4 Quick and Easy Tips On Ways to Make Your Garden Great

Gardening can be fun and this is especially the case if you have the time and money to devote to it. If you don’t have the time or the money however then this can cause problems because the whole thing can quickly become overgrown and you may even find that you can’t get on top of it again. If you want to bring your garden back to life then here are some quick and easy gardening tips that will help you to get started.

Artificial Grass

Fake grass is quite possibly the best way for you to get that lawn you have always wanted. The best thing about it is that it requires zero upkeep and there are so many different varieties available as well. You can get the perfect finish by using some scissors and you can lay it yourself in most instances. Before you lay your grass, you do have to make sure that the surface is completely level and you also have to make sure that there are no rocks or obstructions. If you are having a problem with this then there are so many professionals out there who can help you. If you want to make the whole thing even easier, why not consider composite decking?

4 Quick and Easy Tips On Ways to Make Your Garden GreatImage Source

Add Plenty of Storage

It doesn’t matter whether you need a potting shed, a greenhouse or even a bike shed, because when you make your decision you have to make sure that the one you are choosing is going to fit in with the style of your garden. If you don’t think that you need storage then look around, do you have a lot of clutter? If so then you certainly need to invest in some storage. If you don’t then your garden will never look as good as it could and this is something that you will want to avoid if possible.

If you want to bring your garden back to life then here are some quick and easy gardening tips that will help you to get started.

Image Source

Keeping Things Neat

Planters and even pots are a great way for you to keep the plants that you have right now looking neat. When you do empty your pots, give them a quick scrub down with some hot water. This will make them look way nicer. If you want to step things up to that next level then you may want to consider painting them or even adding some colour by getting some transferable designs. This is a great way for you to make your garden look more fun and vibrant and the best thing is that it won’t cost you much at all!

Ornaments

You may think that garden gnomes are clutter but this is not always the case. When your garden is looking nice and neat, you can easily accessorize it with fun ornaments. This can add some colour to an otherwise bland garden and it also reduces the amount of money that you have to spend on flowers and other colourful plants. When choosing your gnomes, or any other garden ornaments for that matter, try not to go too big or they will look unsightly when your garden is back in shape.

 

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope these quick and easy gardening tips will help your garden look great.

If you like this post you can find other tips in my gardening section.

rachel bustin

*This is a collaborative post.

 

Which Extreme Adventure Sports Is Best For Your family?

Keeping family life exciting can be a challenge. Instead of the more traditional sports, why not try extreme adventure sports with the kids. These sports can be thrilling and perfect for creating family memories alongside boosting your health and family communication.

In this post we will explore the nation’s best extreme adventure sports for families alongside what equipment you will need and safety tips. So what activity is best for your family?

Extreme adventure sports for fearless families

Rock climbing

From moving up indoor climbing walls to scaling cliff faces outdoors, rock climbing is an adrenaline-pumping activity that is excellent for getting kids fully engaged in sport. But where did it all begin? Rock climbing started to become a loved sport around the end of the 1800s, with the Lake District considered one of three, major ‘birthplaces of rock climbing’ (the others are in Italy and Germany).

Of course, as popularity for the sport grew in the 1940s and 1950s, so did the demand for safety equipment and climbing aids, which made the activity more accessible for younger people and families. From steel carabiners to nylon ropes, technology has helped to propel rock climbing into mainstream sport. Today, you can climb all over the UK — both at indoor venues and on outdoor walls — and the sport has grading system that rates the difficulty of a climb and the climber’s skill to help make the sport even safer — but still just as exciting!

Benefits of rock climbing for families

  • Builds upper and lower body strength.
  • Enhances problem-solving skills (i.e. considering the best route for reaching the top).
  • Encourages concentration.

Rock climbing as a family

As we mentioned, there are plenty of places to rock climb with your family. If you’re just starting out, make sure you choose an instructing company with a high customer rating — especially for safety and teaching. The Association of British Climbing Walls is a good place to start if you’re looking for a climbing wall in your area.

In rock climbing, you’ll notice that you use your lower limbs more than your upper limbs — great to boost fitness and strength but may be tough for little ones at first. Although you and your family will improve in time, it may be worth opting for a few indoor sessions until you’re all confident with the height and physical strain. Once your family feels ready and has learned a few techniques, why not book an outdoor climbing session? There are lots of packages at popular landmarks across the UK and you can even make it into a weekend away.

View Post

Essential information about Apple’s 3 new iPhones

At its highly anticipated September event, Apple lifted the covers on three new powerful iPhone models — the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR. Hailed as an update to its iPhone X handset, join premium leather iPhone XS cases designer TORRO as they go through the standout details of each new smartphone:

Essential information about Apple’s 3 new iPhones At its highly anticipated September event, Apple lifted the covers on three new powerful iPhone models — the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR.

