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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Potting Bench

A simple gardening hobby will be much more exciting if you can do it conveniently. And the best thing to use to help you work on your hobby easily is potting bench. It is a work table with elaborated features like shelves and drawers. These features provide storage space for the tools and other gardening equipments.

It has work area where you can do the transplanting of flowers or seed in the pot without the need to squat or sitting on your heels.

Some of the units have optional features such as hole in one part of the table area where you can place a bucket of water.

Potting bench can be made of wood like cedar. It is also made of synthetic materials and wrought-iron. Cedar wood is mostly used for this item because of its durability and resistant to insect and rot. The natural deep red or white color of cedar can blend with the other decors of your garden.

Another cedar wood product perfect for your garden and for you as gardener are cedar window boxes. These outdoor items can be used if you want to have a mini-garden right outside your bedroom window. It is available in different shapes and sizes for you to choose.

Custom Landscaping Bridges

I’m talking about bridges. No, not one to allow the motorists a short cut on their way to work each morning, but instead the miniature versions, such as foot bridges, garden bridges, or bridges crossing that water feature I mentioned earlier. Whatever the bridge may be for, you would be surprised at how popular they are with home buyers – especially ones with children or gardening hobbies. The addition of a garden bridge is seen by most as a great way to improve the value of your section, without going to great lengths to achieve something dramatically off the path of mainstream thought. It’s all very well to suggest that you add a foot bridge to your garden, but just where are you going to find one?

Whatever your ultimate goal for your garden is, make sure you consider the installation of a garden bridge as part of the planning process. They aren’t as expensive as you may think, and if you choose the right provider / builder – you will just love looking out the window and seeing that prominent feature positioned nicely in your garden.

Well, that’s the issue isn’t it? Firstly, no two gardens are the same – therefore it’s unlikely that those commercially manufactured bridges at the garden centre will fit the exact design that you have in mind for your garden. Additionally, you don’t want a trashy or tacky bridge that sticks out and screams “I’m commercially manufactured!”. So, to get around these issues, I recommend you invest a little more money in a custom built foot bridge for your abode. Don’t for one minute think that this will cost you the world – because it certainly won’t. You can find websites online such as redwoodgardenbridges, which allow for a custom made touch to your garden bridge requirement, without breaking the budget.

The other good thing about doing it through custom building websites is that you can ensure the people building your new foot bridge have a proven reputation, and are not just amateurs offering their services because they have nothing else to do. You must be very vigilant for this type of company – as the workmanship going into the bridges will be far from top quality. A good website will show you examples of landscaping bridges that they have built in the past, and may even provide customer testimonials to endorse the quality of work and the level of service that they got.

Start Hydroponics Garden

  • Hydroponic gardening takes up less space than a traditional garden.
  • A hydroponic garden system uses no soil, thus no fuss and no mess.
  • Growing your own fresh herbs and fruits is less expensive than buying them your local grocer.
  • You can enjoy year round, non-stop vegetables and flowers.
  • The fruits and vegetables grown with a hydroponic system yields more than a old-fashioned garden.
  • Growing the hydroponics way will de-stress your life and keep you healthy.
  • It is better for mother earth.
  • Learning how to grow using hydroponics can bring this new hobby to others and they can share in your passion.
  • It is inexpensive to start and to maintain.
  • No more going out in the cold to find your favorite fruit or herb that may or may not be in season at the supermarket.

All of these reasons are valid ones. Although there may be other reasons that a person will start their own hydroponic garden, these are just some of the obvious one’s. Once you get started on your own garden system using the hydroponics way you will wonder why you did not get started sooner.

Garden With Lights During Winter

There are a few items you will need to bring your gardening hobby indoors. To start, potting and soil will be most important. Don’t use the same outdoor soil for your indoor potted plants. Potting soil is best because it doesn’t pack down and it allows water to easily soak through it. Of course, there are more trace nutrients in your outdoor soil, so adding a little to your potting soil could be totally helpful to your plants’ growth. With planter soil, you can easily tell if your flowers need more water. Just by pushing your finger in, you will be able to tell if it is damp or dry.

Light is another important item. If you don’t see the sun all winter, you will have to purchase some grow lights. If you are able to spend some cash, LED grow lights are the highest quality and the most efficient. These fixtures are so efficient they don’t waste energy or burn your leaves. Of course, if you live in a location like California, you will usually still get sun every day. This makes it easy to set up your plants in a sunny area.

You will also have to think about a watering system. It is simple if you plan to only have a few plants. If you want to get more complex because you have a bigger garden, you can set up a hydroponic system. A hydroponic system will allow for water to get evenly circulated by means of a reservoir and fluid filter pump. You can use this as many times a day as you want. Lights that give off a lot of heat will make watering more constant.

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to end your gardening days. With the help of today’s technology, you can have a beautiful garden all indoors. You will be able to plant vegetables, flowers, and plants that your friends won’t. Use your stunning garden to create beautiful holiday centerpieces for your friends and family.