199 Different Things You Can Compost

Don’t throw it away — compost it! If you’ve ever wondered what kind of things you can compost, you’re not alone. We’ve compiled a room-by-room list of more than 200 compostable items. While we understand some of these items are best left to individual preference and might not be right for your compost pile or … Read more

Trees and Your Environment

We’re proud of the thousands of trees we have been responsible for planning through donations to Trees for the Future . Here’s a look at why we think that trees are important at Clean Air Gardening, and why we’ll continue planting more of them. Planting trees in your neighborhood really is one of the best … Read more

5 Tips for Improving Your Raised Bed Garden Soil

Wondering how often, or even better yet, how do you improve the soil in raised beds? You are officially convinced on the benefits of raised garden beds and maybe you’ve been gardening in raised beds for years. Whether you are new to raised bed gardening or you’re a raised bed gardening pro, we’ve got some … Read more

How to get rid of Crazy Ants

Photo courtesy of hanmei at Flickr.com Crazy Rasberry ants are an invasive insect that’s spreading across the United States. They are largely confined to the Gulf Coast, with extensive colonies in Florida, but have also been found in Houston, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York City. The University of Nebraska has an excellent guide for … Read more

Plants Poisonous to Cats, Dogs and other Pets

Does your dog get strange rashes after playing in the yard? Does your cat get sick after chewing on certain ferns or flowers? If so, the plants in your yard may be poisonous. Many homeowners are surprised to discover that common landscaping plants can make their pets sick. This is because plants incorporate natural defenses … Read more

How to grow Onions

Onions grow very well in many different climate zones and soil conditions. They are more than just a tasty food crop – onions also help gardens by repelling insects and deterring herbivores. Gardeners grow onions for their bulbs or for tender greens. Some species of onion don’t even form bulbs – those are perfect for … Read more

Explanation of NPK Fertilizers

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Understanding NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potash (Potassium)) ratings on lawn and plant fertilizers is an important part of deciding whether or not fertilizers are appropriate or even necessary for your garden and landscaping. This article is a basic guide to understanding what NPK numbers mean with fertilizers, and what levels of Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potash … Read more

How to compost egg shells, meat and sour milk

There’s a reason that many compost guides discourage composting animal products. These kitchen scraps are organic, but they harbor some unhealthy bacteria and can attract unwanted animal attention. It’s still possible to compost animal products, and here’s a quick guide on how to compost meat, bones, fat, egg shells, and other unsavory kitchen scraps.  First … Read more

8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Lawn

By taking a few easy steps, you can end up with the greenest, healthiest lawn on your block. Here’s what to do! 1. Aerate your lawn. If you’re like most people, your lawn is the highest use area of your landscaping, especially if you have kids or pets. This means that over time the soil … Read more

National Home Gardening Club Spin Bin Composter Test Results

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Quantity Tested 20 Approval Percentage 100% Price Point Approval 100%   Test Criteria Average Score Ease of use 9.4 Clarity of instructions 8.6 Design 8.4 Performance 9.1 Durability 8.6 Rated against similar products 9.1 Effectiveness 9.5 Quality 8.4 Appearance 8.6 Convenience 9.2 Overall rating 8.9 Overall average 8.9 Buy the Spin Bin Compost Tumbler