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Gardening Tool Maintenance

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This week one of our readers, Mackenzie Fox, has written in to share an article with Aussie Green Thumb on how best to look after your gardening tools, with some simple tips for getting more out of your gardening gear. Take it away Mackenzie!

One of the most important (and often overlooked) aspects of gardening is knowing how to care for your gardening tools. My own collection of gardening tools cost upwards of…you know what, I’m not going to say, but it’s a lot. For the amount of money I spent on them, I want them to be in good condition for a very long time to come.

So, let’s sort the tools into groups and have a look at what proper maintenance needs to be done on them: [click to continue…]


Here at Aussie green thumb we’re always trying to help you get the most out of your garden. We want you to have the best possible backyard you can, really!

One of the most fundamental ways you can get the most out of your backyard garden is to have a sensible and effective garden design. You don’t need to be a qualified landscape architect, but knowing some basics will definitely set you on the right path. Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing a design series taking you through the basics of garden design all with the intention to make your outdoors area that much better.  Be sure to also check out our 5 Backyard Landscaping Secrets for some more tips.

To start the series, we’ll be looking at the very basics in our Garden Design 101.

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Sculpt giveaway

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Here at Aussie Green Thumb, we recently got our hands on the new ‘Sculpt’ range of prunning tools from Cyclone and ran them through their paces to see how they would hold up. We’ve also got a set to giveaway; keep reading to find out how to enter in less than 10 seconds! [click to continue…]

DIY irrigation

A garden is often the centerpiece to an individual’s desire to eat healthier and to live a more natural lifestyle. As with most collection of outdoor plants, a garden is filled with green vegetation which is constantly thirsty for water. Without water, plants wilt and die. Overly dry conditions, which restrict a plant’s access to the water it needs, does not spell good news for anyone’s garden. To remedy the problem of getting water to the plants in an arid, dehydrated garden, people have developed all sorts of innovative irrigation methods. The following are a few irrigation methods that are particularly useful for ensuring that plants get the moisture they need. [click to continue…]

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It’s Spring time and your lawn is waking up from its Winter lull. By now you’ve probably had to start cutting your grass again which means dragging out your lawn mower from the shed, and working up a sweat, but is it the right mower for you?

Is it the right size?
Could this mowing business be a whole lot easier?

Most people think it’s one size fits all when it comes to mowers, but we’re here to set the record straight with the basics in our Mowers 101. Read on to learn about the different types of mowers and which is right for you!

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Essential Tips For Boat Gardening


Although sustainable, green living is dependant on you. It relies on you doing what’s best for the Earth on a micro level in order to affect change. So, you should try to incorporate this way of living into all aspects of your life. And if you are a boat owner and spend a lot of time out sailing, extending your life style to your vessel might be the next step. A boat garden is a great start. Sustainable and eco-friendly garden will provide you with organic and healthy food, and is in perfect harmony with your way of life. [click to continue…]

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You’ve spent hours in your garden getting everything looking perfect. Your flowers are blooming, your fruit and veggies are powering along, and your herbs are jumping out of their pots ready for harvest. Everything is great!
The last thing you want then is for all your hard work to go towards feeding some uninvited guests in your garden, rather than you and your family.
It can be tough and very complicated deciding on the best way forward to control pests in the garden, so read on and we’ll help send you in the right direction. [click to continue…]