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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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Garden Fertilisers – Can you D.I.Y?

Fertiliser is a key element in your gardening strategy, with the right one improving the quality and the quantity of whatever it is you’re trying to grow. That’s why most professional and good home gardeners have their own secret mix for what works best for them. But can you make fertilisers yourself at home? It’d be a lot cheaper, and could cut out the long (and not so great for the environment) manufacturing process.

In short, yes, you can!
Read on as we introduce you to some great home D.I.Y sources of nutrients for your plants.

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Best Rainwater Tanks Australia

Water is a precious commodity. There are a number of ways in which you can reduce your water consumption and increase the efficiency of the water you use at home. One of the best ways is to install a water tank. Like a lot of people though, you might be thinking you just don’t have enough space for a decent tank, so that is why we have compiled a list of the different space saving water tanks designed to work in small spaces for you.
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Fertiliser – Getting to know what the words on your pack actually mean.

All plants need food – a combination of nutrients which are required for proper growth. Some plants need a lot of fertiliser, and sometimes, like the case of most Australian natives, they need very little at all. Generally, plants will get these nutrients from the soil and air around them, but when they can’t, we need to help them out a bit with fertilisers – either natural or synthetic.

But what is fertiliser made up of? What does the information on the pack actually mean?
Read on as we outline some basic characteristics of common fertilisers and the differences between them.
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Watering your garden; Tap, rain, bore or grey?

All gardeners face the problem of watering their plants. Depending on the region you live and what is in your garden, you could be searching for water every day, or, you could just let nature do its thing with minimum effort. Generally in Australia, it’s a bit of both, and it pays to have a bit of planning for your irrigation needs for those stinking hot summer days.  So read on as we look at some of the most popular ways to water your plants, in order to choose the most appropriate for your garden.

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