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Creating A Fun, Safe Garden For Your Children

As the mum of five young children, I know how important it is to have access to a safe outdoor space for your children to play. Being cooped up in the house all day isn't good for the kids or the parents, but you also can't let young kids play in a space that's hazardous. When we bought our new family home, there was a lot of work to do in the garden to make it childproof, and we also wanted to make it a fun place for the kids to play. We erected a new fence, fitted a combination lock on the garden gate, had poisonous plants removed, cordoned off the pool and created a play area complete with swings, a slide and outdoor games. I started this blog to share my DIY gardening tips, and I hope you find it interesting and useful.



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Creating A Fun, Safe Garden For Your Children

    Keeping your house safe in summer

    As the weather heats up, it can be tempting to leave doors and windows open to get a much needed breeze through a hot house. However, this can leave you vulnerable to home intruders. Up to two-thirds of home burglaries occur through open windows and doors, with almost as many burglaries taking place during the day compared to at night. Here are some some steps you can take to keep your home safe without overheating.

    A Look at Some Common Car Door Lock Issues and How They Can Be Fixed

    The power locks on your car's door are built to be pretty reliable, but they can act up. There are many reasons why this may happen, but some are more common than others. Here is a look at a couple of reasons why your auto door locks may not function properly as well as some possible ways to unlock the problem. Frozen locks If you insert your car keys in the keyhole and they do not turn to open the door locks, this is a sign that your locks may be frozen.

    Planting a low maintenance garden

    While some people love spending time maintaining their gardens, other people find that gardening is just another chore. If you don't enjoy gardening it can be a great idea to plan out a low-maintenance garden that takes less work but is still fun to spend time in.  Choose the right plants Generally, native plants are less work to maintain than imported plants, as they require less fertilising, pruning and watering. It can be worth speaking to the local nursery and asking what plants are likely to work in your garden and look good year round.

    Why Built-In Wardrobes Are Perfect for Your Child's Room

    Deciding on furniture for your child's room is always tricky. You need to consider safety, convenience, and design, while making sure you don't pick things they're going to grow out of too quickly. A wardrobe is an essential storage item, and there are so many options. Do you pick a canvas wardrobe? A simple metal rail? Just put all of their clothes in a chest of drawers? If you're stumped, then maybe it's time to consider a built-in wardrobe.

    Make antimacassars and cushion covers from your old curtains to revamp your living room

    When the curtains in your living room are looking worn out or faded and you want to replace them, use this as the opportunity to revamp the whole living room without changing your colour scheme or having to spend a lot of money on new covers for the furniture, or on new cushions. Choose new curtains that match the existing colour scheme and use the old curtains to make antimacassars and cushion covers.

    A Few Things You Might Overlook When Buying a New Water Storage Tank

    Water storage tanks are common on farms and in areas where there is a high risk of brushfire or other types of fires, and in places where the city-supplied water might be consistently interrupted. Even for a residential home, a water tank can mean paying less money for fresh water to water your lawn or wash your car and other such chores. When you're ready to get a new water storage tank, note a few features you might easily overlook so you ensure you get a tank that will work for your needs and which will last for many years to come.

    Window Blinds | 3 Useful Steps To Clean Wooden Venetian Blinds

    Wooden Venetian blinds are gorgeous window treatments in your home or office because they deliver both aesthetic and functional appeal. Wooden Venetian blinds cannot be soaked or sprayed with harsh chemicals because the wood can easily become warped and damaged. Here are some useful steps to clean wooden Venetian blinds. Wipe Dust Off Using Paper Towels And A Vacuum Cleaner Window blinds are bound to have a layer of dust and dirt accumulated on them over time.

    A Few Important Tips and Cautions When Sending Flowers and Similar Gifts

    Sending flowers is a good way to tell someone how much you care, and they can also be sent to colleagues and coworkers for special occasions and holidays. However, it can be a bit more complicated to send flowers than you realize, as there are many details you need to consider. Note a few quick tips and simple cautions to make it easier on you.  Roses You want to be careful about sending roses to anyone other than your romantic partner and possibly your mother; roses are typically considered a symbol of love, and red roses for romantic love.