Being conscious of the environment has become a greater concern for homeowner’s. Minimizing your foot print on the environment can start right in your own backyard. More and more homeowner’s are to creating landscapes that are not only beautiful and comfortable but are eco-friendly as well. There are many ways to weave environmentally friendly elements into your backyard. Here are a few products that can help minimize your environmental foot print.
Eco-Friendly Patio Furniture
Breezesta is maintenance free, eco-friendly patio furniture with class. All of their products are proudly manufactured in a plant in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Breezesta plastic bottles from America’s waste stream to create this line of colorful and comfortable outdoor patio furniture. Each piece also carries a Lifetime Residential Warranty against cracking, splintering, chipping, peeling, rotting, and insect infestation.
Is your yard full of standing water sources that are contributing to the mosquito population on your property? Use one of eco-friendly Mosquito Control product to kill mosquito larvae before they have a chance to mature. Add the easy ready to use Mosquito Bits or Dunks to water gardens, flower pots, rain barrels, bird baths, tree holes, unused swimming pools, old automobile tires, ponds, etc. to destroy your mosquito population. Each of these products are made of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis or Bti, a bacteria that kills mosquito larvae (as well as black flies). The dunks will slowly dissolve over time releasing the bacteria for continuous control.
Alternate Fuel Fire Pits
Ethanol fire pits are the perfect alternative to traditional wood or gas fueled fire pits. Ethanol fire pits are clean burning, smoke free and eco-friendly. Ethanol fuel is a clean, renewable fuel source that emits a non-polluting, smokeless, odorless, safe fire. Enjoy these eco-friendly fire pits even in smaller outdoor settings, like a balcony or patio. These attractive earth friendly fire pits will add the perfect ambiance to your outdoor activities.
Gel fuel table top fire pits produce a real fire, but instead of burning wood, these fireplaces burn an odorless, non-toxic, completely eco-friendly jelled alcohol compound. A gel fire pit mimics the romantic qualities of a wood burning fireplace without the mess and work associated with other types of fireplaces. You can enjoy crackling, flickering flames, and the ambiance of a real fire anywhere in your home without hauling wood and cleaning up ash. Gel fuel fire pits use disposable canisters to provide up to 2-3 hours at a time of flickering flames and ambiance. Each canister of gel alcohol fuel will give off up to 3,000 BTUs per hour.
Solar Powered Mosquito Mister
How much more eco-friendly can you get than a unit that is completely solar powered? The SolaMist Solar Powered Mosquito Misting System is just that…100% solar powered. To top it off, the unit uses an all-natural concentrate repellent to rid your property of Mosquitoes, Spiders, Gnats, Wasps, Ants, Flies, and Roaches. The easy Do-It-Yourself installation requires only a pair of snips and you can configure up to 30 nozzles. The customizable spray schedule and ability to target large or small zones means huge cost savings in concentrate usage. The SolaMist also qualifies for a 30% Federal Tax Rebate. What could be better than that?
Eco-Friendly Water Collection
Building a rainwater collection system is a great eco-friendly way to reduce water wasting and better utilize an energy source. Rainwater is free from pollutants as well as salts, minerals, and other natural or man-made contaminants. Collecting rainwater is inexpensive and may be used for a number of different tasks or chores around your home without having to be treated like watering the garden or washing your car. By conserving and containing rain water, flooding of yards and gardens can be prevented while the chance of water damage to your homes siding can also be reduced.