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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Conserving Water

Australia is the driest inhabited continent in the world, yet we use more water per capita than any other country. By reducing the amount of water…

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Hydroponic Gardening

This post has been submitted by one of SGA's Cuttings readers. See the bottom of this post for info on how you too can contribute to our website.…

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Keeping our Stormwater Clean

With the heavy rain we have been having in most states, the importance of site planning, not just at a commercial level but also at a residential…

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SGA Footprint Flicks – Mulch Ado about Nothing

Wrap your soil up in a blanket of mulch to conserve water use, add nutrients, suppress weeds and enhance habitat. But what to use where? Meander…

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