Sheron Cardin's Input...: I'm Feeling Green Again...

I have been an interior designer for over 27 years and I have always taught my clients the principles I used while decorating their home so they may enjoy decorating too. The home staging trend in residential real estate is a great way to reach more people every day and what I enjoy the most is they are learning the basics of good design through staging. It is my dream for every person to know the joy and pride of living in a decorated home.

I'm Feeling Green Again...

Every time I learn something new I have to run to my computer and post about it in AR, like it is my diary...if I don't write about it, my news will be lost forever. Now that I have streamlined my recycling at home and every shred of recyclable material makes it into the right barrel, its time to expand my horizons.


Now I am going to tackle how I take care of weeds once and for all, there is a by-product of milled corn called Cockadoodle Doo's Organic Weed Control. It is a pre-emergent suppressor that will prevent new weeds from sprouting. They say it is safe for children and pets and won't harm insects (darn), soil organisms, or aquatic life. It runs about $30 for 25 lb. and you can order it online; you guessed I have not tried it yet. If you have please let me know how it worked...I have an acre of weeds.

I'm not get rid of existing weeds organically without pulling them out of the ground, there is a product called Nature's Avenger. It is a fast acting, natural-citrus-oil-based herbicide that strips away the plant's waxy cuticle, causing dehydration which then destroys the weed. (this process could take awhile) but it only cost's $8 for a 24 oz. spray bottle. 


Comment balloon 3 commentsSheron Cardin • July 04 2007 04:03PM


With my yard you would have to pull up a tank truck full of nature's Avenger to get rid of the weeds. I've just learned to appreciate them.
Posted by Wayne McMullan, Quinte Real Estate (Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty) over 12 years ago
Funny, my yard too has been overtaken by weeds this year.  I will get some of the Nature's Avenger, I'm glad you brought this up.  I wonder if it has to do with the unusually warm winter (?)
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 12 years ago

Wayne - I know what you are talking about. The problem with our weeds is there are some that grow very tall very fast. I call them telephone poles because that is just what they look like...little telephone poles sticking up out of the grass. The rest are not so noticeable and it would be impossible to eliminate them all but this one...grrrr.

Carole - really? You are going to try it? That would be great. Global warming is responsible for so many changes and rapid week growth could be one of them. I know my trees were really confused last year...they didn't start loosing their leaves until the holidays. 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago