How to Judge Teak Garden Furniture for Quality
It used to be that teak garden furniture was a luxury item. Not anymore. There’s a glut of cheap teak on the market, all imported from the Far East. People buying these are overjoyed at first that they can get something so special for so little. They are of course, quite dismayed after a while when they see that their new purchase just doesn’t behave the way they’ve always known teak to behave.How Driftwood Can Create Stunning Features In Your Home And Garden
Looking for that something different to decorate your home or garden? Want to have something none of your neighbours will have? Uniquely formed by the forces of nature, eco-friendly, driftwood can light up any area creating a naturally beautiful feature that you can be sure will be unique.The Effects a Water Fountain Can Have
Water fountains have a special quality of bringing in relaxation and peace in people’s lives. They can be interesting and nice to watch, both for the children and the adults. Running water can soothe stressed out nerves by its continuous motion as well as the sound.Turf Wars: Battle of the Mole
While many of us who garden don’t have the goal in mind of growing a putting green that has the look and texture of velvet, I think a number of us can say – with absolute certainty – that we have a love-hate relationship with moles and other excavating varmints. In that relationship, one could say that it’s most likely 1% love and 99% hate. You might experience a slight feeling of closeness when your dog digs one up and starts playing with it, but that’s probably about as close to a “warm fuzzy” as you’re ever going to get.Implementing a Small Scale Japanese Garden Design
Gardening can be a source of joy to many people who take it as a hobby or even for people who will use the garden produce to supplement their vegetable requirements. Choosing the right design for your garden will be limited by many factors some of which you can control while others are beyond our reach. Japanese garden design is one of the designs that you can adopt to ensure that you get the best out of your garden.Garden Pests and Disease – Mildew
There are almost as many species of the mildew fungus as there are plants they can impact on. Most, if not all mildews, focus there attack on the young shoots which will show signs of wilting or appear shrivelled prior to the tell-tale signs of the grey looking mildew becomes visible.Garden Design – Spacing Your Planting
How to space your plants in a mixed planting bed requires good judgement and some knowledge of plant growth and form. The ultimate goal is to ensure they don’t stand-alone from one another like individual ornaments, or overcrowd the bed and spread into the adjoining plants ‘growth zone’.Composting Myths – Does Your Compost Really Have to Smell Out the Neighbourhood?
It’s almost as though there is a conspiracy to prevent gardeners from making their own compost. The myths that surround this rather enjoyable activity are everywhere and are just that – myths. It’s time they were debunked!Teak Window Box Planters
Teak window box planters are virtually weather resistant, due to the natural oils that occur in teak. These oils also make teak planters termite and pest resistant, as well as giving the wood a natural sheen.Enrich Your Outdoor Space With a Deck or Gazebo
If you love to visit parks because of the tranquil and comfortable experience that they offer, you may want to consider how you can change your backyard. Many people don’t realize just how much they can improve their outdoor experience with the addition of some structures that can be built with relative ease by professionals. No matter the space of your outdoor area, you may be able to add some structures and some character that will give you that peace and tranquility at home.How the Input of a Landscape Gardener Can Dramatically Change Your Garden
Although it might seem like an unecessary expense, getting a landscape gardener to do your garden for you can dramatically change how it looks as well as how you use it. With their experience of knowledge of “what works” your garden will be totally transformed and create a great first impression as well as give you years of joy.5 Tips for Choosing a DIY Hydroponics Project
Choosing the right DIY hydroponics project for you is important if you hope to be successful. Here are 5 tips to consider when choosing the right one for you.Making New Garden Beds Using Topsoil
One of my favourite garden tasks is creating new garden beds. There’s something very hopeful about it, and somehow, thinking about all the new plants that I’m going to buy makes all the hard work easier!Improving the Topsoil in Your Garden
When you start gardening a new patch of soil, whether it be a new allotment or a new garden, it’s always interesting. What will grow well or not? Will the soil be easy to work? Well, you can give yourself a head start by doing a bit of soil analysis and improvement before you plant.Looking After Your Lawn Turf in Drought
Global warming certainly seems to be changing the climate, even if nobody’s quite sure exactly how. What seems certain is that we are experiencing more extreme weather events: the drought periods are longer, as are the periods of heavy rainfall or cold weather. And this means we need to start changing the way that we garden. So does this mean the death of lawns?