Garden Ideas

Bright Ideas For The Yard

The yard of any home serves multiple purposes – as a play area for kids, a work place for adults, a leisure space for the family, and an inviting area to welcome guests. Whether it is used for just one or all of these, it can be improved in a variety of ways with the following ideas.   Tidiness is bliss ‘A place for everything and everything in it’s place’ is a key adage for utilising a yard to it’s best effect. Ensure there are sufficient storage areas in and around the yard, for garden tools, kids playthings, temporary seating, and, of course, the barbie and it’s accoutrements. Depending on the size of the yard, this can vary from small weatherproof storage boxes to a large shed (or two!). Lockable storage is also a good idea.   It’s a pain, but you must maintain Aside fr...

How to Maintain Your Pond This Summer

Your pond is often the focal point of your garden, it is a stunning water feature that creates a calming and relaxing environment for you to enjoy, as well as being a haven for an array of wildlife to call their home. But, if you do not properly maintain your pond it can easily become an overgrown eyesore, with weeds and murky water that is unhealthy for fish and other wildlife. As a landscaping trend that has remained popular, incorporating a pond into your garden isn’t as simple as pouring some water in a hole and chucking a few fish in; maintaining your pond is as important as cutting your grass. You wouldn’t want your garden to be overcome with weeds, so why let your pond? During the summer months the warmer weather can cause a number of problems to arise, therefore you should be maint...

Summer Tree Care Tips

The warm summer weather makes us want to eat outside, hang out in our backyards, swim in our pools and soak up the sun. With thoughts of vacations, barbecues and relaxation on the mind, it can be easy to neglect our yard work, specifically our trees. Our surroundings should be aesthetically pleasing if we’re going to spend a lot of time outside. We may love the sunshine and warm weather, but our trees can suffer if they’re not taken care of properly. Maintain the health of your trees this summer with these tips.   Check your tree for infections and diseases. Bugs may disappear in the winter but come spring and summer, they are back in full force. Where you are located and the type of tree you have will determine what types of insects or diseases your tree can obtain. Many ...

Get Your Garden BBQ-Ready for Summer

It’s almost impossible to think about summer without thinking about a sizzling barbeque, and with the long-awaited warm days and light nights coming up, this is the perfect time to get your garden prepped and ready for BBQ season. Rose…   Get the Grass Greener on Your Side of the Fence! If the winter has taken its toll on your turf, take action now to get grass looking green, lush and perfect for wriggling your toes in this summer. Mow your lawn, remove any weeds and address any bald patches with fresh grass seed. By taking steps to make it healthy now, your lawn will need nothing more than a fresh mow a day or two before your outdoor feast.   Dress to Impress! We’re talking about your garden, not your wardrobe – the only thing you need to dress to impress in at a barbeque is a n...

The Advantages & Disadvantages of Different Planters

There are many plant containers and pots available for our gardens, porches, decks and indoors. They come in a wide variety of colours, sizes, shapes, materials and prices, so understanding which best fits our needs can be complicated. So how do you choose the best one? Often, gardeners will pick based on taste rather than need. However, to keep plants happy and growing healthy, every gardener needs to consider the plant’s needs and the surrounding environment. The location, climate, aesthetic value and cost are all factors that need to be considered. Ultimately, you want to choose the best suited-planter, so let’s go through the advantages and disadvantages of different planter types. Terracota Terracotta pots are a standard in many gardens due to their traditional look, warm orange colou...

Landscaping 101: A Short Guide to Pathway Lighting

Any gardening aficionado knows: pathway lighting is one of the most important landscape lightings to install. Beyond creating a scenic walkway or path towards your home, it also increases home security and wayfinding, allowing for easy and safe walking at night.

How to Host the Perfect Garden Party This Summer

The warmer months are the perfect time to host a garden party for your friends and family. Take advantage of the sunny afternoons and light evenings, and get everyone outdoors to have fun, enjoy good food and drink and socialise.

Beautiful suggestions for creating that perfect outdoor patio

Want to create the perfect patio for your garden? Here we provide some excellent advice and tips so that you end up with a patio that is functional and beautiful.

How to Improve Your Garden and Make Your Friends Jealous

Here we look at ways to improve your garden without having to spend huge sums of money and with the finished product make your friends jealous. Check out the tips.

Green Roofing Is The Way Forward For 2015

Green roofs sprouted up in 2014 with an increase of 30% in the USA alone. If you have a flat roof you should also invest in one, you do not have to have just grass on the top, I have seen people growing flowers and even some types of trees.

When is a Garden Not Just a Garden?

A look beyond a garden merely being a place for flowers but rather for adventure, entertaining and wildlife. We're here to inspire you for your next gardening project.

How to Look After Your Yard in the Winter

Taking care of your yard in the winter months might not be as difficult as you think. Here we provide some basic tips and advice in order to keep your yard in tip top condition throughout the winter months.

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