How to start a new garden?

How to start a new garden?

Although you may be excited to start your new garden, there are a few areas to consider before you start your new garden project. Evaluate and choose a site – If you want to grow a specific type of plant, it is best to consider the conditions it requires. For those planning on growing vegetables, you will need at least 6 hours of sun exposure a day. Your soil – Once you have identified where you want to plant, look at the soil and check its PH levels. For your plants to take up nutrients, they will need a somewhat neutral PH level between 6.2 – 6.8. Preparing the garden bed – Your chosen site should be rid of grass and weeds to give your plants ample space and nutrients to grow. Choosing your plants – If you are planning on growing a vegetable garden,...

4 Tips for a successful indoor herb garden

4 Tips for a successful indoor herb garden

Herbs are essential to enhance the taste of your dishes. While dry herbs can be a good alternative, fresh herbs on the other hand provide more flavor and nutritional value. Here are some tips to creating your own indoor herb garden. Provide strong light for your indoor herb garden – The more light you provide your herb garden, the better they will grow and taste. You should look at providing your herbs with at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight. The temperature – Look at providing your herbs with a temperature of between 60-70 degrees. If your herbs are maturing and you want to slow its growth, look at reducing the temperature to 65 to 70 degrees. An infrequent, slow watering – Look at watering your herbs once they have dried out. Test the soil by using...

Guide to buying outdoor cushions

Guide to buying outdoor cushions

Summary: Make your outdoor areas look great with the right cushions. Patio chairs, lounge chairs and benches look great with specific types of cushions. A beautifully decorated outdoor space is a great addition to any home. We all love to spend time outdoors during the warmer months. Even the smallest space, like a balcony, can look great with the right furniture and sofa seat cushions. Here is a look at some of the options you have regarding outdoor cushions: Patio chairs The type of patio chair will determine what type of cushions is appropriate. For example, certain patio chairs will have sections like the back that do not need a cushion. In those instances, you only need the seat cushion. Most other instances will require both the back and seat cushions....

Planting ferns

Planting ferns

Article Written by : Home Interior Advices Ferns are a beautiful addition to a home or garden. However, most people may be reluctant to plant ferns as they may think that ferns are difficult to grow or maintain. Here are some tips to help with planting and maintaining ferns. Best time to plant – The best time to plant your ferns will depend on your geographic location. If you live in an area that experiences cold, wet winters, then you should plant your ferns in Spring. In warmer climates, look at planting ferns in cooler, wetter months as this will help the fern deal with the stresses of summer. Moving a fern – If you want to move a fern, start by digging a generous root ball around the plant. Then dig a hole the same size as the root ball in the place you...

The guide to rattan furniture

The guide to rattan furniture

Written by Wicker Paradise Many people use the term rattan and wicker interchangeably when they are in fact two different things. Rattan is one of the materials that you can use to make wicker furniture. Wicker furniture, like a wicker sofa actually refers to the weave itself. In this article we will look at how to select the best rattan furniture: Here is a checklist when picking out rattan furniture: Since this furniture will most probably sit outdoors, make sure it is UV stabilized to prevent damage from sun exposure. Without the protection, the furniture will start to disintegrate after long exposure to the elements. Get proper outdoor chair cushions to go with the furniture. Look for water resistant cushions that will last outdoors. Avoid thin cushions as...