Good Garden Tips for People Who Hate Gardening

Not everybody gets to have a garden. So, if you do have one, but you don’t want to do any gardening in it, it can make you feel a bit guilty. It feels like you should be doing something beautiful with it, but you just can’t be bothered to spend your weekends pulling up weeds. Gardens don’t only have to be for plants, though. Fortunately, they can have many other features, which require much less regular maintenance. If gardening isn’t something you enjoy, you can still create a beautiful space that’s functional and low-maintenance. Credit: Public Domain Pictures Focus on

5 Ways To Make More Space At Home

When we moved into our 4 bedroom Victorian semi I laughed about how we would never fill the space. We’ve now lived in this house for 4 years, nearly to the day and we definitely don’t have enough space anymore. There are plenty of ways to make more space at home though so here are some ideas: 1. Spare Rooms If you have a spare bedroom or reception room then this could be a great way to make more space at home. Usually one of our spare bedrooms is used as a storage room for things we don’t use much

5 Things I Love About Spring

I keep saying that spring is here but I think it actually might be now. Right now we’re away on a family holiday to Majorca and the weather is definitely nicer than we’ve been having for the past month or so. I couldn’t really believe that some places had snow just 2 weeks ago. Although I am actually looking forward to summer already I thought it would be quite nice to write about things I love about spring. Fresh Cut Grass I LOVE the smell of fresh cut grass. I don’t know why but when we cut our own grass

How To Make The Most Of A Family Garden

We are very lucky to have quite a large garden, even if it needs a bit of work doing to it. As soon as we moved in we started to clear the overgrown mess we had been left with and after 3 skips worth of rubbish, we ended up with a nice lawn (although now ruined by a dog). We also got new fences a couple of years ago and our neighbour did the same so that was a big job done. When we moved in it was just me and John but now, we need to think more about

How To Get Children Interested In Gardening

It looks like spring is finally on its way and the bad weather is nearly behind us. Erin loves being outside and would probably spend most of her time outside if she could get away with it. Last month, before the snow came, I attempted to get some new grass seed down and Erin was so interested in what I was doing. This got me thinking about how to get children interested in gardening. I think it’s really important to let children explore and get dirty and this is something Erin is really good at. Erin’s nursery play outside most

How To Prepare Your Garden For Spring

Now that the Beast From The East is firmly behind us I think we can finally start looking forwards towards spring. One thing I love the most about spring is being able to get out in the garden again. I really miss spending time in the garden over winter but unfortunately, the rain destroys a large part of our lawn if we walk on it too much. There will be a lot of people in the same position as me so I thought I’d share some tips on how to prepare your garden for spring. Clear The Weeds Giving your

How To Get Your Garden Winter Ready

Christmas is now be over and we’re getting well into January and I’m already looking forward to the nicer weather. While we may spend time curled up inside where it is warm and cosy there is still one part of the home that needs looking after is the garden. I’m guilty myself of neglecting the garden over winter but there are plenty of things you can do to prepare it beforehand. Mow The Lawn We have quite a large garden with a lot of lawn space. During the summer we have to mow the grass at least every other week