Category: Buying Gardening Tools

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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Gardening Tool Maintenance

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: Read more

Mowers 101 – The different types, and which is best for you?

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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How to Use an Invisible Fence to Keep Your Dogs Out of Your Garden

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If your dogs enjoy getting their paws dirty, they probably love wreaking havoc in your garden. All the soil, plants, and yummy vegetables are enticing for mischievous dogs, and there’s just so much space to dig! Sometimes the only solution is to ban your dogs from your garden altogether, but how do you do it? Fencing is an obvious answer, but a traditional fence might not be enough to keep crafty and determined dogs at bay. An invisible dog fence is another option you can explore, so let’s take a closer look at what’s involved. Read more

Infographic: 6 interesting gardening gadgets for 2015

Having a bit of difficulty growing plants? Is your outdoor water bill becoming unsustainable? If questions like these apply to you then consider these six gardening gadgets showcased at CES 2015 (a major worldwide electronics expo).

In recent years, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which is better known for large product announcements from brands like Samsung, has been showcasing more and more gadgets that are directly applicable to gardeners. In this year’s show, we came across six gardening gadgets that are likely to have a big future in the gardening community. Check out the infographic below, or read on to find out more about what each gadget does. Read more

Interview with Stephen Clark, GARDENA Australia’s Product Manager

A little while ago I got the chance to sit down and have a chat with Stephen Clark who is the Product Manager for GARDENA Australia.

Here at Aussie Green Thumb we have long been fans of the GARDENA product range, having previously reviewed the smart flow water meter which helps you track how much water you are using in your garden (hint: it’s great).

GARDENA is a well established brand originating in Germany with a reputation for high quality, durable products that will stand the test of time. I was excited to be able to gain a bit of an insight into the GARDENA research and production process and Stephen was really forthcoming with tips and ideas for working smarter in the garden.

So let’s get into it! Read more