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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How Sustainable is your Garden?

We talk a lot about sustainability, but what does it actually mean in relation to gardening? How can we contribute to a more 'sustainable' world by…

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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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Green Roofs

Green roofs are rooftops equipped to grow gardens. This innovative infrastructure offers an excellent prospect for inner city gardening. Like any…

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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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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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Wicking Beds

You know, I’ve been doing this horticulture thing for a while, and over that time, I’ve seen a number of garden designs, products and “innovations”…

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Irrigation in an Arid Nation

Australia is the driest inhabited continent on Earth and despite the fact that we are surrounded by water, there is precious little of the stuff to…

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Raingardens

Biofiltration systems, such as wetlands and drainage swales, help clean stormwater before it is released into waterways or used for irrigation. Rain…

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Wetlands – The Kidneys of our Waterways

Wetlands – bet you didn’t know that, besides forests, they are the most biodiverse places across this wide land, home to a startling array of flora…

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Greywater & pH

pH is different from alkalinity although the two terms are used interchangeably. Alkalinity measures the hardness or concentration of calcium…

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Rainwater & Tanks

A rainwater conservation system involves collecting rainwater from the roof and storing it in a tank for later use as irrigation water. Recycling…

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Sub-surface Irrigation Systems

For many of us, watering the garden has always been a bit of a “hit and miss”, and all too often it seems like too much hard work. To take the stress…

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