Does going to a botanical garden have psychological benefits?

Botanical gardens offer a uniquely welcoming respite from the busy daily schedules. From the wind rustling through branches to colorful blooms and sweet air fragrances, you get into a relaxing and comforting mood that is rare to come by. Such a setting inspires positive experiences and contributions to people and their mood. It boosts a person’s mental…

Tips on How to Grow an Instant Garden

  Gardening has become a growing trend over the past five years or so. This can be attributed to the need for people to know where their food comes from and the increased campaign against chemically grown vegetables and fruits. Almost everyone wants to have an organic garden, but the setup and growth process seems…

Organic Lawn Fertilizers

  Homeowners appreciate a decent, thick and green lawn. However, they all do not want to pollute their yards with chemical fertilizers that are also detrimental to the environment. Hence, the current radical campaign for organic lawn care. This is a lawn care system that relies on fertilizers made from natural nutrients like; dried blood,…

How to Take Care of Organic Trees and Shrubs

  Trees and shrubs are important investments that give your yard/ landscape a lifelong lush view. Organic trees and shrubs rely on naturally made fertilizers and pesticides to ward off pests and harmful insects. However, the key to maintaining organic trees and shrubs is preventive care. Preventive care programs help trees and shrubs remain healthy…

How to Attract Fireflies to your Yard

  Fireflies are simply amazing to watch. However, the once very rampant creatures also known as lightning bugs are quickly disappearing globally. Their current low population is attributed to light pollution, human encroachment on their habitat and the heavy use of pesticides. But there is still much that can be done to restore their population and…

How to make a living privacy wall

    Some quiet time spent relaxing, reading a novel, newspaper or meditating at your porch is priceless. However, you are bound to miss all the joyous solitude your garden offers if the wall that separates your home from that of your neighbor is not well defined. Privacy is always important whether you are spending some…

How to Plant Tomatoes

    Tomatoes are among the popularly grown crops in home vegetable gardens. Tomatoes are loved by many because they have versatile uses such as cooking, eating as a fruit and make tomato paste among others. When all the basic planting instructions are adhered to, tomatoes produce large healthy fruits. However, they require extra care…

How to Plant an Elevated Garden Bed

  Raised garden beds were designed for gardeners who cannot bend and lift heavy things. They offer easy access and reduce your chances of experiencing pain. However, they are attractive when used in any garden to elevate or layer flowers and other decorative plants. Additionally, they are good for planting vegetables indoors when the outside…

How to Avoid Common Gardening Mistakes

  Gardening is always existing and rewarding. However, most first-time gardens fall victim to common mistakes that either destroy their crops or garden in general. Though it is okay to make one or two mistakes and learn from them, it is advisable to understand the common gardening mistakes and ways to avoid them before setting…