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How To Remove Unwanted Trees From Your Garden

How To Remove Unwanted Trees From Your Garden

Trees add character to your garden. But sometimes they are in the wrong place, diseased or simply getting in the way of your plans.  When this happens, tree removal becomes essential, but how do you do it?  Let’s take a look.  Check That The Tree Isn’t Protected Some trees are protected by local ordinances or regulations. Because of this, you’ll first need to check whether you can remove the tree with the authorities. Even if the tree is on your land, you might still face restrictions.  Get A Tree Consultant Involved Yes, there are such things as tree consultants. These are professionals who can offer advice as to whether you should cut down the tree or not. They can tell you what it will involve, whether it is something that you can do yourself, and the likely problems you may face. … Read Full Post
Ways You Can Enhance Your Garden

Ways You Can Enhance Your Garden

Any garden lover will be looking down their garden considering ways they can enhance their garden. Depending on the style and look you want to achieve, there are always many options available. Some are more difficult than others to achieve, but if you get it right, you can make the garden the best room in the house, even if you are new to gardening. Let’s have a look at a few ideas: Create Zones Creating zones is a great way to achieve a secret and hidden feel to aspect to your garden. You can use a variety of methods to create this look. Such as free stand trellises with creeping plants growing across them, to raised borders which are stepped up quite high.… Read Full Post
How To Give Your Garden An Autumnal Makeover

How To Give Your Garden An Autumnal Makeover

While we may spend most of our time outdoors in the summer, whether we are hosting garden parties or soaking up the sunshine at a local park, there are plenty of tricks you can use to enjoy your garden year-round. After all, there are many benefits of spending time in your garden – even when the weather might be on the chillier side.  For example, studies suggest that we often feel calmer and more relaxed after spending time outdoors because natural light boosts our body’s production of serotonin. Furthemore, it also gives you the chance to put your gardening skills to the test! Photo by Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash With that in mind, here are some top tips that you can use to give your garden an autumnal makeover. … Read Full Post
What Can The Garden Do For Your Home Life?

What Can The Garden Do For Your Home Life?

There is no doubt that the garden is your secret weapon in your bid to build a better home life. It adds a new dimension that internal spaces simply cannot offer, which is why it certainly deserves your attention. If you are serious about unlocking the full potential of the garden spaces, though, you must think about what they can do for you. Focus on the following factors and stunning results should follow. A place to relax and chill The garden is your little piece of the great outdoors, allowing you to enjoy peace and fresh air. Therefore, finding a therapeutic activity like planting flowers or growing vegetables is vital. This will allow you to instantly shut off from the stresses of modern life.… Read Full Post
How To Improve Your Home Exterior

How To Improve Your Home Exterior

When it comes to home renovations, it’s very easy to focus on the inside of the house. After all, this is the space in which you are warm and comfortable. You want it to remain comfortable, however, and that means that you should consider the inside as an important area of the home to renovate. The problem? Many homeowners forget the exterior of the house exists and they overlook all of the amazing ways that they could make it look good. There are so many backyard ideas out there in the world that you could enjoy, and all you have to do is map out a plan. The backyard, the sides of the home and the driveway all offer curb appeal to potential buyers, and this is not something you want to miss out on.… Read Full Post
Therapeutic Benefits of Gardening

Therapeutic Benefits of Gardening

Gardening is a therapeutic activity. It allows you to get outdoors and enjoy the sun while getting your hands dirty. In addition, gardening offers many benefits for mental health, including stress relief, improved mood, and increased energy levels. This blog post will explore how gardening can help improve your mental health. Gardening is a great hobby to take up for several reasons. First, it gives you the chance to be creative and use your imagination. Second, it can help with socialization if done in public areas or community gardens. Most importantly, it has many therapeutic benefits that will boost your self-esteem.  From the Uniqueka Davis-McKinney blog, it’s safe to say that a feeling of accomplishment comes after working hard in the garden and seeing it come to life.… Read Full Post
Landscaping Tips For Beginners

Landscaping Tips For Beginners

If you’ve never designed a landscape before, you might find all the choices you need to make a bit overwhelming. Which plants do you want, and where should they do? Should your paths curve or run in straight lines? What accessories, like benches, bird feeders, and planters do you want? It can help to think of your garden in the same way that you would a room inside your house, as many of the same principles of room setup can help you to design the outside too. Here are five considerations that will help you get your landscaping project off to the right start.  Determine Landscape Needs And Wants Make a list of what you need and want. Do you need somewhere for children to play?… Read Full Post
How To Transform Your Rooftop Garden

How To Transform Your Rooftop Garden

Having access to a relaxing garden space is a great way to reduce stress, take better care of your mental health and spend more time outdoors. However, this is not always possible, especially if you live in a busy inner-city area when traditional gardens are few and far between. That being said, there are plenty of steps you can take to turn usual outdoor spaces – such as your empty rooftop – into a thriving garden.  Photo by Jenna Beekhuis on Unsplash With that in mind, here are some tips you can use to turn your empty rooftop into an outdoor space that you’ll actually enjoy and use.  To begin with, ensure your rooftop is safe to use and that you are allowed to set up a garden there.… Read Full Post
Ideas To Host A Party In Your Garden

Ideas To Host A Party In Your Garden

Your garden can act as an extra room if you don’t have much space in your house. If you’ve spent a lot of time working on your garden and making it look beautiful, hosting guests in the garden can also be a perfect excuse to show off your hard work. If you want to host a party in the garden, here are some ideas.  Dinner Party If you have room for a large table, you can host a dinner party in the garden. Set up a table in the shade if you’re hosting during the day, or put it under a tree draped with beautiful fairy lights if you’re hosting at night.  Dress the table with natural decor from the garden, such as vases of flowers you’ve grown, or painted pine cones.… Read Full Post
Transform Your Lawn By Turning it into a Wildflower Meadow

Transform Your Lawn By Turning it into a Wildflower Meadow

Your garden has a major impact on your quality of life and it’s a critical part of your property too. Not only does your garden affect the value of your home, but it also gives you access to your own private outdoor space. By using exterior design to enhance the area, you can transform your garden into whatever you choose. While many homeowners maintain clean-cut lawns, turning your garden into a wildflower meadow can be a fantastic alternative. To find out how to get started, take a look at these top tips now: Analyze the Soil Before you begin converting your lawn into a wildflower meadow, take time to analyze the type of soil that’s present. If it’s poor quality, a perennial meadow, where plants will last for more than a year, is usually the best choice.… Read Full Post

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