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Lasagna Gardening

Worms find this gardening technique absolutely delicious! In this article you’ll learn how professional landscapers use waste cardboard and mulch to transform weed patches and lawns into beautiful drought tolerant gardens. The secret is you can do it with no digging! The lasagna gardening technique feeds worms and your soil while saving water and your chronically sore back.

Work with nature! By employing biomimicry, you can take advantage of natural systems to support your garden plants. In a forest, leaf litter and branches create a thick layer of mulch that becomes humus and eventually soil. This crucial mulch layer supports a fungus network that drives the soil process and holds great quantities of water and nutrients for plants. The mulch layer protects soils from erosion and insulates plant roots from intense summer heat. Any weeds that penetrate this layer can be pulled easily.

Making garden lasagna is fun and easy:

1. Prepare the site;
2. Install cardboard layer;
3. Mulch heavily;
4. Plant in fall.

Prepare the future garden site anytime by cutting large weeds with a mower. Do not spread weed seeds; instead, cut and remove from site. Cut down and remove any saplings or woody plants. If desired, spread composted chicken manure and/or lime to improve poor soil and to speed grass composting.

Install three layers of heavy cardboard over the entire site.Find it in recycle bins at appliance and bike stores. Stake it onto slopes and cover edges with soil. Wet the cardboard as required and remove any plastic tape to avoid messy surprises next season. Likewise, avoid using plastic cloth as a weed barrier; it never turns into soil and haunts the gardener for years to come.

Mulch the cardboard layer with any organic mulch that will stay in place. Stone mulch and other non-composting materials are best left for people who like running leaf blowers and pulling weeds. The best mulch for gardens is shredded leaves and bark, because it is readily available, holds moisture, rots quickly, and will not erode in rain. Other good choices are clean straw (not hay), bark and wood chips.

Once the fall rains have begun, pull back the mulch to reveal wet cardboard, dead plants, and worm-aerated soil. Open up a hole and place extra soil onto a tarp. After planting a native shrub to the same depth as in the pot, replace the cardboard and mulch close to (but not touching) the plant stems. Baby plants need regular, deep irrigation over the first two summers (July – Sept) to establish tough root systems. Finished compost placed around transplants will also help. Replace leaf mulch every two years.

Established bindweed (Convolvulus spp), ivy (Helix spp), and other weeds may require successive lasagna layering treatments. Avoid purchasing weed-contaminated soil / manure from suppliers; assume there are weed seeds present and treat all exposed soils with lasagna!

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How to Hide the Smell of Weed

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying the smell of some fresh bud is strong. That classic marijuana aroma shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying that high though. That’s why we’ve complied a list of tried-and-true methods for keeping that smell contained. Below you will find our tips on how to hide the smell of weed while smoking and after smoking.

Hide the smell while smoking

1 – Make a Sploof

Sploofs are handheld devices that use a filter to minimize the smell of marijuana. Simply blow your smoke through the open end of the sploof and let the filter work its magic. If you can’t pick up a commercial sploof like a SmokeBuddy, you can easily make one yourself.

All you need is a cardboard cylinder from a paper towel or toilet paper roll, a dryer sheet, and a rubber band. Fold the dryer sheet a few times (this will be your filter) then place it over one end of the cardboard cylinder. Use the rubber band to secure the dryer sheet, then viola! Your DIY sploof is ready to go.

2- Smoke in the Bathroom/Shower

Turn your shower on and make it as hot as possible. The steam from the hot water will mix with the smoke and help dissipate the smell. Make sure you fan is on as well so the steam/smoke mix will get sucked up and out of the bathroom. Stuffing a damp towel into the crack at the bottom of your bathroom door will help keep the smoke from creeping out as well. When you are done, you can take a quick shower too to help remove any lingering smell from your body!

3 – Use Natural Incense, Scented Candles, or Essential Oils

Not only will some natural scents help hide the smell of weed, it will make you place smell a lot better! We suggest either burning some natural incense like Palo Santo or Sandalwood or using essential oils in an air diffuser with scents like lavender or eucalyptus. Getting into the habit of burning some nice scented candles throughout the day will help keep the smell of weed from building up in your place too. Just make sure to avoid any artificial deodorizers as they tend to just mix with the marijuana smell instead of covering it.

4 – Try Vaping

A vaporizer heats up the cannabis flower or concentrate to just the right temperature to extract the cannabinoids and terpenes without actually burning it. Not only does this prevent the releases of harmful tar and carcinogens that come from traditional burning methods, the resulting vapor has a much less potent aroma.

5 – Make Sure There’s Proper Ventilation

Having enough ventilation so the smoke has somewhere to go will dramatically prevent it from lingering on you, the furniture, and walls. Open a window and point a fan at it so there is some air flow. Just make sure if you live in an apartment that you aren’t blowing the smoke into your neighbors.

6 – Pack a Small Bowl

Bowls produce noticeably less smoke compared to joints and bongs. Plus, the smoke they do produce mostly just comes from the actual bowl, not the mouthpiece. Packing a lighter bowl (just enough for one hit) will help limit the amount of burning and subsequent smoke. It’s not a perfect solution, but it’s a small detail that will help you be more discreet.

Hide the Smell After Smoking

1 – Plan Ahead

The easiest way to get the smell of cannabis off you is to take a shower and change your clothes! If you can plan ahead, that will save you a lot of hassle later on. Keep a spare change of clothes in a duffle bag or backpack with you, and try to smoke at a friends place with a shower you can use or stop by the locker room at your gym. Sometimes the simplest solution is the best!

2 – Soak up Some Sun

The suns UV rays can actually neutralize odors. If it’s nice and sunny out, go spend 30 minutes to an hour outside in direct sunlight. This will help burn off some of the extra residue on your body and clothes. If it’s a sunny day in Seattle, you shouldn’t mind getting outside for a bit anyways!

3 – Mind Your Hair

Smoke likes to cling to things, especially your hair. If you can reduce the amount of hair you have exposed, then less smoke will latch on it. Try wearing an old hat when you smoke next, or pull it back into a ponytail or bun. Keeping details like these in mind while smoking will help reduce the smell afterwards.

Zips Cannabis is Here to Help

If you have any more questions about how to hide the smell of weed, or things like how to get higher smoking weed and the difference between cannabis concentrates, feel free to stop by Zips Cannabis to chat with one of our friendly budtenders. We’re passionate about cannabis, and are happy to share any of our personal tips and tricks! With our pot shops located in the heart of Tacoma and Seattle, we’re conveniently located just around the corner. Stop by your local Zips Cannabis pot shop today!

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