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3 Impressive High-End Garden Improvement Ideas

Contributed Post Gardens are a fantastic but often under-utilized part of a property. While it may be tempting to focus on improving the interior of your home, having a beautifully finished outdoor space will add that extra special dimension when hosting guests and parties. Here are three ideas for high-end upgrades to any garden. Build a Swimming Pool Picture Source The ultimate garden statement, a swimming pool will create an amazing ambience and give you the perfect excuse to spend all weekend outdoors in the summer. While the idea might be obvious, there are many factors to consider: How big should it be? What about shape and depth? Are there any special design features you’d like? A mix of simple rectangular design and a flat…
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Dirt on Your Hands aka something important I forgot about life

Somewhere along the line, we changed our minds about getting dirt on our hands. When you’re a kid, dirt is just something that happens on your way to dinner. It gets on your hands the way aches get in your bones as an adult. You don’t plan for it or think about it. It doesn’t stop your day unless fate is working against you, like your mom telling you to wash up or your back flaring up so bad you can’t get the recycling bin all the way down the driveway. Dirt happened. Your knees would get covered, too, jeans worn to white threads threatening to hole and sneakers equal parts rubber and mud. But it was the hands that did it. Caked dirt, dirt…
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Turn Your Garden Into A Wildlife Haven

Contributed Post If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, one of your first priorities will probably be getting it to look great. But if you’re a nature lover, you may well be looking to attract different types of wildlife into your garden. If that’s the case, there are a few things you can do to encourage different species into your outdoor space. Photo Credit Colourful Planting Just because your garden is biodiverse, it doesn’t mean that it has to be untidy. Your regular lawn care services don’t have to go undone so you are left with a rugged garden wilderness. Instead, try introducing some colourful planting for pollinators so you can attract bees and butterflies. Choose some plants that flower between early spring and…
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Four Smart Garden Hacks For Easy Maintenance

Contributed Post Image Credit Having a beautiful, colorful, and healthy garden can take a significant amount of work. Some green-fingered types will happily spend every sunny day in their garden mowing, pruning, sowing and weeding, and of course, their hard work pays off. But it’s possible to have a beautiful garden without quite so much hard work, just follow these four hacks and see how much difference it makes to your garden.   Get the right tools for the job   You wouldn’t try to cut a pizza with nail scissors or mop the kitchen with a toothbrush, so don’t try to work your garden with the wrong equipment either. Having the right tools for the job can make all the difference between an arduous,…
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Gardening Grief: Here’s Why It Pays To Hire A Pro For These Five Troublesome Tasks

Contributed Post It’s no secret that many of us love to spend time in our gardens. They are our personal sanctuaries from the outside world and allow us time to rest and relax. Our gardens are also the perfect place for social gatherings with family and friends. As you can imagine, a well-kept garden will look beautiful regardless of the weather. The thing is; gardening is a pastime that can sometimes involve lots of planning and heavy labor. Especially if wish to transform our gardens from something resembling a jungle! With all that in mind, there are just some tasks that are best left to the professionals. After all; they will have the right tools for the job, not to mention the expertise! Here are…
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