Tag Archives: "gardening"

home gardening ideas
9 Oct, 2021

Home gardening ideas – Artificial grass

Many of us with gardens at home enjoy the routines and seasonal chores. As homeowners and gardeners, however, there are some challenges we face regularly too. Managing lawns is a key challenge for gardeners. This is especially true when that green space is on a steep slope, in a dry patch or indeed a damp […]

gardening tips
11 Sep, 2021

Gardening tips: How to stop insects eating young plants

If you are a new homeowner with a garden and you’re propagating young plants, insects are good and also a challenge. We know insects pollinate our flowers and vegetables. However, there is nothing more frustrating than insects devouring young green shoots before they have had time to mature as plants. Here are some gardening tips […]

improve your home gardening
31 May, 2021

Improve your home gardening – 3 Top tips

Many homeowners grow to love gardening, whether or not you start with any home gardening experience. Learning to improve can be a pleasurable pass time outdoors in the fresh air. Here are out top 3 tips on how to improve your home gardening to deliver better and more productive results. 3 Ways to Become Better […]

Home gardening
13 Mar, 2021

Home Gardening to Save Money – 7 Top Tips

If you are a homeowner with your very own garden you may be harbouring deep unrequited yearnings to grow your own fruit and vegetables. You may have resisted over the years thinking it’s simply cheaper and  efficient to shop at the local farmers market or cooperative supermarket. Well, don’t give up that dream. Here are […]

greenhouse
3 Mar, 2021

Greenhouse Gardener? Here’s how to keep pests away

Are you a greenhouse gardener? If you love gardening and making the most of the growing season where your home is based, then you also want to optimise your growing environment.  Keeping pests away is important so that your seedlings have a chance to reach maturity and produce a great crop of flowers, fruit and […]

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 […]

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 […]

garden care
17 Jan, 2019

Garden Care and Landscaping: Homeowner’s Guide

As a homeowner with a garden you are constantly aware of garden care duties and chores. This becomes more evident when you plan trips away from home for work or play. Here is a short guide on how to approach your garden maintenance for year round attention. Garden care crisis..? Drew looked out over the […]

3 Mar, 2014

House-Sitting Helps to Fund Our Global Travel

Global travel made possible by house-sitting – from Sydney Australia to London England Chris and I met in Victoria, British Columbia on the west coast of Canada in February 2012. He was on a three-month vacation and had just returned to B.C. from a trip to California. We were both temporarily staying with friends in Victoria B.C., […]