Grounding Yourself: A Gardening and Health Blog

Are you interested in expanding your garden or planting new plants? Learn more about how gardening can also work as a form of therapy.

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Grounding Yourself: A Gardening and Health Blog

Hello! I am so glad that you found my blog. My name is Margaret, and I have always used gardening as a personal form of therapy. Over the years, I have started to look at the research behind this hobby of mine, and I have been so excited to read about the mood-boosting properties of microbes as well as about other topics. In this blog, I am going to write about grounding yourself with gardening. I plan to write about everything from aerating the ground to using gardening as a tool for meditation and personal reflection. Please, explore and share my posts if they inspire you. Thank you for reading!

The Benefits of Turf Installation: A Homeowner’s Guide

8 September 2023
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The installation of turf at one's home is often overlooked, yet it is an action that should be seriously considered due to the numerous benefits it provides. Not only does turf enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property, but it also offers a lush and green landscape that can be enjoyed year-round. Additionally, turf is an environmentally friendly choice as it requires minimal water usage compared to natural grass, reducing water consumption and contributing to water conservation efforts. Read More …

4 Signs You Should Use Inorganic Mulch Instead of Organic

14 September 2022
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Mulch forms a protective layer over a landscape to control everything from soil erosion to weed growth, so using it is one of the best things you can do for your garden. You'll probably be most familiar with organic mulches. These are made from something that was once alive. In contrast, inorganic mulch is made from things that were never alive. Examples include rocks, gravel and rubber. The idea of using inorganic mulch might seem odd at first, but it does offer certain benefits that will suit the needs of some homeowners. Read More …

Essential Facts That Gardeners Should Learn About Vermiculate

21 September 2021
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For plants to get valuable nutrients, you need to source the right potting soil. For example, adequate aeration and proper drainage are essential for healthy plant growth. One particular ingredient critical to gardening is vermiculite, a naturally occurring, odourless mineral in granular form. It is made from a mixture of silicon, aluminium, magnesium and iron. When mixed with gardening soil, vermiculite improves drainage and aeration. Although vermiculate can be expensive to buy, it ensures that plants grow healthy. Read More …

How Nutritious Topsoil Can Help Your Vegetable Garden Grow

15 October 2020
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If you want to be self-sufficient, you may have an eye on your back garden. It may be undeveloped or covered by a lawn at the moment, and you'd like to cultivate some vegetables to cater to your family needs. As you get ready for the transition, is the soil that you have sufficient, or should you budget for some assistance? Testing Your Soil As your garden is largely undeveloped, the soil may not be particularly nutritious. Read More …

Have You Thought of Using Sand in Your Garden?

17 September 2019
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If you are considering landscaping your garden, then you will have been thinking about how you can maximise the use of your outdoor environment. You will have thought about how you will be using each part of the space and how you will combine each element within the garden to create a complete garden experience. What materials will you need? Most gardens will have a lawn of some type, so if you don't have anything laid, you will want to purchase some turf. Read More …