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Raised Bed Wood Treatment

Raised Bed Wood Treatment

The best way to ensure our raised beds last for years is to give the timber a coat of non-toxic wood treatment at the assembly stages. This will ensure that the lumber will be able to sustain the elements and will ultimately save on our pockets big time. Something that we don’t wish to do is to remove rotted timber on a regular basis and we want the raised bed frame to last for as long as it can. Raised…

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Bird Feeders for Gardens

Bird Feeders for Gardens

Whether we think this is a good idea or bad, the fact is, that having birds in our backyards is good for our gardens. Possibly not everyone will agree with this sentiment, but evidence shows that there is more of an argument for having them there than not. Lets face it, it’s very difficult to prevent them from entering our gardens, a bit like slugs and other critters that increases our stress levels from time to time. However their presence…

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Seasonal Maintenance of Raised Bed Gardens

Seasonal Maintenance of Raised Bed Gardens

When we are using raised beds to grow our vegetables and crops, it goes without saying that they will require maintenance and upkeep of some description. This maintenance may be needed on a month to month basis and the work on this will vary from year to year. Although throughout the growing season, we could say that all the heavy lifting have been done before this time and our work now is meerly keeping an eye on things, ie, watering,…

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Gardening Ideas for Seniors

Gardening Ideas for Seniors

Let’s face it, we are all going to face retirement and for those of us that want to enjoy our twilight years, where better to spend some of this time, but outside in our garden. When we get to that stage in our lives, say just after getting retirement from our day job, there will be a huge vacuum to fill. We will have gone from being super active on a daily basis, ie, Mon- Fri every week of the…

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Best Garden Kneelers for Raised Beds

Best Garden Kneelers for Raised Beds

One of the most used accessories that we as gardeners will use or require would be a garden kneeler, especially if we do a lot of ground gardening with our hands. If we are using raised beds, then stooping or kneeling is not as problematic as say, tending to a ground level garden. The raised garden beds will give that extra height comfort and its just one of the advantages of gardening in this manner. Gardening by it’s nature, requires…

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Mulching for Raised Bed Gardens

Mulching for Raised Bed Gardens

One of the best ways of eliminating garden maintenance is to mulch our raised bed gardens. This is a system or method of preventing weed growth, it also cuts down on the amount of watering we have to do and if we do this in a certain way, we can also prevent slugs attacking our vegetables. So mulching for raised bed gardens, has become one of the most important chores in our gardening duties and it’s relatively easy to do….

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Apps for Raised Bed Gardening

Apps for Raised Bed Gardening

It comes as no surprise that there are now some great apps to assist us with our gardening issues or problems. These apps can be used to help us design our raised bed frames, what are the best vegetables to grow in our raised beds and what is the correct soil to use and so on. Apps for raised bed gardening come either as a free resource or we can pay for these if desired. Naturally, the paid app will…

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Health Benefits of Gardening

Health Benefits of Gardening

We all know that walking is a great way to relieve stress after a hard day’s work, be it at the office, on the road or at home looking after the kids. It’s one surefire way of getting rid of all that pent up pressure and anxiety that a challenging day could bring us. It has been the greatest, medicinal free solution to all of those emotional, physical and work related issues and is still being recommended by physicians, psychologists,…

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Square Foot Gardening with Raised Beds

Square Foot Gardening with Raised Beds

The idea of raised garden beds is not something that is alien to us and is a great way of maximising the growing area that we have at our disposal. This system is a great and innovative method of gardening and the advantages and benefits of growing our vegetables is showing what great results that can be achieved. Now let’s take this a step further and see what can be achieved by expanding this idea a little further. This may…

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Growing Salads in Raised Beds

Growing Salads in Raised Beds

Now that Summer is upon us, its a time for those outdoor barbeques and outdoor snacks or lunches and one of the easiest meals to prepare for these occasions, has to be a salad of some description, either as full meal or a side plate. So if we have a garden of some description or perhaps some raised beds for our growing needs, having leafy greens is a must have and these would be in great demand during most or…

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