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If your yields are disappointing, your garden space isn’t as productive as you’d like, or if you only have a small space to devote to gardening, building a raised bed may be the answer to all of your problems. Raised beds allow you to garden with more efficiency, less space, and harder soils. Method 1 of 4 1. Use an old wooden boat               Using a wooden boat can be a great way to make your garden look unique but it can also help…







Growing fresh herbs in containers is a type of gardening that has numerous advantages. It is easy, compact, and low-maintenance, which makes it ideal for novice gardeners. It can also provide you with fresh herbs for your cooking and save you money over having to purchase those herbs at a grocery store. Lastly, herbs can fill your home with a pleasant aroma. Here are 7 simple steps: 1. Choose herbs             Your choices will depend on several considerations. The first is taste – you’ll want…





How to Prepare Soil for a Garden

Published on February 17, 2015 by The Beast



Choose a location Choose a location with the fundamental requirements for the plants you plan to grow. This usually means good exposure to direct sunlight for a minimum of 6 hours a day, a sufficient drainage to help keep the soil from becoming waterlogged. Also, consider possible pests that may visit your garden. Sample the soil material Basic soils can be sand, sandy loam, loam, loamy clay and clay. The clay soils do not drain well, sandy soils allow too much water to drain, and will need to be heavily…





How to Create a Rain Garden

Published on February 3, 2015 by The Beast



There are many ways you can reduce water pollution but a rain garden may the most attractive of them. A rain garden is a bowl or basin in your yard that captures rainwater from your roof, pavements and driveways and it allows it to soak into the oil instead of carrying runoff pollution into local watersheds as stormwater runoff. They are also very low-maintenance. Step 1 Find a suitable location for your garden. It is easiest to install a rain garden in an area of your garden that water already…





How To Paint A Wooden Shed

Published on January 20, 2015 by The Beast



A wooden shed can be so much more than ‘dad’s space’ for tools or a garden declutterer. All it takes is an afternoon of painting and some nifty work on a sewing machine and you could transform it into your very own zen relaxation zone, a Hansel and Gretel playhouse or even a work space. Take a look at our gallery of garden shed ideas for inspiration. Choosing paints for a wooden shed The fun bit: choosing your paints. Painting a shed isn’t like painting a house – you have…







Green-fingered foodies take note: if your fridge is stocked with the best superfoods that money can buy, then the following advice should certainly be of interest. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are urging superfood fans to grow their own “supergardens” full of incredibly healthy fruit and veg. According to the society, any garden – whatever its size – can be used to grow highly nutritious and flavoursome foods ranging from tomatoes and kale to blueberries. They’re good for you and they can even look good, too. Gardeners who only have…