Gardening Christmas Gifts

Gardening Christmas Gifts

What’s on my list for gardening Christmas gifts this year?  Oh boy, read on for some great ideas! I’ve been trying really hard to scale back, but for the loved ones in your life a thoughtful gardening Christmas gift will make their day– and return throughout the year to remind them of you! This might sound boring, but its hard to beat a gift certificate to a local garden center!  Yes, I know what you’re thinking, that this would be the easy way out, but what if you include yourself and a lunch after? While this gardening Christmas gift would make your loved one happy now, the true gift would be spending time together in the spring shopping for plants. For a stocking stuffer, how about this Hanging Glass Bulb Vase from Ferry Morse?… Read Full Post
Winter Containers

Winter Containers

I know it seems so early, but now is a really good time to make your winter containers. These simple instructions will show you just how easy it is to add some holiday cheer and interest to your garden with very easy winter containers. At the end of the summer and a good part into fall, it seems like this is a now or never type of project. As in, if I don’t do it now I will never do it!  These bare planters need some sprucing up and today was the day to get it done. I’ve always had good intentions of doing this, but it seems like it just hasn’t taken priority. I started by gathering some broken branches from evergreens around our home, looking for branches that were crossing or were just starting to get in the way of the lawn mower.… Read Full Post
Tips for Using Your Garden to Help Sell Your Home

Tips for Using Your Garden to Help Sell Your Home

First impressions are important. Seeing as your garden is the very first thing somebody sees when looking up, visiting, or driving past your home, it is imperative that you keep it in pristine condition. Follow these tips for using your garden to help sell your home fast! You should start preparing the outdoor aspects of your home at least a month before you plan on hosting showings. In doing so, you will be given some leeway in case anything happens to go wrong, or in case you decide to change anything. Listed below are some things you can do to keep your garden looking sharp throughout your home selling process. 1. Seasonal Plants and Aesthetics: One way to catch the eye of any passerby is through a little pop of color!… Read Full Post
Water Feature Ideas to Compliment Your Garden

Water Feature Ideas to Compliment Your Garden

If you are looking to create a shady and relaxing garden space to curl up with a book or have a quiet time with your friends, you might want to add a water feature. You can use water to make a relaxing sound or simply to make your space more beautiful. There are loads of great ideas to implement, independent of the size of your garden. Fountains One of the best water feature you can add to your garden is a fountain. While you will not be able to have fish in it, its sound will relax you after a stressful day. The good news is that you can get DIY fountain kits and design your own feature, adding custom statues, or a modern design.… Read Full Post
How Are You Giving Back To The Earth?

How Are You Giving Back To The Earth?

Once a year, on Earth Day, we all tend to be a little more conscious about how we’re treating the world we live in. We think about how we live, and the impact that it has on the planet. But what happens for the rest of the year? Do we just let it go, or should we continue on with our efforts? The below infographic shows you exactly how you can keep up your Earth Day practices year-round to really give back to the earth. But here are three key points that you can start with. Look After Your Lawn First of all, you’re definitely going to want to take better care of your lawn. If you’re overusing fertilizers and chemicals, you may find that it then goes on to affect the rest of the ecosystem – and that’s definitely the opposite of what you want to happen.… Read Full Post
Common Gardening Mistakes

Common Gardening Mistakes

Gardening is a fun and rewarding task, but it can be incredibly stressful and complicated too. No gardener is perfect just like there is no such thing as the perfect garden, so, whether you’ve been gardening for six days or sixty years, we all make the odd mistake here and there. Of course, making mistakes gives you the opportunity to learn, but it’s always better to learn beforehand and avoid them when you can. Keeping that in mind, here are four common gardening mistakes everyone makes. Planting Way Too Early Once you’ve bought your seeds, soil, and everything else you need, it can be tempting to get planting right away. We all get impatient now and then, but you have to hold yourself back and resist the urge to start planting.… Read Full Post
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