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  • Swimming Pool Plumbing


    For Swimming Pool Plumbing, consider: Chlorine and Alternatives, Pool Filters, Pool Heaters, Pool Pumps and Pool Water Temperature. Make sure to look into salt water systems. The light ‘salination’ is a great alternative to chlorine. As well, look into ultraviolet filtration systems.
  • Toilets


    For Toilets, consider: Composting Toilets, Dual Flush Toilets, Low Flow Toilets, Toilet Paper, Toilet Repair, Toilet Seats, Waterless Toilet, Plus composting toilets and methane toilets. If you are even considering remodeling a powder room, master bathroom, children’s bathroom, or guest bathroom, buy a low flow or even better..a dual flush toilet. The United States consumes water at twice the rate of other industrialized nations. 1.2 Billion is the number of people worldwide who do not have access to clean water.
  • Bird Feeders


    For projects related to Bird Feeders, you may want to also consider: Climate Zones, Container Gardening, Creating Theme Gardens, Garden Designing, Garden Enhancements, Garden Sculptures, Gardening with Children, Indoor Planting, and Planting Seeds. Consider your bird feeder a component of the total habitat of your home and property. Think of your home as an eco-system and not just an object. A bird feeder is one additional component to the ‘residents’ of your eco-system.
  • Water Filters


    For Water Filters, consider: Countertop Water Filters, Filters vs. Bottled Water, In Refrigerator Water Filters, Shower Water Filters, Under Sink Water Filters, Water Coolers and Drinking Water Filters, and Whole House Water Filters.

    We simply got hooked on water bottles. And water bottles by the billions are not only overrunning the landfills and recycling plants, but they are ridiculously expensive at a higher cost per gallon than gasoline. As an alternative to purchasing bottled water, water filters are rapidly becoming everyday household items.
  • Climate Zones


    As you look into the most appropriate solutions for your Climate Zone, you may want to also consider how the zone relates to: Bird Feeders, Container Gardening, Creating Theme Gardens, Garden Designing, Garden Enhancements, Garden Sculptures, Gardening with Children, Indoor Planting, and Planting Seeds. Understanding your climate zone is key to taking advantage of regional impacts of solar gain, wind speed and direction, and rainfall.
  • Wells, Septic, and Greywater


    For Wells, Septic, and Greywater, make sure to consider: Greywater Recycling, Greywater Septic Filters, Greywater Sump, Septic System Designs, Septic Systems, Septic Tanks, Water Well Pumps, and Water Wells.

    Tips on Maintaining a Septic System:
    It could cost between $15,000 to $30,000 to replace a septic system. With this in mind, proper system maintenance is imperative to keep your system healthy. The goal to proper system maintenance is to prevent the accumulation of solids.
  • Container Gardening


    For projects related Container Gardening, you may want to also consider: Bird Feeders, Climate Zones, Creating Theme Gardens, Garden Designing, Garden Enhancements, Garden Sculptures, Gardening with Children, Indoor Planting, and Planting Seeds. Container gardening is an art form. You can directly control the soil quality, and since there is no ‘ground water’ you can also control the irrigation. Naturally, as featured plants mature, you can look into transplanting opportunities beyond their first controlled habitat.
  • Creating Theme Gardens


    For projects related to Creating Theme Gardens, you may want to also consider: Bird Feeders, Climate Zones, Container Gardening, Garden Designing, Garden Enhancements, Garden Sculptures, Gardening with Children, Indoor Planting, and Planting Seeds. Often garden themes are centered around historical nationality trends associated with English Gardens, Japanese Gardens, French Gardens, or Italian Gardens.
  • Light Bulbs


    For Light Bulbs consider: Compact Fluorescent Lighting, Hallogen Light Bulbs, Incandescent Light Bulbs and, LED Light Bulbs.

    ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs provide the greatest savings in fixtures that are on for a substantial amount of time each day. At a minimum, ENERGY STAR recommends installing qualified CFLs in fixtures that are used at least 15 minutes at a time or several hours per day.
  • Garden Designing


    For Garden Design, you may want to consider: Bird Feeders, Climate Zones, Container Gardening, Creating Theme Gardens, Garden Enhancements, Garden Sculptures, Gardening with Children, Indoor Planting, and Planting Seeds. Site appropriate garden design starts by carefully thinking about your different and overlapping functional needs, ongoing maintenance needs, seasonality, and of course the style.

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