Comparing the 3 new iPhones and the iPhone X

Want to know the main features of the new iPhones? Check out this handy table to see how they compare to the previous iPhone X…

iPhone XSiPhone XS MaxiPhone XRiPhone X
Height (mm)143.6157.5150.9143.6
Width (mm)70.977.475.770.9
Depth (mm)7.77.78.37.7
Weight (grams)177208194174
Display5.8” Super Retina HD6.5” Super Retina HD6.1” Liquid Retina HD5.8” Super Retina HD
BatteryBuilt-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery offering the ability to fast-charge up to 50% in 30 minutes. Capable of delivering:

1) Up to 20 hours talk time (wireless)

2) Up to 12 hours of internet use

3) Up to 14 hours of video playback (wireless)

4) Up to 60 hours of audio playback (wireless)

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery offering the ability to fast-charge up to 50% in 30 minutes. Capable of delivering:

1) Up to 25 hours talk time (wireless)

2) Up to 13 hours of internet use

3) Up to 15 hours of video playback (wireless)

4) Up to 65 hours of audio playback (wireless)

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery offering the ability to fast-charge up to 50% in 30 minutes. Capable of delivering:

1) Up to 25 hours talk time (wireless)

2) Up to 15 hours of internet use

3) Up to 16 hours of video playback (wireless)

4) Up to 65 hours of audio playback (wireless)

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery offering the ability to fast-charge up to 50% in 30 minutes. Capable of delivering:

1) Up to 21 hours talk time (wireless)

2) Up to 12 hours of internet use

3) Up to 13 hours of video playback (wireless)

4) Up to 60 hours of audio playback (wireless)

CamerasDual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras, as well as a 7MP TrueDepth cameraDual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras, as well as a 7MP TrueDepth camera12MP camera and 7MP TrueDepth cameraDual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras, as well as a 7MP TrueDepth camera
Video recording4K at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps, as well as 1080p HD at 30 fps or 60 fps4K at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps, as well as 1080p HD at 30 fps or 60 fps4K at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps, as well as 1080p HD at 30 fps or 60 fps4K at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps, as well as 1080p HD at 30 fps or 60 fps
Face ID
Apple Pay
Water resistanceTo a depth of 2 metres for up to 30 minutesTo a depth of 2 metres for up to 30 minutesTo a depth of 1 metre for up to 30 minutesTo a depth of 1 metre for up to 30 minutes
HeadphonesEarPods with Lightning Connector includedEarPods with Lightning Connector includedEarPods with Lightning Connector includedEarPods with Lightning Connector included
ChipA12 Bionic chip with next-gen Neural EngineA12 Bionic chip with next-gen Neural EngineA12 Bionic chip with next-gen Neural EngineA12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
Capacity64GB, 256GB & 512GB options64GB, 256GB & 512GB options64GB, 128GB & 256GB options64GB & 256GB options
Available coloursSilver

Space Grey

Gold

Silver

Space Grey

Gold

Blue

White

Black

Yellow

Coral

(Product)RED

Silver

Space Grey

Price (when new)£999-£1,349£1,099-£1,349£749-£899£999-£1,349

View Post

The Dyson Cord-Free Vacuum From Casdon Toy Review

Who doesn’t like a Dyson? Well not only are you able to buy a Dyson Cord-Free Vacuum for yourself but you can buy one for your mini-me as well! My toddler is always copying me at the moment and she loves to pick up the dustpan and brush so when we got sent this to try out it was just perfect.

Dyson cord free vacuum

View Post

How to spot the signs of different conditions and illnesses

There are a variety of conditions and illnesses which can prove very detrimental to our health. However, many have telltale signs that can be detected early to either stop the process before it damages our health too much or at the very least slow its effects. In this guide, straight stairlifts provider, Acorn Stairlifts, advises how to spot the signs of a number of different conditions:

How to spot the signs of different conditions There are a variety of conditions and illnesses which can prove very detrimental to our health.

Dementia

Dementia refers to a variety of brain disorders which trigger a loss of brain function, with the conditions often progressive but eventually severe. Around 850,000 people are suffering from dementia in the UK currently, according to the Alzheimer’s Society, but the organisation goes on to state that 225,000 individuals will develop dementia this year alone — that works out at one new case every three minutes.

It’s important to stress that, while there is no cure for any type of dementia currently, the number of deaths from the condition would be halved if the onset of dementia was delayed by five years.

View Post

#SaveChildcareVouchers – Will Closing The Scheme Affect you?

Did you know that as of 4th October 2018 the Childcare Voucher Scheme will close to new entrants? Will this affect you? Many parents and of course future parents to be will lose out on vital childcare support. After this deadline, parents will be unable to join the Childcare Voucher Scheme, this will of course see working families receiving less support for childcare.

Did you know that as of 4th October 2018 the Childcare Voucher Scheme will close to new entrants? Will this affect you? Many parents and of course future parents to be will lose out on vital childcare support.

Being a working mum myself (on maternity leave) this decision could affect us as a family, so I’m joining the campaign to #SaveChildcareVouchers. If you want to help support this why not lobby your MP to keep the scheme open alongside Tax-Free Childcare. Meaning all working parents can choose the support that best suits their individual family needs.

View Post