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Thursday, 9 August 2018

Haven't The Room For A Personal Garden? Consider These 3 Remedies

 
Not all of us are lucky enough to work in a green space outside. Why this may be your ultimate goal, your ambitions as a gardener may not be so easily patient. Sometimes, you just need to create and design your perfect patch. It’s no wonder why people feel this need so distinctly - gardening is perhaps one of the most therapeutic hobbies or careers anyone can partake in.  

This creative mindset often lends itself to solutions. As such, we have compiled a simple list of methods you may try if a large green space is not within your property ownership or rentals:
 
Negotiate
It might be that the only thing stopping you from enjoying a garden space is a comfortable discussion with your landlord. Many people feel like renting means they cannot make changes to any aspect of the property, but if you have good intentions for renovation and upkeep, it might be that your humble garden space attached to the rental property is a prime place for you to conduct your first gardening exploits.  

Not only is your landlord likely to appreciate the effort placed in upkeeping the garden space, but they might be more than willing to help you rectify this area with new work if it’s long overdue. Of course, this may not apply to everyone, nor may small apartment gardens be much to work with. Still, for humble beginnings, this might be an excellent step forward for most.
 
Indoor Gardens 
Indoor gardens are also a possibility to curate. From hydroponics that offer a soil-free method of growing some of your best planting arrangements, to wall gardens and indoor tank gardens, you may find that an outdoor green space perhaps just isn’t necessary to begin to learn the lessons of planting, to grow certain yields you’re interested in, or to bring some excellent greenery to an apartment sorely in need of some more natural life than just yourself.
 
Allotments
Of course, the king of solutions for those hoping to grow their own vegetables or planting arrangement is the rental of an allotment. Often these allotments aren’t very much to rent and can provide you with an excellent place to escape the confines of a city environment in an area that truly feels wonderful to be part of. Thankfully, allotments are often structured in quite large land spaces, meaning that this can function as not just a substitute for working in a green space, but a wonderful and comfortable environment for relaxing in one. Perhaps the greatest part of working in an allotment space is that it connects you to a community of like-minded people from all walks of life, perhaps people you may not have connected with otherwise. Every person on planet Earth can connect with the universal nature of a beautiful garden, or the impressive nature of a crop yield. For this reason, you may find a beautiful means of enjoying one of your best new explored hobbies possible.
 
With these simple remedies, having little to no home garden space needn’t be a difficulty.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Renewing Your Garden This Summer

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Renewing your garden can be an excellent pursuit, as it helps you completely reassess the space you have been given to work with. It may be that you’re tired of the old layout, that new features you have installed seem like they don’t quite fit, or that you hope to run a more pleasing operation in general. In order to take care of all of this, it might be that you need to consider your garden from its roots and take care of some quite prolonged redesigning work.
 
Luckily, doing so is more than achievable, you just need to know where to start, and allow ideas to inspire you as you consider your options. So, allow the inspiration:
 
Reusing
 
Reusing certain items around the home can help you add a texture and ethical versatility to your garden. For example, cutting two-litre plastic bottles in half and using them as plant pots or guidance along an elongated hanging basket can help you reuse household trash that you may have otherwise thrown out. Of course, it might be that you decide to craft your own compost borders in order to throw out and utilise your organic waste, as this can help you tremendously in the effort to grow a vegetable garden or nourish your plants in the long term. All of this can have an effect, so it’s very important to consider using those items that you may not have previously considered possible to utilise.
 
Landscaping
 
Using a professional landscaping company to really make the most of your garden, to tier it and help educate you about the potential of your green space can help you think in ways that you may not have thought before when it comes to your garden. Of course, they will often be willing to take your instruction and to come to a dialogue with you about what is best to implement, and how you might tie certain elements of your garden together, or achieve an aesthetic you have always appreciated. Bringing in these experts allows you to both find the best solution, and then execute said solution in the most timely fashion, while also ensuring those responsibilities are conducted correctly.
 
Flow Between Interior & Exterior
 
It can be strange to hear, but one of the most interesting changes you can make in order to renew your garden is considered the interior of your home, at least so far as to think ‘how well does it flow into my garden?’ Might you consider constructing a canopy or an elongated window set door system with a deck straight outside, or perhaps constructing an entertainment area outside of your back doors which beautiful leads into a garden path, rather than simply installing turf up to the doorway? Your tastes will often dictate the choices you make here but consider how interior/exterior flow can often help your home space feel more cohesive, and for both spaces to feel larger, especially in the summer.
 
With these simple efforts, renewing your garden this summer will become a practical reality.
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