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Top Dressing A Lawn: How, When, And Why

If you’re not yet top dressing your lawn, you’re missing out on a lot. Homes all over Australia are going green over eco-friendly lawn care, and you should, too. Before rushing to your nearest lawn supply store, there are a few things you need to know so you can top...

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How To Get Rid Of Weeds In Your Lawn In Australia

How To Get Rid Of Weeds In Your Lawn In Australia

We often see weeds as undesirable plants that compete with plants for water, light and nutrients.  These grass-like plants sometimes even look pretty (clovers and dandelions, for example), but they can take over your lawn if you leave them alone. Keeping your...

The Best Time To Weed And Feed Your Lawn In Australia

The Best Time To Weed And Feed Your Lawn In Australia

Does your lawn look dead? Is it starting to resemble a patchwork quilt rather than the lush, vibrant green it used to be? A brown and patchy lawn is a silent cry for help. It's whispering — or, let's be honest, practically shouting — for a revival. Water alone won't...

How To Grow An Apple Tree In Australia

How To Grow An Apple Tree In Australia

Imagine a cool, autumn afternoon with the fragrance of baked apple and cinnamon in the air. We love apples – and we love apple trees! And there are few things better than having one right in your backyard so you can pick all the fruit you like. How to grow an apple...

How To Revive A Dead Lawn In Australia

How To Revive A Dead Lawn In Australia

It's a lawn owner's worst nightmare – brown patches appearing and slowly spreading across your beautiful yard. If you notice patches of brown grass, your lawn could be dead or dying. There are a few reasons for this, such as insufficient watering, poor soil...

How To Get Rid Of Caterpillars In Your Garden

How To Get Rid Of Caterpillars In Your Garden

The hungry caterpillar is a cute book character, but a nuisance for many gardeners. Butterflies and moths are great pollinators and important to your local ecosystem, but as caterpillars, they can be pretty destructive. A caterpillar infestation can quickly eat up...

How To Kill Nutgrass

How To Kill Nutgrass

Some homeowners go nuts over the sight of their lush, well-maintained lawn. However, no one goes nuts over nutgrass. This invasive, fast-spreading weed is notoriously difficult to control and kill. It can persist even in poor conditions and can regrow from even tiny...

The Best Weed Killers In Australia 2024

The Best Weed Killers In Australia 2024

Ever stood on your lawn, admiring the lush greenery and perfect mow job... only to notice there's a patch of unwanted plants popping up on the side? Weeds are the bane of any proud lawn owner, and keeping them out of your yard can feel like an uphill battle. That's...

How To Get Rid Of Black Beetles In Your Lawn

How To Get Rid Of Black Beetles In Your Lawn

Ever looked out on your lawn and noticed it's suddenly become a snack bar for your local birds? It may be that your yard is infested with African black beetles (also called black lawn beetles). These insects can be a serious problem for your lawn, especially in their...

Types Of Palm Trees In Australia

Types Of Palm Trees In Australia

Australia is home to various palm trees, ranging from delicate dwarfs to towering giants. These palms not only add beauty to the landscape but also play significant roles in both natural ecosystems and urban environments. Dwarf Palms | Small Palms | Fast-Growing Palms...

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Gardening

How To Grow An Apple Tree In Australia

Imagine a cool, autumn afternoon with the fragrance of baked apple and cinnamon in the air. We love apples – and we love apple trees! And there are few things better than having one right in your backyard so you can pick all the fruit you like. How to grow an apple...

The Best Weed Killers In Australia 2024

Ever stood on your lawn, admiring the lush greenery and perfect mow job... only to notice there's a patch of unwanted plants popping up on the side? Weeds are the bane of any proud lawn owner, and keeping them out of your yard can feel like an uphill battle. That's...

Types Of Palm Trees In Australia

Australia is home to various palm trees, ranging from delicate dwarfs to towering giants. These palms not only add beauty to the landscape but also play significant roles in both natural ecosystems and urban environments. Dwarf Palms | Small Palms | Fast-Growing Palms...

Hedge Trimming

Different Types Of Lavender In Australia

Lavender plants are popular with gardeners all across Australia! Their vivid purple flowers add gorgeous colour, while they produce a heavenly scent. And there are lots of ways to use the plant. For example, dried lavender blooms can be made into lavender oil or...

The Best Hedge Trimmers In Australia 2024

Excited to work on a landscaping project? We don't blame you—there's nothing quite like the feeling of accomplishment that comes with a job well done. But before you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour, there's one more important task at hand: choosing...

How To Sharpen A Hedge Trimmer

A dull hedge trimmer is a dangerous garden tool. Not only will it make your job more difficult, but it can also cause harm to both you and your plants. Luckily, sharpening your hedge trimmer is a relatively easy process that only takes a few minutes.   How can I...

Lawn Mowing

The Dangers Of Zero-Turn Lawn Mowers

Zero-turn lawn mowers have become more and more popular with homeowners with large yards. Thanks to the zero-turning radius (where they get their name), these mowers are great for efficient lawn care. You can cut grass quickly and navigate more easily around your...

How To Clean The Carburetor On A Lawn Mower

Lawn mowers are an investment, but they're essential to keeping our yards tidy and healthy. And to keep them in working order, they'll need proper maintenance, from the blades to the engine. That includes knowing how to clean the carburetor on a lawn mower. Some signs...

Buying A Lawn Mower in Australia: Everything You Need To Know

If your lawn is starting to resemble the Aussie grasslands more than a green oasis, it's probably time to break out the mower. But whether you're a newbie to lawn care or looking to upgrade your faithful yard companion, there's one big question – what to look for when...

Yard Tips

How To Get Rid Of Weeds In Your Lawn In Australia

We often see weeds as undesirable plants that compete with plants for water, light and nutrients.  These grass-like plants sometimes even look pretty (clovers and dandelions, for example), but they can take over your lawn if you leave them alone. Keeping your...

The Best Time To Weed And Feed Your Lawn In Australia

Does your lawn look dead? Is it starting to resemble a patchwork quilt rather than the lush, vibrant green it used to be? A brown and patchy lawn is a silent cry for help. It's whispering — or, let's be honest, practically shouting — for a revival. Water alone won't...

How To Revive A Dead Lawn In Australia

It's a lawn owner's worst nightmare – brown patches appearing and slowly spreading across your beautiful yard. If you notice patches of brown grass, your lawn could be dead or dying. There are a few reasons for this, such as insufficient watering, poor soil...