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  • Garden Enhancements


    For Garden Enhancements, look into: Bird Feeders, Climate Zones, Container Gardening, Creating Theme Gardens, Garden Designing, Garden Sculptures, Gardening with Children, Indoor Planting, and Planting Seeds. Concrete yard deer, painted gnomes, shinny balls on stands, wagon wheels, or plastic pink flamingos are a clear way to reflect your personal taste directly to the public. If you prefer a more subtle approach to garden enhancements keep it natural and go with decorative planting that is indigenous to your area and provides accent features.
  • Garden Sculptures


    As you weigh your options for Garden Sculptures, you may want to also consider: Bird Feeders, Climate Zones, Container Gardening, Creating Theme Gardens, Garden Designing, Garden Enhancements, Gardening with Children, Indoor Planting, and Planting Seeds. Re-using a stump as the material for a sculpture requires a little advanced planning. You may want to leave the trunk base up to 6 feet or higher to leave enough material to make the sculpture.
  • Gardening with Children


    For projects related to Gardening with Children, you may want to also consider: Bird Feeders, Climate Zones, Container Gardening, Creating Theme Gardens, Garden Designing, Garden Enhancements, Garden Sculptures, Indoor Planting, and Planting Seeds. Kids can learn a lot about nature just by helping out around the yard or in the garden. Many garden centers sell kid sized gloves and tools.
  • Indoor Planting


    For projects related to Indoor Planting and Plants, you may want to also consider the whole ‘landscape’ of the exterior as well as the interior and look into: Bird Feeders, Climate Zones, Container Gardening, Creating Theme Gardens, Garden Designing, Garden Enhancements, Garden Sculptures, Gardening with Children, and Planting Seeds. Indoor plants have the advantage of filtering the air and adding visual appeal. Naturally, in some cases you get the added advantage of fresh aroma as well.
  • Planting Seeds


    For projects related to planting sees, you may want to also consider: Bird Feeders, Climate Zones, Container Gardening, Creating Theme Gardens, Garden Designing, Garden Enhancements, Garden Sculptures, Gardening with Children, and Indoor Planting. If you want a few more surprises in your life, buy some wild flower seeds that are indigenous to your region. If you properly sow them in a sunny spot and give them enough water, you will get to see a terrific range of colors and shapes.
  • Emergency Lighting


    For Emergency Lighting consider: Flashlights and Generators.
    Severe weather storms and increasingly overloaded demand on utility providers often are the root causes of blackouts. If your home is in an area that is prone to not only blackouts but extended lags in the repair time, then you may want to consider investing in a generator.
  • Home Lighting


    For Home Lighting Consider: Daylighting, Energy Star Lighting, Indoor Lighting, Lighting Design, Lighting Principles & Terms, and Lighting Types.

    If every American home replaced just one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars.

    Look for ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs, because they:
    1. Use about 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent
  • Light Fixtures


    For Light Fixtures consider: Ceiling Lights, Chandeliers, Floor Lamps, Holiday Lights and Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting, Pendant Lighting, Replacing Lamps & Ballasts, Table Lamps, Solar Lights, Table Lamps, Track Lighting, and Wall Sconces.

    FACT: The energy used in the average home can be responsible for more than twice the greenhouse gas emissions of the average car.
  • Outdoor Lighting


    For Outdoor Lighting consider: Garden Lighting, Low Voltage Lighting, and Solar Garden Lights.

    Add security and increase the enjoyment of your outdoor living spaces and paths with accent lighting. Solar light stay on all night for security and you do not need an electrician, since the lights run on a photocell and turn on automatically each night. The lights have minimal maintenance, and new technology offers more powerful batteries and brighter light.
  • Buying Clean Electricity


    When it comes to buying ‘Clean’ electricity, consider: Green Power Pricing Programs and Saving with Green Certificates. Take your part to help the planet one utility bill at a time! By selecting the option for renewable power, like wind, with your utility company, you become part of the overall community that reflects the increased demand. The increased demand creates the incentives for more companies, entrepreneurs, engineers and inventors to fulfill that demand with next-generation technology.

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