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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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The Best Lawn Mowers In Australia 2022

The Best Lawn Mowers In Australia 2022

We all know the feeling of pride in a beautifully-manicured lawn. Whether you've got a big lawn or a small lawn, nothing beats the sight and scent of freshly-trimmed grass. But to maintain a pristine lawn, you'll need a good lawn mower. Not just good, actually – the...

How To Grow Capsicum

How To Grow Capsicum

Capsicum, also known as sweet pepper or bell pepper, is a member of the Solanaceae family. This annual plant is native to Central and South America, but is now grown in many parts of the world. Capsicum plants come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the fruits can...

How To Grow Spring Onions

How To Grow Spring Onions

Whatever you're picturing when you hear "spring onion" – those are actually green onions or shallots. True spring onions or salad onions are immature onions with small bulbs, while green onions don't have bulbs. Instead, they have stiff, white stalks and stringy...

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...

The Best Places To Buy Plants In Perth

The Best Places To Buy Plants In Perth

There are a lot of ways to perk up a space in your home. Repaint the walls, switch up the decor, maybe even change the furniture layout. But if you want something that spruces up a space and adds to your well-being, there’s nothing more perfect than a plant. ...

The Best Lavender Farms In Australia

The Best Lavender Farms In Australia

How wonderful would it be to stand at the edge of a lush field of lavender stretching out as far as the eye can see, and breathe in that heavenly scent? Lavender plants have a variety of uses, which is why their gorgeous purple flowers are found in so many fields and...

What To Plant In Winter In Australia

What To Plant In Winter In Australia

Just because the weather is cooler doesn't mean your garden has to go into hibernation. Winter can actually be a great time to get out in the garden and start growing plants. Growing plants during the winter in Australia means‌ they won't bolt to seed as quickly as...

Different Types Of Lavender

Different Types Of Lavender

The lavender plant is an excellent choice for any garden. Lavender blooms add a gorgeous touch of colour, while their scent is absolutely heavenly. But if you've decided to grow lavender plants in your garden, you'll need to decide on which types of lavender — and...

How To Grow Onions

How To Grow Onions

Don't cry for me, Allium cepa! Onion bulbs are a kitchen staple – they add a sweet-savoury flavour to any dish. Add them raw to salads, cook them up in a French onion soup, or toss them in stir-fries. Growing onions is also very simple, and they tend to produce...

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How To Grow Capsicum

Capsicum, also known as sweet pepper or bell pepper, is a member of the Solanaceae family. This annual plant is native to Central and South America, but is now grown in many parts of the world. Capsicum plants come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the fruits can...

How To Grow Spring Onions

Whatever you're picturing when you hear "spring onion" – those are actually green onions or shallots. True spring onions or salad onions are immature onions with small bulbs, while green onions don't have bulbs. Instead, they have stiff, white stalks and stringy...

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...

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Different Types Of Lavender

The lavender plant is an excellent choice for any garden. Lavender blooms add a gorgeous touch of colour, while their scent is absolutely heavenly. But if you've decided to grow lavender plants in your garden, you'll need to decide on which types of lavender — and...

Murraya Hedges: A Complete and Easy Guide

Murraya Hedge Let me start by saying, the Murraya paniculata hedge deserves a chance. It’s worth having in your garden and a joy for relaxing in your private space. The Murraya hedge is like that no-nonsense best friend who will push you to do better and has a heart...

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...

Lawn Mowing

The Best Lawn Mowers In Australia 2022

We all know the feeling of pride in a beautifully-manicured lawn. Whether you've got a big lawn or a small lawn, nothing beats the sight and scent of freshly-trimmed grass. But to maintain a pristine lawn, you'll need a good lawn mower. Not just good, actually – the...

How To Maintain A Manicured Lawn With Raised Garden Beds 

A well-manicured lawn adds a touch of class to any home. It’s there for you to show off, and for passers-by to admire. A manicured lawn is tricky to maintain, but well worth the effort. The only issue is that you can’t have more than ornamental plants on your lawn —...

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...

Yard Tips

How To Repair Your Lawn To Fix Bare Patches

A thick, gorgeous lawn doesn’t happen by itself. When you have foot traffic from people and pets, wear and tear can take its toll on your grass and make your lawn look patchy. The next thing you know, weeds will start growing on these patches. What you’ll be left with...

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...

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...