What is the Best Perlite to Vermiculite Mix Ratio?
It is not unusual for gardeners to debate the usefulness of various products or the best ways to care for plants, keep away pests, etc. These spirited discussions often include two commonly used soil additives: perlite and vermiculite. Frequently, gardeners are at odds regarding which product is superior, if they can be substituted for each…
Garden Landscaping Tips for New Home Owners
There is plenty of excitement surrounding the purchase of your new home. Once your furniture is placed and packing boxes emptied, it may be time to turn your attention outside. Many homeowners’ opinions about what types of landscaping look great and what appears to be a mess usually run along a broad spectrum. If you…
Fun Garden Ideas and Activities for Kids
With the increased attention to climate change, there is a renewed interest in gardening, especially growing your food. A popular idea for adults, gardening for kids is also very much on trend.
A Complete Guide to Applying Mulch for a Vegetable Garden
Putting mulch in your vegetable garden has key benefits. Mulch can help to keep moisture in the soil of your garden, suppress weed growth and moderate the temperature of the soil. This leads to your vegetable garden having healthier plants and a better vegetable yield.
Pine Bark: The Eco-Friendly Mulch for Gardens and Plants
People who live in the Perth area know how hot our summers can be and the damage that high temperatures and bright sunlight can do to our plants and gardens. And, without a doubt, using a quality ground cover is one way to protect new spring and summer plants and gardens.
The Basics of Garden Mulch
Whether you are a new homeowner plotting out your first garden or someone looking to replenish your garden with new nutrients that were depleted during the hot growing season, adding a layer of organic mulch on top of the soil will maintain the content and structure of the soil. While inorganic mulch has an aesthetic…
Limestone Pavers: A Dynamic Duo of Desirable Elegance and Durable Strength
When planning to upgrade the appearance of your outdoor property, consider the use of limestone blocks and pavers for the ground foundation, retaining walls, stairs, or other special features connected with your project. Why limestone? Because the desired sustainability and beauty of limestone are second to none and it offers you a one-and-done installation that…
Summer Gardening: A Family Affair
Summer is that time of the year when the warmth of the sun beckons us to come outside and enjoy the wonders of nature. For many of us, that means getting into the garden. The beauty of growing your fruit, vegetables, spices, and herbs is that the entire family can participate. Kids love being outside…
9 Popular Herbs to Pair with Vegetable Plants in the Spring Garden
Spring is the optimum time for companion planting of herbs and vegetables. Whether you have a small patio garden or a spacious backyard area, you’ll want to reap a bounty of flavourful and healthy herbs and vegetables for your dining enjoyment. As recorded in a popular gardening advice article, our local Perth area is designated…
Winter Lawn and Garden Core Chores Checklist
Winter is often considered just one of the four annual seasons by most people. But, homeowners see these few months as the time to nurture and repair their lawns and gardens from the harsh summer sun and the harvesting of plants throughout the autumn. Now is the time when tender loving care is needed to…