Gardening Tips to Heed This Summer

Does gardening make you feel happier? If so, then you’re already enjoying one of the many benefits of doing some work in the garden.

Whether you’re planting and taking care of vegetables or a variety of blooms, gardening is an activity that allows us to leave much of the stress in our lives behind and focus on growing things with our hands.

The arrival of summer, however, means more challenges for you and your garden. While you can keep cool outdoors with a residential patio misting system, your plants are bound to take more heat, quite literally.

Nevertheless, the summer is still a good season for gardening despite the rising temperatures. Here are some tips that will help make it so.

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Ways to Construct an Eco-Friendly Balcony Garden [Visual]

It’s important to realize that our consumption patterns impact the environment. Consider the fact that each day 80,000 acres of forests disappear from the earth and more than 20,000 tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean. Furthermore, a significant portion of the food that many of us eat travels long distances before ending up in our supermarkets that we then need to drive our cars to in order to purchase. By constructing an eco-friendly balcony garden we can actually begin to remedy some of these issues. For tips on how to construct an eco-friendly balcony garden check out the visual from Apartment Guide below.

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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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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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DIY Succulent Garden Wall [Video+Infographic]

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?

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