DIY Eco-Friendly Backyard

Every day we try to make our world a little bit greener. On a smaller personal level, it is all about shaping our habits and making our surrounding more eco-friendly. Of course, this also includes designs of our gardens and best materials to use. Planting local plants influences local flora and fauna and by designing a deck from upcycled timber we prolong its use and lower pollution. One garden may not save the world but it can set an example, so why not start from your own?

Here are some pointers on how to make your garden greener and more enjoyable for your family.

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Building the perfect Birdhouse [Infographic]

Features of a Good Birdhouse- Give a Bird a Home

A birdhouse is such a great addition to any garden and it’s a really fun DIY project to tackle. This infographic from Capital Garden Services looks at how to build the perfect birdhouse so maybe it’s time to bring one to your garden?

If you are building one, build a good one as otherwise you’re short-changing our feathered friends! You should use untreated wood and galvanised screws as remember this will need to last throughout the year in all weather conditions.

You also need to make sure your birdhouse is protected from predators and some of the most common are chipmunks, raccoons, and cats. A stovepipe is generally considered the best protection against climbing predators.

If you don’t want to build a birdhouse there are other things you can do. Things like install a feeder o attract the local neighbourhood birds! Make sure to have good quality seeds for them when they come to visit. Check out the full infographic now!

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Green Home Trends [Infographic]

In love with the idea of a Green Home but don’t know where to start? Here are  10 suggestions of the hottest trends to realise the Green Home of your dreams. Want to save money while saving the environment? It tells you which upgrades are the most cost effective and which will be gaining in popularity in the coming years.

Incorporating eco-friendly designs into a new home or upgrading your existing home is easier than ever thanks to new energy-saving improvements that can add to your home’s value. Check out these 10 Hot Trends and get your Green on!

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5 Reasons to switch to Solar Water Heaters

Solar water heaters evolved from simple black-painted boxes to modern solar thermal units that we’re familiar with. Clearly, it took centuries of development to fully optimise these heating machines — and be able to apply them in modern houses.

Solar thermal water heaters are regarded as one of the most environment-friendly appliances in the world. If you are sceptical or want to have more information about these appliances; then you’ve come to the right article. We’re going to take a look at the top reasons why you should consider installing a solar water heater in your home.

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Environmentally Friendly Hospitals [Infographic]

These innovative hospitals are choosing to look after the environment as well as their patients. With modern, state of the art facilities, eco-friendly hospitals are winning awards for their efforts.

Here, we take a look at some of the most environmentally friendly hospitals in the USA.

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