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    Greenhouse Planning: 6 Tips for Organizing Your Greenhouse Space

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    Greenhouses provide a controlled environment for effective growing of all kinds of plants, extending your growing season, prevention of pests, and more. But just using a greenhouse in your backyard is just part of the equation. Greenhouse planning is extremely essential to the health and prosperity of your plants. Before you begin your greenhouse planning, you should ask yourself the following questions: What types of plants am I planning to grow? What temperatures do I need to maintain in my greenhouse? How much space will my plants need to grow healthy? How long will it take for my plants from sprout to fruit or flower? Once you answer these questions and write a detailed greenhouse planning strategy, you will be able to efficiently organize and lay...

    Have Fun This Summer with These Backyard Family Activities

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    Traditionally, the summertime is a great time to get away with the family. However, work schedules, summer camps, and other activities can keep a family vacation from taking place. But fun family activities don’t have to take place on the road. You can make memories with your family right in your own backyard! There are several family activities that you can do right in your own backyard this summer. Some family activities require strength and teamwork, while others allow you all to relax and enjoy. Also, some of these activities can bring more fun to your next backyard gathering. From giant board games to family yoga, here are six backyard family activities that will make it a memorable summer. Set Up a Virtual Campout Virtual...

    Ultimate Summer Beach Gear Guide

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    One of the most exciting times of the year is packing up for a relaxing getaway to the beach. Enjoying family time in the warm weather with your toes in the sand is one of the best parts of summer. Having the right beach gear helps you have a safe and hassle-free vacation. Before you head out to take on the waves, ensure you have everything you need for a successful beach day with our Ultimate Summer Beach Gear Guide. Summer Beach Gear with Safety and Convenience in Mind Although a day swimming in the water with family seems like it’s all about fun, too much sun exposure can be dangerous to your skin and your health. It’s important to protect yourself from harmful UV…

    Grower’s Guide: Greenhouse Cleaning Tips

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    If you’re gearing up for a new season of crops, your structure will need a good greenhouse cleaning. Seasonal greenhouse cleaning is important to maintain overall plant health. Cleaning your  greenhouse will help keep diseases from spreading while staving off harmful pests. To do this, you’ll need to remove all plants and crops from within the greenhouse unit and follow the following our helpful greenhouse cleaning tips. Greenhouse Cleaning Tips For ShelterLogic units like the GrowIT Greenhouse In-A-Box, it’s important to clean the cover just like you would any other fabric shelter. Avoiding harsh detergents will help stretch the life of your greenhouse. And because this greenhouse also has a steel frame, it’s important to maintain that as well. This includes using a soft-bristled broom when...

    What is a Temporary Garage, and Why Do I Need One?

    Are you looking to store and protect your car, truck, SUV, boat, or other vehicle? Are you running out of storage space in your basement, attic, or garage? Do you need at-home or on-site workshop space for a variety of projects? If your answer is “yes” to any of the above questions, then the answer is to get a temporary garage. What is a Temporary Garage? A temporary garage, also known as a portable outdoor building or a portable garage, is designed to offer reliable, low-maintenance shelter for various types vehicles or items that need protection. They can also be used to store and protect construction and landscaping equipment and provide bulk storage. Although portable garages are considered temporary buildings, they are not constructed cheaply. They...

    5 Fun Outdoor Learning Activities You and Your Kids Will Love

    Schools may close for the rest of the academic year, and summer youth activities are up in the air. So, can we keep our children’s minds busy when they stay home? There are several outdoor learning activities that can take place on a laptop or a television screen. However, there are also many outdoor learning activities that can take place right in your backyard, and don’t require the Internet! Let’s look at 5 fun outdoor learning activities that your kids will love, and can be done in the backyard: Grow Your Own Vegetables Gardening changes and improves kids’ lives, their communities, and the planet. Not only is growing vegetables a fun learning activity, it can lead to healthy habits. Food researchers at Ohio State University...

    6 Landscape and Garden Accessories to Give Your Backyard a Fresh Look

    In the spring, the trees begin to bud, birds start to chirp, and crocuses poke through the ground. Despite the natural beauty, when you look at your backyard, you might not like what you see. Spring is a time for renewal, and that includes your backyard. It may be nice to add some annuals to your mix of perennials and other greenery. But you don’t have to replant everything to give your backyard a fresh look. Sometimes it just takes the right accessories to spruce up your backyard landscape and garden. Your backyard is the natural outdoor extension of your home. You can change the look of your yard by adding practical accessories for storage, shade relaxation, and more. Also, you don’t have to break...

    Solutions for Successful Urban Farming

    Urban farming is becoming more popular in America as people are turning to growing their own food in densely populated areas. What exactly is urban farming? According to Greensgrow.org, it’s any growing operation within a city that sells the food it produces. While there are many different techniques to creating the perfect environment for growing crops, here are some proven solutions to successful urban farming. Finding the Right Location Maybe you already own a plot of land and want to convert your backyard into an urban farm. Or if you don’t want to dig your yard up, you can rent or buy a plot of land. But before you get those seeds in the ground, look at the site’s security, access to water, soil quality...

    Backyard Getaway: Turn an Outdoor Storage Building into a Man Cave

    There’s an old saying that a man’s home is his castle. Truth be told, it really isn’t. If you’re a married man, it means you share your home with your wife, and most likely your kids. That means you can’t hang your posters in the living room, which is probably overrun with children’s toys. You may no longer have privacy in your home, so why not gain your own space with a man cave in your backyard? You can convert a portable garage, shed, or other outdoor storage building into your own backyard getaway. All it takes to build a backyard man cave is some creativity and ingenuity. Once you assemble it, your backyard man cave can be the home-away-from-home you’ve always dreamed of. Which...

    Creating the Ultimate She Shed: New Ways to Use Your Garden Shed

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    With the hustle and bustle of daily life, it can be hard to get away from it all when you simply want to relax. Yet carving the perfect space just for you is easier to do than you might expect! A she shed is the perfect space to call your own and escape from everyday life, dive into your favorite hobby, or simply curl up with a good book. And the most shocking tidbit is, all you need to create your very own is a typical backyard garden shed. That’s it! There are so many things to consider when it comes to designing your ideal retreat, such as what you’d like the exterior to look like or how you would furnish it. Have you been...
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