Shed Kits – Buy a Metal Shed or Vinyl Shed?

You may be surprised at the differences in vinyl shed kits versus metal shed kits. Each of these kits come with their own set of unique characteristics that make them functional enough to meet your basic needs. Learning as much as you’ll be able to about the materials that make up a shed kit will help you to uncover what is most appropriate for your situation. Total cost, sustainability and comfort are three of the most important factors to compare with these kits. Here is some fantastic insight on each of the kits to help you make an informed buying decision.
First things first, metal sheds differ from vinyl sheds in price. There is not a huge difference, but for the most part, the kits made from metal are… Continue reading..

Japanese Garden Furniture

Asian-style decor has become quite popular among Westerner’s in recent years. Japanese gardens are influenced by Buddhist, Shinto and Taoist philosophies with the thought that such influences will bring spirituality to the garden. It is with this hope that Japanese-style gardens have pieces such as garden benches, fountains and shoji screens. A Japanese-style garden is a place to meditate, relax and enjoy nature.

Japanese garden benches come in several styles. There are stone benches that have curves rather than straight lines. Rolls, swirls and carved dragon faces are some of what decorate these backless stone benches. Place by a pond with bamboo surrounding it and you will feel as if you have just stepped into a true Japanese garden. Opposite of these rounded benches with dragons carved on the… Continue reading..

Your Own Potted Herb Garden

If you’re a new herb gardener, or have limited space available, creating a potted herb garden might be just the right answer for you. Even if you’re an experienced gardener, with a fantastic outdoor plot, having some herb pots in the garden can add interesting focal points. You can also have a few potted herbs on your deck, for quick and easy access, or even some herb containers in your kitchen so that you have the freshest possible selection for your cooking needs. There really are very few places where you can’t have a happy, healthy selection of herbs grown in pots. Regardless of where you plant them, your herbs are going to require:

1) adequate light,
2) proper nutrients, and
3) adequate moisture.

Adequate Lighting

All plants require light to grow. Natural… Continue reading..

Get gardening this January

Many people think that gardening tasks are put on hold in the wintertime but that fact is that if you want to be able to jump right back into gardening come the summertime, you will need to keep everything ticking over in the winter as well. Though you may not be able to grow as many fruits, vegetables or plants there will be some that are ideally suited to the colder weather and you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to continue gardening throughout the year.

If you are determined to keep your vegetables patch going through the frosty weather you will be pleased to know that there are many vegetables that are ideal and it isn’t too late to get them in the ground. Rocket is… Continue reading..

A Variety Of Gardening Supplies For Every Level Of Gardener

There are a variety of gardening supplies that can be useful for indoor and outdoor activities in a garden situation. Whether it be in a greenhouse, the outside garden or in nurseries, tasks such as feeding, fertilizing and controlling pests are crucial to a great supply of plants.
Many gardeners use a non-fertilized soil medium for starting their seeds. Even sand and perlite may be useful for this task. As the plant grows its first set of real leaves, it can then be transplanted to a larger container, into soil that will aid their further development.
It is a very personal choice as to what vegetables and fruits one will choose to grow. The choice may also be determined by the likes and dislikes of customers, if the gardener hopes… Continue reading..