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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Upcycling old Sponges with your Kids [Infographic]

What better way to guide your kids into a green lifestyle than playing and crafting together with them showing them there can be other purposes to something broken or used. Here is an activity you might enjoy with your kids: reusing a sponge, very simple and quick going green.

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DIY Natural Pigments [Infographic]

Natural pigments—those obtained from plants, animals, and minerals—have been used since prehistoric times. They’ve transcended history and even been used to create some of the most iconic paintings from the likes of Raphael, Matisse, and other prominent painters.

Though the use of these types of hues died down after the invention of synthetic and petroleum-based pigments were introduced, many artists still prefer to work with these naturally dyed colors as they’re environmentally-friendly and free of harmful toxins.

Invaluable created a fun, informative infographic that details some DIY projects you can create using natural pigments. Choose from painting, staining wood, or dying fabric below!

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DIY Kokedama: Japanese Moss Ball Garden [Infographic]

Based on the ancient Japanese art, Kokedama or “moss ball” gardens are becoming a new trend in indoor gardening. In this DIY Kokedama tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a Japanese moss ball that can be suspended in mid-air by string or fishing line, or set down in a decorative tray or bowl.

Contrary to what one might think, kokedama are very easy to care for—easier than a traditional potted plant! In general, all they need is a bright location such as a window to provide them with adequate light, and a 5 minute soaking about once a week.

The process is simple and easy to do, so scroll down, read the guide, and you can be on your way to creating your own hanging garden of Babylon in no time!

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