Author: Jim @ AGT

Build an Eco-Friendly Shed With These Five Tips

Gardeners and homeowners who care about both their landscaping and the environment should build an eco-friendly shed in their backyard. Not only will they gain a great place to store tools, plant pots and other gardening implements, but they will do so without negatively impacting the world around them.

Follow these five easy steps to design and build an eco-friendly shed you can be proud of: Read more

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

Employing Methods of DIY Irrigation To Your Garden And Other Plants

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. Read more

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. Read more

5 Ways to Secure Your Shed

Making sure your shed is locked down is an important piece in building the perfect yard for home. So how can you improve your shed security?

Sheds. It’s where the magic happens. Everything from welding to building to science experiments happen in this happy bubble that’s like a man cave…without restrictions.

In recent years, we’ve been investing so much into home security. I’ve learned some good news and bad news. The good news, burglars are having a hard time breaking into homes – which means we’re safer now! The bad news, they’ve discovered how easy it is to break into sheds, which is where power tools and some expensive stuff is stashed away.

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5 Tricks to Make Your Backyard Look Bigger

Gone are the days of the quarter acre block, with the average suburban land size now more likely to be somewhere between 600m² and 800m². While that caters to an increasing population, it also means many of us are challenged to make the most of a small backyard. These are the tricks to make that space look bigger. Read more

The ABC’s of Growing Your Own Food

We live in a world surrounded by convenience foods and unhealthful nutritional choices.

While most understand that putting these foods in the body can result in harmful effects, they often counter this with the excuse that it’s too expensive to eat right. If you’re one of them, there is a way to get the nutrients you need without breaking the bank. Read more