Sunflowers deliver these 9 incredible benefits and uses for every gardener. Learn how to plant and care for these giant beauties.
Are you eager to decorate your garden to get set for all the warm days of sunshine ahead of us? Here are some ways to get an early start.
As the weather is getting warmer, more and more homeowners are wondering how to make the most of their garden. A beautiful garden can be an invitation to relax for the whole family! Unfortunately, there can be no casual lunch outside without having to fend off bugs. As an amateur gardener, you know that not […]
Having a gorgeous garden is one thing, but what use is it if you don’t really make use of it all that often? Here, we’re going to look beyond the skin-deep and look at how you can create a garden that can be a practical part of the home. Of course, not every garden needs […]
Lawn care is a necessary chore. If you’re trying to outshine your neighbors, though, here’s how!
Shaded areas in your garden should be part of your plan. You’ll have a respite from the sun’s rays and a cool spot to sip a wine. Here’s how to have it.
Narcissus is the genus of flowers that includes daffodils, jonquils, and paperwhites. Get to know these spritngtime blooms for early season color.
Do you wish for a low maintenance garden for the warmer months around the corner? A garden is a feature that more people want in their yard. It provides them with a personal outdoor space from which to enjoy warm summer days. Or, they may simply spend some time out in nature. But having a […]
Napier grass is an ornamental grass native to Africa. Prized for its lush foliage, learn how to grow this to add beauty to your own garden.
If you’re contemplating whether (or not) to add pond dye to your lake, here are 5 reasons to give it a try, per our lake maintenance experts.
If you are considering (or already have) a lake on your property, then you might be curious about pond plant maintenance. Here, a water feature expert shares the tips taking care of that task. Spring Time and Your Pond Plants As the ice begins to melt, you know that spring is right around the corner. […]
Intense sunlight can be brutal and harmful to most plants, causing them to wilt, shrink, and inevitably die off. Some plants, however, are built to withstand such extreme weather conditions. Succulents have heat-resistant, drought-tolerant, and water-retention properties and are highly recommended if you live in an area where the sun rarely takes a day off. […]
Love spending time outdoors? Use these 5 smart patio ideas to eek some valuable outdoor time out of your porch this winter–without feeling the chill.
If you can’t even fit a broadfork on the wall, there’s your sign. You need to get your gardening tools organized asap. Here are helpful tips on how.
Does your pond appear murky? Has the algae overtaken? You’ll be glad to know that you can clean the pond (without draining it) in 3 easy steps.
Are your green thumbs just itching to get out to the garden and start that first early planting? Not so fast! Let’s look forward at the wintertime weather predictions for 2020. Regional Considerations When to plant, and how to plant, depends greatly on your region. In 2020, it’s expected that there will be an especially […]
Take time on one of these last warm autumn afternoons to prepare the garden for winter. It will make springtime easier and your garden healthier.
Children are naturally curious, and they love poking around in the dirt. This combination makes gardening ideal for childen.
Have you ever wished for a trim, neat yard that’s easy to maintain? We’re sharing easy tips on how to clean the garden–and keep it that way.
Wildlife can be fun to watch if you’re a nature lover. Here are some tips and tricks to attract local animals to your garden.
Do you want to add something special to your garden? But, maybe you’re not sure what to go for? Then have a look at this list. We are sharing the top seven features for your garden. You’ll be able to see which one could work for you. Or, if you love them all, maybe even […]
If you’re wondering where to start in your yard this fall, here are some gardening tips and to-dos for you. A lot of people think that the majority of garden work takes place in the spring and summer. And although there is a lot during these seasons to keep your garden blooming within these months, […]
Have you ever had to deal with garden nightmares? Here are some of the issues you can encounter and the solutions that you could need. The Mole Hill Mine Field Some critters are an absolute joy to see in your garden. Others? Well, they can make quite a mess. Moles certainly fall into […]
Choosing a patio heater? Here are three essential considerations to think about before forking over your hard earned cash!
