Adding a fire pit to your back garden

Adding a fire pit to your back garden
Fire pits in back gardens are becoming more popular over the recent years, and with summer around the corner, there is no better time to start building yours. During the summer months it is not uncommon to have a few gatherings with family and friends, but as the evening starts it tends to get a little cooler. A fire pit is a perfect way to create the perfect centre piece for your garden and also keep you warm as the sun goes down. There are many different designs for garden...

Making your garden bird friendly

If you want to make your garden as friendly for birds as you possibly can, there are some surefire concepts you can add – beyond the basics of food, water, and shelter. Birds love trees. They are able to set up their nests and a tree will provide them with a safe spot high above the ground to rest while they look for food. Think about planting annuals in your garden. In addition to providing a bright and colorful look to your garden, many of the seeds from annuals are...

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...