Happy Earth Day, dear readers! I hope you are all enjoying your day, and maybe even thinking of Mother Earth. I often try to think of what I can do to reduce my impact on this planet.
I'm far from perfect in this respect, among others. I still buy laundry soap that I like because of the smell. (I know, I know.) I still haven't had time to make my own dishwashing soap. (It's on my to-do list, to be accomplished right after I finish up my class and find free time, HA!) Sometimes, I don't even bother trying to clean out peanut butter jars for recycling, because I think it wastes more resources than it saves. (Eek!)
So, surely almost everyone has room for improvement, right? For the last year I've directed my DH to use an organic fertilizer. Our yard has never looked so green. It also is a natural herbicide, so it will take care of some of those pesky weeds. (I say some, because the research is conflicted in this respect.) In honor of Earth Day, I hope you give it a try! I find it at our local gardening store here in Kansas, but you can also order it online. It's called corn gluten meal. And for my reader that is wondering... You know who you are...
No it's not from GMO corn. :) More info can be found here and here.