Pesticides Killing the Wrong Bugs

When it comes to lawn care and gardening, there is onebackyard-ecosystem thing you have to understand, not all bugs are bad, some of them are even essential to keeping a good garden. It is surprising how many so called gardening enthusiasts do not know this and throw pesticides around the garden like it was water. It is time for our readers to have a little understanding about the balance of your garden’s ecosystem. To start let me tell you a little story, and experience of mine back when I was new to the whole gardening world.

Termites are a pain to get rid of…

A few years back I started doing some landscaping in my garden, utilizing everything that was already there to save up on cost. It was both lucky and unlucky of me to find out that the old shed was infested with termites, after consulting a few of the top rated pest control companies in USA, I was advised that I was to treat the whole property to make sure to avoid any places that we might miss and my house becoming termite chow. Though it was not necessary I opted to tenting my house and getting the whole pest control package, thinking that it would be better to get it done so I wouldn’t have to worry about any other pests trying to invade my house.

Something changed…

After the treatment and a few days away from the house to clear out the toxic fumes, I returned to my house and continued my old routine. The natural beauty of the garden seems to be missing something, and after weeks it seemed like the plants were not as glowing as it used to be. I discovered that I not only killed the bad bugs but the ones necessary for the small ecosystem of my garden. Though they returned after some time, it took a while.

It seemed as though I had forgotten what I learned in school. I recalled my old grade school text book with the funny little cartoon illustrations, where almost everything living in the environment had a job to do to make the whole thing work. I unwittingly and needlessly unleashed chemicals that destroyed that fragile cycle, which made it hard for my plants to go about with its life.

Not to Worry

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You don’t have to worry about leaving the nasty bugs be for the sake of your garden. After researching a bit, I discovered that there are that there are companies that use ecofriendly pesticides, though they are not perfect they are way better than the nasty stuff those other companies use. There are actually a lot of them now, due to the fact that people are aware now and make sure to do things the green way.

If you ever need to find an ecofriendly pest control company, a simple Google search will show you the best ones in your area. In fact we will probably do a review in the future to show you which is the best choice. Until then, keep on searching!

Interesting Facts About Atlanta That You Probably Didn’t Know

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You should always know more about the history and fun facts of your city, so here are a few amazing facts about the city of Atlanta.

  • The city of Atlanta ranks 3rd in cities that has the highest concentration of fortune 500 companies.
  • Atlanta is one of the only two cities with two recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize, Namely President Jimmy Carter, and Martin Luther King Junior.
  • It is illegal for you to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole.
  • The title of tallest building in the United States is actually held by The Bank Of America Plaza, found in The city of Atlanta. A fun fact about the building is that there are no street entrances to the building; entrances can be found underground in the parking area.
  • There are at least 65 streets in Atlanta with the word Peachtree included in its name.
  • Many plastic surgeons in Atlanta provide free consultations which helps women to get more information about breast augmentation and make an informed decision. It’s one of the reasons why cosmetic surgery is currently booming in the city.
  • The City of Atlanta is the 5th city named as the capital of the state of Georgia.
  • Atlanta is the home of the world busiest Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta, due to its ideal location where most major cities in the US is just a 3 hour flight.
  • Atlanta is home to the largest Hindu Temples outside of India.
  • Atlanta is the only North American City that was destroyed as an act of war.
  • The State Building in Georgia is gilded with locally lined gold, almost 43 ounces of it.
  • The Largest exposed granite in the world is found just outside the city of Atlanta, Stone Mountain.
  • For 75 Days, Terry Hitchcock ran from Minneapolis to Atlanta, covering over 2100 Miles.

Every city has its own history, secrets, and fun facts. It is just incredible what you can discover about the place you call your home. It is important to know what you can about these things because it is not just the city’s history but yours.

Why Some Business Succeed While Others Fail?

Whenever we ask this question we always get the statistics like how 58% of businesses fail their first year and how of the remaining businesses only a certain percentage will survive the second year, and so on. When we ask WHY? Often of the time we just get a vague answer like “that’s just how it works” or “they just do”.  The answer is actually quite simple: lack of knowledge on how to run a business. Here are the top five reasons on why businesses fail and how to make sure yours don’t.

 

  1. Poor Marketing

I’ve seen it happen too many times, a small shop opens and find them hardly selling anything. Sure, they might have the signage in front of their shop; they might even be giving out flyers and still not getting anything sold. Marketing transcends fliers, sign boards, and newspaper ads; Marketing is selling the idea that people need your product or services; getting the trust of the public, telling them that their best interest is your best interest. From as simple as giving free samples or giving a guarantee that you will fix or replace your product if it breaks in within the guaranteed period.  Marketing is essential and must always have a dedicated person or team who manages this aspect of the business learning and applying new ideas.

 

  1. Lack of business planning

Planning is essential in life, you don’t need to follow it strictly; you just need to know where you are going, a goal if you will. Some people plan their day and some plan their week, I keep a planner with me and plan my month to know where I need to be and where I might be in a later date. Businesses as a whole needs goals and plans too, allowing it to have milestones will allow it to keep growing and not stagnate.

 

  1. Insufficient Finance

If you have the money to start the business on your own I highly recommend that you do not take out a loan to start your business, but the time will come that you will need money to grow and cater to your clients. It is essential to develop a good relationship with your bank and proper financial institutions that might be able to work with you to finance new ventures and projects allowing your business to grow properly.

 

  1. No clear Objectives and Vision

Related to business planning but in a larger perspective; Your business must have an objective that you follow overall, be it simply to serve the best tacos or something as grand as to provide the cleanest energy. It is easy to get lost if you don’t have a ultimate destination.

 

  1. Management and Leadership

It is often hard to do but you can’t be a business where there is no clear leadership roles, it is important that there is order and systems that can be and will be followed in order to keep things running in clockwork. If your system works and makes you money then a huge part of your business is your system.

There are more variables that could be the cause for a business to fail, but these are the most common reasons for businesses to fail. It is essential to always keep vigilant and check if everything is functioning properly in your business. Remember it is not just your livelihood, but the jobs of everyone you employ that is on the line.

 

Interesting read on this topic – http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericwagner/2013/09/12/five-reasons-8-out-of-10-businesses-fail/#64f6c0f85e3c