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Top 7 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! I heard a funny quote the other day and thought I would share it with you.

“If you really think the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money!” Not really sure who originally said it….but on Earth Day it seems appropriate!

How are you celebrating Earth Day?

So now for the list – in remembrance of this proverb, “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to teach a man to fish, end world hunger.”

Here are our top 7 ways to celebrate Earth Day:
1. Give a friend a plant for his garden.
2. Teach a friend to plant a garden.
3. Teach a friend to teach their children how to plant a garden.
4. Begin a compost pile to create a rich soil for your garden
5. Raise backyard chickens – they make healthy compost for your garden and have tasty eggs.
6. Plant a proverbial tree.
7. Volunteer to clean up a park or other area of your town.

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See how easy this is? And the best part is when you grow your own food, it tastes sooo much better and packs a better nutrition load as well. We have 80 fruit trees, a huge garden and chickens! The fresh food it worth the effort!

What are you growing in your garden this year?

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Why You Want a Pond!

Waterfall

What is more important than your health?

Do you know what one of the biggest toxins is that affects people’s health? STRESS! yep, that’s right! Stress actually produces free-radicals in your body!

The outside world is a very stressful place…..so we need to make our homes a sanctuary. A place you look forward to “coming home” to, a source of protection from the outside world, and a place to unwind. What better way than to create an outdoor oasis to enjoy!

Being outside, breathing in fresh air, hearing the sounds of nature, feeling the sun on your face renews our spirit. It grounds our inner being. and Vitamin D from the sun is know as the happy vitamin!

When you build a pond in your yard, the sound of the water brings joy to your ears. The harmony and peace it creates in your soul is meditational and relaxing. Your kids can play in it….your pets too! You can stick your feet in it on a hot day…and it’s a whole lot cheaper than a pool!

There are other benefits to having a pond too! Lowes.com summed it up well.

1. Outdoor Air Conditioning – When the water evaporates, it removes the heat from the environment. This will create a cooling experience in your yard and provide welcome relief on a hot summer day.

2. Sound Masking – The sounds the waterfall or fountain provide are relaxing, like we mentioned. Oftentimes the noise of cars, trains, airplanes, or people wreck havoc on your peaceful outdoor experience. The sounds of the water will hide that noise and provide comfort.

3. Environmental Benefits – Plants and Wildlife alike will enjoy your pond. Birds, small animals, fish, and many plants will grow and thrive and seek refuge in your cool water.

We here at Greenstreak are pond specialists. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to get on our wait list for a pond in your yard!

 

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Welcome to Greenstreak’s New Blog!

It’s time this old computer dinosaur get with it and create a blog to share my passions and knowledge with you, my loyal customers and fans! My old website was static and just sat there with pictures that were years old. Thankfully, my youngest son is a phenomenal photographer and can really showcase our work!

With that said, what do you want to see?How can we help you with your Outdoor Living Space?

Will you enjoy your yard as an extension of your home?

Our goal is to show you how to take advantage of our lovely weather in California and appreciate the surrounding beauty.

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PVC Planting Idea

This is such a cool planting idea we just had to share it!

PVC Planting Idea

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