Category Archives: Garden Tips

  • How to Ripen a Plum

    Posted on August 25, 2014 by admin in Garden Tips.

    Plums are one of summer’s true delights, but biting into a hard one can leave you with a puckered mouth. When plums ripen, they become sweeter and softer, making them much more pleasurable to eat. Steps Place the plums in a clean paper bag. Any paper bag will do, but it should be empty of all […]

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  • Curb Appeal

    Posted on March 14, 2014 by admin in Garden Tips.

    Putting your house on the market this spring?  With very little effort you can greatly improve the curb appeal of your property as can be seen in the pictures below. Here we weeded and re-shaped the garden beds, sharpened the edges and added fresh mulch. After we pruned and shaped the existing shrubs, Power raked […]

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  • Fairy rings

    Posted on October 3, 2013 by admin in Garden Tips.

    ‘Fairy rings’ are naturally occurring rings or arcs of mushrooms and we’ve been noticing a lot of ‘Fairy Rings’ on the lawns this past week.  The mycelium in the soil needs a lot of moisture to flower (we had over 100mm just this past weekend in Victoria), the perfect conditions for fairy Rings to pop […]

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  • Managing Lawns During Drought

    Posted on August 1, 2013 by admin in Garden Tips.

    The obvious answer to drought stress on lawns is to apply water. Deep, infrequent watering to the depth of the root system is the ideal situation. This should be done when lawns show the first signs of drought stress, such as wilting, darkening color, and footprints remaining after walking across the lawn. A variety of […]

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  • Compost Tea

    Posted on May 17, 2012 by admin in Compost Tea, Garden Tips.

    Aerated Compost Tea What is Aerated Compost Tea? Aerated Compost Tea is an aerated water extract of top quality compost with high numbers of beneficial organisms. It is NOT just dirty water, and it is NOT a drink meant for human consumption. Why use compost tea? Healthy soil is full of life, with bacteria, fungi, […]

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