This week’s beautiful My Maine This Week photos were taken in and around Bremen, Maine, by Elizabeth Skidmore of Roxbury, Massachusetts. Elizabeth says, “I feel so lucky to get to spend time there.” Do you have beautiful photos of Maine wildlife or scenic Maine landscapes to share? If so, please send them to us at… Continue Reading
Plan on camping this summer? Buy firewood from local Maine firewood dealers near where you’re camping—find out where they are by calling the state park service. Destructive, invasive species such as the emerald ash borer could get transported by firewood, which is why it’s illegal to bring firewood into Maine from out of state. To… Continue Reading
Give clover a chance! Clover was not considered a “weed” until pesticide companies began marketing broadleaf herbicides to homeowners. Clover is attractive, soft on bare feet, and helps reduce your lawn’s demand for nitrogen, since it creates its own from the air. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the… Continue Reading
Protect your well by not using pesticides or herbicides around your yard. Keep paints, solvents, oil, and old batteries away from areas where they could leak and contaminate your well. Check with your town about your local household hazardous waste collection days. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the… Continue Reading
Don’t dump sour milk down the drain. Instead, spray it on outdoor plants like tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, and peppers to help defend against specific viruses and powdery mildew disease. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Drop leftover soap shards into a clean, dry sock and hang it in your fruit trees or shrubbery to deter deer from nibbling on them. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Birds need clean, fresh water for drinking and bathing. Provide it with a bird bath. The best ones are shallow that make drinking and bathing easy for them. Put sand at the bottom and place a few stones for birds to stand on. Change the water when it gets stale, and clean the bath regularly… Continue Reading
If your lawnmower was made before 1999, trade it in for a newer, cleaner model. Before 1999, lawnmower engines were unregulated by the EPA, so running one for one hour generated as much air pollution as running a car for two days. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the… Continue Reading
Looking for a toxic-free way to get rid of the garden snails that are spoiling your garden? Try laying boards or clay flower pots between rows of veggies for snails to attach themselves to, then collect them. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here…. Continue Reading