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My New Raised Bed Garden

My New Raised Bed Garden

It rarely happens that we are 100% happy with how a project turns out. But my new raised bed garden is a dream come true! It sounds a little crazy, but sometimes having so much space can be intimidating. This raised bed garden is a combination of nine raised beds in a single, cohesive design that I love. I attended a conference in February where a presenter shared her formal garden comprised of raised beds, pergolas and trellises. In Iowa. Yes, this is what I am talking about! Spurred on by her success and successful design, I started sketching out possible ways to lay this out on notepads. It is hard to picture how a raised bed garden will look when you are drawing it on paper, but after 8-10 different versions this is what we settled on.… Read Full Post
How to Attract More Wildlife to Your Backyard

How to Attract More Wildlife to Your Backyard

Being surrounded by nature has many benefits. Spending time outside immersed in nature is well-documented as a way to relieve stress levels, boost your mood, and generally enhance feelings of wellbeing. For many, the best opportunity to enjoy nature is to step outside their back door and into the garden.  Your backyard provides the perfect opportunity to engage with nature and enjoy all the benefits of being outside in the fresh air. If this is something you enjoy, you may be keen to increase your opportunities to engage with wildlife and experience nature first-hand. Making a few changes to your backyard is a simple yet effective way to welcome more wildlife to your garden. Here are some ways to attract more wildlife into your backyard and experience the joy that watching wildlife in action brings: Add a Pond If you have the space for a pond, it can make an excellent addition to your backyard.… Read Full Post
How to Rake Pine Needles: All you Need to Know

How to Rake Pine Needles: All you Need to Know

Let’s be fair, needles from pine trees can be as much of a nuisance as those fallen leaves! Evergreen trees shed needles all through the fall and can quickly mess up your entire garden or backyard. In this guide, we explain how to rake pine needles properly to avoid wasting time and your physical resources. Just use the tips listed in our straightforward step-by-step instructions and you will do the work much faster and save up time for other important yard and garden chores.  Raking Pine Needles: Choose the best pine needle rakeRake the needles into piles Pick the needles up and dispose of them!  How to Rake Pine Needles Properly and Easily Here are all the steps to rake the needles away as quickly as possible.… Read Full Post
Gardening Dangers You Need To Be Aware Of

Gardening Dangers You Need To Be Aware Of

As rewarding as gardening can be, it’s not without its risks. Most people would think that all this revolves around properly using the tools that you have. While that’s mostly true, there are a few other things to consider. Though you shouldn’t be in any danger, there are a few gardening risks you might want to be aware of. More experienced gardeners might already know to avoid them. If you’re relatively new to it, however, you might want to keep them in mind. Taking steps to avoid any of these risks is also recommended. Hidden Dangers Of Gardening Your Gutters You mightn’t think that your gutters could pose a risk to you when you’re gardening. There are multiple clogged gutter risks that you’ll need to be aware of.… Read Full Post
Giving Your Trees The Care That They Need

Giving Your Trees The Care That They Need

If you have trees in your garden, you might well be inclined to take extra care to ensure that it’s given the care that it needs. They’re a much more permanent addition and they can do a lot for curb appeal and the feeling of the area, so when a tree gets sick or starts diminishing, it can feel particularly sad. Here, we’re going to look at some of the ways you can ensure that you give your tree the kind of care that it needs to prevent it from suffering from a range of problems. Prune with care Something of a beginner’s mistake is not giving enough care to how and when you trim it. Indeed, you need to trim those overgrown branches because not only can they be a safety hazard but they can take too many nutrients to support, eventually endangering the tree.… Read Full Post
3 Ways To Make Much Easier Work Of Your Lawn

3 Ways To Make Much Easier Work Of Your Lawn

(Image Credit) For many gardeners, mowing grass is at the very top of the list of their least favourite jobs. This sort of work is time-consuming, uncomfortable, and is something you have to do time and time again if you want to maintain a beautiful lawn. Thankfully, thanks to the common dislike of this job, there are many options available on the market that can make it much easier for you. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring three of these options, giving you the chance to get started on your own lawn revolution. Artificial Grass Many gardeners avoid artificial grass, worrying that it will disrupt the ecosystem in their garden. In reality, though, many of the modern artificial grass options you find on the market are specially designed to allow creatures like ants, spiders, and other critters to live in them like they would with normal grass.… Read Full Post
4 Aspects To Prepare Your Garden And Enjoy It This Spring

4 Aspects To Prepare Your Garden And Enjoy It This Spring

When we find ourselves starting to look forward to warm, sunny days and fewer cold ones we know that spring is here. Most of our plants are coming out of their dormant period, which makes this time the most suitable for setting up our garden. If we want to enjoy it this spring, we must anticipate its arrival and start preparing our green space. These are some of the most critical tasks for preparing our garden for your enjoyment during the spring season: · Check the state of our plants. As a result of the cold and frost, some of our plants may not have withstood these low temperatures and perished during these winter months. Therefore, we have to check their condition, to replace them with new copies.… Read Full Post
The Importance of Maintaining a Perfect Roof

The Importance of Maintaining a Perfect Roof

The first thing you would notice at your home is undoubtedly not the roof. Well, to be fair, the roof is way up high. You can’t really see it from down the floor. If something is not clearly visible, it is hard to notice it. Homeowners tend to neglect the roof of their house. This is a problem because the roof is one of the house’s essential components prone to damage. Unfortunately, not everyone would consider having regular maintenance for their roof. There are several reasons to do so that should encourage you to take action as a homeowner. It Helps In Saving Money The top reason why maintaining your roof in good condition is that you will save money. When you let your roof deteriorate, you let the problem become more extensive.… Read Full Post
Preparing Your Garden For A New Season

Preparing Your Garden For A New Season

January is almost over and now is the perfect time to start looking forward to the spring and the new life we will experience this year. Our garden is dormant from November to February, but once the frost goes away and warmer weather starts to blow in, life will grow and bloom and provide us with the most stunning display.  ‘Peppermint’ But what can we do now to get our garden ready for the spring? To allow the garden to bloom and thrive in spring we will want to prepare now: and today we have some helpful tips for you.  Cut or prune trees  The first thing you will want to do during winter is cut down or prune your trees to make them tidier and less wild.… Read Full Post
4 Essential Tips on Ordering Flowers Online

4 Essential Tips on Ordering Flowers Online

Are you looking to get your hands on a wonderful flower bouquet for your loved one, but don’t have time to physically visit stores? Then, don’t you worry! Nowadays, there are numerous florist sites available online that can cover for you.   An online seller will help you make your loved one feel special with a variety of incredible flowers and gifts. You can get beautiful, exquisite, and unique flowers for someone special in your life. However, you must consider the following things when buying flowers online:  Choose Flowers by Season  First & foremost, you need to find out whether the flowers you are ordering in season or not. If you are looking to give someone something fresh, beautiful, and special, then you must choose from seasonal flowers.… Read Full Post

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