Gardening and pest control

Encouraging Yourself To Spend More Time In The Garden

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  I don’t know about you, but during lockdown, I’ve definitely spent more time in the garden. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for years, but somehow work gets in the way. I usually feel a bit bad about this. All the ‘shoulds’, ‘oughts’ and ‘musts’ pile up – I should be growing more…

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Making the Most of A Large Outdoor Space

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  A home with a lot of outdoor space is a wonderful thing. And I’ve been increasingly grateful for our ‘war garden’, here at home. Our house was built in 1936 and it was the done thing back then to have a long garden to grow food. By having a large space, yes, it’s more…

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Gardening Shortcuts That Take The Pressure Off

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  Throughout the lockdown, gardens have never looked so good! Unless you’re a full time carer, homeschooling or a key worker then there has been plenty of time to get our gardens looking good. But with schools re-opening and parents going back to work, it’s time to figure out how to continue keeping a decent…

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Really Common Gardening Mistakes That Can Be Fixed

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  Many amateur gardeners exist and while some are naturals, others have to learn to develop a green thumb.  Here are some of the most common gardening mistakes and how to avoid them. Improper Watering Technique Many garden owners water at the wrong time of day. For instance, if you water during the heat of…

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The Most Beneficial Ways To Plant A Garden

  Planting a garden is something a lot of homeowners consider in their lifetime. It’s the perfect way to craft your own little slice of green paradise out there, and lead the climate change fight from the comfort of your own home! But if you’ve not got any gardening experience, the whole prospect can feel…

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Green Your Garden: Making Your Backyard A More Eco-Friendly Place

Green Your Garden: Making Your Backyard A More Eco-Friendly Place

Just because your garden is full of plants does not mean that its eco-friendly. Here’s how to create a garden space that lives in harmony with the greater ecosystem around it: No more toxic chemicals.  Sadly, many gardeners rely on toxic chemicals, and these can cause problems not only for you and your family. Chemicals…

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How To Create A Child-Friendly Garden

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  Making the garden a child-friendly space is a huge priority for parents, especially during the summer months. After all, no child should be stuck inside during the best time of the year. Gardens are synonymous with exploring and adventure, making them perfect places to burn off energy. However, an outdoor space can also be…

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How To Plan Next Years Summer Garden

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  As the summer draws to a close, you’re might already be thinking about the changes you want to see in your garden before next summer arrives. Often, some changes take a while, as you may need nature to take its course. So there will be things that you will need to do throughout the…

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The Surprising Insights That Your Garden And Plants Harbour

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  Gardening isn’t for everyone. We are not all blessed with green fingers. But the majority of us will enjoy being out in the garden at some point. That may be for entertaining or just a nice quiet morning coffee. Our gardens, however, are not just something pretty to look at. A lot goes on…

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5 Things To Consider When Renovating Your Garden

5 Things To Consider When Renovating Your Garden

  If you’re thinking of renovating your garden but you don’t know where to begin then don’t worry, you have come to the right place. With so many different things to consider before you get started it is important you’re doing everything you can to ensure the process runs as smoothly as it possibly can.…

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