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  Many people love the idea of having a veggie patch in their yard, but the idea of getting started can seem daunting. While some fruits, vegetables and seeds can be tricky to grow for the inexperienced gardener, there are many out there that are relatively simple. We’ve outlined some below to get you started […]

  The green, grassy lawn has become a staple of gardens across the world. Our franchisees revel in the presentation of our customers’ turf, spending many hours each week mowing, fertilising and watering it to keep it looking happy and healthy. We looked into the history behind lawn and the reasons why we still plant […]

  If you’re looking to grow a lawn from scratch, there are two common ways you can do so – from seed or from turf. Each have both positive and negative aspects, so it can be helpful to consider these tips before making your decision. Below we have outlined some of the pros and cons […]

Planting natives can be great for many reasons. Natives are generally pretty hardy plants that are well-equipped in dealing with Australia’s harsh climate. This can be beneficial if you are in an area that experiences water restrictions, as once established, these plants will often require less water than exotic alternatives. Many also have brightly-coloured flowers […]

  There are many different reasons that can contribute to the death of a lawn. We’ve outlined a few that could be the culprit if you’ve noticed your lawn is looking a little sad, and the steps to take to improve your turf:   Drought/Heat In Australia, the harsh sun and drought periods can cause […]

The presence of birds, bees and butterflies can add another layer of life to a garden. These animals and critters are generally attracted to plants that produce pollen, nectar and seeds, so planting flora with these elements in mind can encourage them to make a visit. Below we’ve highlighted five plants that you may consider […]

  There are more and more people out there who choose to live healthier lifestyles and want to care more for the planet. One way to do this is by turning to sustainable gardening. What are its benefits? What should you consider when doing it? How does it help you? We’ll discuss these questions below. […]

We asked Australians what it is that’s keeping them from having the lawn they want. Not so surprisingly, nearly half of us (48.8%)  just don’t have the time to maintain that lush grass or we just can’t be bothered. The next biggest issue was shady backyards — how can your grass grow if there’s no […]

We asked Australians what it is that’s keeping them from having the lawn they want. Just over a quarter of Aussies complained it’s because of the climate! Whether it’s too dry or there’s too much rain, our Australian weather can be a real issue for our grass goals.   We took Australia’s four biggest grassy […]

Recently Jim’s Mowing franchise ran a survey to find out how often Australians mow their lawns: 31.5% of respondents did not have a lawn, reflecting the increasing rate of urbanisation with many people moving into apartments over homes with yards 21% choose to mow periodically, around 1-2 times per month 19.7% said they never mow […]

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