There are a lot of reasons to grow trees in containers. For urban gardens and those with little outside space, potted trees can make the surroundings feel cooler. A potted tree can make a terrace or patio feel like a garden, or they can make striking focal points when placed on either side of an entryway. After choosing the trees you like, you will need to choose containers with special considerations. Also, your trees will grow better if you mix organic compost with the soil.
Any citrus fruit – tangerines, oranges, kumquats, limes, lemons – can be grown in large containers. Citrus trees make beautiful accents in any garden bed, herb garden, or patio. They can stand up to summer heat or winter cold.(more…)
Top dressing is done to correct the lack of soil underneath or poor preparation. It fills in the low spots and corrects the uneven areas in the lawn. This is usually done using special sand for top dressing, usually available when you buy sands Australia.
Top dressing will bring many benefits to a lawn that is looking somewhat lacklustre. This includes helping to reduce the accumulation of dead grass clippings and stems, known as thatch. Top dressing helps increase nutrient retention, improves drainage, and increases resistance to pests and diseases.(more…)
Healthy soil means a healthy garden. You don’t need to apply miracle chemicals or new-fangled fertilisers just to make your garden soil healthy. Adding organic compost to your garden soil is the best and least expensive thing you can do to produce beautiful garden flowers or a nice crop of vegetables.
For colder climates
Adding organic compost to your soil depends on your geographical location. If you live in cooler climates such as South Australia, New South Wales, and Victoria, where there is only one major growing season, from late spring to early fall. Layer partially decomposed organic compost during the stated period, before the ground freezes and let it decompose through the winter. In the next spring, your soil will be ready for planting.(more…)
A simple garden pond with colourful rocks and plants is a great feature in your backyard garden. Adding fish in the pond is an option you can look into later. Of course, you’ll need to do some digging and buy some landscape materials from a “landscape supply near me” to build your simple DIY garden pond.
Aquatic plants are a beautiful decoration for simple garden ponds. They also filter pond water by absorbing phosphates, nitrates, ammonium, and metals while contributing to oxygen. You can position plants around the pond’s edges or group them on one side while having a rock garden on the other side. Don’t use invasive shrubs that can choke the water, like water lettuce, alligator weed, and hyacinth.(more…)
The best fence to use around your garden depends on what animals you need to keep out. This factor alone determines fence height, mesh size, and depth to bury the fence bottom. Remember that, in search of food, animals will try harder (and smarter) to get over, under, or through any fence. So, another option is creating both a physical and visual barrier if you can. This makes garden rocks for sale quite essential as an added protection for fences so animals can’t burrow under it.
If your home and garden are in the outback or the rural parts of Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Tasmania, then you’ll have to be wary of the occasional Bush Turkey, Bandicoot, Kangaroos and other marsupials, Emu, Dingo, Wombat, and Tasmanian Devil. In other parts of the country, you also need to contend with some of these (like the Roos, Wombats, and Dingos) as well as Rabbits, Echidna, Storm Birds, Skinks, Boobook, Water Dragon, Sugar Glider, Possums, and poisonous snakes.(more…)
If you find that your garage and house is full to bursting and you can’t find space for storage, this might be a good time to invest in a garden shed. To put it simply, a garden shed can provide a safe and adequate space for keeping belongings that don’t belong in the house, like tools, garden materials, etc. You can even build your own garden shed. You can buy sands Australia and other materials available from your local landscape supplies, or you can buy a prefabricated one that you only need to assemble.
However, before you start buying or building, consider the following on why you need to build a garden shed.(more…)
Pandemic gardeners all over Australia are facing another problem during the country’s summer months. The predicted La Niña has been kicking in since the start of December, bringing torrential rain to most of the country. While rain is good for plants, too much rain can saturate the soil, making the plants sodden and killing the root system. Of course, there are ways to counter wet and saturated soil and sodden veggie patches, and you may need the help of a local “landscape supply near me” to get some necessary materials.(more…)
With the world still under the throes of a coronavirus pandemic, many have turned to gardening to make the most of being quarantined at home during the lockdowns. If your garden is already growing well with good soil and plants, why not consider changing up the landscaping to make your garden, backyard, or land more beautiful. Rocks, gravel, and pebbles make for good landscaping alternatives, and quite adaptable to numerous creative garden designs. If you’re looking for garden rocks for sale, including gravel and pebbles, in the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas, get in touch with Labrador Landscape Supplies.
In the meantime, when using rocks, gravel, and pebbles for garden landscaping:(more…)
Though lockdowns are slowly easing out, the coronavirus pandemic is far from gone, and many health precautions, physical distancing, and other measures may make us spend more time at home than before. Thus, those with space to spare in their backyards and properties have taken to gardening. But, rather than just doing basic gardening, why not do some ‘break gardening’ and create some garden designs for both planting and recreational purposes? You can use sand to create great garden designs. Buy sands Australia from a local store if you’re in Queensland (such as Labrador Landscape) instead of buying cheap imported sand that may contain unwanted germs and particles.(more…)
Drainage–a common problem for landscaping. Building a drainage system for your garden or play area can sometimes be expensive. But, what if we tell you that the nearest shop that has garden rocks for sale is the ingenious solution for your drainage problems?
Yes, the innocent bystander you see as garden rocks or gravel can help you with your excess waterworks problems brought about the wet season.