Read tips on using home design to make a smooth transition from your home’s interior to the great outdoors.
You know you must drink plenty of water, but do you know how to prep your home for the summer heat? We’re sharing some tips to help you keep your cool during these hottest months.
Once reserved only for the wealthy, the water garden has gone mainstream. Here are the steps you can take in planning and building yours!
Love gardening? Ensure you’re not skipping any essential steps that can help your garden thrive.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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 […]
Backyard space is also one of the best places in your home. If you have backyard space and want to give it a beautiful look then this article is for you. No matter whether your backyard space is big or small, it matters how we make it worthwhile by taking care of big or small […]
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 let buying a hose reel put you into a kink! While there are so many options available online today, we will give you a close up look at some of the best buys on this product out there. Arming yourself with good information before you spend your money is always a wise idea. That […]
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.
After a long, hot summer followed by a long, hot fall, it’s finally begun to cool down here in the coastal region of North Carolina. This is the time of year that I love. There’s a cool nip in the air, yet it isn’t freezing cold. It’s the perfect time to get out in the yard. This is the perfect time to tackle these 5 essential jobs to get your yard ready for winter.
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.
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 […]
Every season demands its own special decoration to highlight or emphasize its inherent characteristics. Autumn is no different and today we are going to check out 9 DIY ideas for decorating your patio this fall. A classic fall decoration combo is the pumpkin and mums duo. You know fall (and Halloween) is around the corner […]
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 […]
Continuing with our upcycling trend, we’d be looking at 6 ways to upcycle an old chair. For those of us who are still not sure of the difference between recycling and upcycling, we had a post solely focused on that last week. Do check it out. It’s fun and educating! Upcycling simply means transforming or […]
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, […]
Tired of the same old, same old appearance of your patio? If yes, this is your chance to add a little bit of pizzazz and charm and make that space inviting to both you and your guests. Hiring expert landscapers and designers to revamp your patio would definitely be cool and give you great, professional […]
Most of you probably clicked on this article just to be sure you read the title correctly and your eyes were not playing tricks on you. Well, thanks for clicking and yes, today we are going to find out to turn our yards into a bat-hive. RELATED POST: Banish Common Pests from Your Yard “Why […]
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 […]
Yippee!!! Summer is finally here. Fine, summer would soon be here, give or take a couple of weeks. Everyone is excited and looking forward to sunny skies and cool breezes: a perfect atmosphere for cookouts. Almost everyone reading this post is either planning to host or attend a summer cookout during this period. If you […]
There are some individuals who have this quite ‘classical’ view that those annoying creatures called mosquitoes are afraid of nothing and no-one. I used to belong to that group myself ever since I knew what that whining and buzzing sound in my ears meant. Those pesky mosquitoes are the bane of my life. Then I […]
Do you love gardening? Do you have a fuzzy canine friend or a proud feline buddy? If both answers are yes, then this article is for you. Some pretty-looking flowers and plants in your garden can prove to be straight up poison to your pets when ingested. Here are 5 common garden plants that are […]
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 […]