Why choose artificial turf

My husband loves to garden. He can spend whole days outside in the garden and plant the most beautiful plants in the right places with his green fingers. I don’t know how he gets it done over and over again, but our garden always looks radiant. Except for our grass. The grass is an eyesore. Firstly, because the many warm summers cause more and more bare, dried out spots, secondly, because the moles make their way through our lawn and leave those nasty little heaps behind. Looking for ways to do something about this, we thought that installing artificial turf might be something for us. The idea of ​​artificial grass always gave me the feeling of ‘fake’ grass. But nowadays it is almost indistinguishable from real grass. We took the bull by the horns and decided that buying artificial grass has enough advantages to give this grass the benefit of the doubt.

Laying artificial grass

After purchasing the artificial turf, my husband’s fingers were naturally itching to get started. Laying the grass was done in several steps. First, the old grass was removed and the ground leveled as much as possible. After leveling, he applied a sand layer of about 10 cm after which it was watered in and leveled out. The latter had to be done properly because the artificial turf molds itself to the substrate. So far everything went fine and in good spirits he continued with the next step, laying the stabilization canvas. He has secured the corners of the canvas with an artificial grass hook, so that the roots or weeds do not get through and that no dents will appear in the artificial grass later when using them. Finally, the moment came when he was allowed to lay the artificial turf. The surface of our garden is 10 by 4 meters and the roll we bought was exactly these dimensions. Fortunately, because if the garden was narrower or larger, then of course some cutting and pasting was needed. Finally, he secured the artificial turf with special hooks that he hammered into the turf every 50 cm along the edges. Mission succeeded.

The benefits of artificial turf

We enjoy it every day since the construction of the artificial turf. It looks wonderfully green in the garden and the artificial grass is very maintenance-friendly. You hardly have to worry about it. Every now and then we remove some leaves, but that’s it. Moreover, we no longer suffer from those annoying molehills. I think artificial turf is also very environmentally friendly, because it never needs mowing or spraying. During the summer months our grass has remained very beautiful, no bare spots and also not discolored, despite the swimming pool for the children being on it. According to the producer, weather conditions should not play any role. Even during the winter months with prolonged frost, artificial grass will not be damaged, we are promised. That means that the artificial grass is also durable.


Do odd jobs and learn new things!

Recently I became the proud owner of a new home. You can hardly imagine it in these times, but we finally managed to find a new home. Incidentally, it is not my first home. We are a bit bigger and live more in the countryside. That way we have a little more rest in our free time. Yet we live close enough to work and to the city. Now that the time has finally come, the house needs a lot of refurbishment. That is the first time for me because the first house I bought was a new-build house. There was really not much to be done about that anymore. Only the walls had to be painted and a floor had to be laid in it (I didn’t do that myself either).

New things

Since it is the first time that I am going to renovate a house, I thought it would be wise to hire a contractor. There are a lot of things that I don’t know how to make or modernize. I have decided to do more than at my first house. I also think it would be nice to learn to do things better. Because I am curious, I ask the contractor to listen. That way I get to know a lot of new terms that I had never heard about until then. Take the tipper, for example. Do you have an idea what that is? I will try to explain it to you as it has also been explained to me: a tipper is a vehicle with cargo space. There is a mechanism underneath this cargo space. This allows the cargo space to be brought from a horizontal position (ie when the landing is simply on the vehicle) to an inclined position and the cargo to slide out of the cargo area.

What do you need for?

Now you may be wondering what we need this tipper for? Well that is very easy to explain. We want to build a new gravel path. For this, new gravel must first be deposited. By using a tipper, we don’t have to manually scoop everything out of a truck. That saves a lot of work. After that, the intention is that we only have to divide everything over the path. So it is great fun to be so involved in a project. This way you learn something new every time!


How do you keep your plants alive

In the garden, taking care of the plants and the grass can be very calming. Yet it is not always a simple task. Sometimes it just doesn’t work to keep those plants or flowers alive. No matter how hard you try to prevent death, time and time again it will not work. This can be very frustrating, especially if you don’t know what keeps going wrong. To help you keep the plants alive, I have a number of tips for you here.

Think of the sunlight

With garden plants it is always important that there is enough sunlight available. Of course it differs per plant what exactly is enough sunlight. Some plants can actually do without it, but that is certainly not always the case. Usually this information is on the card with the plants. If not, you can always ask for advice or look up the information online. As soon as you know how much sunlight a plant needs, it is time to check whether the location of the plants is correct. A good tip is to divide the garden into compartments and see how much sunlight each compartment receives per day. After keeping this up for a week you can estimate a reasonable average. A camera is of course a smart idea.

Find information about the specific plant

Often people water all the plants at the same time, but that is not always convenient. Just as every plant has different requirements in terms of sunlight, the amount of nutrition and water also differs. Only when you know which conditions are best for each plant can you take good care of it. Therefore, search online for each plant how you can best care for it. Ultimately, there is a lot to consider when looking after plants, and without reading this somewhere you really can’t know.