Organic gardening, especially plants and fruit trees, requires attention year-round. But this fact is especially true during the growing season. The most enjoyable part of this attention is watching the fruit grow. And the most frustrating part is dealing with pests and diseases when they arise. This post contains organic gardening solutions that you can […]
Are you and your love planning on throwing a romantic backyard wedding? Congratulations! Perhaps you want to share the day with your family and close friends at a place that means so much to you to enjoy the biggest day of your life. We have some helpful hints to make your big day a success. […]
Most people think that plants are all about the outdoors. However, it is possible to use indoor greenery to enhance your house.
Not so sure if you love spending time outdoors in the summer? Here are some activities that can give you fresh motivation to get outside again.
If you’ve got a beautiful garden space, but not many shady spots, here three hacks that can help you stay healthy and keep cool while enjoying the outdoors.
Succulent container gardens make wonderful patio and garden decor. From little tabletop decor to large pots, recycle interesting pots.
Considering artificial grass? Check out our guide to installation and maintenance.
Can you feel it in the air? The warm breeze (almost), the birds singing – and things beginning to grow? Can you feel the call of the wild? Or at least the call of the average sized flower pot? Take advantage of the season and make a patio vegetable garden.
Ever wished you could have a gorgeous garden year round? Well, you can with these easy tips.
Ever thought about indoor gardening. For year-round fresh herbs, blossoms, and veggies, it might be just right for you!
Need gardening tips for fixing up a dull garden? We have four simple tips so easy even a beginner gardener can embrace them.
After battling through yet another brutal winter and erratic spring, the summer months are your patio’s prime time to shine. Is your patio in need of budget friendly upgrades to make this happen? We have the solutions.
When you think of making your house healthy and fresher, the idea of adding plants to your interior decor is a natural conclusion. After all, plants, and even potted plants, are renowned for creating a relaxing atmosphere. As they produce oxygen, they significantly improve your indoor air quality, giving you access pure and clean air […]
No backyard? Small yard? You can still enjoy lush greenery by creating a terrarium filled with lush plants. Learn how here.
Once reserved only for the wealthy, the water garden has gone mainstream. Here are the steps you can take in planning and building yours!
So, you don’t have a green thumb? No need when you plan effortless gardens that require minimal care. Take a look.
Love gardening? Ensure you’re not skipping any essential steps that can help your garden thrive.
City dwellers can receive the healthful benefits of gardening, too! Learn how to plant an urban garden and reap the rewards.
Loving the warmer spring weather but dying for the summer heat? Spend time now prepping your garden for summer.You’ll have the hard work completed, so you’ll have more time to enjoy fun in the sun.
In a conservatory or outdoors, you’re a quick read away from garden room inspiration.
Do you often step outdoors to find that common pests have destroyed your garden or landscape? Give them the boot once and for all with these hacks to eliminate them.
Revive your garden utilizing these hints as we transition from winter to spring, and you’ll take it from drab to fab. Is your garden looking a little worse for wear after the winter, or have you never got around to implementing those brilliant design ideas you’ve got swimming around your head? If your backyard is […]
Invest in one of these three luxury garden makeovers, and you’ll fall back in love with your winter-weary yard. If you’re ready to get your garden fit for some summer action, the chances are you might have a mountain to climb. Over the winter, it’s not uncommon for us to leave our back yard to […]
Spruce up your home exterior just in time for the warmer spring temperatures.
Need to make your greenhouse ready for the long, cold months of winter? Here’s a checklist of things to do ahead of the flurries.
When it comes to designing a kitchen garden a lot of people get stuck in a rut. Because they merely see the stereotype of a space which you plant different fruits and vegetables in long rows and nothing more, they fail to see the beauty of a garden. While a garden filled with straight rows […]
Despite your best efforts, do your garden plants keep dying? It can be endlessly frustrating when garden plants die. The money you spent on those seeds and supplies alone is enough to break your heart. That’s before you consider the time you spent trying to nourish those plants. All you’ll have to show for your […]
What vegetables can you plant in your garden right now? Now that winter is in full swing and our gardens are looking a bit bare, now is actually the ideal time for us to start looking at planting vegetables in the garden for the spring and summer. Several vegetables thrive in the winter months and […]
Here’s the million dollar question. Is 2019 the year of your garden? Is this time that your garden will stand out among all the others in your neighborhood? It can be quite amazing to turn our attention to something new that we may have been neglecting in the past. You know those points in life […]
Today we are sharing 3 ways to be more intentional with your gardening. This includes planning and cultivating towards reaching your ultimate goal of creating your perfect dream garden. Gardening with intent ensures that you don’t put in all that hard work only to find your efforts are wasted in the long term. When it […]
When a lawn is dead, is it truly gone? No matter how hopeless the situation, there is always hope. Dead lawns are far from uncommon, but that doesn’t mean you should let it languish as it is.
