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Spring season with green cleaning!

Green Cleaning

Green cleaning is usually the first stopping point for homemakers and individuals who want to change their lifestyle and create a green environment. The reason for this is due to the fact the green cleaning is one as we quickest ways to create a green lifestyle and offers the most benefit initially. Green cleaning comes in several forms and can range from a small commitment level to a very large commitment level.

We at Green Place use Natural Cleaning Products like Seventh Generation, Mrs. Myers, Earth's Best, and Method. These products are a quick and easy change for individuals trying to create a green lifestyle or chemical free environment. They are easy to identify, easy to replace and they are easy to find in most mainstream grocery stores.

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Start fresh this spring.

Begin with a deep-down spring cleaning, then focus on a few prime exterior projects, throw in a little organization, and your home will feel like new.

With winter behind us, it's time to embrace the season of rejuvenation by reducing clutter and attacking grime. Give your home a fresh beginning with our green spring cleaning tips.

A clean house can clear your mind! You may have been prone to clutter in previous seasons, but spring is the perfect time to change old habits. Here are some super simple steps you can take to clean your home the eco-way.

Clean naturally: Increase indoor air quality using natural household cleaners. You can get some products from the grocery store or make your own with baking soda, lemon, vinegar, salt, liquid soap, and hot water.

Clean with reusable wipes. Microfiber rags are the best, you’ll save money and the planet reducing the use of papertowels.

Make a green window wash. Clean those panes with vinegar and water mixture and get rid of those green full of pollen windows

Carpet cleaning. Vacuuming is great for day-to-day carpet maintenance. But to keep it at peak performance we recommend professionally deep cleaning your carpet every 12 to 18 months. (Be sure to check your carpet warranty for particular requirements.)

Avoid cleaners containing phosphates. When they get into rivers and lakes, they cause algae blooms, robbing the water of oxygen, blocking sunlight, and ultimately killing aquatic life.

Minimize use of bleaches. The most common bleach is chlorine, which in wastewater can create toxic compounds. Non-chlorine bleaches are gentler to clothes and the environment, though they are less effective in colder-water temperatures, requiring more energy-intensive hot water.

Buy concentrates. Ask manufacturers to produce refillable versions that allow you to refill a spray bottle by adding water to a packaged concentrate.

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Is Nashville going green?

Sure! You can learn more about green initiatives in Nashville in the following link

Let's bring some green to home! Let's make a Terrarium!

What You Need

a clear glass vessel
small pebbles
succulent and cactus potting soil
succulents and cacti in various shapes and sizes
white sand
a spoon

  1. Start with a medium-sized, clear glass open-top container. You can use anything: a vase, a cleaned-out pasta jar, a fish bowl, or a special terrarium bowl.

  2. Fill the bottom of the vessel with a 1 1/2-inch layer of small rocks to collect the water drainage.

  3. Add a layer of potting soil made for succulents and cacti. It should be deep enough for the plants to root to, about 2 1/2 inches.

  4. Remove the largest plant from its container and dust excess soil off the roots. Using the end of a spoon, make a hole in the soil big enough for the roots and nestle the plant inside, tamping the soil down firmly to hold it in place. Plan for approximately 1 plant per inch of container diameter.
    Use a paper towel to transplant prickly cacti to avoid pricking your fingers.

  5. Continue planting the rest of the succulents, working from largest to smallest. It’s easiest to start at the back of the container and work your way forward.
    Tip: Play around with the arrangement—mixing up the types of plants, colors, and sizes to make it more visually pleasing.

  6. Once the plants are arranged, add about a 1/4-inch layer of white sand around the plants.

  7. Finish with some landscaping. Place a few additional pebbles here and there to complete the look.
    Tip: Succulents like direct sunlight every day. Lightly water the base every two weeks or once the soil dries out.

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