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6 Simple Ways to Save Money at Home

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  With the economy being what it is, people are more conscious about their expenses. The last thing you want to be doing is spending money on things that are not essential. There are simple ways to save money at home, which can cut down your bills significantly. Use energy-efficient appliances If possible, buy energy-efficient appliances such as washing machines and dryers that have lower water and energy consumption levels. These will help save energy and thus money over time because they consume less electricity than their non-efficient counterparts do. Consider replacing your old refrigerator with an energy-efficient refrigerator. You may not be aware of the fact that your fridge is one of the biggest consumers of power in your home. An inefficient refrigerator can use up to 300 kWh per year, which is more than 10% of the total household energy bill. So, it is important to get an efficient one that uses less electricity and saves you money on your electricity bill. Use en

Why is Organic Container Gardening Very Popular?

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For the growing health-conscious community, organic container gardening is a practical way of growing fresh and clean produce for home consumption. This type of gardening method, require less space thus it is ideal even for city and apartment dwellers. Growing plants even if they are in containers can still be lots of fun and therapeutic. Many people feel relieved to see growing greens amid the concrete jungle they call home. One of the major reasons why organic gardening is very popular these days is that it can give you nutritious and healthy produce for your family’s consumption. It is also very rewarding to see fruits of your labor being prepared for your meals! Container gardening is also perfect for anybody who wants to put up his or her own garden despite lack of space or time. Because you only plant in containers, you don’t need to dig or till or need lots of gardening tools. It is inexpensive and simple. You don’t have to worry about your plants not getting enough

Amazing Things You Didn't Realise You Could Do With Your Garden

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Image by Andrew Rollinger  When it comes to our gardens we want to ensure they’re looking their best, but we don’t always know the best way to go about it. We want the neighbours to peek over the fence and think “Wow, wish I’d thought of that” but even the most creative of us can feel stuck for ideas. Never fear, here are some amazing things you didn’t realise you could do with your garden, that are quick and easy. Build your own pond A pond in the garden is a joyous thing, not only because it looks great, but because it attracts some rather incredible wildlife too. If you’ve always wanted a garden full of frogs perching on lilypads then you need to build a pond. It is a lot easier than you think, as long as you have the space and the terrain for it. Start by measuring the area that you require, marking out where you want to dig using string. Next, use a spade to create the first ‘shelf’ which should be fairly shallow, but as long and wide as your entire pond. Then

The Essence of Home Gardening

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There’s nothing more worthwhile doing with your yard than transforming it into a beautiful garden. Turn your gardening hobby into a fulfilling career in floral design or landscaping with a mfa degree.  May it be a flower garden with extra touch of landscaping or a vegetable or fruit, or herb one, it will still be fulfilling to see that your front or back yard which was once empty has now become gorgeous looking one with all the flowers, fruits or vegetables growing and glowing each day. photo taken from the web Of course, you can still do home gardening even if you don’t have a yard. There are now many ways to do that. All you need to have are few seeds, pots or containers, and a place to put them like a balcony or windowsills then you already have a container garden! Or you can do vertical or deck-rail gardening or you can have a raised-bed garden which you can put in your patio, deck or balcony.   photo taken from the web Some people garden for money and others for