Think you can only host a garden party in the summertime? Not so fast! Invite your friends over for a winter garden party!
Dreaming of planning and growing the rose garden of your dreams? Let us show you how!
Morning frost may look magical, but it can be a gardener’s worst enemy in winter. Failing to protect your plants against frost could lead to them freezing and dying as a result. Here are just a few ways to protect plants from frost and help your plants to thrive during the winter months. 5 Smart […]
During the winter months, it can be easy to neglect your garden somewhat since you’re not going to be in it that much, so it really doesn’t take priority that often. Whether it’s fixing that rain gutter or mowing the lawn, f you’re thinking of how to get your garden ready for spring, then now […]
Every gardener should have a garden parasol. After all, it is essential that you have some method of protecting yourself from the sun when it is shining. When the sun shows its face most of us like to spend as much time as possible in our gardens.
You’ve got your wardrobe exactly on point, your home is an interior designer’s dream so now it’s time to turn your yard into a little slice of garden heaven.
Winter blues already starting to send you in to gardening withdrawal? Here are 5 ways you can begin preparing your garden for spring.
Garden pansies belong to the most popular flowers that adorn parks and gardens in high season. Many people successfully grow them in pots on terraces and balconies. Although taking care of garden pansies does not pose much problems, we recommend to learn about their preferences
If you want your garden to look good without having to use chemical fertilizers, how can you make sure your plants get enough nutrients and what will help them to grow? But there is more to a garden than just plants, so included in these garden hacks are some ways to make sure the pergola, decking and anything else you have in your outside area stay in good condition.
Want to get more out of your garden?
For most people, the garden is one of the most important parts of the home, and the more attention that is paid to it in this respect, the more likely it is that it will be able to be as well looked after as possible.
If you’re a keen gardener, the chances are that you embrace garden design in the same way you do interior decor. Shaking things up on occasion is probably one of your favorite things to do. Nothing refreshes the look of that outside space, after all, like a brand new design. The best way to freshen […]
For those bird lovers who own chickens, keeping the predators away from your chicken flock is an issue all year round but the threat is a whole lot worse in the winter due to the lack of food for predators during the colder months.
Consider all of the following backyard ideas and don’t be afraid to get creative with your gorgeous garden. Your backyard is your pride and joy. You would spend hours on end out there every single day if you could. When it comes to getting your fingers green nothing brings more delight to you, but you are always looking for ways to go bigger and better than before.
If you are proud of the home you live in and would like to protect the value of your real estate, it is important that you look out for the dangers of your backyard. You might have already secured inside your home, but what about the hidden dangers coming from the outside?
Why stop enjoying the health-rich benefits and the satisfying freshness that comes with your self-grown vegetables and herbs? If you live in a mild climate, it’s actually the perfect opportunity to plant a winter garden.
Too many gardens are plain and simple. They have grass, a flower bed, and a few simple plants. They might have some basic garden furniture or some outdoor toys for the children. This can be great. It means your garden is easy to look after and keep tidy, but, where’s the fun? In the modern world, it’s so easy to add some creativity to your garden.
Are you afflicted with headaches? The cure might be right outside your door. You can grow at-home headache cures in your very own herb garden. In fact, you might have one or two of these already on hand right out your window.
There is nothing like burlap bags to ace both functionality and fun. They are particularly known as storage bags for potatoes and other produce. Since burlap is a breathable fabric, which means it is resistant to condensation and durable, it is ideal to use as sacks and bags for shipping.
Probably, you of all people had the dream of visiting a fairyland once in your life when you were a kid. Today, I say it is no longer a dream because of the invention of the fairy garden that happened in the United States. Later, the trend grew so big that it splurged over the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and countries around them.
