6 Essential Tools for Gardeners

Let’s face it…

Gardening is a tough hobby to get into. There’s so much you have to know – how to start seeds, transplant, troubleshoot pest and disease issues, and much, much more.

As a gardener, shouldn’t you make use of tools that make your job easier? After all, there’s enough work to be done as it is!

In this article, we’ll look at some of the most useful and common tools you’ll need in the garden. Of course, this isn’t an exhaustive list, but if you get started with these six items, you’ll be off to a strong start in the garden.

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Plants that improve your Health and Home [Infographic]

From lavender to lemongrass, rosemary to aloe vera, plants can do wonders for our wellbeing, emotion and the environment around us. This cheat sheet has compiled the favourite outdoor and indoor plants renowned for improving both our health and our homes, and also you can learn to grow them yourself!

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Beneficial and Toxic plants your dog can meet outdoors

Out on a walk through the countryside with your beloved pooch is one of the most relaxing times in a busy dog owners day.

Enjoying the quiet of the country, the diverse botany, and seeing the local wildlife frolicking, it’s these moments that make us appreciate the nature that we live in!

But, even though the woods, field, or park that you walk through is a sight to behold, it’s important to educate yourself on the hidden dangers to your dog, and also – the hidden benefits!

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Stop Poaching [Infographic]

Wildlife crime is now the most urgent threat to many of the world’s species. Incredible giants like elephants and rhinos could be gone from the world before your children would have the chance to coexist with these beautiful and intelligent animals that have roamed Earth for more than 50 million years.

Illegal wildlife trade has sadly exploded to meet a yet increasing demand for elephant ivory, rhino horns and tiger products. The trade is controlled by dangerous crime syndicates who carelessly traffic wildlife much like drugs or weapons.

Prices for the animal parts are rocket-high and is driving the giants to the edge of extinction. Violent slaughterings happen every day so humans can have ornament souvenirs or effectless medications originated from highly endangered species that are being chased, abducted and murdered in their own natural habitats.

Find useful links explaining how you can help the animals through fundraising, donation and adoption. Please share:
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Indoor & Outdoor Succulents Guide [Infographics]

Succulents are known for their low maintenance and long lifespans, which makes them great for people who work all day, are on the go or just aren’t great at taking care of plants. These plants are great for adding structure and vibrance to gardens and homes. There are many types of succulents that can be used as corner plants in a home office or pops of color in a lush garden.

However, even though these drought-resistant plants are simple to maintain, they still have preferences when it comes to location. To help you better understand the different types of succulents and where they grow best, FTD has composed a list of the 20 most popular types categorised by indoor and outdoor varieties.

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