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Interior design Ideas

If you’re looking to revamp your home, there are inexpensive and effective ways to do that. Think about different colours and patterns to create a...

on May 15, 2019

Mortgage, Bridging Loan or Development Finance

If you are planning to invest in a property that needs renovating or improving in some way, you may need to secure financial support. For property...

on May 10, 2019

How Do I Prepare for a Roofing Job

It is hard work when you prepare for building a house. A house needs to be a peaceful place for all family members where they could rest and enjoy...

on May 9, 2019

Are Replacement Windows a Good Investment for your Home?

When it comes to owning a home, you have a myriad of things to keep track of, from heating and cooling systems, roofing, siding, and yes...even...

on May 9, 2019

5 Easy DIY Projects to Improve Your Yard

Are you happy with your yard? When your neighbors come over, will they be impressed by what they see? If you feel your yard could be improved, with...

on May 8, 2019

Container Gardening

by Guest on Apr 28, 2012

Container gardening can be as simple as putting a potted plant on your porch. But even the simplest garden can become a big mess or a legal nightmare without proper planning. Here are a few things to consider when setting up your containers:

  • Have good catch basins or other ways of dealing with drainage so water run-off won't annoy your neighbors, or cause stains or damage to your building.
  • Use existing structures for shade and support. Make sure your balcony, windowsill, or roof can handle what you're going to do on it.
  • For hanging supports, find a solid beam to put plant hooks into - remember, your plants will get heavier as they grow.
  • Put rollers under big pots before filling them with plants and soil, so you can move them if you need to.
  • Give yourself room to get between pots to clean. Make sure you can sweep and even mop around your plants. Inevitably, water will run off and leaves will fall.
  • Make sure you can get close enough to your plants to water and take care of them.

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