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  • Beetroot Juice Benefits

    If you are going to grow your own beetroot for juicing, there are a few key things you need to know. Once you have your own delicious produce, we offer some simple instructions to follow to get the most nutrition out of your beets. Planting Beets Choose Your Season There are two different times of the year when people sow their beetroot: spring and autumn. The autumn crop will stay in the ground during the winter and sprout in the spring. The spring crop will grow later in the season. Seeds vs. Seedlings Both seeds and seedlings are available at your local garden center, nursery, and online. Beetroot seeds are very easy to take care of, so we recommend you save some money and buy a packet. However, if you have missed the early portion of the growing season then seedlings will be your bes... (More)
  • How To Decorate Your Garden With Stones

    People are always seeking ways to decorate their gardens from having beautiful trees lining the compound, to installing wooden sheds all the way to manicured lawns. With all these things in place, you may wonder what else you can do to make your garden stand out and lucky for you; there is a simple solution in the form of stones. From pebbles to large rocks, there is a lot that you can do with stones when it comes to bringing out the beauty of your home. You can use the stones as a border or as a means to cover the soil in areas where the grass does not cover. One great use of stones is the creation of cover around your wooden shed. In this way, the stones will have a lasting visual impression that would otherwise not to be existent were the ground to be bare. Not only will it have a deco... (More)
  • Builder Eric: Water Ingress and Log Cabin Treatment

    Water ingress is the entry of water to the inside of your building. This is a highly undesirable thing to happen as it can irreparably damage your space and cost a lot of money to repair or replace. It is easy to say that there can be different reasons for water ingress. However, the most likely with a wooden building is that either a poor-quality treatment has been used, or there has been no treatment at all. If a treatment has been used, perhaps this has been done in a slapdash way or water based treatment was used. The corners and end grains of timbers are particularly important to treat. If untreated, then water can move throughout the timber with its natural capillary action. As this follows the course of logs across the building, we see water ingress where parts have not been treate... (More)
  • How To Grow Beetroots

    Beets, beta vulgaris, beetroots, we have lots of names to describe this plant which we have all grown to love, either for its sweetness or immense nutritional benefits. It boasts of antioxidant properties and currently ranks as one of the best vegetables to grow in home gardens. The great thing about it is that you do not need much space to do so and you could plant beets inside your garden shed where you lack adequate room for them. Also, you can plant the beets outside the wooden shed, and this will not bar the garden room from getting sufficient sunlight. If you wish to plant beets, the steps are quite simple. It starts by selection of seeds, planting and caring for them before harvesting the beets and storing them. Let’s get started on this: Planting When it comes to many vegetables... (More)
  • How To Plant Shrubs

    People plant garden shrubs for many reasons. Whether you are considering these plants for beauty or more practical purposes, there is no denying that they are a welcome addition to your yard. They are also sure to make your wooden shed stand out as you cover up unsightly features in your compound. Additionally, they will provide you with privacy as you go about your activities both indoors and outdoors. Planting a shrub is quite easy, and once it takes, it will grow into a sturdy plant that will serve you for decades on end. The method used depends on whether you use bare roots or a burlap rootball. Also, if you plan on replanting the shrub, you will find that there will be some variations to the planting. However, even with all these variations in play, planting a shrub is quite an easy ... (More)
  • How To Grow Carrots

    Carrots come in handy when making meals. Be it a salad or a smoothie; these vegetables always come in handy in bringing out the flavors. They also come packed with a load of nutrients and are thus popularly used across the globe. The great thing about them is that they are easy to grow and can thrive in almost all climates. You can choose to cultivate them in a pot, a planter box, wooden shed or your garden where you have adequate space. All you need to do is to ensure that the soil is ready before planting the carrots. With the following steps below underway, you can rest assured that you will harvest fresh carrots in about two to three months. Here is what you need to do: Variety Selection There are six main carrot varieties, and they feature different root sizes. Additionally, they do ... (More)
  • Six Tips On How To Prepare Your Garden Lawn For Spring

    Why do you need to prepare your garden lawn for spring? For one, it reduces the amount of time, energy and money that you spend on your yard in the coming months. Secondly, you get to enjoy a beautiful lawn for a considerable period without the need for maintenance. Thus, if you have been wondering how to prepare your garden lawn for spring, here are some tips that are sure to come in handy. Let’s start with the good news. You may find that there is little you need to do when it comes to preparation, owing to the excellent state of your lawn. In this case, you are sure to have to have an easy time. Also, you may find that you can delay some of the listed processes without damaging your lawn. For this reason, be sure to keep an open mind as you decide what you need. Raking It seems like ... (More)
  • Customer Terry's double BBQ Hut

    Like most people, you might have thought that BBQing was just an activity reserved for a couple of weeks in the summer. A lot of the time, that is the case and no sooner have you taken the BBQ out then it starts raining. Well, with this fantastic double BBQ hut you can be sure of fun days and nights with friends and family at any time of the year. No more BBQs in the wind and rain, guaranteed! A fantastic cabin made from high quality timber with a sizeable 22 metre floorplan. No wonder it might be more than just BBQing you want to do in this gorgeous cabin. Double BBQ Huts We were a little skeptical at first. Would it come two months down the line and take two weeks to put it together? Well, it will be delivered within 8 working days, so in two weeks from now you can have it taking pride ... (More)
  • Gardener Monica's tips: How To Grow Cucumbers

    Cucumbers are relatively easy to grow, a factor that has made them attractive gardening options over the years. In addition to their ease of planting, they also produce high yields during harvest time, and you are sure to have a continuous supply over time. If you do not have enough space in your garden, you can opt to plant them in containers, a porch or a wooden shed. For the latter options, you need bush varieties as they grow well under these conditions. As long as the plants have adequate access to sunlight and water, they should grow fast and healthy. Here’s what you need to do: Prepare The Soil Select a Location One of the things that you will notice about cucumbers is that they do well when they are in optimal conditions, including access to sunlight. For this reason, you have t... (More)
  • Gardener Monica: How To Plant Clematis

    Clematises are perennial vines which come in an array of colours and blooming stages. The good thing about these plants is that you get to enjoy them in the summer and the spring before they die in the winter and autumn. They can grow up to heights of six metres, and you can enjoy their beauty for as many as eight decades. When planting these crops, you should keep in mind that their blooms require sun while their roots require shade. It is only with this combination that you can achieve healthy clematis. What other tips come in handy when planting this crop? Preparation Before getting to the sowing stage, it is essential that you ensure that you are ready for the task ahead by carrying out the following steps. Picking a species Thanks to their growth in popularity over the years, there a... (More)

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