How to start an organic garden?

Creating and maintaining an organic garden is a rewarding experience as it will give you produce that is healthier, pesticide free and grown by you. Here are a few easy steps that will help you create an organic garden. Goal setting – Start off by first deciding what you want …

6 Wonderful health benefits of gardening

Gardening will not only make your home more welcoming, but it has been known to offer some health benefits. Here are six wonderful health benefits of gardening. Providing stress relief – Gardening has been shown to reduce the stress hormone, cortisol. Maintaining a garden may seem like a lot of …

Small garden design ideas to revitalize a tiny space

With many living in smaller homes, small gardens have become the norm. Most homes manage with gardens that are balconies, terraces, decking or patios. However, even a small garden can create balance, and therefore designers are coming up with ideas for small urban gardens that create impact. Use your space …

What to prune when

You may want to prune your plants if they are dead, diseased or damaged at the stems. However, you may be confused as to how you should prune your plants, without cutting too much. Here are some expert tips on what to prune when. Spring-flowering trees and shrubs – Think …

How to tidy your garden

Most people think that maintaining a beautiful tidy garden is not achievable and very time-consuming. However, by following the simple tips below, anyone can achieve a beautiful garden that is magazine worthy. Your garden equipment – You will need basic garden equipment, such as garden gloves, shovel, shears, spade, rake, …

How to Choose Healthy Plants

Most often all plants at a nursery look lush and healthy. However, at times you may find that you have brought home a not so healthy plant. Here are some tips on how to select healthy plants that will grow. Quality of Nursery – Scan the nursery and look to …

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 …

4 Spring flowers for your garden

Spring is a sure sign that is warmer weather to come. To make the most of the warmer weather and brighten up your garden, here are 4 spring flowers that are worth your gardening time. Pansy – Pansy flourishes in cool weather and it is created for containers and window …