Posted in Gardening on Oct 21, 2020
Do you have a wildlife friendly garden but you’re not sure what to do with it now the winter is nearly here? It’s easy to assume that plants and flowers have no place in winter, and before long our gardens can often become bare and neglected. But there are many plants that do well in winter, they can add a splash of colour in the darkest months and at the same time support the local wildlife. While we remain cozy in our heated homes, birds and other wildlife have no choice but to embrace the elements. To help them get through the winter months birds need to eat a lot of rich, high fat food; if plants are dying up then that makes it a lot more difficult. The same can be said for bees, who have been attributed to such importance globally that many people have taken interest in supporting them in recent years. You can still do that in the winter months! Nectar and pollen tends to be in short supply during this time, but they are still essential for many insects.
A garden provides a plethora of advantages. From providing us with the freshest produce on the table every night to give your house a distinct look, gardening is a fantastic hobby to pick up. Furthermore, gardening can easily teach some incredible skills and make a person very aware of their surroundings. Whenever we think of gardens, we generally think of luscious, massive meadows and rows with all the produce in the world. But, you can't build a castle if you never take the labored steps. Many people try to shy away from gardening, thinking it to be too complicated. However, with a few small steps, you can make your garden from scratch! In this article, we're going to discuss some easy but useful tips to make your first garden memorable. Let's begin!
Bees are one of the most organized creatures on Earth. The most popular and best-researched type of bee is the domesticated honey bee. This species is bred in apiaries, mainly for the production of honey. Bees play an important role in the ecosystem. They pollinate plants - including plants that are cultivated for commercial use. The role of bees is huge! However, in recent years, we have observed an apparent decrease in the number of these pollinating insects. According to scientists, this phenomenon has several causes, but the main ones are environmental degradation and misuse of pesticides by farmers. According to UN research, bees and other pollinating insects are essential for pollinating about 75% of the leading food crops. Their best estimates show that there are about 20,000 species of pollinators, of which only about 10,000 have been identified. So we may be losing species we don’t even know about. If these insects become extinct, food prices will automatically rise, food will become scarce. Here, you will find tips for saving the bees:
Posted in Gardening on Sep 16, 2020
Aquaponics is a combination of indoor hydroponic systems (soil-less cultivation of plants) and aquaculture (for raising fish). It is a clean and green way to cultivate plants in a recirculating system efficiently. In an aquaponic system, you can cultivate almost any plant from root crops to green leafy vegetables. Moreover, you can grow herbs, ornamentals like palms and ferns, and flower
Posted in Gardening on Aug 26, 2020
More and more people are turning to an increasingly sustainable lifestyle. From cycling to work to conserving water and energy at home, there are many ways how we can help the planet. One of those ways is to grow our own food. If you choose to do this, you will be reducing waste and carbon emissions as well as assuring that you are eating food that is free of harmful chemicals. So, how do you go about starting your very own garden? Keep on reading.
Tropical plants offer us all a great option for creating a bright and airy living space, when grown in pots that can be moved indoors and out. When grown in containers, there are a few different considerations that need to be looked into by any gardener who believes they are moving forward with their tropical plant arrangement. Whether you are looking to grow your tropical plants indoors or outside, the use of containers can make all the difference to your tropical plants and whether they are healthy or not.
Posted in Gardening on May 22, 2020
Gardening is a healthy pastime for people of all ages, but it’s especially beneficial to seniors as it helps to increase their levels of physical activity, boosts their confidence, and promotes mental wellness and happiness. But as we grow older, physical limitations such as reduced coordination and mobility can make gardening a little more difficult and dangerous. Statistics show that every year, more than 200,000 people receive emergency room treatment after sustaining injuries from garden tools and lawn equipment, with the elderly being much more vulnerable to these types of injuries due to their mobility issues. Active steps should be taken to protect our elderly loved ones from getting hurt while gardening-- not only will it reduce the likelihood of accidents, but it will also help them to enjoy their hobby for a longer time. Here’s how you can make gardening safer for seniors with limited mobility.
Posted in Gardening on May 06, 2020
Gardening is not just good for your mental wellbeing — it can make a significant difference to your health by helping you to lose weight. In fact you can burn between 300-600 calories per hour in your garden. That’s the equivalent of two McDonald’s Big Macs. The different tasks involved in gardening, such as weeding, pruning trees and raking use different muscle groups, helping to tone your body.
No matter where you live, whether or not you have land for a garden, growing basil is something you can do even in the smallest apartments. This herb grows perfectly in pots or containers that you can put on your balcony.
Posted in Gardening on Feb 28, 2020
Most people know the benefits of a good night’s sleep, but taking a nap can also be beneficial for your health and well-being. Most people think that napping can disrupt nighttime sleep, but a Harvard study has shown that taking short naps in the afternoon resulted in better sleep quality at night. Moreover, having a 45-minute siesta also improved the participants’ cognitive test performance. Carving out time for a good nap is important, but it’s also essential to have a restful place for a short snooze. Your garden can be the best place to take an afternoon nap, and with a few design tricks, you can set it up to create a peaceful sanctuary where you can enjoy a short slumber. Here’s how to create a cozy napping spot in your garden.