Turning a Pergola into a Green Space – Gardening Tips and Tricks

Do you have big garden plans this year that include the addition of a pergola in your backyard space? Pergolas are not only beautiful looking, but they also act as the perfect place to put your garden furniture, relax, and have that little bit of shade, making the hot summer sun more manageable. But did you also know that you can add greenery to your pergola and in fact use it as an anchor point for a new garden?

Here we’ll take a look at some gardening tips and tricks that will help you turn your pergola into the ultimate green space setting. They are all easy to implement, so if you have some time on your hands now you are stuck in lockdown, read on!

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How to Keep Uninvited Animals away from Your Garden

If you don’t want anyone to destroy your front yard lawn, then you put up a “don’t walk on the grass” sign. However, when it comes to your beautiful flower or vegetable garden out in the back, signs won’t at all against “second kind encounters”, to put in those words.

Yes, are speaking of all the uninvited animals that visit your garden and leave behind quite a mess. From the playful neighbor’s dog, across moles, all the way to pesky flying insects, all these animals ruin your gardening efforts.

However, you cannot blame them for this because it’s in their nature. It is actually up to you to stop them and do so using nonlethal methods. Ideally, you shouldn’t any animal, yet manage to fend them of your petunia or cabbage. Here are 7 eco-friendly ways in which you can achieve this.

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8 Useful Tips to Manage a Sustainable Urban Garden

A sustainable urban garden is an excellent way to provide yourself with healthy food to eat while making a personal contribution to the conservation of the environment. Urban gardens are growing more and more common in many cities and are often seen in parks that have been abandoned, vacant lots, and terraces maintained by neighborhood associations. If you are considering the possibility of starting your own sustainable urban garden, the following tips will help you get off to a great start.

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Is Soft Water Bad For Plants?

Soft water comes with many benefits for your skin, hair, and even for better dishwashing. Hard water can leave mineral deposits on glasses, and even on your skin, so soft water offers many pros for uses in the house. But, with all the benefits of soft water for humans, can it be said that soft water for plants is beneficial, or harmful?

Watering plants with soft water can actually be harmful to the plants you are growing in your garden, and not knowing what kind of water you're using can be a reason why your garden is not flourishing the way you'd like it to. Water comes in different hardness levels, and the softer your water is, the more harm it could be doing.

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Tips to Help you Pack Your Garden Shed and Tools

Gardening is an activity that invigorates the soul, energizes the body, and clarifies the mind. Many gardening enthusiasts would attest to the excellent benefits of it as a regular activity. For these reasons, most gardeners will want to continue their passion even when they change houses and have to build whole new gardens. This post will provide tips to help you pack your garden shed and tools.

During the move, there is a flurry of activities that involves packing, sorting, and decluttering. As an avid garden lover, you need to prioritize your garden tools and equipment so it will not be overlooked among the tons of stuff that will be transferred to the new house.

According to the best Guelph movers, packing your garden shed and tools can be a breeze. Just heed the following tips, and you will be tending to the roses in your new garden in no time.

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Things You Need to Know When Moving Plants Across State Lines

We often move out of our existing homes for various reasons. It could be because of a promotion at work or an acceptance to a university that we’ve applied to. This post introduce about moving plants across state lines. Some of us move from one state to another because housing is cheaper, there are better job opportunities, or the lifestyle is more appealing. Either way, there’s a good chance that people will be bringing more than just the clothes on their back. 

It’s easy to form attachments to the things we collect in our home. Other people might decide to bring their furniture across the country with them, while others might just bring items of sentimental value with them and get new furniture when they arrive.

Other homeowners may also think about moving homes with their pets as well. However for those of us who are plant parents, moving to a different state can cause a bit of worry--what will happen to the plants we’ve been taking care of for quite some time?

Of course you need to look at buying a house with a garden so you can bring your plants with you. However transporting plants across state lines is a bit more complex than putting all your belongings with you in a car and booking it. Here’s a guide that will help you understand the intricacies behind moving your plants.

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Sustainability at Home: Gardening with Less Plastic

Plastic has become such a normal element of gardening at home that sometimes it may seem that using it is not such a big deal. But it is. While indeed plastic is useful in farming and cultivation endeavors, it is far from sustainable, and actually comes with a price - damaging wildlife, polluting oceans, affecting animals’ natural habitat. In this post there will be ways for gardening with less plastic.

In a modern world where we are overly surrounded by plastic products and packaging, we have to be environmentally aware and aim at sustainability at home in any way we can. Why not start with your garden? It’s easier than you would imagine because there are many alternative solutions to horticultural tools like seed trays, hoses, fruit cage netting, bags, tags, labels, handles, pots, etc.

Applying sustainable practices at home is possible thanks to biodegradable materials like paper, bamboo, wood, coir, etc. There are some easy swaps you can make in gardening in order to minimize plastic use.

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Why You Need High-Quality Orchard and Vineyard Equipment For Your Land

When you're managing a vineyard or orchard, you need to look after the plants to ensure a successful harvest. However, you might not understand how much equipment is required to handle your land. Use these tips to choose the right gear and equipment for your farm. You can purchase new gear for your current farm, or you can set up your new vineyard readily once you have the suitable gear.

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How to Make a Garden Cart Axle Using Wood?

It could be really intimidating if you have to carry all those tools, plants and other stuffs by hand from one place to another inside your lovely garden or yard. I mean, that’s pretty much hard and annoying to be honest. And so, those who own a garden cart will know how much time saving the stuff makes it for them. Folks, Get Ready! We’ll be Discussing How to Make a Garden Cart Axle today…

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9 Features to Look for When Purchasing a House with a Garden

Congratulations! You’re in the market to buy your very first house. If you love nature and you want a home with a lush garden, there are various features that make up a beautiful landscape. A garden is a place where you can relax and enjoy the outdoors. But how do you find a home with an idyllic garden you’ll love?

Take a look at these 9 tips to finding a home with the perfect garden. You may find handy tips you didn’t consider before.

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