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Healthy Lawns Lawn Grub Treatment

Garden Watch Treating Lawn Grub Infestations

Lawn grubs are easy to control. Sprinkle Searles Lawn Grub Killer or Searles Dead Grub granules evenly over the ground where lawn grubs are present and water it in well. Alternatively, attach the Searles Lawn Grub Killer 2 litre Hose-On pack to a garden hose and spray it over your lawn or dilute the Searles Lawn Grub Killer Concentrate from the chamber pack and apply it ... Read More »

How to Use a Soil pH Test Kit

How to test soil pH #garden #searlesgardenproducts #aboutthegarden.com.au

If you find your plants are not growing well, then it might be time to check your soil pH!   The easiest why to test your soil pH is to use an off the shelf kit, such as Searles Soil pH Test Kit. These kits have everything you require and can be used several times.   Optimum pH range Soil ... Read More »

Searles® Garden News: Ecofend™ Organic Pest Control Range

Searles Ecofend is a certified organic pest control product

Great News! Ecofend™ is now an Australian Organic Registered Garden Product range which will enable you to have organic solutions for garden pests.   Ecofend™ Vegetable & Garden Insect & Mite Spray is a safe and effective soap based spray to use on vegetables, fruit trees, pot plants and ornamentals in the garden. This product works in the same ways as an insecticide ... Read More »

5 Common Spring Plant Health Problems

Five (5) common plant health spring issues #pests #deseases #gardening #searlesgardeproducts #aboutthegarden

Spring is a time for gardens to sing with life and colour, but it’s also a time for some common plant health problems to arise. Problem 1: Psyllids Lilly-pilly trees are a very popular hedging plant, but can be vulnerable to psyllids which cause unsightly, but harmless lesions on new growth. To avoid this problem ask your local garden expert ... Read More »

Natural Rose Care Treatments for Powdery Mildew & Black Spot

How to Grow Roses in Pots www.aboutthegarden.com.au

Sub-tropical and tropical climates provide the perfect humid conditions for fungal diseases such as powdery mildew and black spot to thrive. These fungal diseases can severely stress the plant and diminish its performance, resulting in fewer blooms and a sickly looking plant. However, there are natural treatments available to assist gardeners in fending off these fungal infestations.   What is powdery ... Read More »

Spring Rose Care Tips

Tips for Spring Rose Care

If your desiring a rose display that will rival Flemington Racecourse on Melbourne Cup, then follow these sound spring rose care tips. Pruning Roses Generally, roses should be pruned back by two-thirds in winter but if you haven’t done this by early spring, a gentle pruning to remove dead branches and excess straggly growth should suffice. Feeding Roses When new ... Read More »

Iron Deficiency in the Garden

Iron deficiency in plants #plant #disorder #health #gardenadvice #aboutthegarden

Iron deficiency (iron chlorosis) is a common problem in Australian gardens and can cause serious problems to plant health and vigour. The symptoms however are easy to both recognise and treat.   Iron deficiency first appears as a ‘veiny’ look on new growth, with a darker green pigmentation retained on the leaf veins and the rest of the leaf developing ... Read More »

No More Painful Bindii Prickles!

how to control bindii's in your lawn

 If you want a perfect lawn that you can walk on without all the painful bindii prickles, then you need to spray now to clean up for spring.   Winter is a time when many nuisance weeds and prickles seem to invade our home turf, causing much pain and frustration. One such major nuisance weed is the bindii.   If ... Read More »

Tomato & Capsicum Blossom-end rot

disease for tomato & capsicum blossom-end rot

A common ailment with tomato and capsicum is blossom-end rot. This condition just effects the fruit and not the plant blossom or flower. The condition gets its name because the symptoms appear at the ‘blossom end’ of the fruit. The first sign of blossom-end rot is that the end of the fruit becomes off-whitish to brown in colour and takes ... Read More »

Ant Control in the Garden

Ants can be a manic in the garden

When it comes to gardening, ants can be troublesome and sometimes downright painful, but did you know there is an easy solution to controlling these biting menaces? Ant problems Ants can create many problems in the garden such as building mounds in lawns and causing soil to become dry and water repellent (especially in pot plants) — not to mention ... Read More »