Using your garden to deal with rising air pollution

Air pollution is a potentially an epidemic in the making. With 40,000 deaths in the UK each year linked to toxic air levels, and the potential for the first death certificate to have ‘toxic air’ cited as the primary cause of death, it is an invisible killer we shouldn’t ignore.

But what can we do about it?

Using your garden to deal with rising air pollution

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Obviously, paying attention to our carbon footprint is one way to fight back against the rising toxin levels in the air. Another is to put something in place that will clean the current state of the air.

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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?

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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.

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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!


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.


Roundup Telescopic Wand with Total Gel Review

After the wonderfully hot dry weather we have had this Summer then a little rain, has brought up all the weeds in my garden. Everything was looking brown and dry. When the damp rain came the weeds, grass, and plants came to life. It always seems the weeds grow faster than the rest! So I was excited (yes I do get extremely happy when it comes to my garden) to get the chance to try out the Roundup Telescopic Wand with Total Gel.

Roundup Telescopic Wand with Total Gel.

Product Description

Kills weeds that are hard to reach. Gel wand extends up to 86cm. No more bending down to treat weeds. Compatible with Total Gel, Path Gel & Tough Gel. Contains glyphosate. The unique gel formulation can be simply dispensed through the click of a trigger and ensures all of the weedkiller is applied accurately onto the target weed leaves. Ideal for flower beds, vegetable plots and lawns.

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Our Weekend Project – Chicken Coop Building

Over the past few weekends, my husband has been putting together our chicken coop and making a run for my dad’s three hens. As you may have read, I lost my dad 3 months ago and he had a small holding. All of my dad’s life he kept animals. The cattle went at the start of last week and now the last animals to go were the chickens that my mum asked me to have.

Our Weekend Project - Chicken Coop Building

I used to keep my own chickens as a child so she knew I would be very touched to have dads hens. Keeping hens in the garden is pretty easy. I’d rather have them than a cat or dog. They make excellent pets plus give you fresh eggs everyday. Since Sunday when I picked them up we have had two eggs each day.

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Beat Summer Holiday Boredom By Getting In The Garden

The six weeks or so that the children have for summer holidays from school can seem an awfully long time to a child. They get bored very easily, but just for a moment consider how it is for children in some other countries. For instance, in Spain, the holiday lasts 12 weeks, and in Australia, it is 10 weeks. These other places tend to spend more time outside with their children, often just doing things in their own back gardens.

Beat Summer Holiday Boredom By Getting In The Garden

Kids Love Water

Whether you have a paddling pool or a water balloon fight, the kids will love it. They get great pleasure from playing in water, and it is a good way to keep them cool when the sun is blazing down. As long as tiny children are watched carefully, water in the back garden can provide many hours of fun.

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Overhaul Your Garden This Summer

Now that summer is in full swing, most of us are enjoying our time outside the house and exploring our gardens. If you have only just come out into your garden this year to start some work on it, you may already be faced with a 3-foot night lawn, flowers everywhere and a ton of weeds. There comes a time in all of our lives where we want to make a change to the garden, so if you want to vamp up the space this year and make a fun change, here are some of the things you can do.

Overhaul your garden this Summer

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