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Baking Soda and Vinegar: In the Home and Garden


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Baking Soda and Vinegar: In the Home and Garden

Like many of us, I like to keep a clean house. Cleaning my kitchen and bathroom sinks, counter tops and vanities once presented a challenge. How so? I refuse to use harsh chemicals, mainly because of my children's allergies and asthma. I also prefer an environmentally-friendly cleaning solution. I've found all this and more, by cleaning with a homemade paste I make from baking soda and vinegar. This all-natural cleaning solution removes most of my everyday stains and grime with ease. I just scour the surface with a scrubby-type sponge and it's a breeze. In addition to kitchen and bathroom surfaces, I use baking soda and vinegar cleaning paste on my parrot's cage. There are no harsh chemicals or fumes, so it's also perfect for cleaning the toddler's room. Try the same solution diluted with a bit of water to kill your garden weeds. You'll be amazed!

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4 Ways To Spruce Up Your Garden

You are probably not alone if you are dissatisfied with the current state of your garden. Surely, there must be some way to improve the aesthetics of your garden! Lucky for you, there is. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn just a few of the ways that you can spruce up your home garden.

Incorporating Water

There are numerous ways in which you can incorporate water into the design of your garden. These can range from simply DIY ideas in which you simply incorporate the use of simple clay washing bowls to more extravagant constructions, such as installing a koi pond in the middle of your garden or purchasing a garden water fountain for sale. Water not only plays a role in the aesthetics of your garden, but it can also be used for integral or substantive reasons, as well. Water butts and tanks can create an ample supply of water for use and reuse in your garden.

Your Garden's Boundary

One of the easiest things you can do to improve the state of your garden is reconfigure its boundaries. Is your garden a simple square enclosed by a sturdy fence? Take into consideration either allowing your plants to crawl up the fence, giving it a certain rustic aesthetic, or simply ditching a fence altogether and allowing for a more natural looking, yet still well maintained and tempered, boundary. Non-traditional fencing, such as charred oak, can also give your garden a much more vibrant, natural look, without appearing too gaudy.

Freestanding Structures

If you have access to a large garden, you can consider improving its aesthetics by adding a freestanding structure to it. This need not be anything too fancy or costly. Sometimes, something as simple as a gazebo or a shed that you have spruced up according to your own taste and fit of your garden can give your garden a feeling of opulence for a small dollar amount.

Containers and Pots

Just because it's a garden doesn't necessarily mean that every plant has to be rooted. By devising a uniform aesthetic – classic clay pots or painted tile pots for a more Mediterranean look, for example – you can give your garden a decidedly different look.

There are numerous ways to make your garden stand out from the pack. Hopefully, you've gained a bit of insight on how to make your garden look a bit more unique and pleasing to the eye.