Gardening

Dream House, Dud Garden: Fixing Up Your New Yard

When you’re looking for your dream home, you sometimes have to make compromises. You need to accept that you might have to make some changes to a property to get it looking exactly as you want it. One of the compromises you might decide to make is that the building is more important than any surrounding land. If there’s an existing yard or garden, you can take the attitude that you can change it later, even if you hate it. So if you find your dream house and move in, it could mean that suddenly you have an awful garden on your hands. So what do you do about it? Photo source link Assess What You’ve Got Start by taking a good look at what…
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What Makes A Good Gardener?…

Credit: Geograph We all want our homes to be beautiful, both inside and out. Although you may have your interiors more or less as you like them, many people find the garden to be a total mystery. If you want to start looking out your windows at a healthy and vibrant garden, rather than an overgrown jungle, here are a few traits that make a good gardener… Experience Just like everything, the best way to get better at gardening is… well, gardening! Though blogs such as Outdoor Ideas can offer some great tips and tutorials, no one can simply wake up one day and immediately know how to take great care of a garden. If you want to be a better gardener, sooner or later…
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Four Lies You Tell Yourself About Your Garden, And Why You’re Wrong

Contributed Post Gardeners are strange beasts. They are outside in all weathers pottering about, planting or weeding. Mowing or pruning. But for all of their dedication, the can sometimes cloud the truth a little when it come to their own garden. Read on to find out more. I had to start from nothing A lot of gardeners lie to themselves by reasoning that it’s OK that their garden doesn’t look that good because there wasn’t much to work with when they moved in. But the truth of the matter is that there are so many amazing garden supplies and products, even if you are starting with a bare square of earth, you can actually get some fantastic results. You can even buy soil, rocks, and…
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Saving Time: How To Create A Low Maintenance Garden

Contributed Post Most people would agree that spending weeks working in their gardens is not a good use of time. However, it’s something plenty of homeowners do every single year. If you want the opportunity to enjoy your outdoor space this year, you should consider the tips on this page. The advice below is designed to help you create a low-maintenance garden that won’t require constant upkeep. That means you can spend more time outside enjoying the weather rather than working. Of course, there are lots of additional techniques you could use. I just wanted to point you in the right direction with this post. Image   Lay an artificial lawn   You want to keep your lawn because it provides a comfortable area in…
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Garden Improvements That Can Boost the Value of Your Property

Contributed Post If you are thinking about selling your home, you will want to ensure you get as much from the sale financially as possible. You may have already considered home improvements such as a new kitchen or an extension, but have you thought about improving your garden? Most homeowners assume that garden improvements won’t make much of a difference to their asking price, but they can actually add significant value. In fact, a well-maintained garden can add as much as £60,000 to the value of your property based on the current average price in the UK. Read on for some top tips. Source Image     Invest in a shed – While a shed may not seem glamorous, they are officially the in-thing when…
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