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Glamorous Garden With Little Effort

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Sitting in your garden as the warm evening sun plays patterns over your skin, is the best way to end any day. It’s relaxing and relieves any of that built up stress that you may have been carrying around with you earlier at work. The only thing is, what if you don’t have the kind of garden that you see in the movies. A preconceived idea is that you either have a pretty backyard, or you don’t, but that isn’t the case at all. You need to work for it in order to maintain it’s good looks. If you start to get lazy and let it do what it wants, it will become an overgrown mess that looks more like a swamp than any secret sanctuary.

 

But what if you just don’t have the time? Not all of us are able to spend a good few hours every week pruning and snipping and pulling. So how do we still get our glamours garden?

Well, the key is to focus on additions that don’t need constant care and attention.

 

Here are a couple of examples.

 

Trees   

A lot of people will think that getting a tree will not only be extremely expensive, but a lot of work too, but this isn’t always the case. There are many different varieties that need very little in order to grow and flourish. As long as they have direct access to the sun and a little bit of water here and there, they will be absolutely fine. Take flowering pear trees, for example, these come with a stunning array of flowers that change colour as the season moves, and they barely need any looking after. They are even very resilient to different weather and even fire, so if you live in an area where it overheats a lot and is prone to fires, you won’t need to worry about this catching.

 

Water

Water is the perfect way to bring different elements together. Get swimming pool out of your head though, and think more about a bird bath or a water feature. The size you decide on going all depends on how much room you have to play with. You could choose a big extravagant waterfall feature to flow right in the center, or just a small place for the birds to come and wash themselves, while other wildlife appears too, like dragonflies and butterflies. In terms of making sure its clean, all you need to do it refill it with a water here and there. And if you have a feature that moves, it will already have a built-in filter that cleans the water as it goes.

So as you can see, these are only two examples, but they are highly effective and can change the total look of a garden within a matter of seconds, as well as improving the environment because it gives animals a place to come to find shelter, food, and comfort. And that alone is playing a big part in living a green and friendly life.

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Natural Caverns

Texas has some amazing tourist destinations throughout its vast expanse. Many are well known such as the Alamo, the Kemah boardwalk, Fiesta Texas, and the San Antonio Riverwalk. But there are some spots, even in Texas that some Texans haven’t had the experience of visiting. One that I would highly recommend is the Natural Bridge Caverns. The majestic close-up view of the naturally developed caverns just south of San Antonio is a breathtaking view of nature. However beware sometimes this can be dangerous if you do not have the right gear. Check out the Best Carabiners for the best possible climbing gear so you can experience the most out of your climbing experience.   

 

There are several different tour types but the one my boyfriend and I did the Hidden Passage Tour. These tours take you into the second cave that was discovered. Tour group sizes are usually full but we got there early (which I would highly advice) so there were only us and another couple. The trip down is filled with stairs and as you descend you see all the various types of formations that have formed over the thousands of years. Because our tour group was so small the tour guide had a lot of fun with us so we joked and were able to pause for pictures as he described the history of the cave and filled us with various bits of knowledge about the different rock formations we were looking at. The overall tour took about an hour and fifteen minutes and it was truly awe-inspiring. Just be sure not to touch any of the formations as you’ll be banned and escorted from the cave and probably face criminal charges.

As for other attractions outside of the caves, we did the maze run which is always one of our personal favorites. Then we did Canopy challenge. This consists of a four-tier adventure course where you walk across different pathways testing your agility and balance. The other part is a zip-line which really gets your heart going. They also have a course for the little adventures. For those that can stand heights and like a challenge, this the jungle gym for teens and adults.

The Discovery Tour, which is the main tour, takes you down the original cave and is the most recognized tour. Although we didn’t go down it, we heard nothing but great reviews from all of the families coming out of it. There’s also the Lantern Tour and the Adventure Tour, each having their own unique approaches, walking down with little light, to taking on the caves and spelunking down the shaft of the original caves like the founders did. They’ve got a range of different experience levels for all types of adventures. And they’re always adding more so it’s always good to check out their website to see what’s new. It’s definitely a place you can revisit.

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