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. […]

How to Make a Vertical Garden

There are many applications for modern gardening that are unorthodox compared to what we are used to seeing in a normal garden, but vertical gardening is one of the more interesting out there. You can find plenty of resources on the web for more detailed ideas, but this short tutorial will cover the very basics […]

The Case of the Disappearing Bee

Can you imagine breakfast without coffee or life without chocolate? No apples or pears, citrus, watermelon, tomatoes or berries? No grapes for the table or your wine? You may have to because nature’s pollinators are under significant threat of extinction. When most of us think of bees, we think of the honey bee shown above. But the […]

Popular Eye-Candy Garden Features

By guest blogger, Heather Roberts Don’t fall victim to the common misconception that gardening mostly means growing and looking after plants. The garden can just as easily be turned into an interesting place that could be an extension of your home.  Beautiful gardens often come at a price as maintenance can be costly as well as […]

Gardening and Landscaping for Beginners

By guest blogger Heather Roberts If you have a small garden, but you want it to be more than it already is, then you can focus on proper gardening and landscaping to get the best out of your limited space. If this happens to be your first time doing that however, then you will likely […]

Orange Peels Turn Lifeless Land Into A Fertile Forest

Orange peel as a fertilizer

Don’t believe everything you read online. I learned this the other day when I was browsing the internet. I came across an article about how 12,000 tonnes of orange peel turned a lifeless piece of land in Costa Rica into a fertile forest. The land, deforested and barren, returned to its native state. I did […]

Trees, the environment and the simple art of breathing…

Why we need trees - 1

I live on the edge of suburbia. When I came here, it was literally where the suburbs transformed to farms and forest. Our home is, or more correctly was, located in a transition zone of small acreage. In fact, the zoning is classified as ‘Parkland Living’ – an area that rejoiced in native flora and […]