Best flowers to plant as we enter spring

Its now time for spring landscaping after a pretty long winter! If you’re as excited as us, then we’re going to give you some ideas to get you thinking about your garden and some of the improvement you can make in 2017. Gardening in early spring is fundamental for any gardener. All the conditions that a perennial plant relish is in place, warm sunshine, moist ground, longer days and an even rainfall. Roots dig into the ground, taking up water and nutrients to fuel growth. Now spring is here, consider...

Creating the perfect flowerbed for your garden

Planning is critical when starting a flowerbed. It can big, small, curved, straight, raised or flat. Several steps need to be followed in order to come up with a fantastic flowerbed that can bring a good atmosphere and environment around your home. Look around the property and choose an appropriate location. Consider lighting, nearby structures; underground utility lines and water source. Make a sketch to determine the idea, size and shape of the flowerbed. To create a perfect flowerbed, shape it with a hose or spray paint. The type and...

Maintaining a green lawn

The sun is your lawn best friend. However, this means it will require regular watering to keep the plants healthy. To prevent the root system from growing to the surface, it is much better to water deeply once a week rather than to water often and lightly. Your lawn will need about 1 inch of water each week in mild climates and warmer climates apply an inch of water about every three days. The easiest way to achieve this and not to waste and over water is to place a...

What’s so great about real Christmas Trees?

Real Christmas trees are expensive, disposable and messy yet more people buy real Christmas trees than fake, so why is it? Well, there’s something quite pleasant about having a real Christmas tree in your home isn’t there? You can take in the smells from the natural tree, look at its fine characteristics and it just looks a whole lot better than fake trees. That said, real Christmas trees are a nuisance as they shed, leaving lots of sharp splinters on the floor but it won’t put many people off. Having...

Combatting snails and slugs

Combatting snails and slugs
With the winter weather conditions taking shape we’re all going to be spending more time indoors over the coming months, but there are some creatures that love these weather conditions. Yep you guessed it, snails and slugs. These will be out in full force this winter and they may be munching on your plants, flowers and growing vegetables right now so be sure to keep them at bay if you can. One of the best ways in which you can do this is by placing plastic cups into the ground...