Every gardener should have a handful amount of tool to use around the garden. However, most of the gardening beginners are not aware what they should have and what should not. When it comes to the garden cultivator, well, I can say it is a must. This great tool is perfectly useful to amend the soil with mulch or fertilizer, uproot weeds or even loosen the soil for aeration. At the market you can find many types of cultivators – light, slender tools up to heavy battery-powered models. They can also differ in their handles – long to use while standing or short for use sitting or kneeling. The choice is your regarding your budget and desires. (more…)
The soil is one of the most important conditions for a healthy and successful plant. It is the foundation of growing and blooming, so you have to focus on your garden compost. Many professional gardeners prefer the green and natural foundation for their garden. To keep the soil at top quality, make sure to add hand-made compost. This is the right way to have your garden flourishing. (more…)
Have you ever wondered how to improve your garden? There are interesting articles and infographics around the web, which can help you for the purpose, but it is a little annoying to look for them. That is why I have decided to share a few tips from my personal experience, which will make your garden more beautiful and interesting, and your life easier. (more…)
Spring is the messenger of warm days.
Autumn is the messenger of cold nights.
And it is true, as for nature it seems as life falls asleep. The trees get ready for the cold days and lots of animals go into hibernation and sleep all winter.
Unlike trees and animals, however, people keep their daily schedules in check.
Winter is a time when most people prefer to stay at home, since the cold outside is a bit too much to handle. A perfect time for leisure and good food.
In our modern days, there are a few things we need to consider before the real cold days arrive on our doorstep.
Make sure your house is in good condition.
Fix all leaky faucets and problematic plumbing.
It’s very important, as dampness can attract all kinds of pests into your home. It isn’t accidental that most people find nests of insects in their storerooms when they do spring cleaning. Insects find their way into your home no problem and if you provide them with a water source as well, they will turn your storeroom into a shelter for the entire winter.
Make a thorough cleaning of their house before they store any stuff for the winter. That way you can see of any cracks or holes you don’t know about and fix in the process.
Think of insulation.
In these modern times, technology has made our lives so much easier. If you have any time, insulate your house, so you can keep the warmth inside. Not only will it be a few degrees warmer, but also the panels you will put on your outer wall will cover any cracks, which will also keep the pesky insects away.
Use a wood stove for heating.
Yes, for some people it’s a very old method, but old methods are usually most practical. You can use the stove both for heating your home, as well as heating water. Nowadays there are some very modern designs of this kind of heating which will give your interior uniqueness.
And once our home is improved like this, you can cuddle on the couch with a good book or use your leisure time however you want.
Many gardens experience problems with weeds, many gardens also have additional features like stone pathways which add to their beauty and appeal. Weeds don’t discriminate where they grow and will be more than happy to grow and thrive between the stones of your pathway. (more…)
Finding a cure for stress became a goal for a lot of people these days. Some of us find it in cleaning, others with fishing. Unlike those of us who live in the city, the people who live in a suburban house with a back yard, have the opportunity to practice gardening.
Regardless of what you’d like to grow – be it food or flowers, you shouldn’t consider it a chore. Otherwise, it will be just like any other task you do at work. So the first thing you must do, is realize if gardening is something you want to do. Because if it isn’t, it will only create more tension in your life.
For those of you, who’d like to turn gardening into a stress-relieving hobby, here are some things you must know.
The whole idea with having a garden is getting in touch with nature. You need to make friends with it and appreciate its beauty, no matter he plants you will be cultivating. Once upon a time, when there was no technology, our ancestors used to do just that. Find the connection they used to have.
To do this, a very important task you must do is to leave your phone inside. Mobile technologies truly keep us connected with our loved ones, but they also holds the stress glued to us. Calls, messages, social media and anything else, which would require you to multitask, will only distract you from your relaxation.
When you are presented with a monotonous task – like weeding, think of a mantra. A poem, if it is better for you. Repeat it in your head while doing it. This will make the illusion that time goes faster and you won’t get bored.
Gardening offers you so many ways to put your creativity in action. You can shape the garden in the forms and colours that represent its creator. Your garden will have your personal signature.
Since gardening is an outdoor activity, you can always use it to get in touch with your neighbors. Who knows, maybe your neighbor would find the idea suitable for himself and you will have a partner in your favorite hobby.
Animals are a good touch to a garden. You can invite birds, butterflies and other visitors. You can find tips on how to create a good environment for wild life in your local wild life department.
And, of course, the fruit of your hobby is what makes your garden complete. Be it a flower so beautiful, you can put it on a contest, or a vegetable ready to be picked. All the joy and pride you get from your garden, gives you a feeling of self accomplishment.
The down side to having a garden is that it can attract unwanted guests such as rodents. If you need any help, rodent control team from London can always offer helpful tips and problem solving solutions, as well as professional help on the matter.
With our dynamic way of life we have no time to cook every day. This is why we keep coming back to our dear microwave, which can warm up our meals. But like every appliance, it gets dirty, and since we’re always busy, we often forget to clean it.
That is until one day we open the microwave and we have the feeling it started growing life inside it. (more…)
Is there a place where you can find piece? In this technological, fast growing, fulled with cars and buses time it seems impossible. How can we possibly survive in this jungle of buildings and angry busy people? Sometimes I just want to stand in the middle of the street and scream just to make people stop for a moment. I’m sure I’m not the only one who wants some piece and quiet, there are many like me but they’re too afraid to tell. (more…)
Plumeria is not a famous flowering shrub, because it mainly grows in the tropics. However, you should not consider it a simple shrub. An interesting fact is that the clusters of fragrant flowers, known as Frangipani, are main material in the making of leis in Hawaii. This plant has a wonderful aroma and it is fairly easy to grow outdoors in temperature climates, as well as in containers almost everywhere. (more…)