Spectracide vs Roundup – The Showdown

spectracide vs roundup

Weeds are the thorn in the side of most gardeners – you spend hours clearing your beds and a couple of days later, they’ve overtaken again. Perhaps you have a path or a paved patio area that has an annual infiltration from pesky weeds and grass that spread underneath the slabs, creating unsightly patches of vegetation. … Read more

3 Ways To Provide Sun Protection For Plants

sun protection for plants

Flowers and vegetables obviously need the sun to grow, but in the middle of summer, it is possible to get too much of a good thing. The most common mistake that new gardeners make is to fail to consider; what sun protection do I need for my plants? After all, too much sun is one … Read more

Cold Hardy Succulents – the Complete Guide

hardy succulents

You might associate succulents with balmy climes, tumbleweed, and arid desert landscapes,  so you might be surprised to discover that some succulents thrive in cooler climates. There’s a surprisingly wide array of hardy succulents that can survive and thrive in cold weather, so there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the exotic, almost alien attraction … Read more

What Is Gorilla Hair Mulch and When Should You Use It?

what is gorilla hair mulch

Gorilla hair mulch. No, it is not some poor worker’s job at the zoo to pick up the fallen hair from the gorillas. And no, they don’t pluck it directly off the gorilla itself. In fact, it is not actually gorilla hair (shocking I know!). Let’s take a look at what gorilla hair mulch (or … Read more

24 Plants That Keep Your Skin Looking Young

plants for skin care

Do you love high-quality skin-care products, but hate the expensive price tag? Do you favor natural remedies over chemical solutions? Perhaps you just want to be more in control of what you put in and on your body? Many top beauty brands boast botanical and plant-based extracts as the principal ingredients in their high-priced products. … Read more

How to Use Diatomaceous Earth For Pest Control – Indoors and Outdoors

how to apply diatomaceous earth

What a lovely word – “diatomaceous”. It’s one of those words that roll off the tongue once you know how to pronounce it. But what the heck is it? Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a naturally-occurring silica compound made from the fossilized, skeletal remains of diatoms – minuscule aquatic organisms. Oh….I can hear you telling me “That … Read more

How to Care for Succulents – How To Grow Succulents Indoors and Outdoors

how to care for succulents

In today’s changing climate, many people are choosing succulents as the plant of choice for their gardens – both indoor and outdoor. And why wouldn’t you? They have a natural resistance to the ever increasing temperatures and drought and excess rain doesn’t really worry them too much. Of course, it is possible to plant succulents then leave … Read more

Yates Weed and Feed Hose On Review – Weeds Be Gone!

yates weed n feed review

Springtime in Melbourne, Australia…and everything in the garden is growing like crazy. The grass is growing like mad, and unfortunately so are the weeds in the lawn. Now I admit that it is my own fault. I have neglected the lawn for far to long now and this spring the weeds have gotten out of … Read more

How To Identify And Treat Lawn Rust (Fungus On Grass)

how to treat lawn rust

Do you have orange grass? Does your lawn look like it has a disease? Maybe it seems to be coated with orange-red or yellowish dust? Or perhaps your boots turn orange when mowing the lawn? Well it is likely that you have lawn rust (puccinia spp.), which is a type of lawn fungus. But don’t … Read more

The Complete Soil PH Meter Guide – Which Type is Most Accurate?

soil ph meter

What Is a Soil PH Meter? How Accurate Are They? And which type is the best suited for your required usage? These are all questions that will probably cross your mind the first time you come across these handy gadgets. An essential tool for any serious gardener, using a soil ph tester before every growing … Read more

Winterizer Fertilizer – What Is It and When To Apply

winterizer fertilizer

Winter is one of the toughest times for our lawns, and ensuring that the grass gets through the colder months and has enough food to flourish in spring is important. Luckily, winterizer is designed to do just that. Knowing when to apply a winter fertilizer and what brands to choose are critical in ensuring the success … Read more

How to Get Wrinkles Out of a Pond Liner

wrinkles in pond liner

Whether you are installing a garden pond for the first time or fixing up an old pond, there is nothing more annoying than noticing wrinkles in your pond liner. Wanting to know how to get wrinkles out of your pond liner is only natural, but there is good news and bad news…. The bad news … Read more

Choosing The Right Pond Liner

best pond liner

Deciding on what pond liner you are using when installing a garden pond is an important choice, as it will be dependent on 3 things; What type of liner would work best in your Garden, The type of liner that is easier to install for your Garden, and finally your Budget. Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate … Read more

The Ultimate Garden Pond Guide

how to build a garden pond

Ponds add a unique aspect to your garden, improving the atmosphere of your outdoor spaces, providing a great habitat for wildlife and can even add value to your property! It doesn’t matter if you have limited space or resources. DIY Garden ponds can be designed to fit almost any backyard or budget. Before You Get … Read more

How to Get a Christmas Cactus to Bloom

Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus plants are one of my favorite types of succulents, it is a lovely flowering cactus that is actually originates from the forest, not the desert (despite its name)! If you have ever seen one in bloom, then you will understand why it is one of the most popular types of succulent. But actually … Read more

How To Spread Mulch Properly – Expert Tips

how to spread mulch

Mulching your garden sounds simple, and generally, it is. But, if you do it incorrectly you may not get the full benefits that mulch can bestow on your garden! Mulch can help the soil conserve water, improve its quality, protect the roots from extreme temperatures, and slow down the growth of weeds. But it also … Read more

Lawn Mower Safety – Stay Safe When Mowing

lawn mower safety

Lawn mowers are an essential tool for anyone who maintains a home or property. Most mowers are very easy to set up and use, however users need to be careful when using these power tools as they also can be very dangerous, not only to the users but also to anyone nearby. Whether you use … Read more