Gardeners are frugal, always looking for ways to recycle and re-use items. Even highly prized compost is created through recycling. Here are 12 tips for the frugal garden that covers everything from recycling household items to cheap organic pest control.
Gardening and growing food outdoors is at an all-time high, with 35% of people growing produce in their gardens. Interestingly, this figure has risen by 17% since 2012. If you are renting your garden to someone that is going to use the space to grow fruit and vegetables, preparing the area can be really helpful. Your garden can, and should be a practical space that is smart and functional. Here’s what you can do to achieve that.
Posted in Gardening on Apr 03, 2018
Replicating mother nature into your home can be more complicated than most people realize. If you want to design an aesthetic indoor garden, whether to grow produce or for the beauty of flowers, follow the techniques below to create a beautiful indoor garden and keeping it clean.
Many of us stick to the same vegetables we know to eat and grow. If you fancy trying something a little different, and surprising your guests at your next dinner party give one of these 6 unusual vegetables a go!
As one of the perennial plants group of flowers, African violets grow and develop naturally in some areas of East Africa and some countries such as Kenya and Tanzania. It is quite easy to grow these violets at your home as long as you provide them with the right environment, nutrients, and medium to be able to develop well. In addition, if they receive all necessary factors, African violets also become beautiful purple flowers around the year even in cold days.
Posted in Gardening on Feb 26, 2018
Americans spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors, so it’s no surprise that 33 percent of adults are obese and that antidepressants are among the most popular drugs in the U.S. If you’ve been pondering a way to improve your physical and mental health, consider adding gardening to your list. Not only is this hands-on activity rewarding, but it’s also been proven to be beneficial for your mind, body and soul.
It’s a hard sell for any pest control company to say we won’t kill that pest. I mean they’re literally called pests, and we want to control them so they stay away from our homes. But the best pest control companies have a list of pests that they just won’t kill, because they do some pretty important things. This is so important, especially in bigger cities like London where the ecosystem needs to be protected.
There is just something about digging your hands into the earth's soil and preparing it for your garden. Prior to planting, I get myself a few pounds of coffee grounds for the soil and I work it in evenly. I use my hands to determine if my soil to fertilizer ratio is right. It sounds weird, but like a good chef in a kitchen, I have a feel for the balance of my ingredients in my soil.
Garden tool storage units are a necessity if you have a garden that you often work on. The storage units make it easier to find all the tools you need when you need them. They also allow you to have all of tools set down in an orderly fashion.
Gardens are great places for dogs, as they stimulate them and enable them to play out in the great outdoors. However, dogs can cause a lot of damage to gardens from urinating over your vegetable patches to digging unsightly holes in your lawn. In turn, gardens can be dangerous for dogs, with various hazards such as sharp objects, harmful chemicals and poisonous plants that can be harmful to dogs.