Even the most skilled landscaping “do-it-yourselfers” know when to call in the professionals. Consider this scenario: The morning after a particularly rough storm you are sitting in your kitchen with a hot cup of coffee. Your gaze floats to your perfectly manicured flower garden, and as soon as your eyes hit the buds, you scream.… Read the rest
Swedish architects, Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Lindholm collaborated with Space10, Ikea’s innovation lab, on its new flatpack vertical garden, called ‘The Growroom,’ which will allow city dwellers to enjoy the benefits of growing their own food.
The DIY garden is spherical shaped and ideal for growing plants, herbs and vegetables and is designed to be low cost and affordable, encouraging people to grow their own local and healthy food, regardless of whether they have a garden to grow it.… Read the rest
Whether you’re thinking about selling your home now or in the future, it’s helpful to know which projects will increase your home’s worth before renovating. Here are our top fixes.
Spruce up the front and back garden
Particularly if you aren’t planning on selling your house right away, it’s a good idea to plan for the future with a landscaping improvement that will mature over time, for example, by planting shade trees, although bear in mind that large trees and unkempt bushes can obscure views and darken interiors.… Read the rest
If you’re an early riser and enjoy completing your chores early on a Saturday morning, you may want to hold off on the lawn mowing. We’ve outlined the best times of day to mow your lawn and why.
Grass can be wet because of dew, causing your mower to get clogged up.… Read the rest
The more we learn about the damage we are inflicting on Mother Earth, the more we want to change our everyday habits. You probably have switched to organic gardening practices, getting rid of chemical herbicides and pesticides, but how can you contribute to a healthier garden and cleaner living?… Read the rest
Using edibles as ornamental accents for the garden has been trending for a while. For some, it’s a way to a more sustainable living while for others it’s a relaxing hobby, but why not do it for both its nutrimental and aesthetic value?… Read the rest
Whether you have a large garden or a small veranda, you can always be creative with how you bring “green” into your home. One of the best ways to do this is to use potted plants. They are easy to maintain; they beautify, and most importantly, they give life to any space.… Read the rest
There’s nothing worse than a beautiful home on a dull-looking yard. This scenario can make even the most creative person overwhelmed. As daunting as it may seem, the creative landscape design process is not very difficult. It simply requires a little imagination, some good thoughts and additional resources to support your goals.… Read the rest
Your trees successfully take care of themselves all summer long, but once the autumn air begins cooling down and winter threatens a soon-coming frost, it’s time to give them some proper attention—attention that goes much further than simply raking the leaves.… Read the rest
DIY landscapes are the pride and joy of hardworking homeowners. Because so much care goes into the landscape design, homeowners are intent on creating the perfect yard that delights their senses and impresses anyone who graces its presence.
Some DIY landscape designers are complete novices while others have a “green thumb” and are ready to go with bells on.… Read the rest