Fall is here again, and there are things that you must do in your garden to help keep it in good condition, and make it easier to maintain. You can plan how you want it to be in the spring, and be prepared for whatever the weather may bring.
Not everyone is blessed with green thumbs. You may not have the time or inclination to spend out in the garden all day, and that’s okay. You still deserve to have a garden that complements the home rather than providing a sharp contrast to all the care you put into the interior. Here, we’re going to look at the options for the lazy gardeners.
A fall garden provides you the opportunity to harvest home-grown veggies and fruits right through the season. The beauty of growing your own cool-weather veggies is that you get to feast on nutritious and freshly made salads. This means that you won’t put your health at risk by eating the pesticides and preservatives commonly used […]
It’s always good to start something new, such as taking up a hobby. It gives you something to keep you entertained and can even help you develop new skills and knowledge. However, right at the very beginning, right until we have got the basic skills needed, it can often be all too easy to make some very simple mistakes and errors. Take gardening, for instance.
Your garden is the threshold between worlds. It’s where your home meets the natural environment. Not only does that make it the perfect place to enjoy the sun and grow a gorgeous garden. It also makes it a potential home for all kinds of wildlife.
Soil is the foundation of any growth but not all gardens come with the best soil to begin with. Sandy soil or poor quality builders soil is the most common type of bad soil.
When it comes to acquiring high-quality fruit and vegetables for our meals, we tend to head straight to the supermarket, where we can pick up whatever we need from the shelves.
When we have a small garden to work with things can be difficult when it comes to imagining doing much with the area.
Children are incredibly curious creatures, so it should be no surprise to you that they find gardens absolutely fascinating. After all, they’re filled with toys to play with, dirt to dig in, and interesting bugs to look at. Most parents love spending time with their children outside, but it’s difficult to fully enjoy your garden […]
Are you looking for some seasonal tips on top organic veggies? Do you want to know what produce grows the best in the hotter months? We give you the easiest growing veggies and fruit in this post. Plus, we talk about why it is always a good idea to use an outdoor pest control company. When you want to grow fresh food for your family, then knowing what works best in your area and how to care for your garden are the first steps to a bountiful harvest.
Growing things is a time-honored tradition around the world. From the dawn of agriculture, people have been tending the land to produce crops to feed themselves and their families and communities, and for as long as people have had the luxury of their own little plot of land to beautify, gardening for pleasure has been a prevalent and much-beloved pastime.
Having a well-tended garden blooming with a profusion of colorful flowers, shrubs, and herbs is no mean feat. It involves hard work, due diligence, and serious commitment to regularly taking care of your plants. That’s why it hurts so much to wake up one morning and discover a herd of hungry deer has had a veritable feast in your backyard garden, leaving bare stalks or roots in their wake.
The garden is often a part of the home that gets left until the last minute to decorate. It’s usually a case of ‘out of sight, out of mind’ and the poor garden often gets the brunt of this saying.
Your yard can be many things. It can be an aesthetically pleasing space on your property. It can entertain. But in times gone past, green spaces on the property had another function: they were there to relax and calm.
When the summer is in full swing and the harvest picks up, I often don’t know what to do with myself. I have a productive vegetable garden and a few fruit trees that I don’t want to see going to waste. This keeps my evenings full of processing – peeling, washing, pitting.
Gardening should be fun and relaxing. Being outside and tending to plants, flowers and the like shouldn’t be stressful. But when the garden pests turn up en masse, that’s when things get difficult.
My body has this funny way of showing me all is not well. I feel all groggy, fatigued and moody. I have a simple remedy that always works. I just brew myself a concoction of herbal tea, and I’m as good as new! This got me thinking about the soil in my garden. To avoid tired and tiny plants, I have now formed a habit of adding nutrients to the soil through trench composting.
It’s summertime! The temperatures are so hot, some roads are melting. Most people struggle to sleep at night without an air conditioning unit running at full force. And, your consumption of ice cream has tripled over the past few weeks.
When it comes to your home, you want to ensure that you make use of as much space as possible. After all, every inch of your home has some form of purpose, doesn’t it? Your bedrooms are there to sleep and relax in. Your kitchen is seen as the hub of the home. Your bathroom is a multifunctional space, and the living spaces can have varied uses. But your garden and outdoor space?
