We all know that lawns take time to coax into the beautiful landscapes we all love to enjoy. They can also be quite an investment, and as with other things we spend good money on, it’s essential to know how to take care of these assets. Choosing the correct seed for your region is key, as is watching for pests and addressing damage at the source. One of the more common maintenance chores for healthy lawns is aerating the soil in which your grass is growing. Here are some commonly asked questions you may find interesting reading: Read the rest of this entry »
As your lawn begins to wake up from its winter dormancy, you are probably concerned with the everyday lawn maintenance tasks: planting, fertilizing, mowing, and watering. But have you considered aeration? Aeration can be a vital factor in maintaining your lawn’s health, and will produce the best results if done before both spring planting and fertilization tasks. Read the rest of this entry »
As soon as the weather shows even a hint of becoming warm, people the world over start getting their grills out. There’s nothing like good food, hot off the grill. Barbeques are a great time to get together with friends and have some good times. If you’re the resident chef, you undoubtedly like to cook and entertain in style. Just because you’re cooking out doesn’t mean you have to settle for sub-par style. There are some great ways to be a stylish barbeque chef this summer.
Spring is in full-bloom and summer is just around the corner. If you’ve been cooped up this winter, you are probably considering spending some time outside on the patio. Barbeques and outdoor games in the backyard quickly turn the patio into the summer time center of attention. Don’t think that home design is restricted to the inside rooms. Think of your patio as an outdoor room that deserves a style all its own. Your summer will be more enjoyable by doing a little bit of design work to make your patio stylish and fun.
Have you wondered about a way to add some life to your indoor and outdoor home décor? There are very few things that you can do that impact both the inside and outside of your house. Window Boxes are the exception. Adding a window box, or garden, brimming with flowers and decorative plants, can add a touch of nature to any home.
A Burst of Color
If you love home style projects, you know that few things can brighten up a room like a healthy dose of colour can. You can’t repaint every time you are craving a colour change though, so adding some flower boxes to your windows are a great idea. Filling the flower boxes or window gardens, as they are sometimes called, can be a huge burst of colour ready to flood into a room whenever you open the curtains.
Inside or Outside
Traditional window boxes are installed externally. They are very easy to get into place and watering/caring for the plants are a breeze. Simply stroll by the window, open it up for some fresh air and give the plants a drink. Internal boxes require a little more planning and can be a little messier to deal with, but they are a wonderful way to bring a flower garden indoors.
Customizing Your Window Garden
If you are going to install window boxes, use the opportunity to really liven things up. Drive through your neighbourhood, chances are you will see the same half dozen types of flowers planted everywhere. Take note of what the neighbours are using and make a mental note to not get any of these popular choices. Pick some unusual plants that will make your new garden really stand out. Vary blooming times, colours, and sizes.
Adding window boxes bring the colours and beauty of a garden within view, even when you are inside. Spring is here and the time is right for adding some spring colour to your home’s style with window boxes.