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Spring Into Action: Our Garden Prep Tips for a Thriving Summer
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Spring Into Action: Our Garden Prep Tips for a Thriving Summer

Spring is just around the corner. The flowers are blooming, the scent is in the air as the prime growth season is upon us. Now is the perfect time for us Queenslanders to roll up our sleeves and get stuck into the essential spring garden prep. The hard work you do now will set the stage for a thriving garden during our hot summer months.

Read on as we’ll share vital garden prep tips tailored to our Brisbane climate, helping you cultivate a thriving garden that withstands the challenges of the upcoming season.

The Ultimate Guide to Winter Gardening in Brisbane
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The Ultimate Guide to Winter Gardening in Brisbane

Those of us who are lucky enough to call Brisbane home, we are one lucky bunch. Not only are we blessed with a beautiful and vibrant city, but we live in arguably one of the best climates in the world. Our winter months are full of sunshine and warmth which gifts us with perfect gardening weather nearly year-round.

While the cooler months are warmer than most, the cooler temperatures may pose challenges for gardening enthusiasts, yet they also present an opportunity to nurture and transform your outdoor space. Read on as we explore valuable tips, essential practices, and the best plant choices to help you create a flourishing winter garden.

Autumn Harvest: How to Grow Your Own Vegetables | Soil Preparation
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A Guide to Growing Your Own Autumn Vegetables

As the summer heat fades and the cool autumn breeze rolls in, it’s time to start planning your vegetable garden for the cooler months ahead. In Queensland, autumn is an ideal time to grow a variety of vegetables as our intense heat subsides for a few months and allows our winter vegetables to thrive.

With some garden planning and soil preparation, you can grow a bountiful harvest of delicious vegetables in your own backyard. Here’s a guide to Queensland’s autumn harvest and how to grow your own fresh vegetables.

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!

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.

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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