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Unlocking the Power of Mulch

July 15, 2024

In the realm of gardening, mulch stands as an unsung hero, quietly working wonders beneath the surface. But what exactly is mulch, and why is it pivotal for maintaining a healthy garden? Join us as we explore the indispensable role of mulch in garden maintenance and uncover its diverse benefits.

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Exploring the Advantages of Companion Planting

April 29, 2024

Companion planting, a traditional gardening practice, involves cultivating different plant species in close proximity to one another to enhance their growth and deter pests. This age-old technique offers numerous benefits that contribute to the overall health and productivity of the garden.

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How to Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

September 30, 2020

In the delicate dance of nature, pollinators emerge as unsung heroes, facilitating the reproduction of plants upon which countless species, including humans, depend. From the industrious buzz of bees to the graceful flutter of butterflies, these tiny creatures hold immense significance in maintaining the balance of our ecosystem. Yet, their populations face unprecedented challenges, battling habitat loss and the perils of pesticide exposure. In this article, we delve into the pivotal role of pollinators and explore actionable steps to preserve and foster their vital presence in our world.

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The importance of soil health for your plants

August 5, 2020

Looking to improve your garden’s soil health? This article explains why healthy soil is so important for plant growth and offers tips for enhancing your soil’s nutrient content and microorganism population. Give your plants the best possible chance of success by prioritising their soil health.

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Get Creative with Containers: How to Jazz Up Your Garden with Unconventional Planters

July 17, 2020

Tired of the same old clay or plastic flower pots cramping your gardening style? It’s time to break free from tradition and explore the world of unconventional garden planters! In this article, we’ll embark on a journey of creativity and resourcefulness, discovering the art of upcycling and unleashing our inner MacGyver to craft DIY planters that are as unique as they are functional. From repurposed birdcages to homemade pallet planters, get ready to transform ordinary objects into extraordinary showcases for your beloved plants. Whether you’re an eco-conscious gardener looking to reduce waste or a crafty enthusiast seeking a hands-on project, there’s something here for everyone. So let’s ditch the boring flower pots and dive into the exciting realm of unconventional gardening!

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The Best Plants for Small Spaces (Because Apparently Everyone Has One Now)

April 4, 2020

Welcome to the world of low-maintenance gardening, where greenery thrives with minimal effort on your part. In this article, we’ll explore the beauty and simplicity of cultivating a low-maintenance garden, perfect for those seeking a touch of nature without the hassle. From the classic Pothos to the trendy ZZ ( Zanzibar Gem) plant, we’ll delve into the world of resilient and visually stunning plants that require little attention but offer abundant rewards. Join us as we discover how to create a flourishing oasis that brings life and vitality to any space, effortlessly.

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Tips for creating a low-maintenance garden: Make gardening easier for you!

January 21, 2020

Gardening is a wonderful way to connect with nature, get some exercise, and beautify your outdoor space. However, many people find gardening to be time-consuming and labour-intensive. If you’re one of those people, then creating a low-maintenance garden may be the perfect solution for you. A low-maintenance garden requires less time, effort, and money than a traditional garden, while still providing all the benefits of gardening. In this article, we’ll share some tips for creating a low-maintenance garden that will make gardening easier and more enjoyable for you.

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How to choose the best plants for your garden

November 12, 2019

Gardening is a great way to get some fresh air, exercise, and beautify your home. But choosing the right plants for your garden can be a challenge. With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to figure out which ones will thrive in your specific environment. That’s why we’ve put together this guide […]

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Why now is the perfect time to plant your plants

September 26, 2019

Why now is the perfect time to plant your plants? Spring has well and truly sprung in the south eastern part of Australia, so now is the perfect time to start your new garden planting. The spring the soil is warmer, encouraging root growth, which is why many of the nurseries now have new and […]

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When should you be fertilizing your lawn?

August 26, 2019

When should you be fertilizing your lawn? Spring is the perfect time to get out outside and dust off those winter cobwebs and plan your new garden in time for summer and this often means lawn maintenance. Hopefully in late winter or the first few days of Spring you have already aerated your lawn to […]

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Planting – the ultimate guide with 6 easy steps

July 26, 2019

Planting – the ultimate guide with 6 easy steps Step 1 Timing: Ultimately the best time to plant is when the soil is warm or starting to warm and is moist as this encourages growth, but planting can be undertaken throughout most of the year. It is always good to keep in mind that in […]

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Ponds and water features

June 26, 2019

Ponds and water features We love a good water feature and pond at GDS, but the truth is they add around 50% of maintenance time to your garden no matter what you do. There are a host of products to help with water quality and maintenance, but the reality is water features will require cleaning […]

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When to water

May 26, 2019

When to water Watering, the most important element for your garden as without water there is no life! So when and how to water is the vital key to a lush healthy garden. Sounds pretty simple right, plants need watering, so turn on the hose sprinkler or bring out the watering can, water and then […]

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