Weeds, weeds, weeds. Anyone with a garden hates dealing with them. They choke out other plants and make your garden look untidy. Is there a best time to weed your garden when it is less work and more effective? Read on for the answer.
You can’t avoid it. You know you need to go out into the garden to make some progress, especially after getting inspiration from this blog. But everytime you step out the door, you start sneezing, coughing, your nose runs and you feel awful. How can you avoid allergy attacks so that you can still enjoy your garden? (more…)
Are you looking for ways to transform your outdoor space into something more inviting and productive, a place you can relax in and ease away the stresses of the day? Here are 5 simple garden ideas to add fresh fruit, vegetables, fragrance and colour to elevate your outdoor space to the next level.
Have you had issues with your food crops being eaten by insects and other pests? Do your crops fail due to a late frost? You need to do everything you can to protect your crops, especially just after planting transplants or direct seeding. Row covers are the answer to these problems and more.
Are you house shopping? Looking for the perfect house is already difficult, so looking for the perfect house with the perfect garden sounds almost impossible. There are however some garden criteria you should look for and consider to get the outdoor space that has the best potential for transforming into a tranquil garden.
Are you planning on building a wooden garden structure such as raised beds, a pergola or a fence? Considering the time and effort and money it takes, wouldn’t you want to build long-lasting garden structures?
So how can you ensure that they don’t rot away in a few years after being exposed to winter storms and summer heat?
Looking for a simple and inexpensive way to upgrade landscape lighting?
Do you have low voltage landscape lighting still using old incandescent bulbs? Are you tired of replacing those bulbs regularly as they burn out? Do you want to save money on your electrical bill?
You could change them to special LED bulbs made for this type of lighting.
Those bulbs though are expensive and hard to find.
Here is an alternative that uses a roll of readily available, inexpensive LED strip light to upgrade landscape lighting to save money and provide better light.
Mention the tropics and what do you think of? (Hint: something that grows)
Want to know the best part?
You can have some of the more cold hardy palm trees right at home in your garden even if you get cold winters. I’ll share with you the different varieties and how you can add them to your garden. (more…)