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Why use harmful insecticides to keep bugs away when you can keep some beautiful plants in your garden. Plants like Lemongrass, Lavender, Catnip, and Marigold serve the purpose and have added aesthetic benefits. Apart from being popular culinary herbs, basil and rosemary are also very effective in keeping your garden bug-free.
Vertical gardening is a great way to save space and utilize the walls. You can choose from a variety of plants and build your own vertical garden, indoor or outdoor. Vertical garden can act as a pest repellent, vertical garden can also be a source of fresh and organic vegetables and herbs.
There are plenty of things to try if you aren't artistic. Pick something you like, practice, and the passion will come through. If you prefer being indoors, try learning a musical instrument, or pick up carpentry, or even genealogy. If you are outdoorsy, hiking and running marathons are great options.
Aphids are small plant parasites that cause plants to wilt and die. To prevent aphids naturally, clean away the aphids. You could also use aphid wasps, syrphid flies, ants, and beetles to lure them away. Additionally, try natural insecticides such as garlic oil, neem oil, and essential oils like clove, peppermint, rosemary, and thyme.
Who doesn’t love herbs? Their lovely aromas and medicinal properties have conquered many hearts and homes since the ancient times. From keeping you calm...
A strong and stable core is vital to your overall health. Read more to know the real-world benefits of strengthening your core.
Whether a cold evening or a pleasant morning, a cup of tea works just fine for everyone. Well, thanks to tea bags, this awesomely...
Gardens are a lovely way to bring a spot of greenery to your home. Plants can liven up a dull corner and put a smile on your face. That is, unless they are potentially dangerous. Some perfectly harmless looking plants could be a lot more dangerous than you think.
Gardening tips to get started - Garlic Chives: This anti-microbial herb likes full sun, moderate watering and a well-drained soil (any type). Oregano: It does well in full sun/partial shade and dry, well-drained soil. Do a deep watering once every week or two. Peppermint: It likes rich soil and some sun, but in hot climates, make sure it gets some afternoon shade.
Whether you like it hot or cold, you can grow all the tea herbs you need for the perfect cup in your own garden....
Cook your own meals. Not only do you know what’s going in, it also doesn’t cost a bomb. Planning meals ahead helps you buy in bulk, eliminates wastage, and helps include unused items. Eating seasonal produce is cheaper and you can easily source them at the farmer’s market or ethnic stores. Start your own kitchen garden and get creative with your recipes.
Studies have shown that aquarium watching is great for Alzheimer patients as they are more calm when they look at an aquarium. Gardening is great for taking your mind off of the stresses of the day. Also indulging in positive self-talk, brisk walks, listening to soothing music, cooking, laugh yoga and dance can help a lot.
Park away from your place of work and walk instead, use the stairs whenever possible, it burn 150 cal/hr. Engage in laundry, vacuuming the house and washing your car regularly. Spend time gardening, it gets you vitamin D and also helps burn a few calories. Stand more often and tighten the glutes as you do, this will improve strength and burn calories.
You can actually burn some calories and deal with the household chores. Just walking back and forth your home and organizing can contribute to your cleaning workout. Vacuuming is a high energy chore that can be compared to brisk walking. Achieve maximum results by cleaning for at least 20 minutes, because this is the required time for the body to start burning fat. When it comes to workouts, nothing can compare to car washing. It will keep you moving for at least an hour and will really work your arms.
It may be time consuming but home gardening can benefit your family's health and prove to be really cost effective. Apart from the harvest, home-farming is also a great way to exercise and build skills. The practice results in great tasting food and also keeps your healthy both physically and mentally.