant Step To Zero Waste The city of Busan, South Korea’s second largest city and world’s fifth busiest seaport, had a huge waste problem in the early 1990’s – too much waste, too little space to put it. A group of women living in a high rise apartment got together and implemented a pilot scheme. Householders […]

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Ep14 – The Beauty of Flowering Lawns

We’re interviewing Amy Cox from Pro Time Lawn Seed because it fits in line with our organic approach of keeping a lawn. Diane discovered this company last year and is thrilled with the choices and mixtures that they provide for eco-lawns. Their seeds are not only genetically diverse species but require less water. The mixture will […]

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Ep12: Paul Herzog and Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Gardens

Paul Herzog recently passed away and left a huge hole in our hearts. Here’s another chance to listen to this wonderful interview with him. Our interview this week is with Paul Herzog, Surfrider’s National Coordinator for the Ocean Friendly Garden program. In this discussion we find out: The #1 source of ocean pollution Why, even […]

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How To Hold Onto An Extra 10,000 Gallons Of Water In Your Landscape

Did you know that by adding 4” of mulch over 1000 square foot of soil will help your garden hold onto an additional 10,000 gallons of water. If you don’t know how mulch feeds the soil microbes, and why that is important, check out our video. You can get mulch in San Diego from El Corazon/Agriservice, […]

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40+ outstanding gifts for Eco Friendly Homeowners

Welcome to the Earth Friendly Homeowner Holiday Gift Guide We have gathered 40+ gift ideas for the gardener, the DIY home improvement eco-warrior and the reader in your life. Tools to make gardening easier, heirloom vegetable seeds, the perfect gardening hat and gardening shoes. The ‘do it yourself’ eco-home improvement fan will love the reusable […]

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Garden Tool Basics

Want to treat yourself or a gardener in your life to some new garden tools? Here are our tried and tested tools, books, watering tools and gift ideas. Full disclosure: we do earn a small amount of money from Amazon if you choose to buy these tools. This helps us cover the costs of our […]

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Books That Inspired Us

And how we maintain hope in spite of regular reports of a climate out of control. Both Sheri and I came to soil late in our careers. I had been landscaping professionally for 10 years and Sheri started to grow food for her family’s health. We both came across the work of Dr. Elaine Ingham and […]

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The Inside Scoop On Turf Rebates In San Diego County

Find out what rebate and incentive programs there are available in San Diego County. September 2016 When talking landscape rebates, the first thought is turf removal rebates. Up until mid 2015, these were fairly widely available but then they all dried up. While the governor announced funding for more rebates, this funding was directed at […]

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How To Measure Your Garden Or Landscape Using Google Maps

The first step in any landscape project is to find out how big the area is that you are working with. When you are trying to do this solo, often times fighting with a long tape measure is not ideal. In this video I will show you how to use Google Maps to not only […]

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Tools and Supplies for Building Healthy Soil

Here is our list of favorite tools and supplies for building healthy soil using the sheet mulching method. Basic gardening tools are a must: A flat shovel will help with turf removal A Garden Fork will help with breaking up the soil just a little Extras you will need for this project Landscaping flags will help you identify where the irrigation […]

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