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  • Outdoor Dining Garden: How to Create a Cozy Space

    Having a summer house allows you to experiment with a lot of ideas, one of which being an outdoor dining space. When the temperatures are high, and the skies are clear, what better way to bond with your loved ones other than eating out? Having such a space will add to the thrill that you get out of being outdoors. But getting the most out of it will depend on the touches you put in it. Without further ado, here is how you can create such a space with ease: Emphasis on Comfort Being outside may be fun, but it can only last as long as people are comfortable. Thus, everything you put in the space should gear towards making it cozy. A round table is a great idea, it feels warm, and people have an easier time leaning into the conversation. It is much unlike what you would have with a square or... (More)
  • Colorful Flowers in Your Garden Space

    Many people wish to have beautiful flowers in their yard. Not only do they have a positive aesthetic impact on the outdoors, they also increase the value of the home. More so when they are next to garden sheds. This combo is simply out of this world. Nevertheless, there is a problem with all this: some flowers are unable to tolerate the intensity of the sun when it gets hot. Thus, you find that they droop around midday and stay that way for a while. Over time, they could die from exposure, and nobody wants that. What is the answer to this question? Well, planting hardy flowers is your best bet. In this way, you have a beautiful garden year-round. The following list of flowers that will flourish regardless of your region. It is also easy for beginners to successfully plant these flowers. W... (More)
  • Sunflowers in the Garden: What Kind to Choose and How to Grow

    Sunflowers are very easy to grow, which makes them an ideal choice for beginners who are yet to find their way around the garden. They are quite hardy, and they add vibrancy to your outdoors thanks to their large heads and petals. When growing sunflowers, you should note that they are available in several sizes and you should thus choose a variety that works for the available space. It is also essential to consider that the height of the plant will affect how much maintenance work goes into getting it to maturity. Sunflowers can reach heights of fifteen feet, depending on the variety in play as well as the conditions in place. You can harvest their seeds and eat them as snacks. Thus, these plants are not only useful for their beauty, but also for a myriad of other uses. If you want to kno... (More)
  • 5 Vegetable Types Which Are Easy And Fast To Grow

    Are you new to gardening and haven’t got a clue as to what plant you should have in the garden to be successful? Sure, there are times when people plant vegetables only to end up with nothing at the end of the season, but this does not mean that your first attempt has to be a failure - you could end up a success story to which other newbies in the field can refer to at later dates. Here are 5 vegetable types which are easy and fast to grow to help you in making a decision that will make your garden a reference point for other entrants to this field. Note though that there is no guarantee that these plants will thrive in your garden. You need to investigate your climatic conditions and see whether they are suitable for the plant you have in mind. You can also alter the conditions by grow... (More)
  • 15 Most Beautiful Types of Sunflowers

    Sunflowers are great flowers to have in your backyard when the hot months start. Their yellow and vibrant petals match the sun’s rays, and they create quite an aesthetic that is sure to catch the eyes of your guests and neighbors. These plants are quite popular, and with more than 70 species to choose from, making a choice can be quite overwhelming. However, with these 15 most beautiful types of sunflowers, you will have an easy time making the right choice for your garden. Here goes: Tall Types Sunflowers feature tall, healthy and rough stems, and they can thus reach heights of several feet, which is something that you should consider when planting them indoors. Also, the taller the plant, the more responsibility that you will have in regards to maintenance. Here are the best options i... (More)
  • Best Grass Trimming Tools

    Keeping a healthy garden lawn enhances the appearance of your outdoors and adds value to your log cabin home. It is thus essential to use the best grass trimming tools on which you can lay your hands. But how can you know what is right for you with all the options out there? The key lies in knowing what different tools can do. Let’s get into it: One of the options you are likely to come across in this quest is lawn shears. The downside to using them is that they are heavy and will thus strain your back and neck. What’s more, they are short, and you, therefore, end up bending a lot to get the work done, and this hampers your efficiency. Luckily for you, there are tons of long-bladed and light options which you can use. Take the example of electric grass trimmers. If you have a small la... (More)
  • Straw Bale Gardening: Instructions On How To Do It

    Alternative vegetable gardening has recently become an entire craze as people actively seek ways in which they can make use of the materials available to them. This system of cultivation has especially appealed to people who are short of space as well as those whose gardens have poor quality soil. The good thing about this form of gardening is that you can achieve it with anything that can hold some soil or other elements that work to promote the growth of plants. People are even growing plants successfully in what was otherwise known as the concrete jungle, and it is therefore not surprising that straw bale gardening has now entered the fray. Unlike in the traditional form of cultivation where people rely on soil to grow their plants, in straw bale gardening people use straw bales. In th... (More)
  • Onion Varieties Which You Can Grow In Your Garden

    The most common onion type that you are likely to come across in many a home garden is the Allium cepa, which is quite a favorite vegetable. The main reason why people grow onions is because of their adaptability, in that they can withstand the varying weather conditions associated with each region. You can also alter the growing conditions by having them grow in a garden shed where you can provide them with the required nutrients, water, and sunlight. Another reason why people love onions is their versatility when it comes to meal preparation. From stews to salads, there is always something that one can do with these fantastic vegetables. Onions come in different species which call for varying exposure to sunlight. In many plants, you will notice that exposure to adequate sunlight works ... (More)
  • How To Grow Patisson And How It Can Be Fermented

    It doesn’t take much for patisson to grow and it is quite easy to create the ideal conditions for its growth. All you need is a lot of sunlight and well-draining soil in your garden. And the good thing about patisson is that both the summer and winter varieties call for the same requirements and you thus don’t need to change much when alternating between the two. You can also create the right conditions indoors where you plant patisson in a garden sheds or other suitable space. As long as the location you choose has adequate access to sunlight for at least six hours or more each day and the pH is in the right range, your plants are sure to thrive in no time. Here is how to grow patisson and how it can be fermented: Site Selection It is all about ensuring that the conditions in play ar... (More)
  • Hay Bale Gardening: An Alternative To Growing In Soil

    In the past, gardeners relied on the use of vegetable gardens to grow their vegetables and while this method worked it proved to be unfeasible for people who did not have adequate space to house such uses. Many people thus had to do away with the notion of gardening or had to plant the little they could. Many years later, a solution to this problem has come in the form of hay bale gardening which is a boon to people with limited space, such as those in urban dwellings. Many people are not quite sure how this gardening works and the best way to describe it would be a situation where you plant your seeds and plants in straw bales, rather than in the soil which has been the conventional way of doing things. The good thing about hay bale gardening is that it allows you to grow flowers, herbs,... (More)

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