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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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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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How to Get a Healthy Green Lawn This Summer

Contributed Post Image Credit: Stock Snap Your lawn is probably the biggest area of green in your whole garden. This is the best place for playing soccer, hosting garden parties and reclining on a deck chair in the sunshine. Unfortunately, your grass might not take too kindly to all these activities and a little extra TLC is required. Luckily, there are a few very simple things you can do to ensure that your grass stays green and lush all summer through. Water Regularly Water is one of the most important things you can do for your garden through the hotter months but your lawn has a few specific requirements. Try to water your lawn early in the morning. This allows the water to sink into…
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A Simple Plant Disease Prevention Guide

Contributed Post Photo Credit One of the saddest things that can happen is your garden is that your plants suddenly and unexpectedly suffer from some sort of disease. You may end up wondering if all your plants are going to suffer the same fate and how you can get rid of it as quickly as possible. Well, as the old saying goes ‘prevention is far better than the cure. With this in mind, in this blog post, we are going to provide you with a few helpful pieces of advice to keep your garden looking at its best. hh Examine Plants Before Purchase It may seem obvious, but the best way that you can limit the amount of disease that spreads into your garden is…
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