Although sustainable, green living is dependant on you. It relies on you doing what’s best for the Earth on a micro level in order to affect change. So, you should try to incorporate this way of living into all aspects of your life. And if you are a boat owner and spend a lot of time out sailing, extending your life style to your vessel might be the next step. A boat garden is a great start. Sustainable and eco-friendly garden will provide you with organic and healthy food, and is in perfect harmony with your way of life. Read more
Gone are the days of the quarter acre block, with the average suburban land size now more likely to be somewhere between 600m² and 800m². While that caters to an increasing population, it also means many of us are challenged to make the most of a small backyard. These are the tricks to make that space look bigger. Read more
From a small patio to a tree-surrounded yard, your backyard is more than just space behind your house — it’s an extension of your home. While your front yard is what everyone sees, your backyard is all yours. It’s easy to spruce up your yard to make it more welcoming for you and your family.
One of the simplest ways to add color and life to your backyard is to add more plants and trees. Flowers provide lots of colors — and they can be used to decorate the inside of your house as well! Butterfly bushes come in many colors and are good during the summer months, while daffodils bloom at the beginning of springtime and are the first signs of color. Read more
There are gardens, and then there are gardens with water features. The simplest of water features can transform your outdoor space into a tranquil getaway — even if you just need to get away from the hullabaloo happening inside of your home. The sounds of babbling water or the light dancing off the surface work wonders when it comes to clearing your mind.
There’s no “right answer” when it comes to water features, either; all you have to do is choose the water feature that best suits your style and your garden. Below are four examples of simple installments that will drastically change the look and, most importantly, the feel of your outdoor space. Read more
Many gardeners have sustainability in mind. Growing the food you eat, after all, is a big step to living a sustainable way of life. Compared to non-organic methods, organic methods are definitely more sustainable, not only for human health, but also for wildlife, the water, and the soil. Sustainable gardening, however, goes beyond the use of organic techniques. From energy and water conservation to the reduction of waste, there are so many ways to make our gardening practices more sustainable.
There are so many sustainable gardening tips you can follow, and below are just a few of them. Read more
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Note from Jim: A lot of you have been looking for practical info on building out parts of your gardens into more useable outdoor space,let’s walk through the advantages of incorporating outdoor blinds into your designs.
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Outdoor areas are a valuable addition to any home, but enjoying your outdoor space can be a bit tricky when the weather decides not to cooperate with your plans. While there’s not a lot you can do about changing the weather, there is a lot you can do to save your outdoor areas from the mercy of the elements. Installing custom made outdoor blinds is the simplest solution to not only provide shelter, but also keep your outdoor areas looking great.
Of course, there are other options besides custom made outdoor blinds but with premade blinds, you can never be sure you’re getting products that are precisely suited to your various needs. Custom made outdoor blinds are simply the best choice for every situation and here are just a few reasons why. Read more
Note from Jim: This week we have Jessica Socheski on AGT with a post on outdoor design and living spaces, with some useful tips and practical advice. Over to Jessica, and please leave any questions or comments below, we will both get back to you.
Any season of year is the perfect time to refresh and expand your yard and deck. Outdoor living is a fun way to enjoy barbecues and fresh air. If you love enjoyed your deck or patio space, then here are five fantastic projects and additions to develop your outdoor area into an incredible entertaining and just plain hanging out atmosphere. Read more