Archive for the ‘Green Living’ Category

Top 5 Herbal tea plants for your home

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Herbal tea plantsDuring winter season everyone prefers to have a cup of tea. There are different types of plants which you can grow in your herbal tea garden. Below given are some of the essential 5 plants for your tea garden.

Herbal plant 1- The first herbal plant is mint. Spearmint and peppermint are the two varieties of mint family. Mint is typically made from these two things. Citrus and chocolate mint plants are the new mixtures of mint that can be grown in the herbal tea garden. Crush a few leaves between your fingers before allowing them to steep in hot water.

Herbal plant 2- Chamomile is also a great herb and it is an all time favorite for herbal tea gardens. You should grow it indoors in a pot because it’s quite simple to grow inside. Chamomile is a good tea to use for a painful throat. This tea is very gentle and comforting and drifts off to sleep.

Herbal plant 3- Jasmine tea will never stand northern winter, so if you wish to keep a jasmine tea plant make some indoor arrangements for its cultivation. Jasmine tea has fruity and some striking flavors. Being a creeping plant it requires something to climb on. Jasmine develops well in plain pot.

Herbal plant 4- Lavender is another herbal plant which you can grow in herbal tea plant category. Lavender is instantly identified by its summer time perfume and purple blooms. It makes a wonderful decoration to your tea garden. Fresh or dried lavender prevent moths and other insects thus providing brightness to your room and garden. Drinking lavender tea is a homeopathic way to release headaches.

Herbal plant 5-
Violets are excellent tea rich in vitamin A and C and its presence in herbal tea garden is very soothing. The top flavor comes from dried plants. You can make the violets float on the top of tea for the sake of appearance.

Eco Friendly DIY Project

Friday, December 14th, 2012

DIY Project, eco projectsIf every person does something to reduce his or her carbon footprint then there can be a huge impact on the environment as a whole. The government also now supports several construction companies which use eco friendly materials and techniques and power saving systems. You can bring a difference in the environment with some useful DIY eco friendly home based projects. You can go for a power saving plan. You need to sit down with your family and discuss what kind of plan you can come up with. Turning of electrical appliances when not in use is the first thing you should do.

You can put up notes around your home so that people remember to do so. You can also save up a lot of money regarding home heating systems if you use glazed windows. Installing them is quiet easy. All you have to do is buy the glazed windows in the right measurement of your existing frame. They help in trapping the heat inside the house, keeping it naturally warm.

How can you conserve water at home?

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Tips to conserve water, water conservationThe importance of water cannot be overemphasized; most people understand this but unfortunately they do not understand the importance of conserving water. However, you must be aware of water conservation and practice a few things at home. Here are tips to conserve water at home.

Firstly, you should save the accumulated sink water. This water can be used to water your plants. Just make sure that the water has no chemicals or soaps. Secondly, do not take baths, take showers. A shower spray for a few minutes will save a lot of water than filling up a bath tub with water and immersing yourself in it. Moreover, shorten the duration of your shower if possible. Thirdly, washing the car at a car wash rather than at home will enable you to conserve water. When you wash your car at home, you usually end up using a lot more water than required.

Go green with natural paints

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Natural paints, paintsHumans for ages have exploited the resources of nature for their personal gain. In the process they have harmed the natural tide of things and now they have realized what they have done. In the recent years there has been a lot of talk about switching to greener habits and using more and more eco-friendly items for protecting the nature. One of the major changes that have affected the environment in good way is shifting to natural paints for all uses.

Natural paints these days are available for all uses and also in most of the popular shades. The main factor that is a plus point for natural paints is that they are completely free of harmful ingredients like chlorine and volatile organic matter or VOC. These were one of the major reasons of pollution from the previous chemical based paints that we had. So the next time you have a painting job in your hands go the natural way.

Green roofing explained

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Green roofing does not mean a roof that is done up in green paint or tiles. Green roof is referred to those roofs of houses and building where the entire roof or part of it is covered with green plants. For building and maintaining a green roof, a water resistant membrane is first applied on the roof and then the vegetation is started.

There can be many layers on a green roof, the root barrier layer, then the layer concerned with the drainage of water. All this is done so that the roof is not harmed before of the plant cover over it. Owners can go for two different styles of green roofing: the one where intensive planting is done and the one where a light layer of green cover is enough.

Green roofing helps in keeping the house or building cool by acting as an insulating layer. It also has its own contribution to make to the environment. When you want to make changes to your roof and improve it make sure to call in a professional for all of your needs.