Glowing driveways 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
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!
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?
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?
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
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 […]