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Today’s blog post topic is definitely un-sexy, but a must for any homeowner: lawn care! To be totally honest, I have always loved yard work. Gardening, removing tree stumps, pulling weeds… I love it. I’m weird, what can I say? But when it comes to actually growing grass, I always left that up to Sean. But now that our bungalow is on the market, we had to really focus on making the yard look as amazing as possible! We did a ton of research about sod, then installed it. So today I’ve teamed up with Amazon Home to share a few lawn care tips we have learned! They make it so easy to get everything you need in one place.
If you’re anything like me, chances are you’ve added a few more houseplants to your space during quarantine. Not only do plants add amazing ambiance and coziness, they have tons of health benefits (more on that here!). I shared how to buy plants online a while back, but wanted to share tips for how to buy plants in person, too. I know shopping habits have changed, but as more and more shops open, I have the feeling we’ll be adding stops at the local nursery to the errands list! After all, there’s nothing better than a new impulsively bought houseplant, amiright?! So here are a few things I keep in mind when picking out new houseplants. Let me know if you think I should add anything to this list, too.
It’s taken me quite a while to get this post fully fleshed out and written, but it’s definitely one that I’m asked over and over again! If you’ve ever wondered how to start composting at home, this guide is for you. I tried to keep it as easy and informative as possible, but if you have any outstanding questions, definitely leave a comment on this post. And by no means am I an expert in composting — this post is based off of what I’ve researched, but also what’s worked for us. Climate and location are factors in how you should compost, so be sure to research anything specific to your home, too. We’re in Seattle, so our compost ‘recipe’ reflects that. Let’s dig in (pun very much intended).
I’ve said this a few times before… the amount of enjoyment I get out of yard work is so unexpected! It’s literally one of my favorite part of owning our bungalow. I love getting my hands dirty, planning landscaping projects, and planting things for us to eat. Or even plants that are just pretty to look at and smell good! I don’t know why, this always surprises me, still! But in talking with my coach, it makes sense because there are so many health benefits of gardening. I decided to dig a bit further and research why that is so I could share with you today.
So, um… how many houseplants have you bought since we’ve all been quarantined?? I’m betting a lot since plants literally make us happy and it so easy to buy them online. Personally, I’ve been working on propagating our existing collection of houseplants, but with a few key additions. With this has also come the need to repot houseplants because it’s been a while since I did that, too! I totally waited too long in some instances (sorry, snake plant!). Oops… If you’re like me and need to do this essential plant owner chore, here are some tips to help you!
If I had one complaint about our bathroom (aside from it’s un-renovated status), it would be the lack of a window. When I put on a new roof, I added a solar tube which is like a tiny skylight. It’s great for bringing a bit of daylight, but not enough for houseplants which is such a bummer. As you’ll remember from my loft, I used to have a plant packed paradise in there! I absolutely love bringing some life and greenery into the bathroom.
While nothing truly beats buying houseplants in person, sometimes it can be a struggle to find exactly the type you’re looking for! That’s why I buy plants online typically. When I first thought of this solution, I was worried about the quality — would I pay money for something to arrive wilted or even dead?? But after shopping online for houseplants a few times, I’m here to say that it’s awesome and totally something you should consider next time you’re adding to your collection! Here are a few of my favorite sources + tips for how to buy plants online.