Category Archives: "Garden sitting"

trim trees
22 Feb, 2021

How to trim trees – Timing and method

If you own property then you know that the responsibility for the care and maintenance of the land is yours. That means that as the homeowner and presumably landowner you either need to have certain skills to maintain your home or buy in those skills. One of the less well known skills is how to […]

aquaponics
8 Feb, 2021

Curious about Aquaponics? Here’s what you need to know

Many of our homeowners at HousesitMatch.com have gardens and love gardening.  Increasingly we hear about the growing trend in aquaponics as a means to grow produce in a larger scale.  Does aquaponics, or hydroponics as it is also known, interest you? Then read on. While it may not suit your post lockdown home garden, aquaponics […]

home energy saving
3 Feb, 2021

Home energy saving tips for Winter

With chilling winds blowing around your property, especially in Winter, you feel all the cracks and faults in your property. Every homeowner knows that preparation for Winter is best done early so that you can prepare to fix those faults and save energy. If you are a Snowbird homeowner and leave home every winter or […]

feel at home
29 Jan, 2021

Home decorating – To beautify any room in your home

If as a homeowner you’ve ever tried a spot of home decorating, you’ll know there are easy tasks and difficult jobs. Both might be important if you are renovating or even just refreshing your décor. Here are some excellent top tips to help you ensure your home projects work well. Read on to learn how […]

managing energy bills
6 Nov, 2020

Vacation Checklist – Manage energy bills

Every homeowner who pays bills worries about the costs of maintaining their home while they are away. Although holidays can seem few and far between sometimes, many of us still plan trips away. If you are a Snowbird going away in the Winter especially for long periods, consider the advantages of a live in housesitter. […]

25 Jun, 2020

Planning Dutch Tulips for my house and garden

If like me you have spent much of the last three months mooching about the house cooking and watching YouTube videos on growing vegetables you are probably ready for a change of scene. You might even be planning your next holiday and looking for housesitters to help you. As an entrepreneur and homeowner  and sometime […]

pet sit
19 Mar, 2020

Top Tips – Before you take on a pet sitter or a housesitter

When a pet owner needs to travel away from home it is always a worry if you need to find new pet care, whether that pet sitter is a paid service or found on a house and petsitting service like HouseSitMatch. Before you go ahead and choose your pet sitter check out our blog on […]

Housesit builds trust
6 Sep, 2019

HouseSit Builds Trust – by Lamia Walker

Recently, Lamia Walker our founder was asked to launch the first #HouseSitChat on Twitter. It was an interview about housesitting and petsitting for affordable travel, and how HouseSit builds trust in the housesitting industry. The Twitter Q&A which was a fun and rapid fire set of interactions with some great people keen to learn more about […]