How everyone, everywhere, can compost – yes, even you!

How compost can save our world

By Ashley Baxter and Hey Monty! No matter where you live, everyone can and should be composting. Of course, not all of us can be running a large-scale, 50-tonne windrow operation out of our backyard or tiny apartment balcony. But there are alternatives for practically every lifestyle. Here are three different ways to compost your […]

Here’s Why You Should Rip Up that Lawn

An organic vegetable garden

How much does the straw in your soda or the plastic cup you’re holding contribute to a problem as colossal as climate change? You want a cleaner, safer world. You care about the environment and you know the decisions you make each day can make a difference. But where does one start? The answer just might be […]

Glowing driveways and paths

Glowing Driveway and Paths

Want to have a different-looking driveway or path from the rest of the neighbourhood? It’s possible with glow stones! As you may have guessed, making your driveway glow in the dark is not an inexpensive project. But there are many sources for this kind of material. You can find lots of glowing stones online, that […]

Trellis From Recycled Materials

Trellis From Recycled Materials

Need a simple trellis that won’t cost you ‘an arm and a leg’? Making your own garden trellis has never been this easy or cheap! These trellises won’t cost you a fortune as they’re made from materials that would have been thrown away. These include old bike rims, bed frames, ladders, screen doors, and a […]

Recycled Tire Rim BBQ and Fire Pit

OK – tough choice coming up… you can either buy an expensive ( millions like them) barbecue grill or you can make a absolute one-off from  junk? Oh, did we mention this one is sure to be a great conversation starter! Grab some old car or truck rims and you’re already half way there! You might already have some sitting in  your […]

Welcome to the world of natural swimming ponds!

So much nicer than the traditional pool - a living swimming pond by Biotop

If you ask Wikipedia, “A natural swimming pool or natural swimming pond (NSP) is a system consisting of a constructed body of water, where the water is contained by an isolating membrane or membranes, in which no chemicals or devices that disinfect or sterilize water are used, and all clarifying and purifying of the water is achieved through biological […]

Is a natural swimming pond the solution to swimming pool headaches?

Water feature or swimming pool – you decide! Designed and built by Biotop Natural Pools.

If you’ve got a pool, you know the routine. Everyone’s happy to use it but you’re the bunny that has to maintain it! Doesn’t it make you wonder that while many homeowners consider it a necessity, others see it as a daily burden and a disaster waiting and begging to happen? It’s a fact that […]

Do swimming pools really add more value to your property?

Pools - benefit or burden?

Before adding a pool to your home, it pays to consider your medium term intentions. Will you still be living there in five years? Will your children still be living at home? A pool is a major expense. But is it an investment in anything more than leisure? A pool can increase the resale value […]

Vegetables That Grow Well in a Container or Pot

Container Gardening Vegetables

Vegetable gardens aren’t just for owners with wide gardens or yard. You can also grow your own produce even with a limited space with container gardens! Here’s a list of vegetables and fruits that can definitely grow in pots and other containers… Finding good and fresh vegetables in the market can be very difficult at times. […]

Nine reasons you need to get rid of your lawn!

The view from my office door

I’ve been a ‘no-lawn’ advocate for at least the last 25 years. If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, why do so many millions of us get out every weekend and mow our lawns? OK, if you’ve got young children, you’re excused for […]