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Soil problems? Here are 5 common solutions

You’ve tried and tried to be a green thumb, but it’s just not happening. What could possibly be wrong? Maybe it’s your soil… [Recommended read: 5 easy to grow plants for brown thumbs] The bottom line is that healthy soil is essential for successfully growing healthy plants. So what can you do if your soil […]

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Garden tool care and maintenance tips

When it comes to gardening and looking after your outdoor spaces, most people know that having the right tool for the job is important. However, some people don’t realise how important it is to take proper care of said tools to ensure they always perform at their best. It’s not uncommon to use a garden […]

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How to create your own vertical garden

If you haven’t got a lot of horizontal space outside your house or you’ve got an unsightly wall you want to do something with, a vertical garden could be exactly what you need. To start, choose a wall that you want to create your vertical garden on. Obvious contenders are walls that are no longer looking […]

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5 health benefits of indoor plants

Indoor plants are great for adding a bit of colour and texture to your home. But did you know that they also provide a number of other benefits too which can enhance your quality of life? Here’s how: 1. Increased oxygen levels Us humans breathe in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. Plants do exactly the […]

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Autumn is the Perfect Time to Get Busy in Your Garden

Autumn’s here in Sydney and that means the hot, dry days of summer are behind us. If you’ve been thinking of getting some landscaping done, autumn is definitely the time. For a start, the cooler, less humid weather is much more conducive to working outside. The crisp, fresh autumn air is a joy to be outside in and […]

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5 ways to make your garden more organic

Organic gardening has become extremely popular. That’s because it doesn’t just produce fantastic results in terms of the plants and vegetables you can grow, but it also satisfies people’s want to garden in an ethical manner. But while it may sound like a fancy term, organic gardening simply refers to plants, flowers and vegetables grown without […]

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5 Quick Ways to Spruce Up Your Garden This Weekend

Your back garden is an extension of your home, so it makes sense that you should show it as much attention as you do your beloved house. But that’s sometimes difficult, especially if you don’t have the time or the money to undertake a large landscaping project. The good news, though, is that there are a […]

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5 Easy to Grow Plants for Brown Thumbs

When it comes to gardening, are you a green thumb or a brown thumb? In other words, are you naturally just good at cultivating plants and flowers or does every horticultural project you undertake end with results you aren’t happy with? The good news for brown thumbs is there are some indoor plants that are […]

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5 Healthy Vegetables to Plant this February

It’s mid-January and that means, unfortunately, that the end of summer is drawing ever closer. But don’t let that dampen your outdoor spirit. Now is the perfect time to ready some gorgeous veggies and get them planted before the end of February. Here are 5 vegetables, all with a range of health benefits, to consider: […]

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How to Control Pond Algae

If you’ve got a pond in your garden, chances are it contains some algae. It’s a common complaint for pond owners, but the truth is a totally algae-free pond is virtually impossible to achieve. That’s because algae occurs naturally in water and it’s actually an essential part of a healthy and well-balanced pond. Nevertheless, with […]

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Top January Gardening Tips for Sydney Homeowners

January is (almost) here! And while the start of the New Year will be a time of relaxation and rest after a manic Christmas period, for many others it’s the excuse they’ve been looking for to go outside and get busy in their gardens. But what vegetables and herbs should you plant now to ensure […]

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5 Landscaping Trends to Look Out for in 2017

With the New Year literally just around the corner, what better time than now to look at some of the potential landscaping trends we can expect to see in 2017. 1. Outdoor Living Spaces Time spent in nature relieves stress and boosts people’s wellbeing. And with the busy lives many people lead nowadays, that’s something we […]

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Christmas Garden Decoration Ideas

Dare we say it, but Christmas is literally just around the corner, and that means many people will be wanting to decorate their gardens and outdoor spaces (if they haven’t already) to reflect the mood of the festive season. But while not everyone wishes to be the envy of the street when it comes to […]

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Shazam for Plants Helps You Identify Species

How any times have you been out and about and a flowering plant has caught your eye, but you didn’t know off the top of your head what species it was? Whether you’re green-fingered or not, identifying plants and flowers can be tricky. The good news is that there’s now an app that can help […]

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5 Benefits of Using Natural Stone for Landscaping

If you want a paving product for your outdoor spaces that not only looks fantastic, but will also stand the test of time, look no further than natural stone. It’s a material that can be used for driveways, steps, pool surrounds and pergola areas, and offers a great alternative to concrete pavers. [Recommended read: How to […]

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How To Create a Bee-Friendly Garden

It’s said that bees are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat. That staggering statistic isn’t just referring to people who have a penchant for honey either because while that is a fantastic natural food stuff, it’s the flowers bees pollinate that makes them a crucial part of our ecosystem. That’s […]

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Stay Cool this Summer Without Cranking Up the Air Con

Summer is just around the corner and that means we could be in for some warm temperatures here in Sydney. But it can be difficult to stay cool when the average humidity spikes to 65%; especially if you’re not a fan of air conditioning – which many people aren’t nowadays because of the associated expenses and […]

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5 Benefits of Having an Outdoor Grill/Barbecue

