Grass clippings can be a great source of nitrogen for your compost, but they can smell awful. Blend your clippings with dried leaves, sawdust, straw or hay. The carbon in these materials will help aerate the clippings and reduce the smell.
Bugged by mosquitos?
One bat can eat over 3,000 mosquitos in a single evening. Attract more of these creatures by installing a bat house. You can build one yourself for about $20, or purchase a house for about $50. That’s still less than the cost of most bug zappers.
Go organic without going broke. Get your food from a local farmers’ market or a roadside stand. If you can’t find one nearby, grow your own organic produce. Even a few potted radishes can save you money in the long run.
Need garden ties? Use panty hose. The flexible fabric holds soft-stemmed plants like tomatoes and peppers without damage or breakage.