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Your Garden Maintenance Guide

Seasonal guides to garden maintenance in Perth.

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Autumn in Your Perth Garden

Learn what to do in your Perth garden in Autumn, a complete guide to pruning, lopping, feeding and mulching, repotting and more.

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Drought Proofing Perth Soil

This short guide teaches you how to drought proof Perth’s unique soils (sandy and clay). Learn about organic matter, mulch and how to avoid problems such as fungal growth.

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How to Control Bindii (Jo Jo) Weed in Perth Lawns

There is one weed that I would not hesitate to use herbicide on – Bindii (or Jo Jo) weed. This is one of the worst weeds of lawns as it has tiny needle-sharp seeds.

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How to Manage Frost in Perth Gardens

In winter, gardeners in Perth’s hills and inland areas need to keep an eye out for frost. This occurs when temperatures fall to 0 degrees C or below, when the weather is calm and the ground moist. Most plants that originated in cool climates show no ill effects from a dusting of frosty ice crystals.…

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Just the Right Amount of Water

Learn how much water to use for your plants – not too much, not too little. Under-watering and over-watering are both problems you want to avoid.

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Turn Clay Into Garden Soil

To reduce the watering requirements of your plants you need to look beyond the green stuff and down to the brown stuff. Drought tolerant soil is crumbly, well drained and biologically active with a decent layer of slowly decaying mulch. Improving the health of your soil not only uses less water, but it saves you…

Turn Sand into Garden Soil

Turn Sand into Garden Soil

TURN SAND INTO GARDEN SOIL To reduce the watering requirements of your plants, you need to look beyond the green stuff and down to the brown stuff. Drought tolerant soil is crumbly, well drained and biologically active with a decent layer of slowly decaying mulch. Improving the health of your soil not only uses less…

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