No Sydney backyard or garden is complete without an outdoor grill/barbecue. They’re the perfect way to complement any professional landscaping work you may have had done and can even serve as the focal point in many people’s gardens. It’s up to you whether you choose to go for a simple, standalone barbecue or invest in […]

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Building a Swimming Pool

As with any construction project, preparation is key when you’re building a swimming pool. It’s the phase in which you’ll make a number of key decisions before choosing a professional landscaping company or pool builder to complete the project. [Recommended read: The Perks of Having a Home Swimming Pool] While your chosen pool partner will, of course, […]

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6 Health Benefits of Gardening

While many people view taking care of their gardens as a chore, there are also those who take great pleasure maintaining their outdoor spaces and swear by the health benefits it brings. Whether you’ve got an enormous garden that stretches off into the distance or just a few potted plants on your patio, the health […]

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7 Quick Gardening Tips and Tricks

You’ve undoubtedly got many tips and tricks you use while gardening to save you time and get the best results. But everyone likes learning new ones and that’s why we’ve compiled this list of 7. Hopefully, there will be at least one or two you’ve not thought of before. 1. Remove salt deposits on clay […]

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Make Your Small Garden Seem Bigger

Sometimes, garden space is at a premium. That’s life. But while you may not be able to extend your garden very easily, there are some professional tricks you can take advantage of to create the illusion of more space and make your garden seem a little bit bigger. Here are four tips to make your modest […]

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4 Quick Hacks to Reduce Garden Maintenance

With our work and social schedules becoming increasingly busy, any help we can get to reduce the amount of time we spend maintaining our gardens is very much welcomed. After all, even though many people like working in their gardens, it’s the time spent enjoying the fruits of their labour that they really look forward to. That’s why […]

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4 Tips for Saving Money in Your Garden

A landscape garden not only looks great, but also adds value to your home, and can act as a major selling point in the future. However, to maximise your ROI you need to keep your landscaping costs to a minimum and get the best bang for your buck throughout the course of the project. Obviously, […]

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5 Ways to Add Privacy to your Garden or Backyard

No matter how well you get on with your neighbours, privacy in your own garden is something that everyone wants and needs. After all, your home is the one place where you should be able to relax without any distractions, and for many people their gardens are their sanctuaries. That’s why it’s often necessary to add […]

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Why Rainwater Tanks are Beneficial for Your Property

In many regional parts of Australia, and increasingly in urban areas too, water tanks are essential. They are designed to catch and store rain water during showers and storms, and can range in size from just tens of litres to literally hundreds or even thousands. Once you hear about some of their benefits, you may […]

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Control Weeds Effectively With These Five Tips

You’ve spent time and money making your garden beautiful, and now want to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour. But there’s a recurring problem that seemingly needs constant attention: weeds. No matter how many hours you spend each month removing them, weeds always reappear, right? And while the first few weeks, even months, of weeding can […]

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How to lay a turf lawn

Nobody likes looking at a tired, balding lawn. It’s one of those things that can be disheartening for a homeowner to see each day and can really bring down the overall appearance of a property. Fortunately, there is a way to restore your lawn to its once former glory, without having to sow new grass seeds […]

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Rubber Soft Fall for Playground Safety

Learning establishments invariably take advantage of different environments to help children develop the knowledge and variety of skills they will need in later life. One such environment is the traditional school playground where children will spend hours of their time during the course of their school careers. But outdoor play areas pose risks, and that’s […]

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How to lay patio pavers like a pro

Does the thought of laying a new patio seem daunting? If so, you’re not alone. That’s why many people choose a professional landscaping company to do it for them. However, if you forget about concrete or mortar, and opt to use sand instead, laying patio pavers is not as difficult as you may first think. Providing you […]

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Beneficial garden insects you should know about

When you’re thinking about undertaking a professional landscaping project, or even sprucing up your garden yourself for that matter, insects are not usually one of your immediate considerations. But perhaps you should give them more attention than you think they deserve. After all, “bad insects” have the potential to turn your beautiful garden paradise into […]

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Landscaping tips for small backyards

Many homes – especially ones in urban settings – don’t have as much outdoor space as their owners would perhaps like. In fact, it’s often the case that a small backyard is as good as it gets for many city homeowners, and while even the best professional landscaping company can’t make your modest outdoor space physically […]

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5 top landscaping mistakes to avoid

Badly designed or maintained landscaping not only looks awful, but can also destroy your home’s curb appeal and ultimately end up devaluing your property. Add to this the fact that poor landscaping is a downer, which affects the way you see and enjoy your home. This is why you should try to avoid bad landscaping […]

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The benefits of composting

The benefits of compost for your garden are numerous. It increases the chances of your plants and flowers being healthy and vigorous, as well as helping your soil retain water and nutrients. But while ready-made, organic compost is a great purchase for people who want a head start, it can become expensive if you use a lot […]

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The perks of having a home swimming pool

Many people purchase homes that already have a swimming pool. For others, having one installed is an easy decision to make because of the array of benefits they afford the homeowner. [Recommended read: 5 reasons you should hire a professional landscaping company] Not sure whether a swimming pool is a good investment for you? Here are five reasons […]

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