Benefits Of Having A Backyard Garden Pond

Spice Up Your Life With Backyard Garden Ponds

There are multiple benefits to having a backyard garden pond, ranging from environmental aspects to impacting positively on your physical and mental health. 

There’s a pond to suit every style and size of property – you might require a small and easy to maintain water feature, dream of a huge expanse of water boasting a myriad of wildlife – or anything else in between.

Whatever size, shape or form a pond might take, the following are some of the many advantages of having a delightful watery nirvana right in your own backyard…

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What is Hydrophobic soil and how to fix it with soil wetting agents

Hydrophobic Soil – What is it, and how to fix it?

Water is a key element for plants to live. Without proper watering, your garden has no chance of survival. Unfortunately, in a lot of regions in Australia, the problem of hydrophobic soils occurs, which means that getting the water to where it needs to be, can be a bit of problem.  Read on to find out what hydrophobic soil means for you and how can we fix it. Read more

Bougainvilleas may also be trying to take over your garden so prune them back to keep them under control

Monthly Gardening Tips Australia

What do you need to do this month to keep your garden looking healthy? How can you be proactive NOW so that you get the best results NEXT month?

 These are the questions that I hope to answer towards the start of each month in my ‘Monthly Gardening Tips’ series. Knowing what to do each month will go a long way towards minimising the amount of time that you need to spend in the garden.

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30 Days To Grow a Better Garden

30 Days to Grow a Better Garden

Welcome to September, or as it will be called at AussieGreenThumb.com 'So You Want A Better Garden?' month. This month I will be focusing on helping you step forward to meet your gardening goals. I realise though that for many people the task of improving your garden seems monumental.

Don't fret! One of the keys things I'll be helping you do this month is break the task down into manageable, bite sized pieces with my series '30 Days to Grow a Better Garden'.

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Red and Green Kangaroo Paw Plant

Pruning Kangaroo Paws

Kangaroo Paws, or plants of the genus Anigozanthos, are an absolute delight to grow in your garden. Their long flower stems burst into colour during Spring and Summer, and their strappy leaves fill in an area really well.

But to get the absolute best from them they must be cared for and pruned, and we’re here to help you learn how. Read more

Best soil for pots.

Some gardeners prefer using pot to grow their plants. Sometimes it’s a space issue, sometimes it’s just a personal preference. Whatever the reason for pots, It’s obvious that the question of the best soil to fill the pots is going to come up.

So to help you fill up your pots with the best growing medium for your plants here’s a quick overview of some of the different types you can use.
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