You might think that small, family owned farms have little relevance in today’s age, but in actuality they service a growing demographic in many countries around the world. The demand for locally grown organic produce is at an all-time high, prompting many to follow their passion.
That said, the road to success will not be an easy one. The current economic climate supports large-scale agricultural endeavours through government subsidies, though numerous farmers markets are cropping up and giving hope to local producers and new family farms. [click to continue…]
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If your dogs enjoy getting their paws dirty, they probably love wreaking havoc in your garden. All the soil, plants, and yummy vegetables are enticing for mischievous dogs, and there’s just so much space to dig! Sometimes the only solution is to ban your dogs from your garden altogether, but how do you do it? Fencing is an obvious answer, but a traditional fence might not be enough to keep crafty and determined dogs at bay. An invisible dog fence is another option you can explore, so let’s take a closer look at what’s involved. [click to continue…]
Note from Jim: I’ve been sharing a fair few articles around water features for your garden lately, and feel there’s a lot of info here on AGT for those looking to add a pond or water feature to their back yard. To round this off, I’ve got an article from my good friend Josh Nicholas from Swallow Aquatics in the UK, on some important things to consider before you invest in your own garden pond. Despite the miles in between us, Josh’s tips below (like many gardening articles) are universal – so without further ado, take it away Josh!
Ponds can be a wonderful addition to any garden – they attract wildlife, and offer a platform for a fantastic range of beautiful plants. But before you grab your shovel, hold on just a second: there are a few things you should consider first to ensure that your pond is the very best it can be.
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Raised garden beds are a great addition to any backyard, and I’ve discussed the benefits in the past. They can be built for practical reasons like fixing poor soil or to help save your back bending when harvesting crops, or they can be built and used with design intent in mind, like as a retaining wall, or to highlight flowering plants.
Whatever reasons you have for wanting them, here is our guide to building raised garden beds in your backyard. [click to continue…]
With so many different styles of fencing available these days, in a huge variety of materials, it can be tricky trying to narrow down and then choose the best option for your home. Secure A Fence talks you through a selection of popular fencing types that you may be considering to complement your home. [click to continue…]
Indoor plants are a great addition to any indoor space. Whether it be your office space or your home, adding some indoor plants can dramatically change your space. Keep reading for our Ultimate Guide to Indoor Plants.
So let’s start with the most simple question…Why? [click to continue…]
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