Plant a Pest-Resistant Garden [Infographic]

Watching pests destroy your garden is frustrating, not to mention expensive, but giving up on gardening or spraying tons of toxic chemicals are not the only ways to deal with pests.

For a garden filled with beautiful blooms that insects and furry foragers won’t touch, plant these four naturally pest-resistant plants:

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How to make your Garden into a Sociable Sanctuary

Your garden is an extension onto your home and we’ve been lucky enough to be graced with a beautiful summer. We put time into maintaining and improving our gardens but it’s often not until you have people come around to see your beautiful garden, you realise it’s not the idyllic social space. We’ve gone through our favourite ways to create a sociable garden that your guests will love hanging out in.

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Why Artificial Lighting is bad for the Environment [Infographic]

Light pollution is on the rise, with more and more LEDs lighting our homes, offices and streets at night. In 2011, LEDs made up just 9% of the global lighting market in 2011 but it’s predicted that this will rise to 68% by 2020. This increase in LED lighting will not occur without consequence however, as LED lighting already causes more damage to the world around us than we realise.

Many species of wildlife depend on natural light to regulate their circadian rhythm, sleep patterns, mating habits and feeding. Our artificial lighting interferes with the way other species live, putting them at risk and causing many fatalities.

There’s no way of avoiding artificial lighting, since society is so dependent on it to function, but luckily there are various ways that we can reduce its negative impact. By spreading awareness of the issue, actions can be taken to protect wildlife from danger whilst we continue to enjoy all the benefits of modern lighting systems.

This infographic created by 4ever Deck shows the ways in which our artificial lighting solutions affect the wildlife around us and provide some potential solutions to the issue.

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DIY Pest Control [Infographic]

Summer is the best season to enjoy the great outdoors, but it’s also the time when you and your family are at the greatest risk of bites, stings, and the vector-borne disease that common summer pests can carry.

But did you know that there are steps you can take to make your backyard less attractive to these pests?

In the infographic below, you’ll know what to do to protect your family from pest threats this summer.

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Decorate With Greenery [Visuals]

Want to add some life to your home, but don’t know where to start? Here are some tips and tricks for how to decorate every room in your home with greenery. From the moment you step through the door to the second you drift off to sleep, you’ll be surrounded by all the relaxing and rejuvenating effects of plants.

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