8 Gardening Tips for Lazy Gardeners

Posted by admin on Feb 20, 2020 under Uncategorized
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Many of us don’t have the time, nor energy to spend hours upon hours tending to our gardens. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that people take shortcuts to ensure their garden looks good, with minimal effort. In this post, we’ve outlined some handy gardening tips for lazy gardeners.

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Garden Features That Can Devalue Your Property

Posted by admin on Feb 7, 2020 under Buying Furniture
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Did you know that a garden is one of the most desired features of a house for potential buyers? In fact, having an attractive garden is far more important than having a well-presented bathroom or kitchen, according to a survey of 2,000 homeowners. On average, house hunters would be willing to spend an extra £14,448 to buy a home with a garden – a substantial amount of money – and has the ability to add a hefty 20% onto your property’s value.

However, there are certain garden features that can potentially cause a decrease in property value when it comes to selling. Faraway Furniture has spoken to several experts to reveal the garden features that can potentially leave you out of pocket and how much these unappealing features can cost you or potential buyers in the long-run.

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Greenhouse Tips for Beginners

Posted by admin on Jan 7, 2020 under Gardening
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Growing your own produce is not only extremely fulfilling and an enjoyable hobby to pass time all year round, but it is a great step forward towards being more sustainable. A greenhouse gives you freedom when it comes to what you can grow, and even gives your less hardy plants a home when the cold weather hits. If you’re thinking about setting up your own greenhouse but don’t know where to begin, follow this guide with some fantastic greenhouse tips for beginners.

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How to Attract Squirrels to Your Garden

Posted by admin on Dec 11, 2019 under Gardening
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We have previously provided readers with 6 ways of attracting wildlife to their garden and 6 ways of attracting birds to their garden. For those who want even more information on how to transform their garden into a lively playground for various fauna, we will continue our series of guides with one aimed at teaching you how to attract squirrels to your garden.  

Squirrels are small, bushy-tailed rodents that can be found living all over the world. In order to understand how to attract squirrels to your garden, you must first get to know these tiny animals. Knowing what they eat and what sort of environment they prefer to live in will allow you to design your outdoor space in such a way that squirrels will not only want to come there but will also want to spend most of their days there.

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How to Create a Low Maintenance Garden

Posted by admin on Nov 11, 2019 under Backyard
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Unfortunately, no garden will ever be “zero maintenance”. But when it comes to creating a low maintenance garden, planning is key. By identifying high maintenance areas of the garden that take up the most time and can be tiring, it can help you to make smart choices about which features to alter or get rid of completely in order to create the perfect low maintenance garden design.

But, creating a low maintenance garden isn’t about sacrificing what makes a garden special – it’s about getting smart with your layout and carefully choosing what you grow. This reduces the amount of time spent in the garden tending to your plants, without it overgrowing or becoming a place to avoid altogether.

Take a read of this guide to find out how to create a low maintenance garden that requires minimal effort and ensures gardening is as pain-free as can be.

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DIY Garden Ideas That Will Inspire You

Posted by admin on Oct 9, 2019 under Uncategorized
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Want to know how to DIY your garden?

Take your garden to the next level with these easy DIY tips. From making a garden path, pond, to using old draws as a plant bed. These unique and fantastic ideas will be sure to give you the best-looking garden.
All you need is some creativity, motivation and elbow grease to transform your garden today!

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How to Start a Home Vineyard

Posted by admin on Sep 9, 2019 under Uncategorized

It’s important to understand that starting a home vineyard both a time consuming and time sensitive project; those with very busy schedules should think twice before embarking on this journey unless they are ready to make drastic changes.

That being said, making your own wine from scratch can be a very rewarding experience. You will not only have the finished product once you’ve crafted your first batch of wine; you will also carry with you the beautiful hours spent outdoors taking care of your vineyard and grapes. Starting a home vineyard is a great hobby to take up if you want to adopt a healthier lifestyle as you’ll need to be on your feet and out in nature a lot.

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Flower Calendar – Which Season Should you Plant your flowers?

Posted by admin on Aug 27, 2019 under Gardening
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Many people have experienced the disappointment of planting a flower in their garden only for it to die just a few days later. There can be plenty of reasons as to why a plant doesn’t thrive. More often than not, the most important reason is due to the fact that it’s been planted in the wrong season. If you are in the mood to liven up your garden with some new flowers, then perhaps it would be useful to know which flowers will excel in which season.

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How to Prepare Soil for Planting

Posted by admin on Aug 19, 2019 under Gardening
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Whether you are a pro at gardening or just getting started, everyone knows just how important soil is if you want your plants to grow and prosper. Learning how to grow different types of vegetables or flowers is great, but arguably the most important thing is the process you must follow to prepare the soil beforehand.

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Guide: How to Grow a Fruit and Vegetable Garden

Posted by admin on Jul 5, 2019 under Gardening
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If you are contemplating growing your own vegetable garden, you are not alone. As the price of imported fruits and vegetables are expected to rise by 8% after Brexit, according to The Guardian, homegrown produce is becoming even more appealing. 

Of course, many are also jumping on the garden-therapy trend and committing to boycott genetically modified produce. So how do you grow a fruit and vegetable garden? This guide will cover the ten-step process to help you grow a fruit and vegetable garden from scratch.

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