Cement or concrete can be a bit intimidating for novice gardeners and landscape enthusiasts. But the creative garden projects here don’t involve sacks of concrete, shovels, and mixers. Instead, it’s more of using the versatile material and creating small cement projects that can be used around the garden, for planting and decorative purposes. Simply find a “landscape supply near me” and enquire if you can buy cement in medium amounts.(more…)
When you buy sands Australia and talk about it, not many people know about brickies sand. That’s because brickies or bricklaying sand is mostly used in bricklaying as the sand of choice. Although brickies sand can still be used for gardening and landscaping, brickies are better suited for bricklaying due to its high amount of clay that makes it stickier when mixed with cement. Brickies also come in different colours, making it appealing for bricks used in landscaping and gardening projects.(more…)
Many gardeners love cypress mulch for several reasons, the main one being that it is organic and inexpensive. When laid flat in a thick mat on soil, it keeps weeds from growing or unwanted seeds or plants from tunnelling down into the soil. When used in outdoor gardens, it stays in place through wind and rain. So, can it be used for indoor potted plants and gardens? The answer is, yes. It not only adds nutrients to the soil but also lasts several seasons before it starts to decompose completely. It also doesn’t change the soil’s pH levels.(more…)
The Importance of Composting
Composting is the process of turning organic matter that is ready for disposal into something beneficial. It is important because it converts organic materials (except anything animal-based) such as vegetable matter, eggshells, coffee grinds, tea bags, paper products, trimmed grasses, twigs/leaves, and the like by allowing them to decompose into a rich form of soil. This organic compost matter is chock-full of vitamins and helps in growing plants in any space. Compost is also crucial because it wards off harmful pests.
At Labrador Landscape Supplies, we understand that the right type of organic compost can make all the difference in a garden. Thus, Labrador Landscape provides only high-quality compost and soil combinations for any garden across the Brisbane and Gold Coast regions. Take a look at our unique soil and compost mixes.(more…)
Sandstone is a sedimentary rock made of small minerals and rock grain. It is one of the most popular – and probably the best – stones for outdoor landscaping and other outdoor garden ideas. It is durable but relatively soft. It is easy to make unique cuts and shapes on it. Sandstone landscapes can actually avoid soil erosion while providing clean beauty to such ideas as steps, tiles, sculptures, seats, retaining walls, and more. Finding sandstone and other garden rocks for sale and at wholesale prices is quite easy. You only need to call your local landscape supply (such as Labrador Landscape Supplies) to find high-quality sandstone.(more…)
Now more than ever, home is where many of us are spending more time on work, family, refuge, and solace. The present pandemic is proving challenging for many of us, sometimes mentally more than physically. You’ve probably seen the social media posts and TV news about people starting their backyard gardens. It’s a nice idea, except when you don’t have enough outside soil to start on. So, why not do the next best thing and create your own indoor garden? Spread out an old sheet or some newspapers, grab some potting soil from “a landscape supply near me” (such as Labrador Landscape), scrounge around for small planting containers, and dig into the fun of indoor gardening.(more…)
In this time of the pandemic, some people are encouraged to take up gardening after seeing the success of other people. Unfortunately, not all people seem to have that “green thumb.” And if you seem to be stumped by soil fertility and nutrients, you can always start a sand garden. Can plants really grow in sand? If a cactus can, other plants can grow well in sand. You can easily buy sands Australia from landscaping stores such as Labrador Landscape and start small first before expanding your sand garden.(more…)
Using Cypress Mulch: If You Started Growing Veggies During the Pandemic, Keep Doing It Even When Normalcy Returns
The COVID-19 pandemic produced a run on a lot of things so people could stay busy at home. One of these is growing a vegetable garden. This turn to produce food at home was prompted in part by the sudden high prices or empty veggie shelves, and in part to stay sane during a lockdown. Many beginners venturing into gardening learned a lot of things such as making an organic compost and using cypress mulch to improve the soil.
But, as the pandemic is continuing with no end in sight, we strongly advise that you continue your vegetable gardening, and even find ways to expand it. In fact, when things go back to normal, having that veggie garden as a permanent hobby will be a lifetime benefit.(more…)
Part 2 of 2 continuation of some of the best plants and flowers you can plant in a rock garden. For garden rocks for sale to start your first rock garden project, get in touch with Labrador Landscape Supplies.
This plant will give your rock garden a softer look. This is a plant that grows best under the full sun, but also requires a bit of moisture to survive. It tends to grow like moss, so moist ground is beneficial for it. The blooms from this plant can range from blue, deep violet, soft pink, to lavender.(more…)
Do you want to add something different in your garden? Try growing plants or flowers in rocks. A rock garden or rockery can be a beautiful addition to your existing garden, or you can have a complete rock garden in your backyard. Your rock garden will be a beautiful hardscape with gravel, rocks, and plants or flowers that will elevate each other’s impact. If you live in the Brisbane and Gold Coast area, you can get garden rocks for sale at Labrador Landscape Supplies.(more…)