5 Tips on Detoxing Your Landscape, as featured in Natural Nutmeg

It’s always fun to partner with local publications that support wellness of the mind, body and spirit. We believe the soil is a key ingredient for wellness. In the current issue of Natural Nutmeg magazine, Harvest presents 5 tips to Detox Your Landscape which include:

  1. Get on a path. No really, it’s not just a metaphor.
  2. Lay down a magical layer of mulch.
  3. Amend your soil with compost.
  4. Tidy up your space.
  5. Shelve the chemicals.

Focused on the Connecticut market, the entire March 2018 issue of Natural Nutmeg serves up lots of detox tips; our Landscape Detox article is on pp. 22-23.

Shoo Fly! A simple solution to keep flies away

Do flies buzz around your space? Do they try to get into your home? Do they circulate, endlessly, in your back (or front) patio?

We saw a neat trick we’d like to share: just hang a zip lock bag with water and a penny in an entryway. Apparently flies don’t like the refraction and reflection of the water-plus-penny and will stay away. Restaurants use this trick on their outside dining areas all the time; why shouldn’t you? If you’re trying to keep flies out of a large area, pin in a few bags throughout the lineup for a more effective barrier.

Need a trick to keep flies away? Try a bag of water plus a penny.

What’s your experience keeping bugs at bay – what works and what doesn’t?