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A Guide To Australian Native Grasses

The grass isn't necessarily greener on the other side, but it's definitely growing – everywhere. Whether you've got a sprawling lawn or a tiny backyard, you've got grass. It's the best groundcover, especially if you go native. Whether grown as ground cover, lining a...

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How To Grow Tomatoes

How To Grow Tomatoes

There's nothing quite like the taste of fresh, homegrown tomatoes. And believe it or not, growing tomatoes is actually pretty easy. If you're looking to add delicious tomatoes to your garden this year, keep reading for tips on how to get started.    ...

How To Get Rid Of Grubs In Your Lawn

How To Get Rid Of Grubs In Your Lawn

It may seem pleasant to have so many birds in your yard... until you realise your turf has become the new neighbourhood snack bar. Increased bird activity is one of the most common signs of a grub infestation, which is bad news for your lawn. Some other common signs...

The Top 14 Indoor Hanging Plants

The Top 14 Indoor Hanging Plants

Plants are a fantastic way to decorate and add a pop of colour and freshness to our homes. They’re easy to grow, and come in plenty of varieties to match any interior styling. Even with limited indoor space, you have several ways to display them: in vertical plant...

Bottlebrush Trees And Plants

Bottlebrush Trees And Plants

Those of us with brown thumbs, rejoice! You can still have gorgeous, colourful flowers in your garden. The bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis) is low-maintenance and difficult to kill. It's also one of many Australian native flowers, making it perfect for any local...

How To Grow An Orange Tree

How To Grow An Orange Tree

It's a breakfast classic – a tall glass of cool and refreshing OJ. Oranges are a versatile and delicious fruit, whether cut into quarters or baked into a dessert. But few things are tastier than fruit fresh from the tree. Frank Sinatra says orange is the happiest...

How To Grow An Apple Tree

How To Grow An Apple Tree

Just imagine – a slice of warm apple pie, sprinkled with cinnamon and topped with ice cream. We love apples in all forms here, from sliced to juiced. We also love a sprawling apple tree. Want an apple tree planted in your garden? Growing apple trees is very...

How To Grow A Peach Tree

How To Grow A Peach Tree

A wise turtle once said that no matter what you do, your peach seed will grow into a peach tree. You may wish for an apple or an orange, but you will get a peach. We don't know about you, but we wouldn't wish for our peach tree to be anything else. Growing a peach...

How To Start A Balcony Garden

How To Start A Balcony Garden

Gardening is one of the best pastimes. Getting your hands dirty can benefit both your mental and physical health. Just imagine how it feels seeing your flowers bloom for the first time – isn't it magical? It is... or it would be, if you had any space. Fortunately, for...

How To Grow A Hedge

How To Grow A Hedge

It’s no wonder why many garden owners are growing hedges — these shrubs are a natural and more attractive alternative to conventional walls. They also make great windbreaks or privacy screens. If you’re thinking that it’s challenging to plant and maintain a hedge in...

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How To Grow Tomatoes

There's nothing quite like the taste of fresh, homegrown tomatoes. And believe it or not, growing tomatoes is actually pretty easy. If you're looking to add delicious tomatoes to your garden this year, keep reading for tips on how to get started.    ...

The Top 14 Indoor Hanging Plants

Plants are a fantastic way to decorate and add a pop of colour and freshness to our homes. They’re easy to grow, and come in plenty of varieties to match any interior styling. Even with limited indoor space, you have several ways to display them: in vertical plant...

Bottlebrush Trees And Plants

Those of us with brown thumbs, rejoice! You can still have gorgeous, colourful flowers in your garden. The bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis) is low-maintenance and difficult to kill. It's also one of many Australian native flowers, making it perfect for any local...

Hedge Trimming

How To Grow A Hedge

It’s no wonder why many garden owners are growing hedges — these shrubs are a natural and more attractive alternative to conventional walls. They also make great windbreaks or privacy screens. If you’re thinking that it’s challenging to plant and maintain a hedge in...

Fast Growing Hedges In Australia

Got a nosy neighbour and want to block their view? Or maybe you just like the look of hedging plants around your garden. With their bushy, dense growth, hedges make great screening plants with their green foliage. Fast-growing hedges can do wonders for a garden. They...

Floral Flush: When Does Lavender Flower In Australia?

Lavender is a fantastic plant to have in your garden —its flowers and sprigs have many uses, and the smell is divine. It’s also a very easy plant to care for, since it’s drought tolerant and low maintenance. But one thing that we gardeners anticipate most when growing...

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Growing A Kangaroo Grass Lawn

Are you hopping over horticulture? You may be interested in growing a Kangaroo Grass lawn if you are. These Australian plants are easily recognised by their bluish-green leaves and their thready 'spikelets'. They're native to Australia, but are also found in Africa...

Microlaena for Gardens: Growing A Weeping Grass Lawn

Want a native grass lawn? Here's one excellent option – weeping grass. These native grasses are persistent and versatile, and are great for acid soils. The dense foliage and soft leaves result in a very aesthetically-pleasing, high-quality lawn – and a low-maintenance...

Growing A Wallaby Grass Lawn

Where in Southern Australia is there not Wallaby grass? From poor to well-drained soil, from a grassland to a hill, and from the bush to the city – Wallaby grass can and will grow anywhere. It's one of many Australian native grasses, easily recognisable by its...

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How To Get Rid Of Grubs In Your Lawn

It may seem pleasant to have so many birds in your yard... until you realise your turf has become the new neighbourhood snack bar. Increased bird activity is one of the most common signs of a grub infestation, which is bad news for your lawn. Some other common signs...

Fencing Ideas for Front Yard

You never get a second chance at a first impression – which is why your front yard fence is such a crucial aspect of your exterior decor. Whether it's the typical white picket fence, rustic fence walls, or even a masonry front fence, your frontage will add personality...

Cheap Ways To Block Your Neighbours View

Some of us actually like it when neighbours lean over for a chat. Others, though, prefer to live in complete privacy – no nosy neighbours allowed. Whether you're holding a backyard barbecue or just lounging on your back porch, there's no need for your neighbour to get...