10 really cheap ways to spruce up your garden

Gardens are an extension of your home.

They can say a lot about the type of person you are.

If your garden is drab and lifeless then it won’t inspire you to spend time in it or invite friends over, so what would the purpose of even having that small outdoor space.

The most basic thing to do to your garden to keep it fresh is to take care of your plants and your lawns. To make it more interesting here are some ideas you could try out that would b e fun and cost you next to nothing:

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1. Brighten up your fence


Paint your basic wooden fence with a bright color. Drill holes and fill them with bright colored marbles. According to fencing Tewkesbury, the reflection from the marbles can be pretty special in the evening sun.

2. Make Tin Can Planters from soup cans

All you need to do is to clean the cans up, paint them into different colors, and drill holes for drainage at the bottom and plant some flowers.

3. Create decorative stepping-stones

Take your old broken china and plates and glue the pieces into a flat plate shape. You can paint them or you can allow them to keep their patterns and colors. Work these onto the ground to create interesting stepping-stones.

4. Painted rock display


Get some nicely shaped rocks and paint them in bright colors. You can create patterns that could make them look like giant snail shells or ladybugs.

5. Cinder block herb garden

Have old cinder blocks lying around? Paint them in different bright colors and stack them. Use them to start a small herb garden.

6. Hang a colorful hammock

Find a peaceful nook in your garden and hang a hammock for you to relax in- the brighter the better.

7. Hang some lights

If you have those Christmas lights that come on a string, hand them in your garden.

8. Create a wooden walkway


If you have some pallet wood, break it up and line it up on the ground to make a rustic wooden walkway.

9. Make a pallet display case

Paint an old pallet and put your potted plants on display.

10. Create your own wind chime with keys

Paint your keys different colors and hang them on a branch with a string and place near your backyard door.

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Trads 10 Awesome & Unique DIY Projects

There are numerous things to enjoy about making things with your own hands; the ingenuity, the fun, the mistakes, the responsibility, the customization and the acquirement of new skills.

Our human made world is beyond our comprehension. Here are the 10 awesome DIY projects that you’ve never heard of.

1. Hanging garden basket


If you want to create a gorgeous hanging basket of edibles, you will need some seedlings, moss and a wire basket. The best mix can be of herbs, lettuce, tomatoes and strawberries.

2. Make your own lip balm


With bee wax, carnauba, almond, carrier oil and your favorite flavour, you can make your own lip balm.

3. Laundry detergent


In case you run out of the laundry soap, or you want to just to be cost effective, with a few household ingredients, you can make your own detergent

4. Cake stands


Thrift shop glassware can be glued to make pedestal bowls and cake stands using industrial strength adhesives.

5. Cassette Tape Wallet


Have you known that old cassette tapes can be used to make a wallet? Transform one of the old cassette tapes into fabulous wallets by adding a few adjustments.

6. Paint your garden stones


You can easily keep track of what is planted in your garden by painting the garden stones.

7. Wood Camp stove


All you will require is a large tin, several metal pegs and a drill to make the wood burning stove.

8. Kid garden


With an old bucket, bowl and some plants, you will be ready to make a small sized garden for your kids.

9. Wallpaper dresser


Create an updated to your furniture look with a fresh paint coat and different strips of wallpapers and in complementing hues.

10. Hanger jewellery storage


Take your normal wood coat hanger and add a few eyelet screws to obtain a jewellery hanger.

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Tradd Deer Hunting Tips


It’s been a pretty perfect week by all accounts.

My best friend Scott is due to get married in 3 weeks so the boys decided to have a week away fishing & hunting to celebrate him getting hitched.

We have been deer hunting mainly and I hate to say have been very successful!

For those of you that have never been deer hunting it’s a pretty cool day out, if your into the great outdoors and enjoy handling a rifle.

While firearm safety is always my number one tip when in possession of a loaded weapon, below you will find some killer (see what I did there!) hunting tips for a successful and enjoyable day out.

Get An Early Start

Many hunters like to spend the entire day in the woods, but the most likely times to bag a deer are a sunrise and sunset. They are more likely to come out of the thick brush during the early morning and late pre-dusk hours for the feed.

Eliminate Scents

It is important to remember that deer can smell scents very easily, so do what is necessary to eliminate any human or unnatural odors. Things that would smell good to a human are usually signs of danger for a deer.

Do Not Move

While you are in a stand or a blind, you have to do your best to stay as still as possible. If you do have to move, make your movements very slowly. One of the hardest things for me to learn to be a successful hunter was how to slowly look from side to side as I sat for hours in a deer stand in the cold.

Be Quiet

One of the most important things you can do to have a successful deer hunt is to remain silent. There have been various occasions and disappointing moments when I scared a deer away with the slightest of sounds. Deer have more sensitive ears than you would think. They become very cautious and wary when they hear a human voice or any unnatural sound.

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How To Select A Metal Detector?


If you want to take up metal detecting, choosing the right detector can depend on your needs and the area in which you live. You should get as much information as possible by visiting a website like Metal Detector Direct  – they review metal detectors.

As metal detectors have become more sophisticated, you need to look at the features the various models offer.

Most metal detectors are equipped with certain features for the different types of terrain available.

Discrimination is a very important feature because it can eliminate certain types of metal, such as nails and other junk metal.


Any metal detector can find metal, but what kind of metal do you want to find?

Most detectors have features that can detect gold, relics, coins and jewelry.

The relics feature is useful if you live in an area where any civil war action took place.

If you live near the coast and plan to do some beach detecting, you really to pick a detector that can find a variety of metals.

When picking a detector for the beach, it’s best to choose one with a waterproof coil. You can also purchase a waterproof coil separately. Coils are very to change out.

The technology in metal detectors is constantly changing, so it is best to determine what type of detecting you will be doing so you can make the right selection.

Image – Fisher F2 Metal Detector

How much do you want to spend?

Metal detectors come in a wide variety of prices. Sometimes the most expensive model is not the best.

It may have many bells and whistles, but you don’t want to pay for features you don’t need.

Think about the type of terrain you will be detecting, and select a detector that is ideal for your needs.

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Why Play Low Impact Paintball??

Me and a couple of guys hit the paintball field a couple of months ago for a friends stag do.

I have to say it was a brutal encounter. I think my bruises are just about starting to heal in what can only be described as being in absolute agony.

Like most people I enjoy the commando action of paintball, but honestly getting hit hurts a lot!

This got me thinking and led me to do a little research on whether there were any alternatives.

Low impact paintball has been introduced to combat this exact problem. It still provides the exciting combat experience, but without the bruises and weeks worth of pain.

Below are some excellent reasons to play low impact paintball.


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