I live in a house with very little outdoor space, but I still wanted to grow some of my own food, so I started a container garden on my patio a few years ago. The first year was a steep learning curve with a lot of trial and error, but I've learned a lot about growing vegetables in containers and believe it's a valuable skill for everyone to have. I started this blog to share what I've learned and provide tips for making the most of the outdoor space you have. You'll find posts on a range of topics, such as the nutrients required for healthy vegetable plants, how to prepare your soil, companion planting for natural bug control and succession planting to grow more vegetables in the space you have available. I hope you enjoy my blog.

Why Bathroom Carpets Are Difficult to Keep Truly Clean

10 August 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Most people have a carpet-free bathroom, opting for tiles or other smooth surfaces instead. This is mostly because they're much easier to keep clean and hygienic, which is obviously important in a bathroom. But as easy to clean as smooth flooring may be, it lacks the soft warmth of carpet, so you might decide you want to have it in your bathroom regardless. If you do, it's even more important to keep it clean than it is in any other room. Read More …

How an Interior Designer Can Help Even with Simple Projects

24 July 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Renovating your home or even just one room is a big project with lots to think about. While a lot of people hire professionals to help with the actual work, the planning is often something people do on their own. Part of the reason for that is the idea that interior designers are only useful if you're undertaking an ambitious, extensive or unusual redesign of your home. In reality, there's little truth in this, and an interior consulting company can help people with just about any home renovation project. Read More …

Call and Response: How Modern Technology is Replacing the Door Chain

27 June 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you're the kind of person who feels uncomfortable opening the door of your home to strangers, then you're not alone. You're also not being irrational. In times gone by, there were a couple of ways of dealing with these concerns. Namely, there's the peephole and the door chain — but modern technology is fast replacing both these solutions with sleeker, safer ideas. Here are just a few. Dedicated Entry Systems Read More …

Give your kitchen a facelift with these hot new appliance ideas

21 May 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

When carrying out kitchen renovations, many homeowners pay attention to their floors, walls, countertops and backwashes. These are all important parts of the kitchen and they define the success of the overall project. However, kitchen appliances are the finishing touch to the kitchen renovation. They are the icing on the cake and the cherry on top. It is important to incorporate modern and useful appliances into your kitchen space in order to make the kitchen area as useful as possible. Read More …

How to Use Mesh Around Your Home

14 May 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Mesh performs a number of functions that architects and landscapers make use of frequently. You can borrow from the ideas of professional designers to create stunning looks both inside and outside of the home. Mesh is a solid structure which creates a physical barrier between two zones. Architects like it because it can be used to define a space, but you can still see through it. Because light and air can move freely through a mesh panel, it is not as visually impactful as other structural forms, such as brick walls or wooden fences. Read More …