Gardening

Winter Wind Down: Get The Garden Set For The Cold

Contributed Post The Fall rolling in hasn’t stopped people from having cookouts and enjoying those lighter evenings, but as the night draws in earlier and people are feeling the chill in the air more and more, it’s time to think about preparing the house – and the garden – for the frost ahead. Winter preparation for a house is pretty straightforward, because mostly it’s insulating the rooms and ensuring you’ve brought out the heavier winter drapes and adding the rugs to the hard floors. Your home is supposed to keep you feeling cosy and comfortable, even when a gale is blowing outside. The question is really about what you should be doing with your garden space, and how you can make sure that’ it’s protected….
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Herbivores: Protecting Plants Without Pesticides

Contributed Post Creating a garden is an excellent pastime. It’s fun, healthy, and gives your mind something to focus on night and day. The only time it’s stressful is when pesky bugs eat their way through your produce. Get away slugs; there’s nothing here for you! Of course, there are plenty of chemicals on the market which will get rid of them at the drop of a hat, but you’re against using harmful substances. So, what are your options? Well, you’ll be glad to know that using a spray isn’t the only way to protect your garden. Sure, it’s hard work but natural remedies do exist, and you can find them underneath. Create Your Own As a gardener, DIY comes naturally and warding off insects…
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Keeping Your Garden Cool During Long Hot Summers

Contributed Post With the climate getting warmer and the summers becoming drier and longer, you might find it hard to find a cool and shady spot in the garden. With an increased need for sprinklers during the hot months, you might be looking to create a permanent solution so you can enjoy cooler temperatures inside the house and outside. Below you’ll find a few tips on how to transform your outdoor space into a shady paradise where you can spend your weekends, entertain your friends, and cool down on hot days. Pergolas Image via Max Pixel If you would like to create natural shade in your garden, you might simply have to erect a pergola. These are great for providing sanctuary from the shade. Select…
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Simple Time Saving Tips For Busy Gardeners

Contributed Post Picture Gardening is a fun and relaxing hobby. There’s nothing quite like browsing through plant books, roaming the aisles of your local gardening centre, picking out your favorite seeds and bulbs, and then watching them grow and blossom before your very eyes. That being said, it is of hard work, taking up hours of your time, and causing immeasurable amounts of stress. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to make your life a little easier and save yourself some time. Come Up With A Plan Before you get to work, you need to figure out exactly what you want doing in your garden and come up with a plan. If you don’t, you’ll spend far too much time glossing over…
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Climate Change Causes Food Shortages – Here’s How

Contributed Post Picture Credit You might currently think that climate change isn’t that big a deal. After all, it might mean our summers get even hotter and we don’t have to worry about so much snow through the winter, right? Wrong! In actual fact, many scientists who research the climate are now suggesting that our weather could be getting more and more extreme each year – that means that summer will become unbearably hot while our winters will bring even more ice and snow. That’s not all, though – many experts are warning that a change in our usual clients will have an adverse effect on our food production. Eventually, it could lead to food shortages around the world. How so? Here are the things…
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