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Monday, 12 March 2018

Super Clever Ways to Organise your Greenhouse


Having a greenhouse is a great way for you to grow the things you have always wanted and on top of this, you can really reap the rewards of your hard work as well. The main problem that a lot of people have when it comes to their greenhouse space is that they find it hard to keep everything neat. You may find that unruly plants are growing everywhere and you may also find that it is hard to keep the glass clean.

Zoning

When you own a greenhouse, you need to try and organise it into zones. This will help you to make the best use of the space and it will also help you to keep track of what you have planted as well. Try and have an area that is for potting, and an area that is for non-edible plants. Keep everything you need in one place as well or even in a storage area as this will cut down on the time you spend trying to find your tools.
 
 
Harvest Times

Some greenhouse stores also provide planters and even organisational trellises as well. When you do shop for these, you’ll find it very easy to keep everything looking great. One thing that you can do is organise everything into specific spaces. You may want to have everything in neat rows or you may want to organise things based on their harvest time or even by the amount that they need watering as well. The best way for you to keep your greenhouse organised is to try and get rid of as much clutter as you can. You need to be ruthless here and the more junk that you have, the easier it is for pests to hide as well.



Shelves

Shelving can provide you with a ton of new space and it also gives you the chance to take advantage of the higher levels of your greenhouse. It’s more than possible to find some freestanding shelves or you can even get wall-mounted shelves. These are ideal if you have lean-to greenhouse and it really is the best way for you to make the most out of the space that you have without having to invest in another greenhouse for the garden.

Rubbish

Taking care of your rubbish will really help you to keep your greenhouse tidy. This is often overlooked and you may not think that a few wooden planks are taking up that much room but they are probably shutting away valuable planting space. If you want to try and stop rubbish from piling up then try and have one bin for composting and also have one bin for general rubbish. When you do this, you can then keep track of everything you need and you can also deal with any old plants as well. You can then use the compost to try and help your new plants grow, and this system is ideal if you want to have as little waste as possible. You can even label the bins according to the waste that they are for, so you can recycle easier than ever.

 

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Gardening Trends

Gardening is something that many people enjoy as a hobby. It’s an opportunity to be creative, grow something from nothing, or just spend time in the great outdoors. A lot of people take real pride in their garden areas, and their hobby can go from strength to strength. However, some people can lose sight of their gardening purpose, so I thought I would share with you some of the gardening trends that could re-inspire that gardening spark inside of you hope. Re-igniting that hobby once more.

Colored structures are making a comeback

No longer do you have to hide your shed, storage areas or summer houses. Making them look like part of the garden. Now you can get inspired with color once more and enjoy making features out of your fences and garden structures. It used to be seen that these kinds of things were taking the design away from the garden itself, but it seems that more people are making these structures part of their overall garden design.

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Increase in houseplants and growing vegetables indoors

Sometimes it’s not possible to have a huge exterior outside space in your home, especially if you live in a small home with just a yard or even an apartment. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the benefits of gardening through houseplants or even growing your own food. Thanks to things like hydroponics kits and tutorials advising on methods to successfully grow many things indoors. It means that now more people are feeling inspired by gardening and wanting to make more of their homes, even if it is a corner of their home.

Having a subtle garden design

While there is a huge trend to have colored structures, the complete opposite is happening to the actual garden itself. People are opting for a more subtle design finish in their exterior gardens. From softer blooms, to color coordinated flowerbeds. Gardens no longer have to be over the top for people to appreciate the hard work it goes into maintaining them.

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Making the outside area an experience to enjoy rather than a labor of love

Gardening is a hobby that all can enjoy, but a trend that has developed this year is to make the garden a place where you can enjoy the experience of being outside, rather that it just being a place that has become a labor of love. Consider adding entertaining areas on decking, or even install a hot tub that everyone can enjoy on a warm summers evening.

Adding lighting schemes to your garden

Many people want to ensure that you can experience the garden, even when the sun goes down. So more and more people are choosing lighting schemes in their garden. But rest assured, this isn't going to run up your electricity bill, many lighting schemes use solar power which is a cost-effective way to light up your garden at night. It might even encourage you to use your outside space at night, maybe for entertaining or dining on a decked area.

I hope this has inspired you to consider more gardening for the next year ahead.




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