Finally you decided to become a plant parent. And we understand that looking for your first potted green is no walk in the park. That’s why you’re here. Good thing we’re close to the OG plant moms and dads from Hello Blooms who gave us a list of the best house plants for newbies like you. These species are low-maintenance plants and will probably make you want to do this endeavor full-time!
These are in no particular order so let your plant mommy instinct do its magic!
Living out in “the country” as we do, we’ve run into a great many more “pests” than we ever encountered in our previous cookie-cutter neighborhood. We expected this, of course. But we’ve had to be creative about how we control pests in our area. First and foremost, because safety is a big deal to us. We have pets and kids and we grow things that we eat, so we don’t just want to be destroying our property in order to keep the pests out.
How does it feel having pests or rodents roaming around your home? It’s not a great feeling! Some pests such as termites can cause material damage while others such as wasps can be a matter of life and death when they bite you (if you have a child who is allergic as we do).
There are many ways of controlling pests depending on the extent of infestation. The use of chemicals can come with negative effects, but the good news is that you can still use various natural approaches to control pests. Let’s explore some of the best natural approaches for pest control as we learn from pest control experts from Flanders (New Jersey):
How’s your garden going this year? So far mine has really been more of an experiment than anything else, but I’m still going strong with it! Since we’re at the point where the hottest trends for your outdoor gardens for 2020 are starting to come in strong, I thought it might be nice to round out the top five trends for everyone!
Earth-friendly activity alert! Reduce your carbon footprint with one of the trendiest activities yet to grace our lives since the recycling revolution. Composting is as easy as not throwing stuff away. By stuff we do not mean plastic packaging or the like – we mean vegetable and fruit peelings, eggshells and pretty much any other plant-based scraps. Gather them together in a compost heap or box and once it has stewed into all its nutrient-rich glory you can then mix this into your soil for an amazing nutrient boost.
Elevation, E L E V A T I O N!
We are so impressed with this one. Small space? No problem! With a little out-of-the-box creative thinking your problem is solved. From living wall kits for your urban jungle to planting hanging or trailing plants in wall planters, the possibilities of creating your sublime vertical garden are virtually endless. Once you have installed your favourite vertical vision, sit back, and let the beauty soak in. Vertical gardens are also a great way to keep your plants pesky pest free without any hassle.
This year has been quite the garden experiment for me so far, with more experimenting to come! I’ve learned a lot about vegetables and herbs, soil, and the animals that were here before I started planting. Let’s just say some creatures I can appreciate more than others.
Every gardener’s nightmare is the presence of animal pests that uproot plants from the garden, ruining all the hard work you’ve put in, and damaging your crops. Sometimes, these animals also harm your pets, and the holes they create can lead to several accidents. Gophers and moles are in this category, making animals of interest.
GET TO KNOW THEM
These are small animals that get their name from their fur-lined cheeks that serve as pouches through which they carry small bits of food. If you are not sure a gopher is the pest you are dealing with, there are ways on how to identify it is a gopher. Gophers have adaptations for burrowing underground. These include clawed forelimbs for digging, eyes, and ears that are smaller than that of regular animals to avoid sand and dust, and sensitive whiskers and tails that help them to navigate dark burrows.
Purchasing an outdoor structure for your home is a daunting task since it’s an investment that can have a negative or positive impact. The process can also be confusing since there are a few options to choose from, such as gazebos, pergolas, ramadas, and arbors, to name a few.
If you’re in the market searching for an outdoor structure that you can purchase but are having difficulties in choosing one, here are some of the reasons why vinyl gazebos are a must-have for your home.
It Makes Your Home Aesthetically Pleasing
According to an article by All Women’s Talk, the exterior of your household speaks volumes about your style. This means it is of the utmost importance that you make your front yard or backyard aesthetically pleasing. Vinyl gazebos can provide a solution to this.