Keeping Plant-Eating Wildlife at Bay in Your Yard

Keeping Plant-Eating Wildlife at Bay in Your Yard

When you’re putting in a lot of effort to create a garden that you love, with plants, flowers, herbs, and shrubs that you are growing yourself, you don’t want any local wildlife coming in and destroying your efforts. If you have been growing strawberries, for example, they can get eaten by birds if they’re not covered up, as well as being consumed by slugs if you don’t put any straw down (hence the name). If you live in an area with deer, then they can cause a lot of havoc in your yard too. They can destroy plants, with some of their favorites being roses, tulips, rhododendrons, and your leafy vegetable gardens. They also carry ticks too, so you don’t want to attract them to your garden.… Read Full Post
5 Apps To Help You Improve Your Garden

5 Apps To Help You Improve Your Garden

pexels A beautiful garden can really enhance your quality of life. You’ll have a lovely spot to relax in the sun, plus gardening is a top endorphin boosting activity. Best of all, you can learn to grow some tasty vegetables and live a more sustainable lifestyle. Perhaps you’re not sure where to start on your gardening journey. In that case, these five applications can help you make a great start. 1. Smart Plant Smart Plant is an excellent app for those looking to improve their gardening skills. Using the application, you can identify plants; get rid of garden pests; and receive plant care reminders. You can even chat to plant experts who are ready and waiting to answer your plant-related queries.… Read Full Post

Pest and Infestations Problems You Should be Aware of as a Homeowner

No one wants to be dealing with a pest problem in their home, but these problems can be relatively common. It’s important that you’re looking out for the signs of them so you can nip the problem in the bud and stop them from becoming more troublesome than they need to be. Here are some examples of the pest and infestation problems you’ll need to be aware of and looking out for as a homeowner. Image Source – CC0 License A Wasp Nest in the Garden If you find a wasp nest in the garden, you should take action to have it removed at the soonest opportunity. This isn’t the kind of thing that you want to have lying around your garden because you never know how aggressive those wasps might be, and it’s best not to take any unnecessary risks.… Read Full Post
Is It Time For A Garden Makeover?

Is It Time For A Garden Makeover?

https://unsplash.com/photos/-rl4m0icZo4 When it comes to anything to do with your home, you may get a little freaked out. After all, who wants to spend hours and hours working on their home when there’s rest to be had instead? Yet, this isn’t always the answer. Because, when you realize that you can totally transform your home in a matter of hours or days or weeks, it can be really exciting. And, not only that, but maybe you love the idea of creating the garden of your dreams too? When the weather is wonderful, much like it is right now, it’s the perfect time to get out into the garden. Not only will you want to enjoy it, but it’s nice to spruce things up and give your garden the makeover it deserves.… Read Full Post
Keeping Your Garden Blooming In Quarantine

Keeping Your Garden Blooming In Quarantine

Spring is in full blossom, and we are rolling towards the summer. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us are in lockdown or quarantine. With all unessential travel stopped, this year our summer vacation looks set to become a staycation.  Spending more time at home means you have time to do all the jobs you are usually too busy for, this is especially true in our gardens. But, with many shops forced to close during the pandemic, how can we keep our gardens blooming so we can relax and enjoy the months ahead?  If you are an avid gardener, chances are you have already done most of the prep work and are now in maintenance mode, trimming and replanting as your plants begin to come to life.… Read Full Post
Green therapy – Gardening For Wellbeing

Green therapy – Gardening For Wellbeing

It is no secret that being out in the woods, walking through a forest, or being surrounded by nature is good for your wellbeing. But you can extend that amazing impact by taking up gardening. Not only will you be able to benefit from how beautiful the garden will look, but even the smallest of space can also give you the opportunity to enjoy some of the mental benefits.  Photo by Benjamin Combs on Unsplash Growth One of the most wonderful things about gardening is after you have planted seeds, bulbs, and even bare stalks, you can watch it grow. There is always something that needs to be done as they grow too. Weeding, trimming them back, helping thinner stalks stand tall with bamboo beams and ties.  And when it is all done, you get the ultimate satisfaction in watching your seeds bloom or bear fruit and vegetables.  You are needed.… Read Full Post
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