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6 Summer Home and Gardening Improvement Ideas

By | May 29th, 2017|Garden Thoughts|

The weather is warming up, and summer is well and truly on its way! Although we’re not quite there yet, it means there’s still plenty of time to get your house and garden summer ready. You don’t want to be spending the warmest part of the year doing jobs around your home - at that point [...]

Five Time-Saving Tips For Lawn Mowing (Guest Post)

By | March 11th, 2017|Garden Thoughts|

Did you know that, on average, we spend almost two months of our lives mowing our lawns?! And of course for gardeners, landscapers, and groundskeepers, that figure is significantly higher! This interesting figure comes from research by artificial lawn supplier, Grono, who also found that the average time taken to mow the lawn is 60 minutes. [...]

Composting – The Fine Art of Making Dirt

By | September 3rd, 2016|Garden Thoughts, Home & Garden, Organic Gardening|

After I decided to go all in on natural organic practices with my garden, the first step logically for me was to compost or what I call – making dirt.  Sounds funny but that is exactly what you do when you compost.  I mean, you’re doing what mother nature has done forever.  At first, I thought [...]

5 Companion Plants For A Pest Free Garden

By | June 17th, 2016|Garden Thoughts, Organic Gardening|

My grandfather used to tell me that before pesticides were used, many plantation workers here in Hawaii used to plant rows of lemongrass in between their crops.  Workers would walk up and down the fields hitting the lemongrass plants with a bamboo stick.  Supposedly, this helped to release the lemongrass fragrance which deterred pests. To use [...]

Aquaponic Gardening

By | May 10th, 2016|Alternative Gardening, Aquaponic, Garden Thoughts, Organic Gardening|

I've had my aquaponic garden for about 5 years now and I absolutely love it.  I've always been one to try cool DIY's and tinker with things.  My mother suggested I try aquaponic gardening as a hobby.  After doing some research, I decided to give it a try. After years of tinkering with it and experimenting, [...]

10 Best Medicinal Plants To Garden

By | May 1st, 2016|Garden Thoughts, Health & Wellness, Natural Medicine|

Let me first begin by saying that I am not a medical expert and the information provided in this article is from my personal use and research.  Before using any of the information in this article please seek a professional medical opinion.   In ancient times medicine consisted of a variety of herbs and natural concoctions. [...]

Beneficial Bugs

By | April 23rd, 2016|Garden 101, Garden Thoughts|

Fighting Bugs with...bugs? There is almost nothing more defeating then watching your garden (and all your hard work!) go to waste because of destructive garden bugs.  I have literally seen healthy crops of lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries and almost any plant, be destroyed within a few days from destructive garden pests.  Luckily, there are many beneficial bugs that [...]

Gardening Basics

By | April 22nd, 2016|Garden 101, Garden Thoughts|

Gardening Basics for Every Gardener Gardening is a pleasant hobby. A lot of folks love planting and looking after gardens as a leisure activity. This could be avenue for them to spend quality time with family or perhaps just relax.   However, in order for you to have a healthy and beautiful garden, you need to have [...]

Garden as Therapy

By | April 16th, 2016|Garden Thoughts, Health & Wellness|

Although exercise is known world over to be one of the best pressure-relieving activities with many positive effects, gardening is regularly ignored even though it has many positive effects on the mind (and body) overall. As a kind of treatment, gardening could be quite rewarding in several various ways. Gardening is a kind of physical action [...]

Essential Oil Garden Recipes

By | April 16th, 2016|Essential Oils, Garden 101, Garden Thoughts|

Essential oils (EO) have been used for centuries for personal care and overall health and wellness.  Today, essential oils are rather abundant and can be found at many local supermarkets and health food stores.  Although many claim wonderful health benefits from the use of essential oils, little know of the amazing wonders it can do for your [...]

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