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Donate Blankets To Vets Or Animal Shelters

You may be thinking about spring cleaning, and tossing towels and sheets that have seen better days. Take them to your local shelter. The staff and animals will be so grateful to have towels for after baths.

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Food for Tomato Plants

Keep chopped banana skins your refrigerator or freezer until there is enough to fill a blender 2/3 of the way. Add a cup of water and blend to a slurry. Place slurry into a normal sized bucket (9 litre) and fill half-way with water.

Use Old Catalogs As Mulch

Everyone complains about catalogs and how they clutter up their mail boxes. I say bring them on! I use them as mulch under my trees and bushes. In a dry country such as Australia, water conservation is priority.

Vinegar as a Fabric Softener

Don’t waste money on fabric softener! Use white vinegar instead. White vinegar is the best fabric softener you can buy and it’s so cheap. Just add half a cup to your final rinse and your washing will come out lovely, soft, and free of any soap residue.

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YouTube – How To Build A Greenhouse From Recycled Materials

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DIY: Concrete Block Planters | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

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DIY: Concrete Block Planters

posted by Remodelista Nov 5, 2010 10:02 am

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On a recent trip to the hardware store, Remodelista editor, Allison, spotted a wall of basalite concrete blocks, which got her thinking about all sorts of possible uses: coffee table base, bookshelf supports, planters. Commonly used to build perimeter walls and outbuildings, basalite blocks function as sculpture when used as planters, especially when stacked randomly. These are cheap from your local hardware store, but keep your eyes peeled for castaways from new construction lots.

Above: If you intend to use the blocks on a wood surface, protect the wood from contact with wet soil by setting the basalite block on top of a sheet of heavy plastic cut to the dimensions of the block base.

Above: Basalite blocks planted with succulents line the stairs to Allison’s home in Mill Valley, California.

Above: Full size basalite blocks (16″x 8″ x 8″) will accommodate two plants; available at Home Depot for $1.48.

Above: Simply Succulents is a good online source for a wide range of succulents; prices start at $5.95 for a single succulent. Succulent Collections are also available, starting at $21.95 for six.

Above: Basalite 8-Inch-Square Half Block to use for one plant; $1.26 at Home Depot.

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DIY: Concrete Block Planters

posted by Remodelista Nov 5, 2010 10:02 am
DIY: Concrete Block Planters

On a recent trip to the hardware store, Remodelista editor, Allison, spotted a wall of basalite concrete blocks, which got her thinking about all sorts of possible uses: coffee table base, bookshelf supports, planters. Commonly used to build perimeter walls and outbuildings, basalite blocks function as sculpture when used as planters, especially when stacked randomly. These are cheap from your local hardware store, but keep your eyes peeled for castaways from new construction lots.

Above: If you intend to use the blocks on a wood surface, protect the wood from contact with wet soil by setting the basalite block on top of a sheet of heavy plastic cut to the dimensions of the block base.

Above: Basalite blocks planted with succulents line the stairs to Allison’s home in Mill Valley, California.

Above: Full size basalite blocks (16″x 8″ x 8″) will accommodate two plants; available at Home Depot for $1.48.

Above: Simply Succulents is a good online source for a wide range of succulents; prices start at $5.95 for a single succulent. Succulent Collections are also available, starting at $21.95 for six.

Above: Basalite 8-Inch-Square Half Block to use for one plant; $1.26 at Home Depot.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/diy-concrete-block-planters.html#ixzz15HD9niN8

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