How to Dry Flowers: 2 Simple Ways + Decor Ideas [Visuals]

Flowers set the tone for a magical experience and a memorable event. But what do you do with the flowers after a special day has ended? Dry them! And not only do dried flowers last, but you can also use them to decorate your home.

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Why Artificial Lighting is bad for the Environment [Infographic]

Light pollution is on the rise, with more and more LEDs lighting our homes, offices and streets at night. In 2011, LEDs made up just 9% of the global lighting market in 2011 but it’s predicted that this will rise to 68% by 2020. This increase in LED lighting will not occur without consequence however, as LED lighting already causes more damage to the world around us than we realise.

Many species of wildlife depend on natural light to regulate their circadian rhythm, sleep patterns, mating habits and feeding. Our artificial lighting interferes with the way other species live, putting them at risk and causing many fatalities.

There’s no way of avoiding artificial lighting, since society is so dependent on it to function, but luckily there are various ways that we can reduce its negative impact. By spreading awareness of the issue, actions can be taken to protect wildlife from danger whilst we continue to enjoy all the benefits of modern lighting systems.

This infographic created by 4ever Deck shows the ways in which our artificial lighting solutions affect the wildlife around us and provide some potential solutions to the issue.

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DIY Pest Control [Infographic]

Summer is the best season to enjoy the great outdoors, but it’s also the time when you and your family are at the greatest risk of bites, stings, and the vector-borne disease that common summer pests can carry.

But did you know that there are steps you can take to make your backyard less attractive to these pests?

In the infographic below, you’ll know what to do to protect your family from pest threats this summer.

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The power of plants in the workplace [Infographic]

Whether it’s that tabletop philodendron lining your office hallway or that dramatic ficus tree you see every morning in your building’s lobby, plants are quietly making the indoor spaces you inhabit healthier everyday.

This infographic shows some of the amazing benefits plant life can have indoors.

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Pet Safe Flowers & Which to Avoid Buying [Infographic]

Whether you’re a pet parent looking for some flowers to brighten up your home, or you’re sending a gift to someone with a dog or cat that loves to chew everything, it is important to know which flowers and fillers are safe for cats and dogs, and which can be toxic.

Print a copy to bring to the florist or use it as a reference when ordering a bouquet online. It will help you to pick pet-friendly flowers and find stunning substitutes to make sure the recipient is happy and their fur babies are safe.

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