How to get your garden ready for the new year?

How to get your garden ready for the new year?

As the year comes to an end, you may be wondering if your garden is ready for the new year and the changing of seasons. Here are some tips on how to get your garden ready for the new year. Start seeds indoors – If you are planning on planting some new plants for the new season, look at starting your seeds indoors to give them a chance to grow. Seeds will also be a lot cheaper than buying plants, and if you start planting your seeds in December, they will be ready in time for the new year. Sharpen your tools – Sharpen your pruning shears, shovels, and other tools, so that you can use them with less effort in the garden. Look at even sharpening your lawn mower blades to make it easier to cut your lawn. Try beginner gardening projects – If you are new to...

5 Common houseplant conditions and how to cure them

5 Common houseplant conditions and how to cure them

Plants need a lot of care, and it can be hard to judge what your plant needs when it starts not looking its best. Here are five common houseplant conditions and how to cure them. You’ve instantly killed your plant – Remember that if you repotted your plant, your plant would be in shock for at least 2-3 weeks. It is best to water your plant as usual and avoid using fertilizer until after a few weeks. The leaves are dropping off – If your plant is dropping leaves from the center, it may mean that your plant needs more light. Look at moving your plant closer to a sunny window or buy a plant light. Your plant is paling from green to yellow – If your plant is going yellow in the center and going soft, it may mean that you are overwatering your plant....

All you need to know about garden rooms

All you need to know about garden rooms

It can be rather primal to have a quiet space outdoors to have coffee, read or just finish off office work in the peace and quiet of your garden. Here are some ideas that will help you plan your new garden room and avoid the climate spoiling your plans to enjoy your alone time. Planning permission – In most states, you will not need planning permission to built something that is less than 4 meters high. However, it is best to consult your local planning officer before you decide on your space. Insulation – You should consider getting insulation on your floors, walls, and roof, as it will ensure that you are more comfortable. Power- You will need a pre-wired garden room with a few sockets and lighting. Most often you will receive designs from suppliers who will...

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...