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5 Tips for gardening in a small space

5 tips for gardening in a small space #aboutthegardenmagazine.in

Not long ago, I found myself cooped up in a modest dwelling, a studio size apartment with barely enough space to swing a cat, the type of property a real estate listing would call humble and full of character. Being a competent gardener, I craved a bit of nature, the feeling of soil through my fingers, the aromatic scents of ... Read More »

How to design the Perfect Outdoor Lighting Setting

How to Design outdoor lighting #aboutthegardenmagazine.indd

  It was only a hundred years or so ago that electrical lighting was a luxury, not something virtually everyone in the Western world enjoyed. Today, advancements in light bulb technology mean we can illuminate our homes using a fraction of the electricity of the past. But are we really limited to just brightening our homes? Landscape lighting is an ... Read More »

6 Tips for the ultimate urban balcony garden

6 tips for ultimate urban balcony garden #aboutthegardenmagazine

City living has its drawbacks for gardening enthusiasts. With ever-soaring apartment prices, interior living space is often cramped and outdoor space is seriously limited. But life in the concrete jungle need not be completely devoid of greenery. Before you give apartment living the (green) thumbs down, dig into these 6 tips for cultivating the ultimate urban balcony garden.   1. Look ... Read More »

Spring is peak tick season

Tick season in Australia #aboutthegardenmagazine.indd

This is the time of year to be vigilant about checking pets for paralysis tick. Although ticks can occur year round, their peak period is spring and summer when warm weather combines with periods of rain. The paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus) is found along most of Australia’s east coast where an estimated 20,000 domestic animals are paralysed every year. These ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Pressure Pumps

Everything you need to know about pressure pumps about the garden

Looking for a way to get more out of your tank water, but without hurting your bank account – or the environment? It’s time you got to know all about pressure pumps.  The primary job of a pressure pump is to make your tank water supply as effective, powerful and versatile as mains water. Without one, your harvested rainwater is ... Read More »

Three Backyard Ideas for Winter Building Projects

three winter garden build ideas about the garden magazine

It’s the great Australian dream to have a outdoor entertainment space. Somewhere to BBQ on Australia Day, enjoy cocktails or a few beers on a Sunday afternoon or just watch the kids take a dip in the pool. Winter is the ideal time to schedule in a building project, getting your entertainment space ready for the warmer months and endless Summer entertaining. ... Read More »

Maintaining your swimming pool

Maintaining your swimming pool hints and tips

Swimming pools can be expensive both to buy and to maintain. Whether you’ve got an in ground pool or an above ground pool you need to make sure that you look after it. Without proper care your pool can easily become dysfunctional. The good news is that looking after your pool isn’t too difficult and shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes ... Read More »

Tips To Preparing Your Garden For Winter

Tips To Preparing Your Garden For Winter about the garden magazine

With winter almost upon us and temperatures starting to drop, it’s time to consider what our gardens will need to help prepare them for the frosty mornings and rainy days. Preparing your garden for winter is relatively straightforward and will mean that you have the best chance of enjoying thriving blooms come spring. Here are a few tips you can ... Read More »

Bring your garden indoors – Terrariums

Why choose a terrarium? A terrarium is the ideal solution for those who have limited or no garden space but still want a bit of greenery to brighten up their home or office. It’s a miniature garden in a glass container, which could be a basic tank shape or something fun like a bottle or a fishbowl. It’s up to ... Read More »

Gardening on the East Side in Australia

Gardening on the eastern side about the garden magazine australia

My favourite place to garden is on the eastern side. It is truly a pleasure. Eastern facing gardens usually get morning sun, which usually isn’t as harsh as our afternoon sun. I find many plants that thrive in full sun conditions also thrive here in half shade especially plants that sometimes get their flowers burnt in full sun conditions. Selecting ... Read More »