Author: aussiegreenthumb

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

6 Tips for Using Less Water and Chemicals on Your Lawn

Lawn-care mistakes are common among well-meaning gardeners who water too frequently, confusing the number of watering sessions with getting the amount of moisture right. In the long term, a light amount of water every day is bad for general lawn health. It also wastes your time and money.

Here are some ideas to help get your lawn care routine just right, so you use less water and won’t need to rely on chemicals:

1. Establish the conditions

Your lawn’s most desirable watering routine depends on:

  • Your lawn’s general health
  • The local climate
  • The drought-tolerance of your lawn variety
  • Soil type and water absorption level

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Husqvarna Brush Cutters – Product Review

I was recently afforded the opportunity to test out some of Husqvarna’s new additions to 500 series Trimmers and Brushcutter range. As someone who shifted to using Husqvarna products a couple of years ago, I was really excited to test out their new machines and I was not left disappointed.

New Additions
Husqvarna have added 4 new trimmers and brush cutters. To the line trimmer range they have added the 524L, 525LST and 525RJD. Then in the brushcutter range they have added the 525RS.

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Gardening Australia Live – October 18th to 20th

Calling all Sydney green thumbs! Costa Georgiadis and the cast from ABC TV’s Gardening Australia will make a welcome return to the interactive gardening event, Gardening Australia Live, from 18th to 20th October 2013 at the Hordern Pavilion and Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park.

Over three days, Gardening Australia Live will inform, inspire and entertain attendees with the best advice and tips for implementing a more sustainable lifestyle.

Demonstrating their skills and knowledge at the show will be the presenters from ABC TV’s Gardening Australia including Costa Georgiadis, Josh Byrne, Tino Carnevale, Jerry Coleby-Williams, Jane Edmanson, John Patrick, Angus Stewart and Sophie Thomson.

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Glow Stones Perth

Glow Stones Perth

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One thing that is becoming increasingly popular in the gardening world is finding ways to use natural light to add some vibrancy to garden beds at night. Glow Stones Perth does just that! They have a range of products that will suit many different uses in your home or garden project.

I love coming across cool, new idea’s to add some vibrancy and colour to a garden. Many people use solar lights. Some go to the extent of actually installing powered lights. However, Glow Stones Perth offers great, alternative products which use the sun to add flair to your garden design, they capture the suns light during the day and then glow at night!

Products

Glow Stones Perth stock many different glow stones, glow rocks and other various products. Read more

Toro Precision Soil Sensor

Toro Precision Soil Sensor

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In Australia it is extremely important that we value and conserve our precious water resources and so adding a Toro Precision Soil Sensor is a great idea.

Even though we may be ‘gurt by sea’, drinkable water is only becoming more and more of a scarce resource. This is why it is important that we make sure our reticulation systems are as efficient as possible and that is why adding a moisture sensor to our reticulation systems is pivotal. The great people at Toro have released a fantastic, simple sensor system which can likely work with your reticulation control box  and I believe it is one of the better systems on the market. Read more

The Benefits of Having Plants in the Office

Obtaining an office with a window is one of the key rungs people reach for as they ascend the corporate ladder. But when it comes to trying to trick yourself into thinking you’re working in a more natural environment, why set your sights on a window? No panes does not have to equal a painful work experience. Just because you have to be stuck inside all day doesn’t mean it has to feel that way. One of the best ways to spruce up a workspace is through a healthy array of plants.

On a surface level, plants brighten up what is oftentimes a pretty lifeless environment. It’s easy to get sick of the drab gray and white tones that often cover the cubicles and furniture in an office. Plants offer vibrant colour that can actually affect the mood of those around them. Think about it: if you worked in an office that was flora free, you’d be green with envy of your mate’s plant-filled building. Read more