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Garden Preparation for A Golden Glowing Summer

Garden Preparation for A Golden Glowing Summer

Garden preparation will allow you to enjoy your garden all through the year. However, summer garden preparation is always a good idea. Garden preparation is crucial as the summer months come. You’re probably daydreaming of a time in which you can simply bask in the sunshine and enjoy the heat. Winter can wreak havoc causing your outdoor space to grow wild and damaged. So how do you prepare your garden before the warmth sets in? Luckily garden preparation doesn’t have to be difficult to completely transform your outdoor space ready for the summer. Here are a few tips and tricks…

Potential Garden Safety Disasters… and how to avoid them

Potential Garden Safety Disasters… and how to avoid them

Garden safety is of paramount concern to anyone who loves their family… and their outdoor space. However, your enjoyment can be heightened or lowered depending on the care and safety you show in your garden. Your garden should be a safe space that the whole family can enjoy. Sadly this is not always the case. In fact, there can be some pretty dangerous things in your outside area, that can threaten the safety and wellbeing of the people that use your garden. Happily, the post below outlines the most common threats and suggests ways to maintain garden safety. Read on…

Storage Dilemma Solved: The Benefits of External Storage

Storage Dilemma Solved: The Benefits of External Storage

Everyone has a storage dilemma at some point in their lives. There always comes a time when the space you live in is becoming too cramped. Moving home is not an option, so you find yourself at a point where you need to find a solution. A great solution to the perennial storage dilemma is having an external storage unit. However, if you’re wondering if it’s a good option for you, here are the benefits of having external storage.  Keeps Valuables More Secure Your valuables and sentimental items are important and usually live somewhere in your home. However, your home…

Blissful Backyard Beautifications to Make This Summer

Blissful Backyard Beautifications to Make This Summer

Blissful backyard beautifications are here. When summer time falls in front of your feet, you always want to make the most of the warmer weather and longer days. Beautifying your garden couldn’t have come at a better time, but you need a little bit of inspiration to get you started. Whether you’re trying to create a family friendly garden or you want to add more color to your backyard, there are so many ways to give your outdoor space a spectacular spruce up! If you’re planning on having a family get together or a big celebration now is the ideal…

Soil-Free Gardening and Hydroponics

Soil-Free Gardening and Hydroponics

Soil-free gardening is a relatively easy and different way to grow plants when you don’t have a traditional soil based garden. But how do you go about creating one? Hydroponics is a form of soil-free gardening that, instead of using soil, grows plants in a solution of nutrients mixed with water. As you can imagine, there are many advantages to hydroponic soil-free gardening: Plants grow faster – it is thought that plants that are raised in a hydroponic system grow up to 20% faster than those developed using a more traditional method and that yields of hydroponic plants are often…

Garden Redesign That’s Divine Not Disasterous

Garden Redesign That’s Divine Not Disasterous

A garden redesign can be great fun when you have a blank canvas onto which you can project your creativity. Even if you have just a small space, it’s redesign can be exciting and successful if you follow a few simple rules. If you are having a hard time figuring out what you want from your garden redesign these tips and rules will help you. Your outdoor space, no matter the size, is a place of leisure, pleasure and peace… so enjoy. Mark Out Your Garden Redesign Plan The first thing to do is mark out the area you want…

3 Ways To Save Water In Your Garden

3 Ways To Save Water In Your Garden

The need to save water has become one of the major cornerstones of modern environmental policy. We now recognize that the small contribution we make at home can have a major impact. So these 3 ideas to save water will help YOU make an impact too. Have you thought about how to save water? Everyone is always looking for ways to save money around the home. More people are increasingly concerned with their impact on the environment, which is why saving energy is a priority. But people tend to focus on cutting down their electricity usage which, while important, isn’t…

