Life & Reflections

Life & Reflections
Life and Reflections





Making the most of your garden this spring

If you plan on starting a garden for the spring season, you might already be a little bit behind. With this in mind, you can still make the most out of the time you have left, and really see those floral beds bloom. Consider some of these tips to have your dream garden, without having to toil too hard to achieve the desired results. 

Start indoors -
When growing seeds, start them indoors and transport when the weather is a bit more accommodating. By starting indoors you have a leg up on the growing season, can plant more, and your plants will already have a solid base when you transport them to the outdoor garden area.

Move it outdoors -
Once you have your seeds planted and ready for transport, make sure you have soiled the area, have placed compost ,and have cleaned up the land for planting. This will allow you to ensure optimal growth and enjoyment of the plants and flowers you grow.

Don't limit the space -
An outdoor fire pit, new patio furniture, decorative garden ornaments. When it comes to enjoying the outdoor space, you need to incorporate other elements you'll enjoy. So consider a swing set for the kids, a nice fountain, or other furniture that you can sit outside and actually enjoy what you have cultivated with the time and effort you've put into gardening. The right decorative set and seating will go a long way in helping bring everything together, so keep this in mind when choosing what to grow, and how to design the outdoor area for your enjoyment.

Even in limited space, or places where you don't get too much sunshine, you can cultivate an amazing garden. These are a few simple tips to get you on your way, and to ensure you are going to see the desired results as you move forward through the season

How to save money when renovating your garden

If time has come to renovate and update the garden, you know certain plants and flowers are very costly. So how do you keep the cost down when you are going to work outdoors? These are some things to consider.

It is as simple as planning it out. Yes, it is that simple. Draw a "blueprint" of sorts, of the layout for your garden. Describe the space, names of trees/plants, and make sure the plan is well laid out. Doing this will ensure you don't overspend, buy items that don't fit, and ensures you can fit in what you want to fit in the space. If you would like some advice on how to renovate your garden then you could always ask a local gardener service.

Buy in phases. Don't do it all at once. If you purchase two hundred floral beds (for a huge area) this is extremely costly. So do the work in phases, and buy in phases. This allows you to cultivate, spread the cost out over time, and eventually have the space you want in your garden area.

Add furniture. You can add a few furnishings rather than simply add flowers and trees. You can also add decorative stones, path lighting, and other additions to the space. Not only will this break up the monotony of having only one style or item in the garden, it is also going to help you spread the cost, and utilise the space in a manner which requires you to buy less, and still get more when you are reorganizing and working on the garden area of your home.

You want a beautiful entry way and garden; however, this is something that can be quite costly. If you know how to plan, how to shop, and take the time to plan things out (rather than go in blindly and buy everything at once), you can save, and create a space you are truly going to adore once it is finished.

Do You Know The Difference Between Silver Plated And Sterling Silver?

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Silver, like gold, is one of the oldest metals for jewellery design. Silver is highly malleable and reflective, and has been transformed into everything from mirrors to flatware, but by far its most enduring use is as a personal adornment. Since silver doesn’t tarnish when it is worn, it is associated with purity. Both economical and versatile, silver can be worked into bold earrings, thick chains, or even something delicate. Understanding the difference between silver plated and sterling silver jeweller will help when choosing your pieces.