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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...

5 easy to grow flower plants and seeds for beginners

5 easy to grow flower plants and seeds for beginners

Article Written by: California Mailboxes If you want to have flowers in your garden, but don’t know what kind of flowers to plant, here are five easy to grow flowering plants and seeds for beginners. Sunflowers – Sunflower seeds can be planted straight into the ground, and they bloom within a few months. Apart from being easy to grow, these plants look spectacular. Sweet Peas – These plants look beautiful and smell delicious. Sweet peas can be difficult to sow in seed form. Therefore look for sweet pea plug plants at your local gardening store. Plant them near a fence that gets plenty of sunlight, and you will see them flourish. Nigella – Nigellas are easy to grow and just require you to scatter the seeds on bare soil, and within months they will bare...

3 of the best plants for your summer garden

3 of the best plants for your summer garden

People will naturally spend more time outdoors in the summer months. For those looking to entertain and impress your guests in summer, planting some summer-friendly plants in your garden can be a easy way to make your garden more welcoming. Here are some summer-friendly plants that will liven up your garden. Salvia – If you are looking for a low maintenance plant that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, Salvia is a wise choice. Salvia is a long flowering plant that will add color to your garden all summer long. Plant your Salvia by mixing flower fertilizer with water and soil. Plant Salvia in a sunny area of your garden to ensure your plant flowers. Yarrow – If you want to increase the health of your garden and brighten up your space, consider planting...

Seed tips that will save your garden favorites

Seed tips that will save your garden favorites

Gardner’s all around the world consider seed saving a wise habit. This is mainly because you can save seeds of plants you love and regrow them often. You may say that you could always buy the seeds you love from your local garden center. However, in some cases, your favorite seeds may be discontinued for newer varieties. Seeds can only be saved from open-pollinated or heirloom, self-pollinated plants. These plants will ensure that their seeds are exactly like their parents. Self-pollinated plants are the easiest to save and include plants like, Beans, Chicory, Endive, Lettuce, Peas, and Tomatoes. Heirloom flower seeds include flowers like cleome, foxgloves, hollyhock, nasturtium, sweet pea, and zinnia. To prevent cross pollination you will have to physically...

How to compost?

How to compost?

Composting can reduce your home’s waste and help you refresh your beds, while you help the environment. Most homes will have approximately 25% of food waste, and this is what can be used to compost. Start with a bottomless plastic, metal, or wooden container that holds roughly 80 gallons. Place your container on the ground in the shade in your yard. You will also need to place a container with a lid to put on your kitchen counter to collect your kitchen waste. It is important to note that you can only compost fruit peels, coffee grounds, eggshells, and vegetables. You should also avoid adding meat, cheese, or fish, as they will attract animals. Other organic matter such as torn-up newspaper, twigs and dead leaves, can also be added to your compost bin. It is...

Tips for creating a stylish contemporary garden design

Tips for creating a stylish contemporary garden design

If your interior matches a sleek modern plan, you may want your garden to follow suit. Here are some tips to help you create a stylish contemporary garden. Opt for white – White is an excellent base color, and it matches well with greenery. You can also add texture by painting brick walls and fences white, which will also create a uniformed look. Use repeat patterns in your planting – Plant small trees, box bushes, shrubs and place them at regular intervals to give order and uniformity to your space. Create contrast with shapes – Use lawns and paths to create uniformity within your garden. Plant “glue plants” – These are plants that look good all year round and form a base for your seasonal plants. Avoid fads – Avoid fad garden designs as they will...