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May Gardening

Plants for May

Summer is finally on its way and the garden is beginning to burst with colour. Here are just a few of the plants you might like to choose to make your garden really stand out this month.
Plant Marigolds for Flowers All Summer Long

Plant Marigolds for Flowers All Summer Long

Marigolds are one of the most popular annual bedding plants. There are dozens of varieties available as bedding plants and even more varieties available as seeds.
Plants for April

Plants for April

April and Spring is well underway. Renewed warmth in the sun means there is a wealth of choice of plants for your garden. Here are a few of my favorites, along with varieties and how to care for them.
Lawn Care

Five Spring Fertilizing Tips

Springtime is fertilizing time for many homeowners. Or should we say, 'lawn feeding' time? Regardless of the term you use, fertilizing your lawn at the start of the growing season could be very helpful...
Jobs to Do in The Garden During April

Jobs to Do in The Garden During April

Here is a list of jobs you should be getting on with in your garden during April.
Green Cleaning

Green Spring Cleaning Ideas That are Kind to Mother Nature

Here are green cleaning ideas and a supplies list that will make your home, your health and Mother Nature happy.
April Gardening

April in The Vegetable Garden

There is always something to do in the vegetable garden, even in the smallest patch. April is the month when the growing season really starts and its easy to lose track of the jobs...
April Gardening

April in The Flower Garden

Even in the smallest garden, April is the month when the growing season really begins to gather pace.
Fifteen Secrets to Protecting Your Home from a Flood

Fifteen Secrets to Protecting Your Home from a Flood

While you can't stop the water from rising, you can help minimize the damage of the water by being prepared. The following are fifteen secrets for protecting your home a flood.
Wedding Flowers

The Best Wedding Flowers for a Spring Wedding

Spring always represents new beginnings and fresh starts. That is why a spring wedding is such a popular choice for many couples.
Tulip Bulbs Problems

Tulip Bulbs Problem – What to Do When Bulbs Sprout Indoors

Have you kept your tulip bulbs indoors and now find they are sprouting? What do you do with them? Will the bulbs actually bloom if you pot them? Read more to find out...
Declutter for Spring

Declutter for Spring

Health experts have linked external mess to mental stress. There are many simple things you can do to help clear the clutter and make your house a haven.
How to Detoxify Your Home for Spring

How to Detoxify Your Home for Spring

How to detox your home for Spring. Here are three chemical-laden hot-spots in your home to look out for.
Home Decorating

Spruce Up Your Home for Spring

A fresh armload of flowers, the textural branches of a tree and all of nature’s bountiful gifts are sure to spread cheer.
10 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Kitchen

10 Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Kitchen

Spring cleaning is more than just cleaning, it's deep cleaning. Something that most people do not have time for all year long.