When you have a family and also a garden, you will want to make the most of your outside space and create an area that is suitable for all members of the family creating a child-friendly space. You can get hundreds of tips and ideas on plenty of online references on creating friendly and interactive spaces for children to help you get started in designing your garden space. These are some great tips on ways to create a Summer house in the garden.
Now is the time of year when we face up to the reality that the time that we’ve spent out and about over summer has meant that we’ve neglected our household chores, and why not? Summer is the time to enjoy the milder weather, the longer days and the sunshine; however, Autumn is the time that we can prepare our homes for the Winter ahead. Here are 4 ways to freshen up our homes in preparation for the colder months ahead.
Yes, I had to throw in a little Game of Thrones reference there. It’s a prominent issue for any gardener though! With Winter coming we need to get our gardens ready for the colder weather and all the elements. Get rid of those dead plants, plant bulbs ready for Spring and give the garden that general tidy up. I love being in the garden and learning what to do over the seasons is really interesting.
I like to set myself tasks, sometimes they are tiny things and sometimes very large tasks. The Summer Holidays are great as there is no rushing around on the school runs. This usually means I can get more done, as I am around the home a bit more than term time. With that in mind, I have a mini bucket list of things to do in the Summer Holidays around our family home. Some of these tasks would be a fun thing to do with the kiddies too.
Indoor gardening doesn’t just provide oxygen, pleasant-smelling air, and a source of nutritious vegetables. It’s also a great hobby and an instant decor boost for your home’s interior. Many first-time indoor gardeners worry that their lack of experience will prevent them from planting and enjoying their own houseplants – but fortunately for all of us, it’s easy to get started. Here are fifteen easy tips that will help you to get your indoor garden planned, planted and looking great.
Have you also noticed the pleasant calmness of a garden early in the morning? Even in the early evening, when it’s bathed in a violet-like light from the setting sun, greeting the family of birds who always hangs out in your tree at the end of the day – if only the sunset could linger a bit longer.
I have been looking at houses for what feels like years now, trying to find the right house for our family. They are either too small, or too dark, too new or not enough “toy space”. One thing I have been focussed on though is the garden. I want the right garden, no negotiations. It has to be a big garden. It has to have space for the children to play, the grown ups to relax and the furbabies to run around. Quite a large list and quite impossible with our budget.
If, like many homeowners (or long term renters of course), you gaze into the back garden and see a mass of tangled weeds and an unruly lawn, it is time for a change. There are countless benefits to getting out in the garden and up close and personal with the soil. Whether you are willing to go it alone, or you would rather seek help from landscapers in Perth, creating a superb outdoor space should be a top priority.
You may have read my gift guide for the kiddies the other day, well now its Mummy and Daddy’s turn. There are some great gift ideas for various people in your Christmas shopping list, including smellies, hot water bottles and good ole “fashion accessories”.
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