Posts Tagged ‘potted plants’

5 Ways to Keep Pests Away With Cedar Granules

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Our popular Cedar Granules are a 100% natural approach to protect your lawn, home, and family from harmful bugs. Here are 5 of our favorites:


A layer of Cedar Granules spread along your home’s foundation and fence line creates a powerful defense against fleas, ants, mites, and other biting insects.


Adding a handful of granules to your potted plants every few months is a simple way to keep them free of annoying pests like spider mites.


Spreading Cedar Granules throughout your lawn & garden protects it from damaging insects without harsh chemicals.


Hanging a sock full of Cedar granules in your closet acts like a cedar chest. Bye-bye moths!


Placing a few handfuls of granules inside your dog’s bed lining will help deter fleas, mites, mosquitoes, and more.


5 Natural Ways to Recycle Fallen Leaves

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Winter leaves might seem annoying at first, but they’re really a nutrient-rich blessing from mother nature! 

Instead of trashing this gift, which can leave your soil less fertile over time, why not repurpose it for a more beautiful and healthy lawn?

Here are 5 natural, eco-friendly ways to recycle your fallen leaves:

Mow Them for Mulch

One of the best ways to recycle leaves is also the easiest: Mow them!

Switch your mower to the mulching setting, then simply shred those leaves throughout your lawn for an evenly spread nutrient-rich mulch.

Feed Potted Plants

Whether inside or out, potted plants can get a major boost from fallen leaves, which will slowly feed the plant as they decompose.

For best results, fill your chosen pot ⅓-½ full of densely packed leaves, then top off the remaining space with the appropriate potting soil.

Compost Them

Composting fallen leaves is an easy, free way to produce your own organic fertilizer.

Mix shredded leaves with grass clippings or other greenery and toss them in your compost pile. Mix the pile with a shovel every 5 days or so, keep it warm with a tarp when necessary, and you should have ready-to-use fertilizer in about 2 months.

Suffocate Weeds

Did you know fallen leaves can help suffocate stubborn weeds?

After shredding your leaves, mix them with grass clippings and Cedarcide Granules. Then, add a thick layer of this mix on top of your garden soil wherever you’re struggling with weed growth.

Protect Plants from Freezing

Surrounding vulnerable plants like smaller shrubs and perennials with mounds of unshredded leaves can help protect them from the winter cold.

When spring rolls around and the weather warms, simply remove any extra leaves as needed.


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