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
3 Tips to Help Your Plants Grow Beautifully

3 Tips to Help Your Plants Grow Beautifully

A new study revealed that 35% of American households are directly involved in gardening or some tree care activities. However, not many can dedicate much time to follow through with all the needed plant care steps. Due to the lack of maintenance, some people observe stunted growth in their plants or gardens in general. Are your trees not growing as well as you’d like them to? This stunted growth could be an indicator of an underlying issue. However, here are some ways to deal with it and help your plants thrive. 1. Treat nutrient deficiencies Image Credit Every living thing requires some nutrients to be healthy, without which they can have some problems. Plants need essentials such as water, adequate sunlight, and fertilizers to grow.… Read Full Post
Tips for Planning Your Nature-Inspired Garden Bathroom

Tips for Planning Your Nature-Inspired Garden Bathroom

https://unsplash.com/photos/SufJtmQloUM Choose Your Style Even gardens have different styles you can choose from, and before starting the bathroom revamp, a theme that suits should be chosen. To give you more insight, here’s an example of different garden styles. City Garden and Courtyard  – if your space is limited, you can do a city garden and courtyard inspired bathroom where the area is small, but everything is well thought off. All of the details and accessories are put but in a small and subtle way.Gravel and Rock Garden – this style depends on more paving stones and rock elements. If you want a unique one, you can go for this.Traditional Garden – if you want a simple and straightforward bathroom, you can opt for the traditional ones where the sole focus is trees and plants.… Read Full Post
How to Spot Tree Diseases in Your Garden

How to Spot Tree Diseases in Your Garden

There are several benefits to having a tree in your yard. Apart from providing the shade that you need, they also improve air quality and enhance the overall aesthetics of your property. However, you need to ensure that your trees are healthy because otherwise, rather than contributing to the visual appeal of your garden, they can become an eyesore. Chionanthus virginicus, Fringetree Not only this, but they may even spread the disease to the other plants in your garden. Thus, if you suspect that your tree is ill, make sure that you exert the extra effort to treat it promptly. This article delves into the different ways on how you will be able to spot tree diseases in your garden. Leaves One of the primary ways on how you will be able to spot tree diseases in your garden is by observing its leaves.… Read Full Post
Growing Succulents Indoors

Growing Succulents Indoors

For more than eleven years I have been growing succulents. Yes, even before they were on the cover of every household magazine in the supermarket! Growing succulents indoors is one area that is particularly challenging, but also oh-so-gratifying. The folks at SucculentMarket.com sent me a box of succulents specifically for indoors. I truly think plant selection is one of the keys to growing succulents indoors successfully. Look through any gardening website, decorating magazine or go crazy on Pinterest to see the designs and uses for this group of plants. From containers to wreaths to temporary installations, succulents have compelling shapes and colors that make them ideal for a wide range of displays.  This article will provide concepts for basic care and design uses that can easily be incorporated into your home and will flourish in low light levels.… Read Full Post
Repotting Orchids: Oncidiums

Repotting Orchids: Oncidiums

I’m long overdue to spend some time repotting orchids. Don’t believe me? Just look at this poor oncidium orchid! It “jumped” off the shelf last year breaking the pot, the roots are growing everywhere, and I haven’t done a darn thing about it. Until today. I know I should be embarrassed by this, and I am, slightly! Just look at all of these roots growing out in the air! I laughed at the fact that when we were in Florida I grew my orchids in trees so I never had to repot any of them! My first step was to remove this massive plant from its (broken) pot. It came out fairly easily and left me with a few decisions for repotting orchids.… Read Full Post
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