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Gardening for Outdoorsy October

Gardening for Outdoorsy October

Sunny days and mild evenings tempt you to spend every waking minute outdoors in October! So much needs doing in the garden, though, that it can be a bit overwhelming… see the handy hints below. Why not get some of the hard yakka off your hands, so you can enjoy the...

Springtime Gardens, Come September

Springtime Gardens, Come September

Scented air and satin petals in shades of cream and pink stun your senses, as the garden fills with almond, cherry and plum blossoms. Even as you enjoy budding, blooming spring, you know there’s much to do. So here are a few useful hints on must-dos to keep that...

Winter’s End: August Garden Glories

Winter’s End: August Garden Glories

Winter is on its way out. While you keep a watchful eye out for old Jack Frost, though, there’s no reason not to enjoy the glories of a winter garden. Delight in the two absolute queens of winter this month – camellias and magnolias. Winter blooming cultivars like...

Pruning Sprees, Bare Root Trees: Busy July Gardens

Pruning Sprees, Bare Root Trees: Busy July Gardens

If you’re an old hand, you know there’s no calling it a day in the garden, just because it’s mid-winter. Here are some quick reminders of top to-dos for July. See anything you haven’t gotten around to yet? No worries, just call and have your friendly neighbourhood Top...

June Gardens: Of Frosts and Frosties

June Gardens: Of Frosts and Frosties

With the weather turned nippy, it’s tempting to just snuggle under that doona. That’s why our list of June gardening do’s is geared to get you out and about, working up some warmth while you give your garden timely TLC (or you could stay warm under the doona and...

Gardening for the Mildness of May

Gardening for the Mildness of May

Balmy days and crisp nights make May a busy time for Melbourne gardeners. There’s a lot to do, so here are our recommendations. Mulch, mulch, everywhere... Nothing can prep your garden for spring better than a generous layer of mulch. After a good watering, lay down...

Autumn Gardening

Autumn Gardening

With the weather a little cooler and the sun still warm, the garden is an ideal place to be in, so autumn-clean and tidy up. Spend some time on your borders and hedges, remove weeds, which thrive in the ideal conditions of autumn, and clear your garden. Fertilising in...

Simple Guide for Summer Gardening in Australia

Simple Guide for Summer Gardening in Australia

As the days get longer and the nights shorter and as you labour under the scorching sweltering Australian sun, you’ll soon find you may not be able to complete all your gardening tasks as quickly as you hoped! To keep your garden looking top-notch in summer, there are...

Creating an Edible Garden for Spring and Summer

Creating an Edible Garden for Spring and Summer

As we head towards the end of Winter and towards Spring and Summer, its time to think about planting. In August, the sky is still often overcast and the garden soil quite damp and dark which does not make it ideal for planting. However, now is the right time to plan...

Winter Lawn Maintenance and Care – Tips

Winter Lawn Maintenance and Care – Tips

Gardens are dynamic, forever evolving and always-growing! They are a thoroughly essential part of a property’s overall aesthetic appearance. Hence how you care for your garden in summer and autumn are not the same as winter and spring. Each season has its own...