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How to make the most of your garden during lockdown

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If you are lucky enough to have a garden, then you should make the most of it during this lockdown. Getting fresh air and some sunshine is very important for the state of mind and overall health, so we should be spending some time outdoors as much as possible. If your house comes with a garden space, then this can be easily done. If you garden space is not in a good shape, this is the best time to sort it out so you can put it to good use.

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Here are some ways you could make the most of your garden during this lockdown and after –

Picnic in the garden

Having regular picnics in the garden is another great way to spend some more time outdoors. The weather has been so amazing here, and most people have been spending more and more time in their gardens. Having your lunch in the garden is a good way to spend time outside. It is a lot easier to have a picnic in your garden when you have artificial grass. You don’t need to worry about mowing the lawn or getting rid of the annoying weeds. All you need is your packed lunch and a picnic mat, and you are good to go. This is just another reason to have artificial grass. They look amazing and are so easy to maintain. You can shop around for cheap artificial grass for your garden to make the most of your outdoor space.

Garden toys for the kids

If you are feeling overwhelm with the kids, spending time in the garden with garden toys is a good way to let them run around while you relax watching. There are cheap garden toys available in most online stores, depending on the type of children’s toys you are after. Trampolines, slides, swings, inflatable pools are some of the most popular garden toys for kids. Get your hands on a couple of garden toys to keep the children entertained.

Gardening

Gardening is another hobby you could get into this lockdown if you haven’t done so already. It is super relaxing and easy to start up once you have the space and the tools. If you new to gardening, it is better to start small and see how you get on. Investing in a plant pot, garden gloves, and some seeds should be enough to start off.

How are you making the most of your garden this lockdown?

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Caring for Plants this Spring

I am not perfect when it comes to caring for my garden or plants or any landscaping stuff, but I am getting better. Flowers are easy to care for. I always get flowers so I had to learn how to care for them years ago. But caring for plants was tricky for me. I remember learning a bit of what to do with plants in our Agriculture class in high school, but that was many moons ago. When I got plant pots from the kiddies for Mother’s Day, I had no clue what to do with them. So I had to learn on the job. Along the way, I picked up some plant care tips which some of you may find useful.

 

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How to Care for your Plants this Spring

 

Try not to move your plants around

Plants take their time when it comes to acclimatizing to different surroundings. So try not to move them around, as they may not adapt quickly. Luckily for me, this was not an issue from the beginning. I found a great position on a window seal from day 1.

 

Avoid over watering

One of the major causes of early plant death is over watering. Plants growing in soil that is too wet will suffer from a lack of oxygen which leads to the death of roots. This is a major issue as many of us tend to over water our flowers and plants to keep them alive. There is no street watering routine to stick to. It all depends on the type of plant you have. I water my plants when they need watering. Which is when the soil is dry.

 

Keep the plants near a window 

The plants need to be as near a window as possible. Placing them near a window means they can get all the light that they need. Plants need light and warmth to survive.

 

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Don’t spill coffee or tea into the plants

Be careful not to spill any coffee or tea into the plant pot. as this will attract flies that will eat away your plants. The sugar in the drink would make it a perfect breeding ground for insects as well.

 

Go for an easy to care for plant

Now this is the best tip of all. If you a novice like me, go for the easy to care for plants. The plants that are low maintenance and require little attention. Plants like geraniums and sago palms. They are durable and very easy to care for.

 

Do you have any tried and tested tips to share when it comes to caring for plants this spring?

 

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