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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 »

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 »

Tips for exteriors of houses: Kerb Appeal

Tips for exteriors of houses- Kerb Appeal

Kerb appeal is all about how your house looks from the outside. Too often the front garden can go unloved and under maintained, which is crazy when you think that the front of your home is all that the large majority of people will ever see. Sprucing up your home and adding kerb appeal doesn’t have to be expensive or ... Read More »

5 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Tree Stumps

Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Tree Stumps

It’s already a huge change to your yard and garden to cut down and remove a tree, and taking out the stump is expensive, frequently messy, often dangerous if you try to do it yourself, can take a huge amount of time depending on how old your tree is, and leaves a huge, nasty scar in your garden that needs ... Read More »

How to Add Drama on Garden Design

Add drama to the garden aboutthegarden

Mark Brandon loves to wander far and wide in search of get tips and inspirations for home improvement. He is a contributor for Safe and Sound Property Inspections and shares his expertise to other blogs as well. Below, he shares some tips on how to add some drama on Garden Design. Whether you live in the countryside or the cities, ... Read More »

Rosemary Wreath for Anzac Day

Rosemary wreath for Anzac Day fragrant herb

Rosemary pinned to the chest is a familiar sight at Anzac Day services around Australia. The tradition began when a wounded digger brought back a small rosemary bush from the shores of Gallipoli and sprigs of this bush were worn to honour the fallen. To mark 100 of Anzac in 2015, consider hanging a Anzac Day Rosemary Wreath on your front ... Read More »

100 Years of Anzac: Garden of Remembrance Creating a Living Memory

100 years of Anzac Garden of rememberance create a living memory in the garden aboutthegarden

In 2015, we honour the Centenary of Gallipoli, 100 years of Anzac and what better way to show commemorate then to create your living memory, a garden of remembrance.  There are many plants that not only symbolise the Anzac spirit, but are living history, brought back by returning veterans 100 years ago from the battle fields. These plants invoke both visual and ... Read More »

Gardening on the North Side in Australia

Gardening on the northern side in Australia

The North facing garden usually sees sun all day long. While for many this may seem like the easiest garden to create – most plants love sun right? It can be quite daunting as a garden that gets all day sun comes with a few down falls mainly hot and dry. As long as your ground is prepared correctly though ... Read More »