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How To Guides

How to Improve Clay Soil

Clay soil is sticky, heavy and more challenging than your regular loamy soil.  Clay soils drain slowly so can stay saturated for long periods after rain.  When clay dries, it is usually forms a cracked, hard surface. There are benefits to a clay soil however, which...

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How to Revive a Lawn that is Brown and Patchy

If an extreme dry season has taken its toll on your lawn and your lawn is like a fake tan gone wrong - brown and patchy - we can step you through what to do to get a lackluster lawn back to a healthy carpet of lush green. When your lawn is patchy after a dry Winter...

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How to Grow Pumpkins

Nothing says “Winter” to me more than a delicious pot of spiced pumpkin soup simmering on the stove! If you want to be stirring a pot of soup this winter or enjoying some roasted pumpkin on a Sunday, now is a great time to get those seeds in the ground! Choose a...

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How to Grow Hibiscus

Bring a bit of the tropics to your garden with some dramatic, bold and colourful hibiscus! Choose a Variety Choosing a variety is not just a case of picking a flower colour; there are single, semi-double and double blooms in a wide variety of shades from soft yellow...

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How to Grow Peas

One of our all-time favourite family kitchen job is shelling peas.  The fighting begins over who gets to pick the peas in the garden and ends with who gets the job of snapping the pods open and popping the little green gems into the bowl.  Peas are so easy to grow and...

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How to Grow Tomatoes

Home grown tomatoes are the best of example that nothing tastes as good as what you grow yourself! The varieties you can grow in your garden may not store as long as shop bought ones – but they will be tastier and full of flavour!  Choose your Variety Tomatoes come in...

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How to Grow Beautiful Roses

A garden filled with deliciously fragrant rose blooms, a pot overflowing with colour or a vase of stunning roses adorning the kitchen bench can't help but put a smile on your face!  Roses are one of the most rewarding flowers to grow.  If you want to know how to grow...

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The Best Lawn Fertilizer + When & How to Fertilise your Lawn

A lush green lawn can be the envy of the street.  A simple maintenance routine can ensure your lawn looks amazing all year long!   When Establishing a New Lawn A good foundation is essential to successful establishment of new turf.  Getting the soil right before...

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How to Grow Healthy Citrus Trees

Fruit trees are a great investment, the gift that keeps giving! A simple maintenance routine will keep them producing glorious fruit, year after year! Where to Plant Choosing a position with at least five hours a day of sunshine is the key to productive fruiting.  A...

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Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser offers BIG Benefits!

Seaweed Fertilizer, why use it? For centuries, seaweed (and specifically Kelp) has been used as a fertiliser to improve crop production.  For the home gardener, it acts as a complete garden treatment that helps build overall plant and soil health. When to use a Liquid...

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Fertilizer Basics #1 How to Choose

With so many fertilizers on the market, it is easy to be overwhelmed by choice. A We break down the fertilizer basics to help you find an all-round throw-a-bit-on-everything fertilizer for your garden. Why Fertilize? As your plants grow, they undergo a process that strips nutrients out of the soil. Adding a fertilizer or soil…

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Fertilizer Basics # 2 When to Fertilize

One of the big questions is when do we use fertilizer? Well, since you asked…. When is the best time to fertilize? This is a complex question as it really depends on what you are growing. In general though, early Spring is a great time to fertilize roses, citrus trees, vegetables, Australian natives, potted…

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Why Mulch? Not Just Mulch

We have just released a fantastic mulch product that is great for keeping weeds down around the garden. It works best around trees and in garden beds. Many gardeners have also been incorporating it into the garden beds by digging it in which works to add organic matter and improve the soil. TIP Keep…

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How to build a Vertical Pallet Garden

Not that long ago I was searching the internet for the perfect vertical garden to build and display at the QLD Garden Expo. There were so many different ideas out there that I decided to mash a few together and came up with an easy to build vertical garden made out of pallets. This vertical garden is a…

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