Be prepared before you go shopping! A little planning goes a long way.
Taking cuttings is a simple, quick way to propagate plants so that you can multiply all sorts of species in your garden, and it’s cheap!
1. Measure windows carefully. To work out how much fabric you need, measure the height between the curtain rod and the ground, then add 300 mm for the header and hem. For the width, allow at least two-and-half times the width of the window, with three times being the ideal. 2. Choose good-quality materials that […]
Hanging a mirror doesn’t present any particular difficulties, apart from the fragility and weight of the object. Make it an easy job with these tips.
Follow these simple tips to protect your files so you never have to worry about losing important information.
Loving your four-legged companion is easy. Getting them to learn the rules? Not so much. Here’s what you need to know to have the most pawesome pet ever!
Long-term dirt and grime can take days to clean up, whereas just a few minutes’ cleaning every day will save you an enormous amount of time, not to mention elbow grease, in the long run.
Some people love shopping, but for others it’s a chore. If you’re in the latter group, you’ll be happy to find out how you can save time on most of your essential shopping.
Choosing surfaces that are shock-resistant, easy to maintain and that can withstand heat and moisture is an investment in time saved on cleaning.
See our guide below for vital informaiton on harvesting and storing vegetables:
If you have enough room, dedicate an area of the garden to the orchard. A well-drained position in full sun is best. A north-facing slope is ideal.
Herbicides are chemicals used to kill weeds. Some are selective, specially formulated to kill a particular weed, whereas others are broad-spectrum, designed to kill a wide range of plants.
An environmental weed is a plant that is capable of invading, out-competing and preventing the regeneration of native vegetation.
A no-dig garden can be built on soil, over existing lawn or even on hard, barren ground. It’s a great way to recycle waste materials, and, once established, a no-dig garden is virtually maintenance free. No matter where you live or how fit you are, it’s an easy, cheap and practical way to grow plants.
A worm farm is small enough to be kept on a balcony, so if you have a limited amount of space, it’s ideal for producing your own fertiliser. Here’s how to build your own. You’ll need a moisture-proof container that is 30 centimetres deep with drainage holes in the base, bedding (in the form of […]
Going organic is as much an attitude as a practice. The idea is to respect life in all its forms, instead of trying to dominate it. In the long run, your plants will actually become stronger.
No matter the animal, owning a pet can quickly become a financial burden. To save money while still being a good caregiver, you need to avoid cutting corners-simply spending smarter. Below, clues on how to give more for less.
Whether you’re a new pet owner or simply thinking of inviting one into your family, there are a lot of things to consider. Some animals can be more difficult than others, some just harder to understand. This article outlines how to make the best out of being a new owner, for you and your pet.
If you are allergic to your pet, don’t blame the animal’s hair or fur. What you’re really allergic to are the proteins secreted by oil glands in the animal’s skin, as well as the proteins in saliva, which sticks to the fur when the animal licks itself.
DIY toy solutions for dog owners looking to save a buck or to get crafty with their animals.