Living Mulch: Waterwise, Firewise & Seriously Good Looking

Mulching the garden to cut-back on water-use is enshrined in garden lore. Protecting the soil from direct sunlight prevents it from getting hot and…

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Should I Use Sphagnum or Peat Moss?

Have you ever been confused about what is in a garden product? Here’s a prime example! For many years, peat moss and sphagnum moss have been staple…

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Rental Properties and Small Spaces as Productive Oases

As population and cities grow, houses on traditional quarter acre blocks are becoming more expensive and you may only have the option of renting or…

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Choosing Mulch for Your Garden

  There are different reasons for using mulch in your garden, so it’s important to choose the best mulch for your purposes. And there are so…

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To Chop’n’Drop or Not

If you haven’t heard about “chop’n’drop” you can probably work out roughly what it means i.e. when pruning shrubs, trees or pretty much any plant,…

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A Community Water Conservation Project

Sometimes it’s possible to achieve multiple outcomes at the same time. Through government assistance, a Melbourne community has been able to harvest…

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Your Garden and your Ecological Footprint

Can what we do in our gardens affect our ecological footprint? You bet it does, and we explore here just how. Do you know what Australia’s ecological…

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Rainwater Use – Some Updates

Declining concern about water Water is one of the most valuable commodities. During drought, water supply is at high risk especially in areas that…

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Minimising water use on lawns and turf

A preliminary comment by SGA: For the most sustainable lawn, SGA prefers Autralian native grasses rather than varieties that can become invasive.…

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Busy person’s guide to watering systems for vegetable gardening

Suddenly working late / starting early, needing to go there / do that, results  in "oh my god you said you would water the garden for me"…

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