I had a bunch of maps a friend gave me (trusting that I would do something with them). A couple of years after I joined the penpal group of Mexicans around the world, a great opportunity for me to send handmade-upcycled gifts. So i finally did something with those maps!
Features of a Good Birdhouse- Give a Bird a Home
A birdhouse is such a great addition to any garden and it’s a really fun DIY project to tackle. This infographic from Capital Garden Services looks at how to build the perfect birdhouse so maybe it’s time to bring one to your garden?
If you are building one, build a good one as otherwise you’re short-changing our feathered friends! You should use untreated wood and galvanised screws as remember this will need to last throughout the year in all weather conditions.
You also need to make sure your birdhouse is protected from predators and some of the most common are chipmunks, raccoons, and cats. A stovepipe is generally considered the best protection against climbing predators.
If you don’t want to build a birdhouse there are other things you can do. Things like install a feeder o attract the local neighbourhood birds! Make sure to have good quality seeds for them when they come to visit. Check out the full infographic now!
The greatest factor that will affect the overall outcome of your gardening is the quality and condition of your soil. Every gardener knows that the foundation of great produce all boils down to a well-tended and prepared soil. From the use of fertilizers, a tiller or cultivator, adding compost, and determining the most feasible gardening bed option, all of these would add up to create soil that is ready to nourish plant growth.
Our planet is our home and it is our duty to protect it at all costs. But nowadays the growing demands of people in all directions are ‘cutting on’ the Earth’s life. We must take up actions, which will reduce the amount of the damage. Recycling, planting trees and crops, decreasing paper usage are just a few of the things we must do. And if you want your children to live cleaner and better, you should raise them in an earth-friendly manner. They have to be aware of the fact that the planet is not an unlimited resource and that everyone should start ‘eco’ actions in order to make things right.
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Since we have bought soil already many times for our plants and flowers, I had for a while now some of the sturdy plastic bags where the soil comes in and I was keeping them because I thought they could be great for a bag. This is my upcycling attempt from a soil bag to a drawstring gym bag:
The weird and wonderful world of things that shouldn’t taste good together, but do! Do you want to amaze your dinner party guests by creating some crazy concoctions that actually work? In this piece, there are some starters, main courses, desserts and sides that you’ll have never heard, or dreamt of, before. It is also outlined the science behind these mad meals, explaining why these puzzling plates work, so you can educate your guest if they need a little encouragement to dig in. So, do me a flavour, read on and treat your guests to some dodgy, but delicious, dishes.