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Garden Ideas is designed to assist home owners with various garden design and gardening delimas. Many of the topics discussed are usually inspired by our customer enquiries. If you would like Garden Beet to discuss a garden idea or topic please do not hesitate to ask Garden Beet

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Garden Design: A Budding Landscapers First Time     Garden Design: A Budding Landscapers First Time
 

Gardening is a great past time to recuperate from daily stress and the busy, polluted environment of the city. It also is a great way to improve the look of your home. 1. What kind of garden are you planning to build? A garden’s function can be purely ornamental, such as the stone and sand […]

 

Gardening for the Elderly and Disabled: Raised Garden Beds     Gardening for the Elderly and Disabled: Raised Garden Beds
 

)   http://disabilityemploymentaustralia.com.au/ambitious-talent-helps-disabled-find-jobs/ Raised garden beds are a wonderful way to enable elderly people and those with disabilities to garden. A part from reducing the need to bend raised beds can offer: Better growing conditions than existing soil as there is opportunity to import quality growing mediums into a garden with poor soil conditions; Drainage […]

 

Save money. Create diversity. Seeds and small plants are better.     Save money. Create diversity. Seeds and small plants are better.
 

  Did you know the smaller the plant you install in your garden the more likely it is to survive? Garden centres invest time and energy into making their plants look healthy, strong and attractive to make them irresistible to the consumers. The garden centres want you to buy the larger plants as the profit […]

 

    What is Mulch? If you are affected by a hose pipe ban mulch could change your life
 

Mulch comes from the German word ‘molsch’. A wide range of plant material, rocks and synthetic materials are used as mulch. Mulch is used primarily to conserve water but it can also act as a weed suppressant. Mulch made from plant debris can also provide added nutrients to plants as it breaks down over time. […]

 

Will You Project Manage your Home Build?     Will You Project Manage your Home Build?
 

  If you are thinking about building your own home Garden Beet suggests 1. Put your feet up, 2. Grab a wine; and 3. Watch Grand Designs.  Notice the drama? Was the home owner getting a house built or undergoing some type of personal therapy? If you have the money ready to spend on a […]

 

Autumn to Winter Tree Care: International Society for Arboriculture     Autumn to Winter Tree Care: International Society for Arboriculture
 

  “While your trees seem to be in a state of hibernation in the winter, exposure to the tough conditions can cause them major stress,” says Jim Skiera, Executive Director of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). “Minimize stress by helping your trees through the cold months, a little at a time. If you take […]

 

    Lights: growing indoors plants and living walls
 

Indoor plants require lighting. Natural light is the best but if that can not be supplied artificial light can do the job. This article discusses the various types of lights available and how well these lights meet the needs of indoor plants. Incandescent Lights – low light requirements only Incandescent lights (the standard light bulb) […]

 

Financing Your Garden Improvements     Financing Your Garden Improvements
 

 Not so long ago the garden was viewed in a different light compared to how it is perceived and indeed used today. If you go back 10-20 years, most people would have the view that the garden and their home are completely separate. The garden had it’s uses for letting the kids play, looking generally […]

 

Small Yet Beautiful – Gardening Tips for Yards     Small Yet Beautiful – Gardening Tips for Yards
 

Most of us long for a beautiful, vast section of greenery behind our homes; perhaps with room for a vegetable patch, a water feature, outdoor dining and with enough space to allow the children to run free. However, for many their garden reality is nothing more than a mere patch of concrete in a fenced-off […]

 

Article Jam     Article Jam
 

Stop being an earnest expert. Take a chill pill and lets just jam.  How does it work? Take up the story from where the last story stopped. Fun creative segues encouraged. Story can  promote whatever you want but it must: 1. Be between 400-800 words 2. Mention Gulliver. He likes to grow and eat garden […]