Can you further improve the quality of store-bought compost? You can by creating some homemade organic compost and mixing it up with the store-bought compost or even store-bought soil. You can adapt purchased compost to make it richer with homemade compost.
Store-bought organic compost
When you buy compost from your local landscape supplies store (such as Labrador Landscape Supplies), it is usually harvested from a single source such as cow dung, chicken dung, or mushrooms. While this single source is good for the soil, it only has a limited amount of nutrients, being a single source.
Homemade organic compost
Homemade organic compost can come from a variety of sources like chunks of plant waste, vegetable peels and ends, yard waste, coffee grounds, and yes, even chicken or cow waste. Thus, it will have literally thousands of different nutrients that are good for the soil. Since homemade compost is richer, mixing it with the store-bought variety will make for super-good compost.
Using only store-bought compost
If you want to use only store-bought compost because you don’t want to go through all the trouble of making your organic compost, you can mimic the richness of homemade compost by buying and mixing different kinds of store-bought compost.
- You can buy five to six different kinds of store-bought composts in any available variety – mushroom, top dressing, potting mix, veggie mix, chicken, cow, etc. You only need a small bag of each variety.
- For small garden jobs, mix a shovel full of each type of compost in a bucket, mix well, and spread onto the garden soil.
- For larger garden jobs, pour the entire contents of each bag on one end of a tarp. Roll the tarp and the compost to the other side of the tarp by lifting the heavy end. The rolling action will mix all the compost.
For homemade compost, do not include waste products from pets such as cats and dogs. Their faeces contain a lot of parasites and disease organisms that present health risks for plants and the soil.
Don’t get free compost from recreation parks. These may contain heavy amounts of lumber or wood products. The risk of weed seeds in that mix can be high. Also, it may contain too much peat moss. This can disrupt your compost since it is not organic enough to have nutrients for the soil.
High-quality compost from Labrador Landscape Supplies in the Gold Coast area
The right type of organic compost can make all the difference in your garden. Labrador Landscape Supplies can provide you with high-quality compost and even soil supply anywhere in the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas. Call us on 07 5537 2841 or visit us at http://landscape-supply.com.au/.
According to garden trend reports and research, these indoor and outdoor plants will lead the way for gardens in 2022. These plants have earned their place for their hot outdoor and interior décor points. Growers, global garden centres, and other plant experts have picked these plants because they’re suitable for the pandemic and don’t need much maintenance. Of course, with a little help from a local “landscape supply near me,” adding these superb plants will enhance any garden.
Kalanchoe is a tropical perennial succulent that is well known for its tiny but colourful flowers. This plant is expected to appear more in homes this year since people will be staying more at home and are searching for beautifying plants.
Strelitzia or Bird of Paradise
With people spending more time at home, they are constantly looking for more colourful houseplant varieties to add to their gardens. The bird of paradise is a beautiful flowering plant just right for any front or backyard.
Money trees are known as pachira aquatica. They are the perfect foliage plant for any home that wants a tropical environment. It is considered by some cultures to be a symbol of prosperity and luck. It might not grow your money for 2022 but it certainly boosts any home interior.
Anthurium plants are also called flamingo flowers or flamingo lilies. They are known for their dazzling display of the colours red or yellow. If you’re looking to add pops of colour to any living space or outdoors, be sure to add this plant, especially in the garden.
Bromeliads look beautiful in any pot or container, indoors or outdoors. With their striking, sword-shaped leaves, these make gorgeous and blooming houseplants in any home.
‘Frill Ride’ Bigleaf Hydrangea
If you can’t resist a flower that looks like a ruffle or frill, then you can’t resist planting Hydrangeas. The Frill Ride features enormous frilly deep-pink flowers and looks stunning in any container. When outdoors they prefer to grow partly in the sun, around 3 – 4 hours in the morning hours only.
Labrador Landscape Supplies
The “landscape supply near me” if you’re in the Gold Coast or Brisbane areas and serious about getting new plants for your 2022 garden. We can supply everything for your garden so your plants grow healthy, such as mulches, sand, rocks and pebbles, soils, and compost. For your garden and landscaping needs, call 07 5537 2841 or you can message at https://landscape-supply.com.au/contact/.
Sand is a non-toxic substance that does not require careful handling compared to hazardous materials. However, there are several ways to dispose of sand safely or to reuse or recycle it for other uses. Remember that when you buy sands Australia, whether white, tan, river, or ground sand, all sand is non-hazardous and inflammable or combustible.
Why dispose or recycle sand?
Most sand is taken from quartz rocks that may contain crystalline silica. After more than a year of constant use, this silica may become a carcinogen and may pose a health risk to people with existing lung problems. Sand also collects dust particles over a long period.(more…)
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…)