Tips For Creating A Container Vegetable Garden

I live in a house with very little outdoor space, but I still wanted to grow some of my own food, so I started a container garden on my patio a few years ago. The first year was a steep learning curve with a lot of trial and error, but I've learned a lot about growing vegetables in containers and believe it's a valuable skill for everyone to have. I started this blog to share what I've learned and provide tips for making the most of the outdoor space you have. You'll find posts on a range of topics, such as the nutrients required for healthy vegetable plants, how to prepare your soil, companion planting for natural bug control and succession planting to grow more vegetables in the space you have available. I hope you enjoy my blog.

Slate Tiles – The Pros and Cons You Need To Be Aware Of

23 April 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Tile flooring has been a staple material for Australian homes. However, millennial homeowners are not looking to opt for the cookie cutter design of ceramic and porcelain tiles for them home. Instead, new homeowners strive for supplies that lend a unique character to their home while also increasing the marketability of their premises. Resultantly, there has been an upsurge in demand for unconventional flooring materials. Slate is one of the natural elements that has been used for exterior flooring but is now steadily making an appearance inside contemporary homes. Read More …

Simple Tips for Improving a Home’s Exterior and Curb Appeal

2 April 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Your home's exterior and its overall curb appeal are both very important, as the look of your house from the outside can affect its actual value, even if the structure itself is in good repair. If your home seems a bit rundown, you don't need to spend thousands of dollars on improving it, as even a few simple upgrades and fixes can mean a more attractive and welcoming exterior appearance. Note a few simple tips on what you might do to make your home look better on the outside, and to enhance its overall curb appeal. Read More …

How to Add Charm to Your Home’s Exterior

27 February 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If your home's curb appeal is a bit lacklustre, some minor changes and a few simple touches can bring in lots of charm and character, without you needing to overspend on major exterior renovations. Note some simple tips for how to add major charm to your home's exterior, quickly, easily, and affordably. Cover your porch If your home's front porch is not covered, or the roof overhang is a bit drab and dull, consider adding a nice porch awning with thick columns. Read More …

What to Look for When Choosing a Waterbed

13 February 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you're in the market for a new bed, and especially if you have back or joint problems, you might consider a waterbed. Waterbeds offer more reliable support than a spring mattress, as those coils and springs eventually wear out and become lumpy and uncomfortable. Waterbeds can also be more hygienic, as a standard coil mattress may hold lots of dust, dirt, shed hair, dead skin cells and the like, which can't always be removed with a standard household vacuum cleaner and hose attachment. Read More …

Why One Man Went to Mow a Meadow: Maintaining Wildflowers in Your Garden

20 November 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

For most people, looking after a lawn means regular mowing to keep it at an attractive and healthy height, plus watering and the occasional dose of fertiliser. Some people, on the other hand, prefer things a little bit more wild. With that said, there's no reason you can't have a little bit of both. Turning even a small patch of your garden into a wildflower meadow creates extra visual impact, expands your gardening interests and is great for wildlife. Read More …