Keep harmful insects at bay

A large part of the plants and flowers are affected by annoying insects. For example, the roots in the soil are eaten or eggs are laid. Unseen, this can be the cause of plants that keep dying. Fortunately, there are natural means to prevent these types of insects, such as nematodes. Small worms, also called nematodes, attack the larvae of nasty insects and thus protect the plants. In addition, it can also work against mosquitoes. For example, try nematodes mourning fly to prevent insects in a natural way.


New year, new interior!

With the New Year also come New Year’s resolutions. It is true that we have been in the new year for a while now, but still this blog is about making choices and getting to know yourself again while making them. Read more in this blog about how I stayed true to myself this year and thus redesigned my life!

The beginning

If you want to change something about yourself, you also have to adapt the environment in which you find yourself. With the new year also come new trends and developments. In recent years I have become more interested in interior design, so this is what I wanted to focus on this year.

To begin with, I wanted to change my entire interior. I had a fairly modern interior, not necessarily Scandinavian, but modern. Do you know that you want to completely shake off your current interior? I had that very badly with my house. That’s why I wanted a new look to start the year well. But what are the latest fashion trends?

Hot & happening

If you have to believe the latest news in the field of interior styling, the rural, Scandinavian and industrial interiors are still inseparable from the current interior landscape. I wanted something different, so I started looking for something else.

From light colors in my modern interior, I have completely changed to a dark and elegant living trend. Here natural shapes, materials and deep colors come into their own. Exactly what this year is central for in my case.

In my current interior you will not easily find broken white with cream white and pastel beige anymore. For me this year it is all about aubergine, dark blue and other elements that provide a classic touch. But which elements ensure this?

It’s all in the details

In addition to the furniture, cushions and rugs, it was also necessary to give my other accessories a good freshening up. That’s how I completely fell in love with the floor mirror trend. Unfortunately I could not find a nice copy anywhere in the shops.

Then I started looking on the internet and actually found Glassby almost immediately. Buying a custom mirror from Glassby is really like a dream come to life. They offered a good listening ear and that is reflected in the more than perfect end result. With my beautiful floor mirror, I still ensure that a little light comes into my somewhat darker interior. That’s how I created the perfect environment to work on myself!


Geniet langer van uw tuin

Omdat de koude winterse dagen plaatsmaken voor zonnestralen en hogere temperaturen, kan er weer van de tuin worden genoten. Tenminste, als het er klaar voor is. U kunt niet vroeg genoeg beginnen om uw tuin voor te bereiden op de zwoele zomeravonden. Iedereen heeft een andere voorkeur, maar één ding is specifiek: je wilt zo lang mogelijk op het erf kunnen zitten. Precies hoe doe je dat? Bekijk het hieronder op deze blogsite.

Comfortabel dineren met tuinmeubilair van hoge kwaliteit

Kunt u niet wachten tot u weer buiten kunt ontbijten, lunchen en dineren? Hoe u ook graag buiten eet, u heeft tuinmeubilair van hoge kwaliteit nodig. Het is duidelijk dat u de mogelijkheid wilt hebben om zo lang mogelijk van het klimaat te genieten, en dit kan het beste worden gemaakt met tuinmeubilair dat geschikt is om te gebruiken.

Als u ontdekt dat uw tuinmeubilair moet worden veranderd, kunt u ervoor kiezen om nieuwe aan te schaffen. De Corona-acties die de afgelopen maanden onder druk stonden, maakten het moeilijker om voor je spiksplinternieuwe tuinmeubilair naar de werf te gaan. Het goede nieuws is dat u ook van alles online kunt regelen. Op deze manier kunt u snel online tuinstoelen bestellen die daarna ook bij u thuis worden afgeleverd. Dit scheelt u een hoop stress en u kunt snel langer genieten van het mooie klimaat dat de zomermaanden bieden.

Plaats een mooie terrasverwarmer in de tuin

Op het moment dat je weer naar buiten kunt, zijn wij Nederlanders niet meer weg te houden van de terrassen en relaxplekjes. Waar we ook komen, we zoeken de gezelligheid van anderen. U hoeft uw huis echter niet helemaal te verlaten om van een ontspannende omgeving te genieten!

Als u graag lang na het zitten aan de eettafel op gezellige avonden in het zomerseizoen wilt zitten, kan deze naar buiten worden verplaatst. Maar wat doe je als het ineens ook vriest om buiten te rusten?

Daarna schakel je gewoon een terrasverwarming in! Nu gelooft u misschien: "waar kan ik terrasverwarmingsunits kopen?" Nou, dat is heerlijk bij Tuinland. Hier vindt u een grote verscheidenheid aan prachtige terrasverwarmingssystemen. Het is de financiële investering meer dan waard, aangezien u en uw metgezel of huishouden langer gebruik kunnen maken van de tuin.

Het verwelkomen van gasten is geen probleem meer wanneer u een terrasverwarming voor buiten heeft opgesteld. Geniet van een mooie dag met een glas rode wijn in de hand en maak ook gezellige herinneringen met uw terrasverwarming.