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Maintenance & Care

10 Tools To Kick Start Your DIY Garden

10 tools to kickstart your garden

You don’t need a large shed full of expensive tools to set up your very own garden. If you are wanting to kick start the year with a DIY garden, this guide will help you get you going with ease. With these 10 tools, you’ll have the perfect kit and thriving garden in no time. 1. It all starts with …

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Get your outdoor living space party ready!

Tips to get your outdoor living spaces party ready

So all the Christmas Parties are at your place this year? Get your garden and outdoor living areas looking their best with our top tips. It’s never too early to start!     Tidy up your plants  As soon as you can take a wander around the yard and trim anything that looks ‘yuk’. Give everything a good dead head …

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Light Up Your Christmas – Light Safety Tips

Light Up Your Christmas Light Safety Tips garden aboutthegarden

Christmas lights are a fun way to join in the festive cheer and make your home sparkle! Our Christmas light safety guide will help you to achieve a visual delight for all your Christmas decorating, with the safety of your home intact! Setting up your Christmas Lights Whether you are purchasing your Christmas lights new this year, or reusing lights …

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What You Need to Know before Building a Garden Shed

Building a garden shed what you need to know

Most people that have ever done any gardening know how convenient and even essential it is to have a garden shed – you can comfortably store everything that you might need when you’re working in your yard. And although at first sight building one might seem to be a pretty simple task, when folks actually decide it’s time to do …

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Winter Grass Weed – How to Kill Weeds in Winter

clover and most lawn grass weeds need to be treated in winter

Winter is the ideal time to kill off various grass weed in your lawn before it reaches maturity and seeds. One grass weed produces 100,000 seeds! Did you know, fleabane is a problematic weed that spreads rapidly when left to seed, with one mature plant can produce over 100,000 seeds!   How to Kill Weeds in Winter As a rule, it’s best …

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Natural Rose Care Treatments for Powdery Mildew & Black Spot

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 …

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How to Care for Staghorn and Elkhorn Ferns

how to care for and propogate staghorns and elkhorns aboutthegarden

The spectacular staghorn fern is an epiphyte or ‘air plant’, which grows without soil. Native to Australian rainforests, the staghorn Platycerium superbum and closely related elkhorn Platycerium bifurcatum will grow just about anywhere in filtered light with protection from winds. Which is which? Staghorns are larger and have a large, shield-like frond at the front which curves outward to collect …

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Easy as make a scarecrow

Scarecrows are traditionally a decoy to keep pesky crows away from eating crops. They are usually in the form of a human-shape and filled with hay or straw. Their eerie demeanour has made them a popular prop for Halloween celebrations and also Scarecrow Festivals around the country (check this  out – Scarecrow Hinterland Festival). Scarecrows are very easy to make and lots of …

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2 great ideas for watering your pot plants when you go on holidays

two great tips for watering pot plants whilst your on holidays

There is nothing more disappointing then coming home from holidays to find your pot plants shriveled into crispy piles of organic matter and having to make the sad walk to the compost bin to say good bye. But there is hope ….. try one of these great ideas to keep your pot plants watered & happy whilst you’re away! Recycled …

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