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5 Tips for Building a Sustainable Garden
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5 Tips for Building a Sustainable Garden

Planning your landscaping can be an overwhelming process regardless if you are building a garden from scratch or re-doing an existing garden. However, if you do your research, building a sustainable garden is not only beneficial for the environment, but it can also save you time and money in the long run. Utilizing mother nature by planning your garden effectively reduces your need for water and expensive and harmful pest control.

Furthermore, by using eco-friendly practices, you can create a healthy and thriving garden that encourages visitors from your local wildlife and reduces your carbon footprint. So how do you build a sustainable garden? Read on for five tips for building a sustainable garden that you can implement today.

5 Benefits of Compost: Improving Soil Health and Saving Money
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5 Benefits of Compost: Improving Soil Health and Saving Money

Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or new to gardening, chances are you have heard of compost. Our conditions here in Brisbane give us an advantage for growing a lush and healthy year-round garden but providing your garden with the right nutrients is essential in maintaining its growth.

So what exactly is compost and what role does it play in improving soil health? Read on to learn the ins and outs of this gardening powerhouse.

What Is A Rain Garden And How Does It Work? | Eco-friendly landscaping
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What Is A Rain Garden And How Does It Work?

If you live in an area that is prone to heavy rainfalls or storms like Brisbane, or if a particular area in your yard is often waterlogged, a rain garden is a fantastic way of bringing in more eco-friendly landscaping whilst managing excess water.

A rain garden is a depressed area that collects rainwater during storms or heavy rainfall and then filters it through plants and soil before the water is released. It’s an easy way to make your gardening more sustainable and increase your local wildlife habitat!

Learn the benefits and basics of rain gardens below!

The Best Mulch For Termite Prevention | The Benefits of Mulch
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The Best Mulch For Termite Prevention

Mulching your garden is extremely important here in Australia due to its impressive ability to retain moisture which is imperative for water conservation. Given our tough climate, keeping your soil moist can reduce the need of watering your garden by 60%!

The benefits of mulch to your garden are vast as are the types and their own unique set of benefits. Read on to learn the benefits such as reducing weeds and even the prevention of termites.

How to Help Your Garden Survive The Heat | Protect Your Garden
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How to Help Your Garden Survive The Heat

Summer is the best time of year to get outside and enjoy your backyard but it’s also a time when gardens are most vulnerable. Our volatile weather in Brisbane is very hit-and-miss. We often have too much rain or too little rain which can make being a green thumb a challenge.

So how do you protect your garden in very hot and dry weather? Plants need to be watered, but if your water bill is high or if you live in an area with water restrictions, water isn’t the only answer. Let’s look at the top tips to keep your garden green without breaking the bank.

Garden Supplies - Brisbane Soils
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The 5 Best Garden Supplies For Your Yard (and Why!)

Looking for garden supplies to enhance the natural beauty of your yard? Well, why not start with soil? Soil types vary even within relatively small geographical areas. Plenty of rich, red, fertile soil has blessed many gardens in the Redlands area. In other parts of Brisbane and the Gold coast, the soil can be more gravelly but still balanced and loamy.

Whichever way you want your garden to grow, a little extra help will never go amiss. Read on for 5 garden supplies that’ll suit your beds down to the ground.

Cheap Landscaping Ideas - Brisbane Soils
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Cheap Landscaping Ideas That Can Add Value to Your Home

We Aussies spend a whopping $7 billion on lawnmowing and landscaping every year. And you can’t blame us! Not only is it deeply satisfying to look outside at a beautiful, well-kept garden, but – and here’s the real kicker – it can also add serious value to your home.

Want to find out about the specific landscaping ideas that have this glorious financial effect? You’re in the right place. From using trusty Brisbane mulch to adding atmospheric outdoor lighting, here are 5 cheap landscaping ideas to bring your home to life!

Brisbane Soils - Landscaping Ideas
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5 Landscaping Ideas on a Budget

Landscaping is a great way to add value to your home, make it look more appealing, and add an element of style to your garden. However, hiring a professional landscaper to undertake the work can be expensive. If you don’t have the money to pay for a professional, there are a few things that you can do yourself.

Here are our top five landscaping ideas on a budget!

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