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Gardening Tips For When It Gets Cold

Gardening Tips For When It Gets Cold

Trying to do your gardening when it’s freezing cold outside is not everyone’s idea of fun. However, just because the sun has stopped shining, doesn’t mean your plants can survive and thrive on their own. Here are some helpful gardening tips for when it gets cold to help maintain your beautiful garden. Keep On Top Of Any Weeds Weeds can be a nuisance and can affect the growth of your garden and plants in general. If you’re not going out and pulling up these weeds, you might be harming your plants and flowers for the warmer months when it’s time for them to bloom. So try to keep on top of the weeds as often as you can. Try to do this during the daytime so that you have the available daylight to see all of the weeds in the ground visibly.… Read Full Post
How to Make Gardening Projects Easier

How to Make Gardening Projects Easier

We all go through a phase when we want to get our yard into shape. It’s like the motivation we have for getting into shape. We can see the end result in our mind’s eye, but getting there? Oh, that’s the difficult part, an area where we usually fall short. Part of the problem is that we set our standards too high. We make the process too complicated, with too many components. It’s little wonder that things become too difficult, and projects are often abandoned before they’re realized. So it’s a good idea to make things easier for yourself. We take a look at a few ways how to do this below. Don’t Be Too Ambitious You might want to create the most magical yard space in the neighborhood, but you’ll need to keep in mind that things will be pretty complicated if you do!… Read Full Post
Tackling A Huge Garden In Easy Steps

Tackling A Huge Garden In Easy Steps

When you’re lucky enough to have a large expanse in your back garden, it can be an absolute blessing, especially in the summer months. However, staying on top of the care and upkeep can see you spend a lot of money and time to keep it all in ship shape, and this can encourage you to give up on the venture and allow the place to grow wild. Luckily, there are a few generally unheard of top tips that can help you to look after your large garden throughout every month of the year without having to exert mass amounts of energy or having to empty your bank account. So, if your green space is getting a little out of hand and you’d like a few ideas to sort it all out in no time at all, then read on to uncover some of the handiest hacks to make use of today! … Read Full Post
Simple Gardening Tips to Boost Curb Appeal and Speed Up Your Home Sale

Simple Gardening Tips to Boost Curb Appeal and Speed Up Your Home Sale

Talk to any real estate agent, in any market, and they’ll tell you that curb appeal is critical to getting the best offer for your home.  That’s not just anecdotal—there’s data on the importance of curb appeal. According to HomeLight’s Q2 2019 Top Agent Insights report, 94 percent of agents say that curb appeal adds value to the seller’s bottom line.   But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to hire a landscaping firm to completely redo your tired yard. You can achieve great curb appeal at relatively low cost and with a weekend or so of effort—just follow these simple gardening tips.  Mow and edge your lawn It’s amazing the difference a tidy front yard can make. It’s one of the most basic yard care activities there is, and yet so many people either don’t mow often enough, or don’t pay attention to the details, like edging. … Read Full Post
Bringing amaryllis indoors

Bringing amaryllis indoors

Its time to bring your amaryllis indoors! Well, a few weeks ago was probably the time to bring your amaryllis indoors but it isn’t too late. I’ve been letting my amaryllis grow outside all summer. This has been so easy that I have, in fact, completely forgotten about them. I’ve been so proud of myself for the restraint I’ve shown because there is a little bit of space on my plant shelves… and then I discover yet another plant which I have not brought indoors. I planted my two amaryllis outside near the end of May. I tucked them behind some elephant ears and hibiscus and, truthfully, forgot they were there until I saw some amaryllis indoors at a garden center yesterday.… Read Full Post
It’s Not Just Your Gardening Skills That Will Let Your Garden Flourish

It’s Not Just Your Gardening Skills That Will Let Your Garden Flourish

Gardening is one of the most relaxing things in the world and there is a lot of positive mental and physical effects of gardening. It’s a chance to get out in the open, without it having to involve any real physical exercise at all. Plus, a really nice looking garden is so underestimated, and we really do think that people should be putting more effort into the way it looks. That doesn’t mean that you have to be out there all hours of the day, tending to it in ways that only a YouTube tutorial will show you how. And that doesn’t mean that you have to spend time adding in fancy garden ornaments, and clogging up your garden. It simply means that you have to have an eye for the way it looks, and take pride in that.… Read Full Post
Make It the Best Flower Delivery

Make It the Best Flower Delivery

The online flower delivery business is blooming. Technology has widened the scope of delivery across the globe. Giving bouquets of flowers to loved ones has now become easier. Even when you are far away from someone who is celebrating a special day or occasion, there is no more reason why you can’t send them flowers. As you have access to internet you can send them a flower delivery. So have you tried availing of an online flower delivery service? Find a florist online and read more about flowers for special occasions. Wide Range of Options Sometimes it happens that you run to a florist but unfortunately they do not have the flower you want or they ran out of it (especially when the flower you want is not among the common ones you see on a daily basis).… Read Full Post
Why Your Garden Isn’t Healthy and What To Do About It

Why Your Garden Isn’t Healthy and What To Do About It

Just like people, gardens can catch a cold. Bugs, fungi, and parasites can all infest your yard, damaging and even killing the plants that you’d like to nurture. It’s natural and organic, but it’s certainly not pleasant.  Keeping your garden healthy is a challenge, but it’s also essential if you want yours to look anything like the ones that you see in the magazines. Take a look at these reasons why your garden isn’t healthy and what you can do about it.  You’re Not Using Enough Mulch Mulch is a type of ground covering that you can use to keep the areas around trees and bushes looking pleasant and fresh. But mulch actually does more than provide aesthetic benefits: it prevents the development of weeds.… Read Full Post
Top Tips For A Perfect Lawn

Top Tips For A Perfect Lawn

Who doesn’t want a lawn that’s the envy of all the neighbors? All too often, however, people assume that all that is required to achieve a perfect lawn, is regular mowing. In fact, there’s much more to it than that.  If your lawn is looking less than luscious, try out some of these tips from the experts to bring it back to full health. 1. Work On The Grass Itself If you want a perfect lawn, you first need to work on eliminating anything else growing on it. Many people like to keep chemical weed-killers away from their lawn. If this applies to you, use some of the old-fashioned methods for removing weeds instead. For example, one trick with dandelions is to pour a little salt on the root after pulling them up. … Read Full Post
Patio Design Tips For A Stunning Garden

Patio Design Tips For A Stunning Garden

Image  The patio area of our garden is always a great place to host guests and have parties. This summer in particular is always amazing for this because we get to strike up the grill and sit out in the sun with the people we love and some ice cold beers.  If your patio area is looking a little drab and needs some life breathed back into it this year, we have some handy design ideas for you this summer. Divide Your Space  A great idea when you are looking to create a hosting area for the garden is to divide the patio area into a few different smaller areas. There can be a main seating area, a cooking area for the grill, and a produce area where you plant your favorite fruits and vegetables.… Read Full Post

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