Tag Archive: gardening

Green Wonder – Let Your Garden Sell Your Home for You!

Contributed Post It’s so important to think about how vital your garden is to the property as a whole. Forget the kitchen! When you’re trying to sell your home, the garden is the pride and joy. This can often be the area that swings it for people. So, it’s really important that you focus on making your outside space as amazing for as you possibly can. Picture Functionality A good garden is a functional garden. This is one of the things you need to remember as a homeowner. Having a garden that is poorly designed and utilised is not going to attract people to the property. Buyers look for functionality in a garden, and this is what yours needs to convey. You have to show…
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Turn Your Jungle Into A Garden!

Contributed Post (Wikimedia) If you’ve let your garden turn into a jungle, then you probably don’t like to even think about it! Every time you look out one of your back windows, and see all those twisting, unruly weeds and overgrown grass, you’re confronted with an inconvenient truth: you’re going to have to tidy it up some day! If you’re not much of a gardener and the prospect of all that work is daunting, here are a few tips to turn your jungle into a presentable garden. Go Step-by-Step Seen as you’re reading this, I’ll assume that the very mention of gardening makes you freeze up. If you’re dreading the sheer amount of time you’re going to have to invest to turn your jungle into…
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Grow Your Way To A Healthier Diet

Contributed Post Gardening is one of those activities that can give you pleasure and pain! Aching backs and sore wrists are among the most common complaints. But gardening can also go beyond the hard graft and start paying you back for your effort. You can grow far more than a lawn and couple of shrubs. Flowers for your home and food for your table are not beyond even a beginner gardener. How To Start The first thing you need to do is figure out how much of your garden you can allocate to your vegetable patch. You can grow in containers if you prefer not to work into your ground. And if you add weather-proof casters, you can take that container to the sunniest patches…
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5 Inspirational Urban Gardening Projects From Across The Globe

Contributed Post Urban gardening is fast becoming a popular trend across the globe. It has given birth to all sorts of fantastic spaces and opportunities, both from an entrepreneurial point of view and a community one. It’s not that well understood, however, so we’ve picked out some great examples that might just fill you with inspiration. If these suggestions don’t get your creative juices flowing, I don’t know what will. #1 Sky Greens, Singapore We’ll start in Singapore, with a success story that is very encouraging to see. Locally grown vegetables in Singapore only make up a very small portion of consumption. Normally, food supplies are imported from a variety of different countries. With Sky Greens, vertical farming has reduced the amount and energy needed…
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Check out my new article at Homebrew Talk: Growing Hops With Limited Space

Whether you’re a homebrewer, a gardener, or both, you’ll want to check out my new article at Homebrew Talk. It even has pictures of my hop plants growing all over my backyard deck! Growing hops at home is a lot easier than you probably imagine. You don’t need much real gardening experience to do it — I didn’t really have any when I first started — and once hops make themselves at home they are damn near impossible to kill. They’ll thrive all on their own without you having to do much, but they won’t take over your whole yard, either. They’re not like, say, mint. They’ll stay in their spot and do their thing each year without much help from you. They do take up a lot of space,…
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