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?
It’s that time of year again when many of us try to spend as much time in the outdoors as possible. If you love to hang out with friends and invite the family over when the sun is shining, you may be thinking about organizing a garden party. If you’re keen to impress, here are some tips to help you plan the best garden party of the summer.
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 … Continue reading Drought Resistant Plants