Exploring The Exciting World Of Gardening Substrates

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Exploring The Exciting World Of Gardening Substrates

Substrates. What does that word mean to you? For me, that word conveys potential and opportunity for growth. After all, the type of substrate you select for your garden drastically influences plant growth and yield amounts. Whoa, wait a minute. I'm getting ahead of myself here. First things first, how about introductions? My name is Victor Yardley and I'd like to talk to you about gardening setups with a focus on soil production. I'm glad you're visiting my site. Did you know that you can mix up your own soil formulas to suit any type of plant you have in your garden beds? Are you aware of the sheer amount of manure types and add ins you can throw into the mix to improve nutrient amounts and facilitate drainage? Those topics are just a few of the ideas I will discuss on this site each day. Thanks for stopping by.


Enhance Your Yard: Why Build A Pergola

If you're looking for ways to improve your backyard space this summer, now's the time to add a pergola to the list of possibilities. You might not realize it, but a pergola can add form and function to your yard. A pergola works well in any area of your yard. Not sure how a pergola will benefit your yard? Read the list below. Here are four ways a pergola will increase the enjoyment you get from your backyard. 

Take Your Office Outside

If you work from home, you need to set up the right office space. That doesn't mean you need to stay inside all day. When the weather is nice, you might want to get outside for some fresh air. If you have a pergola in your yard, you can do that. A backyard pergola gives you the right amount of space for an outdoor office. If you add an electrical outlet, you can even plug in the chargers for your phone and laptop. That way, you can enjoy the fresh air while you get your work done. 

Add Design Elements

If you want to add some design elements to your yard, talk to a contractor about building a pergola. A pergola can become the focal point of any yard, especially gardens. That's because pergolas go beyond the standard covered patio. You can have your pergola custom-designed to add the design elements you want for your yard. If you want to add a water or fire feature to your yard, a pergola can provide the framework. 

Create a Private Retreat

If you have French doors off your primary bedroom, it's time to add a pergola. When you build a pergola off your primary bedroom, you can create a private retreat for yourself. You can use the space to enjoy your first cup of coffee in the morning. Or, you can use your pergola as a place to unwind and relax at the end of a stressful day. 

Provide More Shade

If you want to spend more time in the garden, now's the time to build a pergola. The sun can get quite hot on your skin during the summer. The added heat can make spending time outside downright unbearable. That's where a pergola comes into the picture. A pergola lets you add shade to an otherwise sunny yard. You can also include a cover to protect you against sun and rain exposure.