We all know it’s true: having an Insta-worthy garden is the source of so much happiness. Every homeowner dreams of how to make a million dollar backyard on a budget.
I have been thinking about what to do with my backyard for some time now. With this in mind, I went on a hunting mission to find out about the latest trends in landscaping. The first time I had about Koi ponds, I went like “Koi what?” However, the more I heard about them, the more I fell flat on my back over them. Now I’m totally sold out on the idea of having one in my backyard.
An herb garden is one of the greatest gifts that you can give to yourself. Whether you’re an avid gardener or an in-home chef, it’s a treasure trove of goodness for you to enjoy. Even in the smallest of spaces, you can grow herbs. Many will even thrive in container gardens.
In this hot season, we worry about the plants in our garden. Can they thrive in dry conditions or would they die off and put all our gardening efforts to waste? What if the season itself is not as much of a problem as the environment? Living in an arid area prone to long seasons […]
Vertical gardens are a huge trend right now, and for a good reason: They allow urban gardeners to save enormous amounts of space, increasing yields and transforming boring old walls into living pieces of art.
Gardening is a hobby that offers a surprising amount of health benefits. It provides stress relief, physical activity, and stimulation of the brain, not to mention that it beautifies your yard and can provide food.
Food always tastes better when it’s made with fresh ingredients (this is especially true for vegetables) — we all know that. It’s also true that nobody has time to go grocery shopping every day. Even when supermarkets are filled with produce and seem to be such a convenient and affordable option, it’s not always practical. […]
I recently was fortunate enough to meet the team at Modern Garden Rooms. Their team was kind enough to share a cool infographic entitled “24 Ways You Can Add Value To Your Property” with me.
Nothing is more inviting than a sunlit backyard with a soft, grassy carpet and an array of colorful flowers. As the temperatures start to warm up, you will need to make sure your serene backyard is safe for your children and pets.
Are you a seasoned gardener? Or more of a beginner wanting to venture into the world of flora and fauna this new year? Maybe you’re neither a veteran nor a novice, but someone who has been able to cultivate a satisfactory level of gardening skills and experience? Whichever category you fall into, before you get down and dirty in your gardens, it’s best to check out the top 7 garden trends for 2018.
Don’t go overboard with purchasing gardening tools. After all, if you’re buying them for the first time, you need to get an initial set of tools before moving on with anything advanced as a beginner.
If you’re a green-fingered garden lover, winter can be a hard time for you. But you don’t just have to gaze longingly at your seeds and pictures of blooming plants online. There are a few hardy fruits and vegetables that can be sown in greenhouses throughout the colder months. Growth can be slow for some, and others may be ready to harvest in spring, but these seven plants will keep you busy when there’s frost on the ground.
I feel like I’m treading on slippery ground here with today’s article. I mean, come on, everybody knows spring is the normal planting time for perennials, and here I am wanting to give you 5 reasons to plant those perennials this coming fall instead. But before you think about skipping this article, remember we’ve become friends […]
The art of growing bonsai might seem intimidating to many, but do not be put off, as even people who aren’t considered to be ‘green-fingered’ can grow them. All that’s required is a bit of patience and care.
Fall is a season of colorful, beautiful flowers, and chrysanthemums (commonly referred to as mums) remain the season’s most popular blossom. Mums feature in almost every fall decor, whether you’re decorating your patio, porch or even the dining table! That’s why we’re all about the mums today. Here are 8 inspiring ways you can decorate […]
Recently, we talked about succulent vegetables you can enjoy planting in your garden this approaching fall. Today, we are focusing on the flowering species that are best suited to the autumn season. The fall season is usually a vibrant one characterized by lots and lots of beautiful colors and an enjoyable ambiance. Whether you’re a […]
It’s August, the hottest month of the year. Just like animals, plants are thirsty beings during this month. This Guest Post by gardener Leslie Shearer addresses two common watering mistakes. Read on to learn more…
Here are some pitfalls to avoid when you build a raised bed garden. The internet is filled with articles on “how to build a raised bed garden,” as a topic, but they often lack specific information that you need after you’ve built the bed. RELATED POST: DIY Raised Beds For an Organic Garden Raised bed […]
DIY raised beds can give you instant gratification. Growing your own food is one of the most satisfying things a gardener can do. If you would like to transform your garden into a productive and beautiful place that can provide for you and your household, one of the things you will have to do is think about creating the growing spaces required.
