Succulents are a great way to add freshness to any space. From table centerpieces to suspended terrariums, these small thick-leaved desert plants have made their way onto the home decor scene in more ways than one. If you’re looking to add some color or interest to a wall in your home, a succulent wall garden might be just what you need. Instead of framing a picture, why not a whole garden?
Every day we try to make our world a little bit greener. On a smaller personal level, it is all about shaping our habits and making our surrounding more eco-friendly. Of course, this also includes designs of our gardens and best materials to use. Planting local plants influences local flora and fauna and by designing a deck from upcycled timber we prolong its use and lower pollution. One garden may not save the world but it can set an example, so why not start from your own?
Here are some pointers on how to make your garden greener and more enjoyable for your family.
From outdoor furniture and water features to what type of plants you choose, you can optimise your garden for mental wellbeing for the whole family by applying the principles of Feng Shui.
Whether you’re a pet parent looking for some flowers to brighten up your home, or you’re sending a gift to someone with a dog or cat that loves to chew everything, it is important to know which flowers and fillers are safe for cats and dogs, and which can be toxic.
Print a copy to bring to the florist or use it as a reference when ordering a bouquet online. It will help you to pick pet-friendly flowers and find stunning substitutes to make sure the recipient is happy and their fur babies are safe.
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!