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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
What You Need to Know About Apartment Gardening

What You Need to Know About Apartment Gardening

With the pandemic situation, we have been forced to self-isolate and adapt to an indoor lifestyle. And while it’s easy to stay idle inside your apartment, it’s important to keep ourselves occupied. One great way to stay productive is by trying indoor gardening. According to researchers from Chungnam National University, indoor gardening comes with numerous benefits—from relieving stress, to decreasing blood pressure. The good news is that you don’t need a big space to get started, as an apartment garden can be just as ideal for lush greenery as a regular garden. If you’re ready to set up your own, we have gathered some tips from here in the US and from Europe that will guide you. Set Up a Sunny Space The first thing you’ll need to do when setting up your garden is find a space that attracts some sunshine.… Read Full Post
DIY Terrarium: Now is the time!

DIY Terrarium: Now is the time!

Yep, we all have some extra time on our hands right now. It makes a DIY terrarium the perfect way to fill an afternoon. If you are looking for projects to do with your children, this is a good one! While I titled this “DIY Terrarium” it probably could also be called “Terrarium Refresh” or “Replanting a Terrarium” because this was an old terrarium that needed a new look. After more than three years sitting on my desk it was time! As you can see this terrarium is sad, S-A-D! I decided to scrap everything, including the pepperomia with the green and white leaves. With more tropical and water loving plants to go in here it didn’t seem like it would do well in the moist environment.… Read Full Post
What To Do With Your Garden

What To Do With Your Garden

There are some big countries in the world right now that are being made to stay indoors. The latest one to follow suit is the UK. With tightening restrictions, now might be the perfect time to get your garden ready for the season. The world has changed completely, but one beautiful thing is that all people have to do now is go outside and enjoy the natural world. People will be going for walks and runs because that’s all they can do. Even if not in complete isolation like some countries, the US is practicing social distancing and people are staying at home more. This leads to being out in the garden and enjoying the peace and quiet of gardening. It becomes almost a hobby and a way to pass the time for some people.… Read Full Post
Tips For Tidying The Garden This Spring

Tips For Tidying The Garden This Spring

The world may be a little turned around right now, but in the wake of self-isolation and social distancing, it’s the perfect time to turn your attention to your home. Your house and garden need your time, and with the weather moving into the spring, it’s the best time of year to get the garden tidied and ready for everything to open once more. A messy garden is easily ignored when life is filled with work, but if you now have the time, let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can get your garden tidied and ready for that warmer weather.  Image Source: Pexels The first thing to do is to allocate some time to cleaning out your garden.… Read Full Post
How To Create The Ultimate Kid-Friendly Back Yard

How To Create The Ultimate Kid-Friendly Back Yard

Your back yard should be a haven for the whole family, the kids included. It should be a place where they can express themselves, make as much noise as they want, get plenty of fresh air and exercise and have all the fun in the world. It should also be a space that is safe, and attractive to the rest of the family. In this post, we are going to look at some of the ways in which you can create the ultimate kid-friendly back yard, with tips for making it fun, calm, safe and enjoyable for everyone all year round. Ready to find out how? Let’s go! Image credit: Pixababy CC0 License Incorporate natural elements Where possible, incorporate as many natural elements int your garden.… Read Full Post

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