Summer Gardening Tips

Preparation is critical for your garden to survive the wilting effects of the Australian Summer. Summer means different things to different gardeners. Some parts of Australia bake in the harsh rays, while other parts are bashed with storms. But for all of us, summer brings common challenges, such as dividing time and effort between keeping our gardens in good shape, and enjoying them during the summer holidays. Below are some tips to help you try and achieve both.

 

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ENJOY YOUR SUMMER SAFELY

Summer is here, at last, with all of its enjoyable warm-weather activities: picnics, hiking, fishing, gardening, swimming, boating, barbeques, and, of course, celebrating the holidays.  Unfortunately, it’s a fact of nature that all of these are accompanied by a certain amount of risk.  Grey Army wants you to have a safe and wonderful time this summer.  So, we have a created the below list of tips for you to keep in mind to reduce the risk of spending any time being treated for injuries from easily avoidable accidents.

 

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TIPS TO MAKE YOUR HOME COOLER AND MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT THIS SUMMER

Summer brings a lot of great things our way—more daylight, beautiful gardens and
trips to the beach. But in Australia it also brings considerably warmer temperatures,
particularly inside our homes.  Air conditioning is a blessing, but it’s also a significant
amount of energy- and money-grabber and not all of us can afford this luxury. If you
are without an air conditioner do not fret, here are a handful of other suggestions for
cooling your house during those pleasant, but overly warm summer days.

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Making Your Kitchen Senior Friendly

We all value our privacy and our independence, but these shouldn’t come at the expense of our health and well-being. As we age, staying in our own home becomes more difficult because of the rising safety concerns.  We tend to spend a lot of time in our kitchens and engage in a variety of potentially risky tasks. Adjustments to our kitchens are particularly important.

The costs of a kitchen renovation can range from small to large; the following list provides some helpful ideas of senior-friendly adjustments.

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How to transform dark rooms with paint colours

Low-lit dark rooms can prove challenging when it comes to choosing a paint colour. As the day progresses, these rooms change from dim to dark, and the less natural night a room receives the smaller the room will look.

Despite the fact that our natural instincts instruct us to use a light colour in dark rooms, there are actually alternative options which could produce better results.

The more common pastels and light colours can actually present a non-desired atmosphere as they will try and reflect non-existing light. Instead you should be confident with your colour play because dark rooms are the perfect opportunity for fun, daring and vibrant colour play.

You should explore brightly saturated colours that add glow.  This becomes the perfect substitute for the lack of natural light.

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