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Healthy Lawns How to Detect Lawn Grubs

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There are two main types of lawn grub, each of which can cause devastation to lawns before you are even aware of their presence. Here are some easy ways to recognise and deal with them before they do too much damage. White curl grub The first type of lawn grub is the white curl grub. These white, ‘C’-shaped grubs are …

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Herbs for healthy lifestyle – Natural Medicine

Herbs provide more than just flavour enhancers to our culinary dishes, they enrich our overall well-being.   Today we think of herbs as culinary flavouring agents and they are essential to any good cook. They are almost as essential to any gardener, being amongst the easiest food plants to grow. Many herbs are perennial and are fairly easy to grow, …

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Guardians of the garden – Beneficial (predatory) backyard insects

Secretly, each day, there are millions of insects in gardens fighting the good fight against other insects which cause damage to our loved garden plants and trees. Lets take a look at beneficial insects in the backyard.    Along with the pretty and well-known species that we recognise buzzing about pollinating plant to plant, they are mirrored by those that wish …

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Deter possums from around the home and backyard

Year after year many gardeners are devastated by the damage Possums do to buds, flowers and new growth on their roses, shrubs, trees and herbs. However for over 30 years many rose growers, both amateurs and commercial and others ‘in the know’, have used and confirmed D-TER Animal & Bird Repellent’s real success. “I have used your D-TER for 6 …

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Spring garden pests to control

After being dormant in winter, many garden pests and bugs are on the move in spring. Here are six common garden pests to control.  Bronze orange bug Watch out for these brightly coloured orange bugs on citrus trees and flowers. They suck the sap from young stems and damage new growth. They give off a bad smelling substance when threatened so …

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Indoor Plant Problem Solver and Care Guide

Using plants to furnish your home is a great way to introduce green life into indoor areas. However, as with gardening outdoors, some consideration needs to be given in selecting the appropriate plants to suit the varying climates within the home. Hot spots Many homes have a room which experiences very hot conditions in summer, especially in the afternoons. This …

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Five (5) gardening design tips to decrease termite attack on your home

Five (5) gardening design tips to decrease termite attack on your home About the Garden Magazine

  Termites are destructive and can cause thousands of dollars of structural damage to your home. More than one in four homes are attached in their life time, with termite damage equating to over $100 million dollars in Australia per year. One way to protect your biggest financial investment is to invest in annual house inspections by a qualified professional …

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Pawpaw Black Spot: Mildew Disease

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Watch out for Black Spot on your pawpaws, generally seen in cool weather or after periods of wet weather. Plants lacking in minerals and unbalanced soil structures are more susceptible to diseases. Add a layer of 5IN1® Organic Plant Food over the soil and water plant with a dose of Searles Liquid Potash to keep pawpaws healthy and fruiting. How to …

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Hibiscus Flower Beetle Garden Pest

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The worst pest of the hibiscus is the hibiscus flower beetle, which feeds on the unopened and developing flower bud. Healthy plants will detect the hibiscus beetle and drop the damaged flower buds, so if you notice flowers falling prematurely it can usually be taken as a sign of the beetle’s presence. Control hibiscus beetle and aphids on hibiscus with …

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Mango Anthracnose Disease: Black Spots on Leaves

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Summer is the time you should start seeing developing mangos on your tree. If you notice a black spotting and dying off of the leaves you may have Anthracnose disease. Anthracnose is a fungal disease which can come on very quickly, usually during periods of long wet weather. It spreads from leaves to fruit flower, preventing fruit development. Treat Anthracnose with …

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