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Making the Most of Your Apartment Patio

Monday, January 28th, 2013

If you live in a region that has moderate temperatures and frequent sunny skies, your apartment patio is an excellent place to enjoy the outdoors without having to leave home. But because apartment patios are usually small, many people decide to leave their patio bare or use it as a storage area. Take up the challenge and design an extra space outdoors for reading, relaxing, or entertaining.

Flooring: Patio flooring is usually made of concrete or wood. Add an

3 Types of Indoor Compost Bins

Friday, July 15th, 2011

There are several types of indoor compost bins available in different sizes and shapes. These include metal bins, plastic bins and homemade wooden bins.

1. Metal Compost Bins

Metal compost bins are relatively expensive when compared to other types, but they’re also more durable. Metal bins do not absorb the smell of the organic waste inside them, and are therefore easier to clean and handle.

2. Plastic Compost Bins

Plastic compost bins can be bought for a fraction of the

How to Use Containers in Your Patio Vegetable Garden

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

A patio vegetable garden with containers can help you make the most of your patio and provide you with a daily supply of homegrown herbs and vegetables. It’s important to ensure that you place the containers in such a way that they get plenty of sunlight. Use nutrient rich soil, water your plants well, and use containers with holes in the bottom to drain out excess water.

Patio Vegetable Garden Using Containers

If you don’t have room for a traditional

6 Recommended Plants for Indoor Vegetable Gardening

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Most people don’t realize when they attempt indoor vegetable gardening that vegetables that are grown outside can also be grown indoors. However, the size and yield of plants grown indoors will be smaller than those grown outside. Here are six plants that can be grown indoors:

1. Tomatoes

Varieties of tomatoes that yield small fruits, such as Tiny Tim, Cherry Tomatoes and Roma, flourish when grown indoors. Such tomatoes can be grown in large pots or containers. The plants require …

How to Maximize Your Garden Design Layout

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

A garden design layout is a plan that can be adapted to a backyard or an apartment to create a beautiful garden and landscape. Garden design may be done by the owner of the property or a professional hired for the job. A good layout can increase the beauty of the garden while maximizing its available space. Such a design requires the proper selection of plants in addition to ensuring that they all receive sufficient amounts of sunlight and nutrition.