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Indoor Gardens: Growing Plants with LED lights

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With all the parks and gardens you’ve seen, you’re probably tempted to start gardening. Am I right? So let me do you a favor. I’ll give you my reasons why you should consider indoor gardening:

  • Indoor gardens provide more privacy than outdoor ones
  • You don’t have to worry about animals ruining your garden
  • You can control the air, light, temperatures, etc.
  • Indoor gardens don’t need a vast area

Indoor gardening allows you to take care of everything on your own terms for the betterment of your garden. But since you’re growing indoors, you’ll need human-made light. This is where the LED grow lights enter the scene.

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Below are the perks of using LED lights:

They save money

You might be overwhelmed by their price tags, but LED lights actually have smaller total operating costs compared to HPS lamps and fluorescent bulbs. In the long run, you can save more money if you invest in quality LED lights like the ones from growfor420.

Imagine not needing to replace the bulbs after a year or two, and only replacing them after 10 years. Economical, right? Plus, LED grow lights don’t build up heat, so you don’t have to buy extra fans or air conditioning to keep your garden ventilated. Even when the weather’s warm, your plants can breathe with these lights. This is probably why you can still see others growing marijuana and smoking pot in summer.

Led_grown_lightsThey emit less heat, but more light

Speaking of heat, LED grow lights won’t harm your plants or burn them because these lights release less heat. This also makes it ideal to place LED lights side by side, requiring less space. If you want lights that will enable your indoor plants to mature and blossom, you better get LED lights. They’re like the perfect replica of the sun.

They consume less energy than HPS and fluorescent lights

Lastly, these lights save energy, which is ideal for those who are concerned with the environment. LED grow lights can lower your energy consumption by 40% to 75%, according to studies. How impressive! You don’t just save money; you conserve energy as well!

Bonus

We found this informative and interesting video to satisfy your questions about LED grow lights:

How to Make a Simple Garden Stool With Your Jigsaw

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Need a handy stool for when you’re gardening? We’ve got the perfect project for you! This simple stool can be made in a day and would cost you just $20!

Let’s begin!

Tools needed:

Materials needed:

  • 1-1/4″ screws
  • 2″ screws
  • 3/4″ x 24′ x 24′ plywood
  • pencil
  • wood glue

Steps:

Step #1: Lay out the top and the legs

Get a 24 x 24-inch piece of plywood and cut it into 18-inch and 6-inch strips. Draw crosshairs to pinpoint the center of the larger board. Hammer a drywall screw and use it as a pivot point for moving a 7-inch-radius circle, then sketch lines 3/8-inches away from the crosshairs on every side to make ¾-inch-thick layout labels for cutting the interlocking notches and placing the leg brace blocks later.

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Source: familyhandyman.com

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Source: familyhandyman.com

Step #2: Cut the parts out and rout the edges

Drill a ½-inch pilot hole in the lower notch. Now insert a fine-tooth blade in your jigsaw and cut out the round top. Also, use your jigsaw to cut the legs and the ¾-inch x 2-1/2-inch notches for connecting the legs. Use your router with a ¼-inch round-over bit to smooth the sides of the top and legs excluding the edges along the tops of the two legs. If you don’t have a router, you can soften the edges using sandpaper. Now cut the triangular blocks from the 6-inch-wide cutoff and position the two of them to the bottom side of the top and secure with wood glue plus 1-1/4-inch all-purpose screws.

Step #3: Put the parts together

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Source: familyhandyman.com

Fasten two triangular blocks where the top marks intersect using a screw. Secure the legs with 2-inch screws, put the other two blocks, then apply a finish.

Put the legs into position and use 2-inch screws to fix them to the blocks. Install the other two triangular blocks and apply a finish. You may want to paint it too.

Step #4: Place it in the garden and see how useful and convenient it is!

Strolling In Parks And Gardens

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There’s just something about parks and gardens that will make one see more of them.

You see, parks are not just great locations for picnics with your loved ones. You also see, gardens are not just great locations for dates with your significant other. Parks are also great for just strolling around, seeing the wonders of Mother Nature like never before in the form of stunning views. Gardens are also great for just strolling around, experiencing the miracles of Mother Nature like no other in the form of blooming flowers.

That being said, here are some tips and ideas when strolling in parks and gardens:

Stroll parks and gardens with your trusted bicycle.

Strolling is not just limited to walking around. It can also be done on your trusted bicycle. Whether you’re just looking to pass the time wandering around for recreation or you’re already looking to pass the time practicing around for competition, we can’t deny that riding a bicycle is one great way to fully experience how it’s really like to stroll in parks and gardens.

Stroll parks and gardens with your beloved pet.

Strolling parks and gardens with your beloved pet is probably the best decision you will ever make. We all know how pets can be when it comes to our overall well-being. We also know how we can be when it comes to our pet’s well-being. Thus, it’s only right for you to stroll together with your pet in parks and gardens – not just for you and your pet to keep yourselves healthy and fit, but also for you and your pet to deepen the bond you share.

Stroll parks and gardens with your handy notebook.

Since you’ll be more than inspired to either write a poem or draw a scene, or even motivate yourself into building your own garden at home with those found on http://gardeningandhome.com/best-led-grow-lights-guide/, as you see in person the wonders of Mother Nature around you and experience for yourself the miracles of Mother Nature for yourself.

Always remember, parks and gardens are great locations for a whole lot of things to do. You only need to find the right kind of purpose on why you’re hanging out in there, which could either be for you to be more inspired in helping others care for Mother Nature even more or for you to be more motivated in helping yourself care for Mother Nature even more.

Anything we missed on this blog post? Let us know in the comments section below!

Going On National Park Adventures With Your Kids

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Whatever season you are in, you can go on adventures with your kids every time.

One such adventure is going on national parks.

That being said, here are some ideas when going on national park adventures with your kids:

Camping

In the United States alone, there are lots of family-friendly camping grounds – some of which are located inside national parks – where you’ll not just only see for yourself picturesque views, but also experience for yourself tranquil waters and lush forests. And if you are looking to go camping on a tight budget, you can go free camping in Vermont – at the state’s very own Green Mountain National Forest, where you can also dive in crystal waterfalls and go up steep cliffs; Smugglers’ Notch State Park, where you can also hike on long trails and climb up big rocks; Quechee State Park, where you can also go on relaxing picnics and witness Quechee Gorge at its finest; and more.

Learning

Learning has never been this more fun when done in national parks. Whether it involves the park’s rich history or involves the place’s vibrant culture, you and your kids will definitely see national parks and experience national parks on a whole new level. You will not just see picturesque views or experience tranquil waters and lush forests, but also learn more about the place in the best way possible. There are fun workshops both kids and kids-at-heart can join in, as well as half tours for kids and full tours for adults. There are also fun activities held in national parks, depending on what season you’re in. Some of these activities include treasure hunting and other games like relays and marathons.

Do you have any ideas when going on national park adventures with your kids? Let us know in the comments section below!