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Fri, 15 Jan 2021
Long, warm days and easy barbecued dinners mean more time to spend doing these things you wish you had time for in winter! Spending time outdoors is not only good for the soul, the satisfaction of a job well done is hard to beat. We've rounded up some of our favourite projects, along with a couple of simple, creative ways to keep the kids busy.
Many plants, including geranium, rosemary, mint, and philodendron, will quickly develop roots in water. For the best results, cut off a 5- to 10-cm stem tip and remove all but the top two leaves. Put the cut end in water, and watch the cuttings develop roots. In a few short weeks, you can transplant the new plants into pots. This method can often work well with pieces that get accidentally broken off your favourite house plants.
You already know fresh veggies are good for you, but you might not know you can easily grow many of them from scraps. Put the leftover root bases of fancy lettuce, celery, spring onions, or chives in an upcycled glass container with just enough water to cover the roots and set it on a sunny windowsill. You’ll see burgeoning new growth within a day or two!
Got a spare day? Make it count with these easy projects: erect a trellis; build a garden path; create a water feature; upcycled garden edging and more!
The benefits of composting are many and varied; not least of all, you'll reduce your rubbish volume and your carbon footprint.
Another great way to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill is to turn your junk into something useful. Take a new look at the items you no longer use and let your creativity flow with repurposing.
If the tools and equipment are all together in one designated spot, you might be more inclined to get out into the garden more frequently. We recommend creating a gardening hub in your garage.
Create a Container Garden
You may not have space for a proper garden but you can still benefit from the joy of gardening by planting in containers. Hello, homegrown produce!
Let your place become the benchmark for the neighbourhood when you attack oil stains on the driveway, repair cracked driveway concrete or deep clean your driveway - you’ll increase its longevity too!
We hope these ideas have inspired you to get out there and make the most of summer at home! If a new garage door is on your to-do list, speak to the experts at Dominator. With more than 30 dealer locations nationwide, there's a team near you who can advise, install and service your premium garage door and opener. For inspiration, check out our residential range here.