If you want your new lawn to look magnificent and eye-pleasing, you need to lay turf as professionally as possible. Before you even apply one single blade of turf, you need to prepare your garden’s soil accordingly. It’s no secret that a good lawn means good preparation. You need to allow plenty of time to get the soil ready for your turf laying, and sometimes it will even mean adding organic compost to improve the soil’s nutrients.
Clear the Area
Every last bit of plant scrap needs to be removed from the lawn area. This means every pinch of wild grass, plants, leaves, roots, twigs, stones, etc. In short, everything. If there is a carpet of old grass before, this can be composted down and made into organic compost. If you use a systemic weed killer, wait at least 3 weeks after application before cleaning out the soil.(more…)
The pandemic has created a huge following for container gardening. Urban and small-space gardening is still on the rise, houseplants and even vegetables are filling up social media posts. However, some beginners seem to get confused between potting mix, topsoil, and organic compost.
Potting mix and topsoil
A potting mix contains inorganic and organic materials and may also include mineral soil and a little sand. Bags of potting mix marked as “sterilised” means that the mix can kill weed seeds and pests. Some potting mixes are marked as “soilless.” Instead, they contain peat moss and organic compost for moisture retention, and vermiculite or perlite for drainage. Some potting mixes are specially made to accommodate the needs of specific plants. These will usually be labelled as orchid mix, flower potting mix, etc.(more…)
These are troubling times as most of Australia is in lockdown again as a “second wave” is hitting the country. But, for many, they see a silver lining as they continue to tend to their gardens. For those who now want to start their gardens, we offer these four tips for you. And yes, do prepare to get some organic compost from your local landscape supply (In South East Queensland and Brisbane, that would be Labrador Landscape Supply).
Embrace the opportunity
Firstly, before you even start, get to know what’s around your garden-to-be and how much area you want to cultivate. Time will seem to move slowly during lockdowns so embrace the time to garden. So, go into the area where you intend to garden and observe what’s going on.(more…)
If veggies aren’t for you and your garden, why not brighten up your front garden or backyard by growing native trees, bushes, or flowers? Not only will they look lovely during the cold months, but during the summer they remain blooming and beautiful. It’s not that hard to grow these because they’re native, and you can get all the support materials you need such as garden rocks for sale or mulches at the local landscape supply store.
This is the beautiful red bloom shrub that dazzled the early European settlers. Actually, the Ceratopetulm gummiferum is white and comes out early in the spring. The red parts are the “swollen” calyces of the flower that surround the fruit after the flower petals drop off. The Victorian Christmas bush variant is a shrubby but gorgeous white, pink, and mauve flower. The South Australia and Tasmania variant is the thorny white-flowered Bursaria spinosa.(more…)
Garden edging is the process of creating edges or borders to improve your garden landscape. When you want flowerbeds and garden paths in your yard, you will want to do garden edging to keep them in place. When done right, the borders will provide good support for your garden beds. Not only that, they will keep your mulch, soil, plants, and flowers looking tidy. There are different materials that you can use to decorate your edges, such as plastic, metal, and rocks. If you are looking for garden rocks for sale and other landscaping materials, visit Labrador Landscape Supplies.(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…)
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…)
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…)