DIY Indoor Garden

diy indoor garden

Gardening is something that is very relaxing and enjoyable to do. However, some are limited to what their yard, front or back, is able to provide. Some houses don’t have the available space needed to start a flower garden or a vegetable garden. Thus, starting a garden is put on the back burner. But, gardening should not be limited to an empty block of land outside your house. It can also be done inside your home. Yes! You heard right! You can also create a garden from inside your home. The tips you can find below should help you start your own garden inside the comforts of your own home:

Conceptualize Your Garden. The first thing that you need to do is conceptualize your garden. Imagine what it would look like. Think about the theme that you want your garden to deliver. Do you want to have a tropical themed garden inside your home for the winter season? Or do you want your garden to look like and English garden that is inviting for anyone that steps into it for a tea? Answering these questions will help set the ball rolling, and will help you determine where it should be placed, how the room should be prepared, and what plants you will need to buy.

Location.  There are a lot of places that your indoor garden could be installed. However, before you decide to put it somewhere, you should factor in some aspects. You should consider the room temperature and how much light can get in during the day. This is very important because your indoor plants are not as exposed as those plants growing outside. However, if the room you have chosen does not get enough heat or sunlight, you can always add some fixtures to have this fixed. You can always ask around for the best option to do these. Heat lamps can be used, but the tendency of the plant drying up because of this is high. Thus, ask around when you go to a garden store or shop.

Start Your Preparations. The things that you need to consider when preparing your indoor garden are as follows: flooring, lighting, air flow, and humidity. For the garden floor, it is not recommended to use hard wood or have it carpeted. A wooden floor and a carpeted floor will easily get ruined from watering. It is advised that you have your floor made of slate, linoleum or ceramic. The lighting of your indoor garden can be enhanced with the use of fluorescent lights. This can be very helpful especially during winter. Broad spectrum lights can also be installed. But you may need help in doing this to have it in different angles and different heights. The air flow in your indoor garden is also important. Your plants will be merrier and happier if ventilation is good in your indoor garden. If the location you have chosen does not get good air flow, you can address this issue by adding floor fan or installing a ceiling. Having these done will help keep the air flowing in your indoor garden. As for humidity, it can be improved using a humidifier, which can be set with a timer.

Types of Plants. How you want your indoor garden to look is to be considered when choosing your plants. In addition, the condition of the room where you are putting your plants will be considered. Plants that don’t need so much light can be added in a room that does not get much light during the day. An example of this type of plant is philodendron. Some palm plants can also survive in a room with low light. Having some would add a tropical feel inside your indoor garden. You can still choose plants that need a lot of light in your garden as long as you are able to provide fluorescent lights or broad spectrum lights.

Easy Do It Yourself Patio Projects

Patio Projects

There are several things to consider before starting a do-it-yourself patio furniture project. First, do not allow yourself to become overwhelmed with the details of the project. There are many easy DIY projects that you can handle when you are first starting out. For best results, think of how you want your patio to look and consider a number of projects to help you create a one of a kind patio that you and your family will enjoy. Check out the following ideas and then add your unique spin to it to create a hidden gem on your patio.

An Outdoor Bar

Outdoor bars are easy to make and can turn any backyard area into a dream. All you need is some discarded pallets, scrap timber and a bar top to create an out of this world outdoor bar.

Comfortable Seating

Do you need seating for your patio? Grab a few wood pallets and build yourself a perfect seating area for your patio. Cut the pallets to size or screw several together to make a bench. Paint or stain the wood and add colorful pillows for a showstopping seating arrangement for your patio.

An Outdoor Daybed

Nothing is better than a nap outdoors. The gentle breeze and the chirping of birds are sure to put you to sleep when you have an outdoor daybed to stretch out on. You can build one using pallets. Once the daybed is constructed, you can add casters to make moving it around a lot easier.

Benches

If you want a simple bench for your patio, check out this easy DIY project. Concrete blocks can be stacked on end to provide the side support for a bench. Then, use wood slats and slip them through the opening of the concrete block to create a simple DIY bench.

Pallet Swing Beds

You can build almost anything from pallets. One of the best DIY projects is to build a frame that is slightly bigger than your mattress. Then, screw eyebolts into the frame. A rope and hooks will suspend your bed from your patio ceiling. Add cushions and blankets for a comfortable pallet swing bed.

Hammocks

Everyone loves a hammock. Why waste money buying one, when you do it yourself? All you will need is some twine, zip ties, canvas, leather strapping and a piece of fabric, such as a blanket or a beach towel.

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