Gardening

What is organic gardening? Organic gardening refers to the act of gardening without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilisers. Growing organic vegetables in your garden can be a rewarding (and tasty) experience, and there’s data showing that a large percentage of the Australian population are interested in the idea. How Australians feel about organic […]

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 on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recent droughts in Australia are the worst recorded in recent years and it’s not even summer yet. Many farmers are unsure whether they have a long-term future, with grazing pastures being turned into unusable dust bowls. If you’re the type of person that’s worried about whether your grandchildren will be able to live on planet […]

Landscaping is not just meant to make your home more beautiful. It’s a win-win situation for both Mother Nature and for your pockets. Every time you improve your landscape (thereby improving the environment in your neighbourhood), you are also increasing your home’s value. Learn how you can Increase Your Property’s Value here! If you are […]

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