Here are some ideas on how a few little touches can yield big results.
Idea 1 Add a splash of colour to your home
A colourful piece of art placed in a living room not only adds a decorative touch, but also introduces colours.
Cushions and pillows is another way to easily amp up color, plus they are a whole lot cheaper than replacing an entire couch.
Colorful rugs and other textiles are a quick and easy way to add a splash of colour, and add so much to a space without the work of picking up a paintbrush.
Give your inside-outside room a year-round feel of spring and summer with colours and patterns picked from your garden.
Idea 2 Grow fresh produce in planter boxes
Planter boxes make excellent vegetable gardens for a small backyard. The benefits of container vegetable gardens includes easier harvesting as you do not have to bend down quite as far and portability, you can move them around the garden or take them when you move. Many food plants grow well in planter boxes, especially herbs, chillies and tomatoes.
Idea 3 Easy herb tea to grow and brew
There are a wide range of aromatic herbs which can be grown for hot or iced herb teas and natural remedies use.
To make herb tea, allow 2 to 3 teaspoons of chopped fresh leaves. If using dried herbs allow 1 teaspoon for the pot. Warm the pot, add the herbs and boiling water, allow for 2 to 3 minutes to infuse.
- Chamomile to calm and sooth nerves and to help you get to sleep.
- Lemon balm to ease cold, coughs and fevers and calm nerves.
- Mint has a cooling after sensation and helps eliminate toxins from the body.
- Lemon grass contains anti-oxidant minerals.
Idea 4 Find seeds from your kitchen
Save the seeds from your fresh cut vegetables found in your kitchen for planting.