Posted in Gardening on Oct 12, 2019
Planting trees is one of the easiest ways to make a positive change in the environment, and if you’re a homeowner, it’s also one of the best ways to cut down on utility expenses. According to a recent study, having carefully positioned trees in the backyard provides a natural cooling system for your home, enabling you to save as much as 35 percent in energy consumption each year.
Alert the media - my lilies are in bloom! Close to ten years ago, when my family and I first relocated to Philadelphia, I was beyond excited to live within driving distance to the world-famous Longwood Gardens. While attending a flower show, I was drawn in by a spectacular grouping of Asiatic lilies with blooms the size of salad plates.
Safety boots, also known as work boots or Caterpillar boots, are referred to as such for a reason. They're made to give the best protection to your feet, even in the most challenging working conditions. So, before you purchase a pair of safety boots, it is important to do some research and know the important things about them.
Posted in Gardening on Jun 12, 2019
Let’s talk about gardens. Man they look nice, but it’s such a pain to clean them! The worst part is, no one teaches you how to do it. We all know how plants work right; some dirt, water, sunlight, and you’re more or less on the right track. But then something goes wrong. The hostas aren’t as full as last year, or the perennials you planted aren’t looking too hot. What do you do?
Backyards represent a variety of things to different people; they can be places to enjoy nature, or a place for BBQ get-togethers in the summer. And for a others, backyards represent a safe space, with the act of gardening offering therapeutic respite. With 1 in 5 Adults diagnosed with a mental health condition in the U.S. each year, having a safe space can be beneficial. Backyard gardening offers natural meditation that can be beneficial for an individual or for someone working as part of a group, if you choose to garden in a community garden. Through tilling the soil, weeding, planting and watering, you can find true solace right in your backyard.
Posted in Gardening on May 30, 2019
Around 77% of American households garden and in 2018, $47.8 billion was spent on lawn and garden products and services. However, gardening takes time and is a lot of hard work. Using the right tools and equipment for the job can make gardening a breeze turning it into a pleasurable activity instead of a tedious chore.
Posted in Gardening on Apr 17, 2019
History attests that therapeutical use of herbs can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians and Chinese as well as in India and Mesopotamia. References in the Old Testament and other Sacred Scriptures of plants used for healing in religious ceremonies highlight the importance of some herbs used to protect and purify the soul, mind, and body, but they often come as an aid in injuries which help with their regenerating effect and antibacterial activity. Because of their attractive features in the gardens, they were assumed to have been valuable plants which often add flavor to culinary dishes and some cultures even consider them to be indispensable plants with magical properties.
Posted in Gardening on Apr 16, 2019
Stress is part of our daily lives, and a little pressure from time to time is not harmful. However, when prolonged, it can have adverse effects on our wellbeing. Prolonged stress may lead to depression, heart diseases, obesity, anxiety among many more. It is your responsibility to take care of yourself to live a healthy life, and the need to reduce stress has led many people into different calming activities including gardening, meditation, and yoga. Interacting with nature can lower your stress levels, and it does not require you to break the piggy bank.
Posted in Gardening on Mar 27, 2019
A well-maintained garden gives a great aesthetic look to any property. Have you always wanted to have a garden but never get the time and opportunity? We provide quick set up and ready to use plants that you can use in your gardens without having to worry about spending hours to maintain your garden.
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.