Fall is just around the corner, and today we are looking at 6 vegetables to plant in your fall garden. If you are wondering what the hurry is all about as summer won’t end for at least a month and some days, it’s because autumn is your last chance to get fresh juicy vegetables from […]
As summer continues, I am shifting focus to prepare the garden for fall vegetables that I will plant soon. Here are 4 tips on turning your summer garden into a fall vegetable harvest.
Growing numbers of people are becoming convinced of the importance of eating locally-
grown food. Considering that most of the world’s populations live in cities, it is no coincidence that interest in urban gardening is growing.
Keeping your garden always in bloom, almost all year round, can be done easily with a flower bed. But how to build it? This guide will show you!
You might be a parent or guardian seeking to develop the gardening skills of your child or ward. If so, here are 6 awesome garden ideas for kids you would definitely fall in love with. Building your child’s gardening skills comes with a lot of perks and nary a downside. It provides recreation and fun, […]
Keeping a DIY tick repellent on hand for your family to use makes good sense because ticks suck. Literally. I’m saying these little buggers attach to your skin, use their tiny tick mouths to latch on, burrow into your skin, and suck the blood out of you. They are nasty critters. Their bites are painful and they cause disease. Therefore, applying repellent before you spend time outdoors in the summer is a must!
A while ago, I talked about plants that preferred a cool shade to the blazing heat of the sun’s rays. For those worried about the bare shaded spots in their gardens, that article sure did provide one or two ideas. Today, however, we are having the opposite: plants that thrive in sunlight. RELATED POST: 18 […]
Today’s post, I will admit, is wishful thinking on my part. I am researching plants that attract hummingbirds to the garden. So far, my efforts in attracting these flighty little birds have been epic failuries. I need advice from you expert gardeners on this topic.
Trying your hand at vegetable gardening these past few months? I bet you are enjoying yourself, nurturing your plants and watching those pretty flowers bloom. I hope our gardening posts have been of immense help to you in one way or the other. If they have, trust me when I say we feel extremely rewarded. If this is your first time, no worries, you can check out our super-helpful posts here.
Grow cucumbers vertically on a cucumber cage to increase your cucumber production. It’s easy to train them to grow up the cage, they look stunning, and you will get more cucumbers. I have tried different methods in years past to train my cucumbers to grow vertically, However, using a cucumber cage aka tomato cage is the simplest way that I have tried.
Gardening in a small apartment might seem impossible and downright disheartening for those of us who love getting our hands dirty and seeing nature bloom around us. However, there have been recent ideas, techniques and suggestions from gardeners and agricultural experts on various ways to garden in a small space, with vertical gardening being the […]
If you want to learn how to garden, you must first learn how to read a seed packet. Your seed packet contains 10 vital bits of valuable info which will provide you with guidance. This information will be a key to successful gardening! About two weeks ago, I wrote a post called Vegetable Gardening for […]
After making a wish list and planning for weeks, my she shed is finally done! Completed, it features a workbench at my height, storage, seating for when I want a break from gardening, and…running water!
If you’re looking for information on how to grow tomatoes, look no further. We have the tips to help you grow lush, juicy tomatoes in your garden.
Take a look at five essential plants you’ll need for a successful butterfly garden.
Gardening, for kids, is a perfect hands-on learning opportunity. After all, kids love dirt. They love to squish their toes in it, sift it through their little fingers, make mud pies, and play in it! Turning that love of digging in the dirt is an opportunity for you, the parent, to sneak in a little bit of teaching!
The cutest of container gardens are easy to create with just a little time and imagination. In fact, any vessel or bucket can be turned into a container garden. In my opinion, unexpected containers add charm and a rustic folk-art appeal to your outdoor living space. Whether the container is large or small makes no […]
Vegetable gardening can be quite easy for beginners, no need to sweat it! Save that for July! Follow these 5 easy tips that will help you plan for success in your gardening efforts.
It’s simple to grow gorgeous roses when you follow these 5 easy hacks. Get growing!