Posted in Homeowners on Mar 21, 2019
Most Americans are battling moderate or high stress, according to the American Psychological Association, and this may be one reason why so many are turning to stress-busting activities such as gardening, outdoor yoga, and nature-inspired meditation. Nature has a unique ability to lower your cortisol (stress hormone levels), according to study after study, which is why creating a private ‘relaxation space’ in your yard can help you achieve your aims. You don’t need to break the piggy bank or embark on serious renovation to create a place you can call paradise.
Posted in Homeowners on Mar 16, 2019
Nearly half of all U.S. residents do some type of gardening, according to Green House. If you have the luxury of a space in which to garden, what better place to host a party?
The first step towards raising happy chicken is buying a good incubator. There are several types of incubators, which can be overwhelming for beginners.
Are LED grow lights harmful to humans? The short answer is generally not, though there are occasions when it could pose a health hazard. We will discuss the rare times when LED grow lights could pose a health hazard and how to minimize those risks.
There is something really pure about being closer to nature and growing something with one's own hands. Today the world is modernized and trees are getting replaced by cement structures which can be suffocating at times. Gardening is one such hobby that can bring someone near to nature regardless of wherever they are or how big their garden is, it tends to bring peace and act as great stress relief.
Do you miss eating delicious fresh salads in the winter season, or feel frustrated by the lack of fresh veggies and fruits when the cold seasons arrive? You can easily turn winter into spring by starting up your own indoor garden. With a home indoor garden, you will have access to fresh produce all year long, and best of all you will know that it has been grown in the healthiest and most organic way possible as well. Plus, imaging how much money you can save from buying overpriced vegetables and fruits from your local grocery store, if you have your own garden within the realms of your apartment or house. Starting up and caring for an indoor garden is actually easier than it may seem. All you need to do is know the basics about indoor gardening and follow a few basic tips.
Gardening is great for your body in terms of flexibility and fitness, but it is also beneficial for improving mental health. In the previous year, King's Fund health charity reported that gardening regularly aids in our overall well being. It is an activity that aids in keeping the whole body busy and working, from lifting pots with your arms and legs, pruning using your wrists and hands, and planting and bending using your hips and knees, and more. Of course, it is important to keep up proper posture. If you can squat during your gardening, do so. This will aid you in keeping your balance, and your body strong and flexible.
It may seem unreasonable to go through all the trouble of growing one’s own fruits while supermarkets and local stores offer them in bulk. However, homegrown fruits and vegetables not only serve to beautify homes, but also offer immense nutritional value. Their alternatives, commercial fruits, are grown on large scale farms using unregulated fertilizers and pesticides. This ultimately degrades their nutritional value while also exposing consumers to adverse effects such as cancer. Apart from having an aesthetically appealing garden, individuals growing their own fruits stand to derive the following health benefits.
Posted in Homeowners on Jan 14, 2019
Different sites will have different ground conditions and you need to be aware of this. There are some common adverse ground conditions that you might face and need to know about. It is also important to note that more than one of these conditions may be present at a site.
Your home's main water supply contains chalk, dissolved lime, and other minerals that make it unsafe for human consumption. Hard water causes scaling on surfaces it comes in contact with, a reason you should consider investing in a water softener. The water softener helps remove all these minerals and other compounds from the water making it safe to use on the various surfaces. Outlined below are some of the benefits, and reasons to invest in a water softener at home.