Five ways to get your dream garden

If you are new to gardening but still want a garden space that makes a statement, here are a few tips that will help you create your dream garden. Start seeds indoors – Starter plants can be expensive, so look at buying some seeds and growing your starter plants. Always be gentle with your seeds and look at spritzing water on your plants instead of pouring. Sharpen your tools – Sharper tools will work better and also let you be more precise when digging and shoveling. Even your lawn mower blades will need sharpening and tuning up. The best way to keep your tools in tip top shape is to clean them after every use. Try beginner gardening projects – Container gardens are easy and can give you a feel for how to take care of plants. Get your soil ready – You...

Your ideal outdoor living space in 3 easy steps

Your ideal outdoor living space in 3 easy steps

In summer and on warmer days, it’s nice to spend time in your backyard to enjoy the outdoors. Here are three simple steps to creating an outdoor space that is inviting. Set boundaries to define your seating area – If you have a small space, look at keeping your space intimate with small close seating. Create boundaries for your outdoor space by using plants or grass to section your space. For larger spaces look at adding decking and comfortable seating that can sit and entertain many. Frame your space by blocking unwanted views and frame desirables ones. If you live in the city and have a lot of tall buildings around your property, look at placing umbrellas, canopies or roofing to create privacy. Flooring to suit your space and budget – To sit...

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....