Showing posts with label garden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label garden. Show all posts

July 28, 2022

Easy Ways to Spruce Up The Garden

garden sign deco paint
In the spring and summer, we spend a lot of time in the garden. Spending time tending for the plants and caring for the green space can be quite relaxing and satisfying. Here are some easy ways to spruce up the garden in no time when it starts to look a little tired.

January 26, 2022

Winter Garden Maintenance

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Most of the time, during the cold season we neglect our gardens, only to face a huge amount of effort preparing the garden once the sun begins to shine. We all look forward to garden parties, barbecuing, playdates, catch-ups, and to relax and enjoy ourselves in the summer. So why not make it easy to jump right into the fun by preparing a few items ahead of time?

December 21, 2021

Creating A Relaxing Spot In Your Garden

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Gardens are one of the most relaxing places you can go to on any day. They provide a place for us to unwind and enjoy nature's beauty. Winter is the perfect time to dream of the garden and plan the projects you want to do when the weather gets warmer. Here are a few ideas to think of when you are planning to create a retreat in your garden.

July 8, 2021

Painted Birdhouse inspired by Travels to Eastern Canada

painted bird house
We built another birdhouse for our garden and painted the three sides inspired by beautiful places we visited in in Eastern Canada.

July 2, 2021

Gardening in Small Spaces and Giveaway

vegetable growing seeds
Gardening is one of our favourite hobbies. In the past years, we have passionately done a variety of DIY projects and improved our gardening to become a backyard oasis. We have built a variety of different gardening structures, put in a pond with aquatic plants, made spaces for birds, planted fruit trees, invested in different types of perennials over the years, and more. When it comes to growing vegetables, we usually buy transplants from garden centres and put in a few seeds directly in the garden.

June 7, 2021

Keeping the Garden Neat And Tidy

createwithmom garden
Sit back, relax and enjoy your corner of green paradise: this is the dream of every garden owner when summer arrives. But it's not that simple, because grass always grows back too quickly and the rain allows the bushes to overgrow in abundance. It is all the more important to prune regularly so that the native plants retain their shape. It is also important to keep your garden free from unwanted critters and creatures as they too can damage and destroy wildlife. For example, you may want to look at skunks removal! We have a skunk that is too curious with our pond, and often removes things from it. We do try to prevent it from destroying the pond area by covering the pond every night with a mesh.

July 27, 2020

Attracting bees to the garden with these DIY bee hotels

bee hotel
Over the years, we have made our garden pollinator friendly by adding a variety of features! It is exciting to watch these homes and places being utilized by benefiting creatures. We have also seen the benefits of these features as they have encouraged different types of bees to come into the garden and help pollinate flowers - especially in our vegetable garden. 
The bee hotels we placed in our garden were made in a post or block style, and painted with acrylic paint for aesthetics. We leave these homes all year round in the garden. 

May 25, 2020

Sustainable living and gardening

pear blossoms
The weather is finally warm and we have spent most of our time preparing the garden. DK books Self-Sufficiency for the 21st Century and Indoor Edible Garden has inspired us to do a few projects this spring like building a compost bin and getting our seeds started indoors.

September 20, 2019

Painted Bird House

hand painted bird house diy
We find that it is fun to add our unique touches to home decor pieces. The process and the final results of these conversational pieces always excite us, and give a feeling of satisfaction. This summer we decided to add a couple of bird houses that we made to the garden, as we had a variety of different birds that come to the bird feeder

July 24, 2019

Painting Plant Pots

DIY painting plant pots with Americana decor outdoor living paint
Easy projects that can be done within a few hours, which transforms a space to feel creative and fresh are our favourite type of DIY projects. This summer, we painted most of our plastic planting pots with Americana decor outdoor living paint. This specially designed acrylic paint can be used for interior and exterior home decor projects. This eggshell finish weather resistant paint is smell free and easy to work with.

