Indoor plants get a tick in the classroom
RESEARCH conducted by the University of Technology Sydney has found that including just three indoor plants in a classroom could increase maths scores by up to 14% and spelling scores by up to 12%.
Indoor plants can also help improve air quality and reduce negative moods, so there are numerous benefits in having a small collection of indoor plants in classrooms.
There are lots of hardy indoor plants that would make ideal classroom green “helpers” including peace lilies, philodendron and devil’s ivy.
In the study, one class actually gave their plants names, which is a really fun idea and gives kids a greater connection to their leafy classmates.
Think about buying a plant for your child’s classroom – consider it an investment in their health and IQ.
Late winter lawn care
As spring approaches lawns will start to emerge from their winter slumber. We should make sure the soil is in tip-top shape.
Spreading lawn food over the lawn in late winter provides a rich source of organic matter that will nurture and improve the soil and encourage earthworms and beneficial soil micro-organisms.
And if you haven’t yet treated your lawn for bindii and clover there is still time to reduce infestations of these troublesome weeds.
A quick and easy way to control bindii and clover over large areas of lawn is with hose-on spray applicators.
If you have a buffalo lawn it’s important to choose weed killers that are safe for buffalo.
Indoor plants can help children learn.