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The Living Wall

The Living Wall

A vertical garden is also known as a living wall, green wall or sky farm. Such walls are part of an urban building and are well suited to the urban landscape, where there is paucity of horizontal space but abundance of vertical space due to huge buildings. Vertical gardens can look quite spectacular and off…

How to Keep your Lawn Green and Happy

How to Keep your Lawn Green and Happy

  Your lawn is probably the most important part of your garden and thus every care you can provide. A green and clean lawn is a sight to behold. But bugs, fungus, moss or diseases can transform a lush green lawn into a graveyard. In this post we provide some tips to avoid all of…

15 Interesting Facts About Flowers

15 Interesting Facts About Flowers

  Flowers have captured human imagination since ancient times primarily because they are beautiful (mostly) and produce various kinds of pleasing smells (with a few exceptions). Different flowers are associated with different symbolism and are used for different purposes.  Given below are some little known and strange fact about some rare and common flowers. There…

Getting the Best Out of Your Garden Tools

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  If you want to make your garden be in top shape and look great, you would have to depend greatly on the right equipment, apart from giving enough effort and time and being organized. Having the right gardening tool for the right job is very essential. To start with, you need hoes, spades, rakes,…

Health Gardening – Forget the Gym, Hit the Garden!

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If you are one of those who are forced to drag themselves to their local gym because they want to keep themselves in shape, and not particularly because they enjoy working out with metals in a closed room, here is a way out – start gardening. There’s no better way to enhance your quality of…

Vegetables in your Balcony

Vegetables in your Balcony

The idea of growing your own fresh vegetables in your balcony is indeed an exciting one. Even though kitchen gardens aren’t common in cities because of paucity of space, there is no reason why you shouldn’t grow vegetables on your balcony or in your terrace. The rewards can be many; including a satisfying hobby, a…

Terrace Gardening Part 3

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This is the last post in a three part series on Terrace Gardening. You can read part 1 here and part 2 here.     Suggested Plants for Terrace Garden Annuals and Biennials – Aster, Balsam, Marigold, Zinnias, Iceland, Lobelia, Cosmos Perennials – Perennials are good for gracing of deck or terrace. Some of the…

Terrace Gardening Part 2

Terrace Gardening Part 2

    This is second in a series of posts on terrace gardening. You can read the first part here. Planning for Your Terrace Garden A terrace garden needs proper planning before it can be executed. Even if you use it only for a few months of the year or a few times in a…

Terrace Gardening Part 1

Terrace Gardening Part 1

This is the first part in a series of articles on Terrace Gardening. With the ever increasing population and the decreasing living space in urban areas, greenery and gardening is a heavy casualty. Amidst the growing concrete jungles of the cities, terrace gardening is an attempt to make a city better by creating a balance…

Environment Friendly Electric Lawn Mowers

Environment Friendly Electric Lawn Mowers

  According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory of the US, regularly used commercial lawnmowers can consume more fuel than a typical car. A commercial lawnmower used regularly can consume as much as 2000 gallons of fuel a year, more than 4 times as much as a typical car consumes in a year. What this…

10 Most Beautiful Gardens of The World

10 Most Beautiful Gardens of The World

1. The garden of Cosmic Speculation – Scotland This garden is inspired by Science and Maths and is open to public only once a year! The garden was set up by Charles Jencks, together with his late wife Maggie Keswick , in 1989,and is located at Portrack House near Dumfries, in Scotland. As the name…

Avoiding Accidents in Garden

Avoiding Accidents in Garden

  According to the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents, UK, “About 300,000 people are hurt in their gardens each year seriously enough to go to hospital – 110,000 of them are children. Around 87,000 are injured actively gardening or carrying out DIY jobs in the garden.” RoSPA also lists down the tools causing the…

Vastu Tips for Garden Landscaping

Vastu Tips for Garden Landscaping

    Vastu is the ancient Indian science of construction and architecture. It is based on the belief that the laws of nature effect human dwellings and so any construction done for human dwelling should be based on a proper system of directions. A well developed garden and landscape attracts visitors and lightens the mood….

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