Gardening + Storage + Sheds

Beyond Beauty: Practical Additions to Your Home’s Exterior

Beyond Beauty: Practical Additions to Your Home’s Exterior

It’s beyond beauty when it comes to practical and stylish ways to enhance the exterior of your home. It’s workable, useful, AND great looking. Making your home look beautiful is one way to care for it. However, sometimes you need to think of practicality before looks. Making practical changes to your home’s exterior beyond beauty doesn’t stop you from making it look nice. But there are some cases when you need to put practicality first and let aesthetics come second. These practical updates might be useful for your home. Beyond Beauty : Lighting Lighting outside your home helps to improve…

Garden Protection With Three Simple Tips

Garden Protection With Three Simple Tips

Garden protection isn’t about security and privacy from human species, but ensuring the hard work you put in to your garden is protected from non-human pests. Homeowners all want their gardens to look as stunning as possible during the summertime and the fall. However, there are lots of threats to the modern outdoor space that most people don’t consider when thinking about garden protection. With that in mind, there are three simple tips below that anyone can use to protect their garden and ensure nature doesn’t cause too many problems. Three Simple Garden Protection Tips Cover the pond with cat-proof…

TIMBERRRRRR! Essential Advice for a Shipshape Wooden Shed

TIMBERRRRRR! Essential Advice for a Shipshape Wooden Shed

A wooden shed can be charming and rustic or battered and worn. If it’s the latter then now is the time to shape up your shed. Winter is over and spring is here. As the weather warms up, more and more people hit up the garden. Let’s face it – summer is months away, but the preparation begins now. Anyone who wants a picture perfect garden has to start early to cover every base. This is where a wooden shed comes in handy. From storing unwanted rubbish to texturising the garden, it is an essential feature of any Aussie property….

Why Daily Gardening Creates A Stress-Free Mind

Why Daily Gardening Creates A Stress-Free Mind

If daily gardening is not on your list of things to unwind and rid your body of stress, then maybe it should be. “Oh! I had such a stressful day”- is a pretty common statement, right? Returning to our home sweet home after a hectic day seems like the perfect antidote for stress. But maybe daily gardening is. As we flop on the bed or sofa, we still feel stressed. Turning on the television, music system, laptop, or the oven is what we usually do, yet the stress remains. A vacation surely does take away all the overload of stress,…

Garden Design for Family, Friends, and Pets

Garden Design for Family, Friends, and Pets

Your garden design can be as minimalist or fantastical as you like because enjoying outdoor living is a constitutional right. Right? If you own a home, you’ve probably already invested thousands of dollars in creating the perfect home environment for the whole family. A liveable garden is a place for everyone in the home to enjoy and for guests to feel welcome. So why not enjoy some garden design? Your garden is really another room of the house, and it’s often the biggest and most versatile. It’s easy to make a few stylish changes so that this fabulous space can…

Help Your Garden Look Amazing With These Easy Tips

Help Your Garden Look Amazing With These Easy Tips

Help your garden look amazing with these easy tips so you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your work without slaving away in the dirt every weekend. It’s relaxing to sit with a glass of wine and enjoy a beautiful garden, but most of us are just way too busy to spend time fussing over it. Just a few simple tips will help your garden look amazing even when you don’t have a lot of time for it.   Keep Low-Maintenance Design in Mind You want to help your garden look amazing but you don’t have enough time…

How To Create A Safe Garden for Children and Pets

How To Create A Safe Garden for Children and Pets

A safe garden is an imperative especially when your home has children and pets. Your garden becomes the hub of social activity in summer time with BBQs, paddling pools, and water gun battles. Longer days mean more time for play. Having a safe garden for children and pets isn’t just a summer issue. Sure, when the sun comes out even the most introverted of us venture outside to glorious days. And even on cold days, children and pets will still want to run around, play in autumn leaves, and even help out with pruning and seasonal gardening. If you have…

Vegetable Garden Mistakes To Avoid

Vegetable Garden Mistakes To Avoid

Vegetable garden mistakes can be common if you don’t fully understand what you’re doing. It’s not a case of plant them and they will grow. You do need some expert advice on avoiding common vegetable garden mistakes. So are you planning on growing your own vegetables? Not only is it very rewarding, but you will find that home-grown vegetables taste more delicious than the ones you buy from the supermarket if you plant them properly. With that in mind, no matter whether you are an experienced gardener or not, read on to discover some of the most common vegetable garden…

How to Properly Use Earthworm Castings in Your Garden

How to Properly Use Earthworm Castings in Your Garden

One of the popular things that most gardeners use to grow their plants beautifully is by using earthworm castings. What exactly are worm castings? In a nutshell, earthworm castings are worm manure or worm dung. If we are to compare worm dung to the usual manure from cows or horses, worm manure doesn’t give off the same offensive smell. It is also safe to carry around and isn’t a threat to the environment, unlike synthetic fertilizers. You also don’t need to use as much of it as compared to horse manure wherein you need a fertilizer spreader.   How to…

Top 8 Steps to Garden Shed Security

Top 8 Steps to Garden Shed Security

Garden shed security is an issue that often doesn’t receive the same attention as our house and garage. Why? Garden sheds are somewhere to keep many of our possessions, but often overlook when it comes to security. Burglaries from garden sheds are increasing in Australia, with burglars realising that many homeowners don’t have adequate garden shed security. Sheds can often be where you store expensive gardening equipment, bikes or power tools, meaning a burglary can be financially devastating. Just add up the value of your lawn mower, power tools, kids’ bikes and expensive pool cleaning equipment, and you can see…

Nude Gardening Safety Tips (Yes, You’ll Need Them)

Nude Gardening Safety Tips (Yes, You’ll Need Them)

Nude gardening is a wonderful way to commune with nature, grow beautiful flowers, and sustain life by growing your own fruit and vegies. But nude gardening does come with some warnings and not just privacy issues. May 6, 2017, is World Naked Gardening Day with people across the globe nude gardening. Now that can be nakedly tending a flower box from the privacy of your fifth-floor apartment. Or it can be a community-friendly public park cleanup, sans clothing. I have been nude gardening for years, in the complete privacy of my own property. There are numerous benefits including no tan…

Three Easy Ways to Breathe New Life Back Into Your Home

Three Easy Ways to Breathe New Life Back Into Your Home

Do you have moments when you want to breathe new life into your home? Like, take a big fan and just blow away all the cobwebs? You’re not alone. If you’ve been living in your house for a long enough time, it can often feel like you’re not getting the full magical experience that you first got when you moved in. So these three easy tips will think you’ve moved to a new house.

Why You Need To Plant More Trees

Why You Need To Plant More Trees

The environment needs you to plant more trees. Why? Because the environment YOU breathe and live in will be a much better place with more trees on the planet.

Eamon Fennelly is an expert with Capital Garden Services so I asked him to explain, in simple terms, the power of trees and how their life source gives us ours.

Three Simple Garden Makeover Ideas for a Scintillating Summer

Three Simple Garden Makeover Ideas for a Scintillating Summer

Simple garden makeover ideas can easily transform your outdoor space no matter how small it might be. From balcony to courtyard, and beyond, you’ll reclaim those long warm summer evenings for outdoor relaxation and entertainment.

Is your backyard ready for the change of the seasons? When winter comes around, we neglect our gardens completely. You might not know that, in the winter, grass actually stops growing so there’s no need to cut it. We don’t look after the plant life either because we’ll probably catch a seasonal chill. There’s also going to be very little chance to go out in the garden, so there’s no point in keeping it looking stylish. But all that changes once the first signs of spring start to show. It’s never too early to think about how you’re going to make your garden sensational for summer.