Some people put some serious work into their gardens. For most people, this means that they usually create a workshop near their garden where they can store and organize supplies and tools. Necessary planning can also occur here as well, with usually a white board and dry erase markers providing a necessary means to draw out plans and keep track of important dates. However, there also needs to be some way of securing this safe haven in order to make sure that it not only does its assigned job of acting as storage but also so that the other projects may be completed as well. Here are simple ways to secure the workshop:
From The Floor Up
It helps if the large garden workshop is designed for security from the floor up. It is best to start with a cement floor so that the workshop has a solid foundation. This should enable to keep any supplies reasonably dry, especially if the foundation is at least a few inches above ground level. Upon this should be built the workshop itself, even if it is just essentially a regular garden workshop. The workshop itself should be as weatherproof as possible, and should have some decent ventilation. The door should be lockable from the inside and out, ensuring a secure working environment. Combined with a basic close circuit television or webcam, the workshop can be made reasonably secure.
Additional Security Measures
The workshop can be made additionally secure with just a few extra measures. A decent first aid kit should be in place for at least the most basic of accidents. The workshop should also be within view of the house so that it can be easily checked in order to allay suspicion of break ins, or to easily confirm that it has happened from the security of the house. A simple alarm system can also be set up, as well as extending the house security to the workshop. With a little care, it can be secured against any basic problem.
Some Basic Security Suggestions:
- Make sure that the lock used is strengthened steel and easily replaceable.
- You can buy a small camera that can be accessed via the web for better security.
- Make sure that you have a list of items in the workshop in case of theft.
- Limit access to the workshop as much as possible.
- Make sure that the workshop has a cement floor if at all possible.
By following this advice, your workshop should be a secure place to work. You will not only be able to maintain plans for your garden, but also make sure that your tools will be secure and safe as well. The workshop should be a place you can go to be safe in the knowledge that you can work there and enjoy your time. It does not take much to create a safe place, and it can be well worth the time and effort to make the workshop a great place for you to work.
Having a garden is one of the dreams of homeowners who loves plants, gardening and have a knack for making plants thrive in any condition. Other homeowners prefer to have gardens because they add beauty to their property and brings nature close to home. However, not every homes have the space to accommodate a garden so other people make do with buying plants in pots and just putting them in one area or wherever is available to bring a semblance of nature to their home.
A pocket garden will be a good solution to those small space woes. Here are some inspirations for you and some may just be suitable to your tight quarters back home and some tips to consider when creating a pocket garden.
Use small pots
Collect small pots and put them in one area of the yard or your house to mimic a small garden. Use various plants like flowery, and leafy plants. They will give of a vibes of a small garden that you’ve always loved.
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Repurpose unused drawers
Do you have old cabinets or dressers that you want to throw? Don’t do that just yet. Save the drawers and repurpose them into plant beds.
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Use pipes as hanging planters
You can get used pipes and cut them in half and drill holes for water to drip. Hang them up or prop them against a bare wall in your house and create a small garden out of them.
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Create vertical gardens on vacant walls
Do you have a blank wall that you just don’t know what to do? Spice it up and create a vertical garden instead.
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The weather is so lovely that it is inviting to do gardening once again. Although where I live, the nice weather after winter is so short that tending your garden has to be done in a hasty fashion. However, if you live in the other part of the world where spring is still on and the weather is kind, you will find yourself putting your best gardening tools out from shed for some serious gardening action and consider these beautiful flowering shrubs to add to your garden.
Adding some nice plants to your garden will liven up the area and more so, there are plenty of beautiful flowering shrubs that you may consider adding to your array of flora. Below are some common flowering shrubs you may consider:
Viburnum – Most of the shrubs flowers are in the shade of pink or white.
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Mountain Laurel – This is a beautiful shrub with showy clusters of red, pink or white flowers which normally blooms in late spring or early summer.
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Weigela – This beautiful plant bears lovely blooms that look like smaller version of a Stargazer Lily.
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Rhododendron – This is one of the common shrubs but yields very beautiful clusters of flowers in various colors.
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Green thumbs will be glad to know that there are some plants that thrive even during the coldest months of winter. Some of these plants are stalwarts of winter gardens as they can stand the cold weather and temperature and even produce beautiful flowers.
Here are some plants to take into consideration if you plan to put up a winter garden or if you already have one. They make lovely addition to your garden and add color to very cold and gray season.
Prostrate Rock Cotoneaster
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