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.
Posted in Gardening on Feb 25, 2020
Did you know that the problematic Japanese knotweed was first brought into the country in the early 19th century as a decorative plant? Over the years, this weed has been causing mayhem by spreading to all kinds of properties. The UK has become a hot spot for infestation of this weed. It is not only difficult to deal with but it also grows at a quick pace. If left unchecked, the Japanese knotweed has the potential to do serious harm to the structural integrity of the property.
Posted in Gardening on Jan 11, 2020
Having hobbies has been shown to boost both the physical and mental health of seniors and help them extend their life expectancy, according to a study published in the US National Library of Medicine. There are many hobbies that older adults can engage in, but few of them have as many benefits as gardening. Cultivating a garden from scratch is one of the best activities for seniors in summer and spring, particularly if you grow edible plants. It's fun, purposeful, and provides numerous health and other benefits that every senior should be interested in.
Being a gardener starts with planting those tiny little seeds, and ends at having a handful of harvest. But in the meantime, there are countless steps and processes that a gardener has to go through. And needless to say, most of these processes involve some sort of gardening tools. Starting from the pruning knife to the lawn mower, each of these tools requires care and maintenance. But a gardener’s inability to provide the required care often ruins the tool’s purpose or usefulness. In this article, we’ll point out right on that topic. We'll talk about some crucial gardening tool maintenance tips that you may find effective and actionable-
Posted in Gardening on Dec 18, 2019
49% of America homeowners garden at least once throughout the year. Two of the biggest barriers to gardening are seasonal changes and a lack of space, as more people are living in apartments with no yard at all. Fortunately, installing a small greenhouse helps you to garden all year round and mini greenhouses are perfect for balconies, terraces, and the smallest of yards. You can also get portable greenhouses that are ideal for if you’re using someone else’s land to garden on, such as at an allotment or in a community project.