Keep your garden happy with these quick and easy 'low maintenance gardening' hints and tips.
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Garden DIY can be a tricky feat, and when the only limit is your own imagination, the creative possibilities are endless! Sometimes when you start a project it becomes more work than it is worth, so try keeping your garden DIY short, sweet and simple.
To help guide you through the mist we asked five bloggers what their approach is to garden DIY and here is what they said:
Our gardens are full of weeds, and keeping on top of them is no easy task. When untreated, weeds can grow back easily, so it’s worth doing your homework on the best ways to tackle them. Some weeds are often mistaken for plants, and can sit for years in your garden without you knowing, potentially causing harm to other plants. For clarity, a weed is commonly known as an unwanted plant or a plant growing in the wrong place. Our guide will help you to identify which plants sit on the weed side of the plant spectrum.
Whether you’re an avid, green-fingered gardener or a reluctant maintenance man, garden chores can be made much more enjoyable with the right soundtrack.
Depending on the task at hand, you might what to adjust the tempo or genre.
Perhaps if you’re getting the whole family involved there might be some compromising over what is played but either way, the sound of your favourite tunes will be music to your ears as you tackle each season’s garden tasks.
Here at McCulloch HQ we’ve collected the ultimate songs for every gardening mood to give you all the inspiration you need to create your own playlist…
Some garden jobs require a lot of forethought, planning and days of work, but not everything needs to take so long. By setting aside a day, you can transform a garden from being tired and overgrown to being the smart and awesome green space that you always knew it could be.
Many of us head out into the garden when the sun is shining to spend time together as a family, but it’s usually not long until we hear the dreaded words “I’m bored” uttered by the little ones.
A garden gym can be the perfect man cave that does away with the sweaty crowds from commercial gyms. You will have the freedom to design your gym however you want, free from judging eyes and tailored to your own workout goals. With your own gym you’ll never have to wait for a machine again.
Here are our top tips for building your own gym in your garden.
It’s always nice to have a beautiful garden but sometimes it can be difficult to find the time to maintain it throughout the year. Many of us want to enjoy the finer things in life and spend time in the garden as opposed to working in it. This is why sometimes it is better to create a low maintenance garden that requires minimal effort with maximum effect. Follow our top tips to make your garden the outdoor haven you have always wanted.
Summertime is peak season for doing work in the garden, as it is the time when all of your plants are growing. You will also need a well-maintained outdoor space for the summer parties or impromptu football matches with your children. Now that the weather is going to start getting warmer you need to make sure you’re ready! Regardless of your experience in the garden, there are tools that everyone needs to get the job done.
A man’s shed is a very integral part of the garden. But it’s important to take care of it if you want to prolong your man cave’s life. The tasks involved in keeping it healthy aren’t always lengthy, however constant care is required to ensure its life is lived to the fullest.
Garden parties are a very important staple of the summer. Getting the barbeque out and grilling meat with a cold drink in hand is always one of the highest points of the year. Will you be hosting an awesome garden party this summer? Here’s a checklist to make sure yours is the talk of the neighbourhood:
Having a garden for your four-legged friend to run around in is a wonderful thing. The outdoor space and fresh air can do them the world of good, but dogs can cause havoc by urinating on your lawn and digging things up, and some elements of your garden can be very dangerous too. Below, we share our dog friendly garden ideas, ensuring your garden is a safe and enjoyable place for your pet. After all, a man’s best friend doesn’t have to be a garden’s worst nightmare.
Compost is one of nature’s best mulches, plus it’s free! One of the main perks of using compost is that you will be improving your soils structure - compost will loosen any clay type soil and help a finer soil retain water and moisture. Additionally, adding compost will not only stimulate healthy root growth but it will also improve soil fertility and provide crucial food for microorganisms, which is what will keep your soil in a healthy and balanced condition. Here’s a straightforward, no-nonsense guide on how to do it, what not to do and the benefits.