Stylish Small Garden Ideas for Casual Gardeners

Stylish Small Garden Ideas for Casual Gardeners

A stylish small garden can be achieved in even the tiniest of outdoor spaces. Whilst we may all want a large green space in which to relax, if it’s not possible then small can still be stylish, colourful and functional. If you were born with green fingers you may already grow your own flowers and vegetables. However, in a stylish small garden you will need to get creative about maximising the space.. You can still have a lawn or a patio where you can relax on summer nights, and a space to grow your favorite fruit and vegetables. A Stylish…

Garage Space Reinvention with Simple Tips

Garage Space Reinvention with Simple Tips

Garage space can be a great opportunity for storage, a home office, games room or other valuable home improvement. So.. are you embracing or squandering this important space? If you are blessed with a garage space adjoining your home, the chances are that you are using it only for car storage or… horrors, as a dumping ground. Your original idea was to create an ornate storage area complete with shelves, alphabetised items, filing cabinets, and labelled boxes, right? What you’ve ended up with is more reminiscent of an interior garage sale that has been thrown together, quite literally. You don’t…

Designing a Contemporary Garden with Warmth

Designing a Contemporary Garden with Warmth

A contemporary garden is the desire of everyone who values even a small piece of nature in which to relax. Our writer, Stella Ryne, goes in search of the perfect way to add a contemporary garden to your home. If you’re a huge outdoors lover who can’t wait to relax and unwind in the comfort of their own contemporary garden after a long day at work – welcome to the club! I completely understand what you’re talking about, so here are a few tips on designing a contemporary garden with warmth, so that you can enjoy it even more. Just…

Plant Health: How To Keep Yours In Check

Plant Health: How To Keep Yours In Check

Plant health is vital when you have an outdoor area or garden you want to enjoy. And maintaining plant health also makes it easier for you to work in your garden too. So what should you be doing? Being green fingered in the modern world may seem out of reach when we lead busy lives and plant health contin ues to be a bit of a mystery. Gardening can take a huge amount of time with many gardens ending up in the same state; unusable. Through lack of maintenance, plant health suffers and weeds can quickly take over. So this…

Smart Gardening Tips For Success

Smart Gardening Tips For Success

Smart gardening doesn’t require fancy technological gadgets to analyse topography, soil nutrients, and the best time of the day to get into the garden. No. Most people who start gardening as a hobby don’t necessarily understand smart gardening. They assume it won’t be too difficult to get good results the first time around. In fact, there are a hundred different things that could go wrong and it’s difficult to diagnose what the exact problem could be. It could be your soil that’s not providing enough nutrients, or you could be watering a tad too much. Gardening conditions can be different…

Creating A Lush Garden In A Dry Climate

Creating A Lush Garden In A Dry Climate

Creating a lush garden in a dry climate is perfectly achievable with a few simple tips. Everyone wants a lush, green and vibrant garden so I’ve come up with some ways in which you can achieve it. The most vital elements to creating a lush garden is water. Very few plants flourish when they are placed in an environment which keeps them hot and dry. With water being a huge part of their structure, they simply can’t live without it, and even the hardiest will often lose their colour. When you’re trying to create a beautiful garden, this can be…

Most Popular Australian Landscaping Trends

Most Popular Australian Landscaping Trends

Australian landscaping trends aren’t just for Aussies. Our international writer, Diana Smith, shares her tips on the best Australian landscaping trends for you to try in your own home. Landscaping and gardening are two very popular hobbies all over the world and Australia is no different. It’s great for the body and the soul and it brings many other benefits as well. So I wanted to share with you some of my favourite Australian landscaping trends. Having a simple lawn and a few flowerbeds can become a bit boring after a few years, but these Australian landscaping trends will certainly…

Easy Ways to Add More Storage in a Small House

Easy Ways to Add More Storage in a Small House

Do you want to add more storage to your small home? With a few slick tips it will be easier than you thought. In fact, it is probably easier for you to add more storage than if you had a complete clear-out. However, the rules of decluttering do still apply because an organised home with clean surfaces is also good for your soul. True fact! Add More Storage with… Hooks The hook is the ideal choice for those who are challenged spatially. Try and embrace the look of the hook around your home. You can have coat hooks in the…