Sustainable Gardening

A love of gardening goes hand-in-hand with a love for nature. When it comes to nurturing and maintaining your garden we'd love to help you select options that minimise harm on the environment. If you're looking for organic garden supplies, natural pest solutions or advice on anything from composting to companion planting, worm farming to attracting beneficial insects, we're here to help. This page is dedicated to helping you make sustainable garden choices. For personalised advice please visit us instore to speak to our expert staff.

  1. Xeriscaping

    If you're a keen gardener but lack time, want to save money (or you’re just plain forgetful) you'll love xeriscaping. We're so confident you'll love it, we've even created a beautiful xeriscaping garden plan to inspire you.   What is xeriscaping? The term xeriscaping was coined by Denver Water, Colorado’s water utility, in 1981. Combining the words "landscape" and "xeros" (Greek for dry...
  2. 4 simple ways to attract bees

    4 simple ways to attract bees
    What’s the buzz? Why is attracting bees to your garden important? These valuable little visitors pollinate many of your plants. In fact, over 75% of the world’s flowering plants rely on pollinators like bees to reproduce. Without bees, your garden and the world would look very bare. Bees are the world’s best pollinators because they collect pollen from flowers to...
  3. A guide to mulching

    A guide to mulching
    In recent years, the mulching of garden beds, soil areas and even pot plants has become an important part of garden care and maintenance. Mulch is applied to reduce weed growth, retain soil moisture, keep soil cooler on hot days and, when organic materials are used, to add nutrients to soil for better plant growth. Mulch also helps tie a garden...
  4. A beginner’s guide to composting

    A beginner’s guide to composting
    Composting is free and easy, it helps the planet, and best of all your plants will love you for it. Follow our simple seven-step guide to homemade compost success.  What is compost? Food, plants, air and soil all contain microorganisms. When these elements come together in a heap, these nifty microorganisms spread and decompose the organic matter, thus creating compost...
  5. Crop rotation

    Crop rotation
    Crop rotation is a traditional gardening method used to reduce pest and disease problems without using pesticides. It also allows successive crops to benefit from the crops grown before. The basic premise is that each vegie carries its own baggage in the form of pests and diseases. They also use different amounts of nutrients to grow. Some, such as legumes...
  6. Organic insect and disease control

    Organic insect and disease control
    When there’s a problem in your garden you want a safe cure. Some people search for homemade remedies, but many of these are messy to make or apply and may often harm the very plant you are trying to protect.
  7. Companion Planting

    Companion Planting
    The right combination of plants will make a big impact on your garden.

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