Don’t Damage Your Garden With These Dreadful Decisions

So you’re thinking about redesigning your garden, whether you have just moved in to your new place, or it’s been long overdue, there are many common mistakes that are made that you will want to avoid at all costs. Here are a few examples.

Re-designing your garden

No plan

First and foremost, no matter how many ideas you think you have that’ll be simple enough to do – don’t just go into them with no plan of action. Write out a plan of ideas in order of ease, and then figure out exactly what you want and what you need to do to get it done, along with any prices if you think it will cost you money. (In this case, you should also create a budget!)

The easiest way to make a plan is to sit in your garden, have a good look around and figure out what’s missing, like colourful drama – or what needs to go, like an old bust up fence. Remember that no job is too big or too small if you have the right equipment and knowledge.

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The Humble Honey Bee and Humanity

As you know I have always been a keen gardener and the most important thing to a gardener is the honey bee. Farmers around the world depend on bees to pollinate their crops, without the bees we ultimately have no food. So I’m sharing this infographic with you today on how honey bees affect the world around us.

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As I go about designing my new garden, I’m going to plant lots of bee friendly flowers.

If you love bees, I have a review and giveaway running at the moment on a wonderful little kids book called Curious Beekeeper Nina.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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How Decking Can Transform Your Garden

Decking is a great way to enhance your garden. It can make your outdoor space look better, and give you more capacity to enjoy it. You can use your decking area to house a seating area, or fill it with attractive plants to make it a focal point. If done right, decking can add value to your home, but if it’s done badly, the opposite could be true.

Think About Purpose

Decking can be used for several different purposes, so in the planning stages, its important to consider what you would like to use the decking for. Would you like to use it as a place to relax? Perhaps as a space for entertaining? Or do you wish to use it for storage, as an alternative to a garden shed? Knowing the function of the decking can help you plan – you can make sure there is enough space for a table and chairs, or leave room for a fire pit.

Plan

There are lots of different things to consider when you’re thinking about where to place your decking area. You don’t want it to overpower the space, so the size of the decking is a factor. However, small gardens can still use decking; you just need to plan efficiently. You’ll also need to think about the sun – for instance, if you want to use your decking area to relax and you build it in an area that is blocked by the sun; you won’t get the desired effect. These are all things to consider before you get to work with building the decking area.

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Blooming Marvelous Gardening Advice for Beginners

Now that the warmer weather is finally here, you will probably be wanting to get outside in your garden as much as possible. And you may even decide that this is your year to take up gardening! If you have never really tried it before, it is a very rewarding activity that many people also find very therapeutic. If you are a complete beginner, it can be very difficult to know where to start. This is where this blog comes in!

So, let’s take a look at some fantastic and simple gardening advice for first-timers.

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Top Tips to Safe Proof Your Pool Area

The other day I posted about ways to enhance and modernise your pool area, but never covered safe proof your pool area. With young children around this is a must for any family.

A backyard pool is a privilege that should be enjoyed free of stress. If you’ve got small kids and pets running around your backyard, they are going to need constant supervision.

 

Safe proof your pool area

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Enhance Your Pool Area With a Modern Touch

Now that spring is on the way, it won’t be too long before we’ll be back in our gardens once again. If you have a pool area, that’s naturally going to be the focal point of your outdoor living, so it’s important you’re happy with how it looks and works.

Enhance your pool area

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