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GREEN TIPS

OUTDOOR

Easy Composting - Helpful tips for starting an outdoor compost bin.


Greener Deck Cleaning

Bring new life to your deck without harmful chemicals! 

Try this method (field checked in our Green Living "test lab"): Mix 1 cup of oxygen bleach powder (sodium percarbonate) per gallon of hot water.Mix well until fully dissolved. Apply to deck surface and let soak in for a few minutes and scrub a bit. Leave mixture on for up to 6 hours for heavily stained areas. Protect your skin with gloves (the solution will dry your skin). Important: rinse off the deck with water or you'll get a white residue. Mop up any puddles, let air dry. (Conservation, 2013)


This link will direct you to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/337.html



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