Our Top 5 Must Have Items for Your Garden

Our Top 5 Must Have Items for Your GardenDo you love gardening? Are you planning to create your dream garden this year? Whether you are planning a vegetable garden or growing flowers and other ornamental plants this article will give you a list of the top five must have items.

1. Zero Turn Mower

Zero turn mowers are often the mowers that professional landscape contractors use on a regular basis as they are fast and easy to use. They are used to mow golf courses and paddocks as well as large gardens or orchards. The zero turn mower is also becoming more and more popular amongst homeowners. For people with a lot of ground to cover a zero turn mower provides the perfect grass cutting solution.

The Zero turn mower is almost like a small tractor, it can be sat on and driven around the garden.

2. Greenhouse

A green house is a must have item for all gardeners who plan to grow vegetables. Seedlings can be planted out in early spring and can be kept warm using a green house until they are big enough to transplant into your vegetable plot. It’s also possible to grow vegetables such as tomatoes in a green house. By keeping a tomato plant warm you will yield a better crop with plumper and juicer fruit.

3. Pruners

If you have rose bushes in your garden or a hedge around the perimeter then a good, sharp pair of pruners is a must. During the winter months you can cut back your plants as this will encourage new growth in the coming season. It is a good idea to keep your pruners sharp as they will be more effective; this will also help to reduce fatigue and will generally make your gardening experience more enjoyable and productive.

4. Data collector

Are you new to gardening? Or have you just moved to a new house and need to start a garden from scratch? If so a data collector such as the Easy bloom plant sensor is a must have item. This is a tool that can be stuck into the soil in your garden to collect important data which will help you plan your gardening activities. Data such as amount of sunlight and the moisture an area receives will be recorded.

This device comes with a USB which can be used to analyse the data collected. The EasyBloom website can then be used to get recommendations for what to plant where based on the data that was collected.

5. Light weight shovel

Investing in a light weight shovel will make digging your garden so much easier and also more enjoyable. Look for a shovel which has a sharp and heavy blade but a lighter handle. There are many shovels on the market nowadays that have handles made from lightweight fibreglass. This allows for easy digging. The Handel will also need to have a good grip to stop blisters from forming. Radius, manufacture a lightweight shovel which has been designed with ergonomics in mind. It is particularly recommended for gardeners with arthritis and other joint pain or weakness.

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Our Favourite 5 Items To Improve Your Home

improving your homeIf like most homeowners you like to make home improvements from time to time, you will most likely be interested in this article. We have chosen our top five products which will make your home a more relaxing and inviting place. These products are perfect for use in a family home.

1. Water Softeners

Water softeners create an ion exchange systems where they exchange hard ions such as calcium and magnesium in the water into salt such as sodium or potassium. The exchange is carried out within a resin tank which is present in the water softener.

Water will flow through the tank and as it comes in contact with small resin beads, the exchange will take place. These resin beads are covered with salt ions. This is the reason for higher salt content in the softened water. Beads used in water softeners are also rechargeable, by adding bags of salt to the brine tank.

Having a water softener will be beneficial for your home. Clothing and other fabrics will be washed in softer water which will keep them in top condition longer and will also help them to feel soft. There will be no need for fabric softeners any more. Your skin and hair will also be left feeling softer and smoother, bringing many health benefits.

2. Plants

Having pot plants or flowers in a room helps to brighten the place up. A plant can add liveliness and beauty to any interior space. They also help to release oxygen into the atmosphere and purify the air. Plants can be used to keep the whole family in touch with nature. This is especially true during the winter months when you naturally go outside less often.

3. Hardwood flooring

Hardwood flooring can add warmth and atmosphere to your home. It is also easier to keep clean then carpets as it can be swept and moped quickly and easily. Carpets trap dust and pet fur and are often a cause of allergies especially amongst children. Replacing some or all of your carpets with hardwood flooring may be the perfect solution.

4. Crib protector

Do you have a baby who is teething? If so then the Kidkusion Gummi is a great product. IT can be applied to crib rails as it is soft on a baby’s mouth and will stop them from chewing on wood. This is a very unique and innovate product which I love and would recommend to all parents who have babies and young children. I feel like it can also be used to make your home a safer place for a baby. It is very soft and can be attached to hard surfaces and corners to prevent babies who have just started learning to walk from injuring themselves.

5. Dimmer switches

A dimmer switch is a great addition to any home. They are simple to install and can be used to totally transform your space. Lights can be controlled to make a beautiful space more appealing. Create a romantic atmosphere using a dimmer switch or soften the lights when watching a movie.

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