soursobs

What is a Soursob? Scientific name: Oxalis pes-caprae Soursobs are regularly confused with clover due to their very similar leaf appearance. Soursobs spread with clover-like leaves along the ground, producing flowers with 5 petals and have a long white tuberous root. Cooler conditions are when Soursobs like to appear in Autumn and Winter. The problem […]

Trees and your lawn

We see large trees growing in parks, commercial spaces and botanical gardens. They provide beauty and much needed shade and shelter for birds and other wildlife. In your average home garden, many large trees are not suitable as they just get too big, but there are many smaller, more suitable shade and feature trees to […]

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  Need help identifying lawns pests?  There are many lawn pests that like to attack your lawn and can potentially cause significant harm. Being aware of what lawn pests are out there in the insect world will keep you one step ahead of the game and better equipped to deal with any uninvited guests. Ants […]

cudweed

Cudweed – Scientific name: Gnaphalium spp. One of those awful weeds that repeatedly rears its ugly head is Cudweed. Cudweed is a winter annual weed that forms in rosettes. The leaves are a glossy light green on top and have a white furry underside. Flat, shiny, mid-green leaves with a rosette shape Various small flowers on […]

Salt and your Lawn

Salt and Your Lawn If you’re lucky enough to live by the beach, your lawn will cop a fair serve of ocean spray. In some cases it can be completely under water at high tides, so a tolerant variety is a must. Salty soils prevent your grass from absorbing nutrients and retaining moisture. Salt spray […]

International beer day!

How good is a beer after mowing the lawn or a hard day in the yard? Show off your hard work with pictures of your lawn in celebration of this glorious beverage.

Grey water

Grey water can be used on the garden and lawn either by bucket or a grey water re-use system. Grey water is the wastewater from washing machines, laundry tubs, baths, showers and wash basins. It does not include wastewater from the toilet, dishwasher or kitchen sink, as these can contain unwanted solids and potentially unhealthy […]

Bindii

Treating Bindii – You need to take action now before the pricks come back! Bindii is possibly the most annoying weed due to the pain it causes to our bare feet! Bindii is a low growing weed with a flower at its centre. At maturity, the flower produces a prickly seed pod which is a […]

Rid your lawn of Moss!

Moss becomes most prevalent in Winter when there is additional moisture around and a lack of warmth to dry out surfaces. What is Moss? Mosses are small green non-vascular plants that grow in clumps. They are generally only a few centimetres tall with extremely thin leaves. Moss enjoys conditions that are wet, shaded and compacted. […]

fire pit

It’s cold outside, which means it’s a great time to have a backyard fire with a few mates or the family under the stars. Creating an outdoor space where you can enjoy your fire safely is key. So, you must make sure that your fire is placed where it is away from the house, fence […]