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  • Moon Garden Design: Learn How to Plant a Moon Garden

    Most of us have lovely gardens adorning our yards. These spaces not only brighten the areas around the wooden sheds, they also add to the value of our homes. They are the result of meticulous planning and strategic implementation. The sad part about all this is that many people do not have enough time to spend in these spaces. Yes, you put in all that work but rarely get to sit back and watch the plan come to life. Our lives comprise of chores, work, and family duties. By the time we look up, the sun has gone down and barely can we catch a glimpse of the beauty outside. The flowers have closed up, and it is time to head back to the house. What if there is a way around all this? What if you can keep up with your daily routine and enjoy your garden? Can you have your cake and eat it? The ans... (More)
  • What Is A Stroll Garden – How to Make a Stroll Garden At Home

    Are you thinking of adding a stroll garden to enhance the appearance of your home? These Japanese gardens are ideal for people who love being in nature. Taking walks has proven to be one of the easiest ways to ease thoughts in one’s mind. It is through such activities that you can reflect on your past, present, and future. At the end of such a walk, you should feel refreshed and eager to take on what’s ahead. It is not surprising therefore that many people have taken up stroll gardens around their log cabins. When designing a stroll garden, the emphasis should be on the path. Your space should be ample such that you can walk around for a while before getting to the end. In the middle there should be a pond surrounded by one or more paths. Here, you can take a rest as you ponder upon y... (More)
  • DIY Water Fountain Ideas That Will Save You Major Time and Money

    Water fountains are lovely and they add life to outdoor spaces. What’s more, with the backdrop of a log cabin, they make for picturesque sights. Plus, having constant flowing water adds to the ambiance of any space, making it feel relaxing. You can thus spend hours on end staring at the fountain as you feel the serenity sinking in. Adding outdoor lights which shine on the water fountains is a sure way of making those outdoor dinners all the more special. With all these benefits, having a water fountain feels like a great idea. And you can quickly get one from the store. However, you can save tons of money by making one alone or with the help of your loved ones. In this way, you can craft something that speaks to your preferences and saves you money. Additionally, making one is easy and ... (More)
  • Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

    Good weather is something that we all look forward to as there is a lot that we can do when the sun is shining down on us. We get to take off those bulky jackets and lay on the lawn. It is also time to start gardening in readiness for the new season. So pleasant is this weather that we can finally have those barbecues we’ve been putting off all through the winter. Yes, we can finally sit back and enjoy the beauty of our wooden houses. But that’s not all that you can do when the warm weather comes. You also get the chance to eat outside as much as you would like. It helps you bond with your family as you chat away and prepare meals with each other. And you can decorate the outdoors such that your kitchen feels like a part of your home. Here, you can make both lunches and dinners. You c... (More)
  • The Best Air-Purifying Plants in Your Bedroom

    Having houseplants in log cabins adds to the appeal of these spaces. But they can do much more than that. When carefully selected and positioned, these plants can also purify the air in your home. Thus, you would have a beautiful space with clean air. Studies show that detoxifying plants are not a myth, but rather, a necessity. These plants can remove the contaminants in your home, such as dust and germs. This added benefit serves as a heaven-send, especially for people who are prone to allergies. Here are some plants which can offer you clean air, while beautifying your home: Barberton Daisy These flowers are quite colorful. You can have them in red, pink, orange or yellow. If you wish, you can combine all the colors and work your way towards a magical rainbow garden. These plants, other... (More)
  • Good Plants for Dry Areas: Features of Plants

    Gardeners growing plants in arid areas face many challenges which are unheard of in humid regions. For most people the difficulty comes in with soil drainage and frost. But for people in arid areas, there is more to consider than this. Being successful in gardening in such regions calls for lots of practicality. And you also have to be creative in designing your garden. However, it is not all bad news when it comes to gardening in dry areas. For one, plants that grow in such areas have lots of water-saving traits. That means that you use less water in caring for them. Also, they adapt to temperature changes quickly, and they call for fewer efforts regarding maintenance. If you live in a hot area and would like to know more about suitable crops, read on for more details.   What Plants ... (More)
  • Log Cabin Garden: 7 Types of Flowers That Are Easy To Grow

    When it comes to flowers that are easy to grow and ones which will enhance the look of log cabins, the answers are pretty standard. Many people think of marigolds, sunflowers, zinnias, and the likes. While they are not wrong in doing so, they limit themselves to too few options. Many varieties that are out there can shake up the look of your garden, and give you an edge over what is in almost every yard. They are easy to grow and are thus suitable for all gardening levels. What’s more, they are easy to care for and will not give you a hard time. And the icing on the cake is that they are unique. Hardly will you find these flowers in more than one garden per strip. Are you ready? Here are the seven types of flowers to grow: Basket Flower Suppose you have alkaline soils and wish to plant ... (More)
  • How to Grow and Care for Azaleas

    Azaleas are available in a wide array of colors. There are the pink ones, the red varieties, and the plain white ones. Whichever way you go, you are sure to brighten up your yard. You can have them growing in and around wooden sheds for that added aesthetic appeal. The good thing about them is that they are easy to grow and maintain. And as long as you keep up with aftercare practices, they will bloom each year. If you wish to have a lovely yard even in the winter months, go for the evergreen types. Is your interest piqued yet? If yes, continue reading for steps on how to handle these lovely plants: Variety Selection It always helps to have a selection. In this way, you can choose what best works for your yard. With these plants, you have a lot from which you can choose. It is important t... (More)
  • Old Time Garden Tips

    Over time, people have embraced modern farming methods, hoping to make their gardens more productive. Though these methods are great, there are tons of old time garden tips which you can use which won’t cost you much and which will have equally great results. Light Matters We all know that plants require adequate access to water and light if they are to grow at an optimum. In this way, you need to place outdoor plants in locations where they can thrive under at least six hours of sunlight each day, though the duration differs based on the species. For indoor plants, you need to move them to the light for at least three days a week and while doing so, you should rotate them to ensure that every side gets enough light. You can also place them permanently near a south-facing window as you ... (More)
  • How to Plant Boxwood Shrubs in your Garden

    Beginners in gardening should consider planting boxwood shrubs as they require minimal maintenance and are thus a great starter crop. It has a rounded shape and thrives in the southern regions of the USA. You can grow this plant in many other areas with ease too, as long as you do so as per its requirements. Boxwood takes a considerable amount of time to mature and is dense with glossy leaves. It is thus an excellent choice for hedges as well as garden additions. Though this plant will do well with minimal maintenance, it all comes down to taking precautions during the planting stages if you want to enjoy success in its cultivation. Here is how to plant boxwood shrubs in your garden: Indoors vs. Outdoors If you wish to regulate the conditions surrounding your plant to match those in the ... (More)

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