May 31, 2019

Attracting birds to our garden with Squirrel Buster Plus Bird feeder

Squirrel Buster Plus Bird feeder
Over the past few years, we have updated our garden to encourage pollinators such as bees and butterflies to visit by choosing plants and flowers that attract them. We also made structures where they can build their homes, and created water features like bird baths. We also have a pond area which the birds love coming to take a bath and to quench their thirst or to sit by the rocks and sun bathe.

May 1, 2019

Waterproofing our fence with Rust-Oleum RESTORE®

applying Rustoleum RESTORE® 12x Clear Coat Transparent Stain & Sealer to fence
We built a new wooden fence in our garden last summer using treated green wood, which has a bright refreshing feel. We gave the new fence boards time to dry out over the summer before applying a clear coat sealer to protect the wood from moisture. We used RESTORE® 12x Clear Coat Transparent Stain and SealerWe went with the clear finish because we liked the original colour of the fence boards. This sealer can be tinted into six different colours. 

November 19, 2018

DK books on Flora and Fauna

We enjoy books that encourage the love for flora and fauna, as it helps us slow down and be thankful for every creation that is around us. DK books, An Anthology of Intriguing Animals and Smithsonian Flora, would make thoughtful gifts, as it would be appreciated all year round. 

July 29, 2018

DK Canada books to inspire Summer Detox and Giveaway

When spring comes along, we get quite excited to plant a variety of different vegetables, herbs, and flowers in our garden. Harvesting and caring for the plants all summer long is one of our favourite hobbies. In order to inspire us to spend our summer feeling relaxed, refreshed, and ready to take part in adventures, we took a closer look at a few DK Canada books that inspires Summer Detox. 

May 10, 2018

Win a copy of The Encyclopedia of Landscape Design

Encyclopedia of landscape design is an inspiring book that helps us to plan, build, and plant in our outdoor space. This book will be useful for anyone looking to do a total redesign or target a specific area of their garden. We like the fresh and achievable ideas in this guide, which will be useful for every gardener. The Encyclopedia of landscape design is produced by a team of award-winning horticultural experts.

May 16, 2017

Learning Correct Methods of Pruning and Training

pruning and training
Plants require a little more T.L.C. than the removal of dead, diseased and damaged wood to be in good health. Pruning and training a plant correctly helps keep it healthy and eliminate problems such as structural weakness and disease. 

May 30, 2016

Yard Maintenance with the Dewalt Brushless Blower

We have been wanting to reduce our work in the yard, and enjoy spending more time just relaxing in the garden. One of our manual tasks in the garden is raking - we can do this job much easily using a leaf blower. 

May 15, 2016

Everything You Need at Giant Tiger and Giveaway

My family and I enjoy shopping at Giant Tiger because it is a one-stop shop for us. They have a variety of products from food items to beautiful home d├ęcor, gardening, fashion, outdoor, and more at reasonable prices.

July 13, 2015

Making a Trellis DIY Project

how to build diy trellis
In spring, we made a v-shaped Trellis for our Clematis. It is cheaper to make a trellis with only a few materials compared to buying one. For this project, I haven't provided exact measurements because you can adjust the length of the wood according to where you want to place the trellis for example in a deep pot or against the fence etc. The measurements also depend on what type of plant you want to use the trellis for such as Clematis, Jasmine etc. Hope the pictures and the instructions below will inspire you to make your own trellis and save some money.

May 30, 2015

Win Your Own Copy of What Plant Where Encyclopedia

This time of the year, my family and I spend lots of time gardening, shopping for the garden, tending the plants, and weeding to keep our garden a clean and well maintained space. For us gardening is exciting, tiring, and relaxing. We love reading books about gardening, trying a variety of different plants and flowers every year, growing to love some plants more than others, talking about plants, recommending our favourites and our tips to family, friends, and neighbours. Recently, I got a wonderful book from DK that tells all about what plants go where in our garden.