5 Essential contemporary garden design ideas

Modern gardens are easy to maintain, less costly and yet pleasing to the eye. Here are five modern garden design ideas that are simple to create. Hard landscaping – Hard landscaped gardens include water features, stones, raised beds and built-in planters. These gardens are very structured, and this helps the …

Why you need a locking mailbox

A locking mailbox is a mailbox that only you (or whoever has the key) can open and take the contents. Once the postman or delivery man put the items in, nobody can take it out without unlocking the back. The mailbox prevents small hands from going in through the front. …

How You Can Compost in Your Backyard

Summary: Composting is the process of repurposing yard waste and scraps from your food by combining them with soil. Here are some tips for composting in your own backyard.  Composting, the process of combining leftover food and yard trimmings to create a nutrient-rich mixture, is fairly simple to create at …

How to water indoor plants?

Watering indoor plants can be tricky as there are more factors involved in maintaining indoor plants other than water, sun, and soil. For instance, indoor plants will sometimes be near an air duct, causing the plant to dry. There are two ways you can water indoor plants; one is from …

Plants that can create texture in your garden

Successful garden design includes many elements like color, form, sound, fragrance and texture of the plants. Adding texture to your garden, involves playing with the surface quality of plants. Although, the feel of a plant does add to texture, other elements such as light and shadow help to create a …

How to add color to your garden?

Color is a vital element when designing or changing your outdoor space. Color can not only come from your flowers and foliage, but also from your pottery, furniture, fences and even artwork. Here are a few tips to creating a colorful garden that will suit your personality and preferences. Neutrals …

Five tips to prevent mail theft

With the holidays on the horizon, there is going to be a surge in mail theft. However, just as packages, gifts, and cards are stolen, so will a lot of your personal information. Documents like bank statements, credit card statements are gold mines of personal information for identity thieves. Also, …

Growing a home garden for your pet

Pets sometimes intuitively eat plants when they are not feeling well. Since pets nowadays are mostly indoors, it is a good idea to have some plants that your pet can eat to make them feel better. Consider including some of the following plants in a separate area so that your …