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.

Why Spending More On Outdoor Furniture Now Is Better In The Long Run

26 October 2021
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Outdoor furniture is an essential accessory for every home in Australia because of how popular socialising outdoors is during spring and summer. There is nothing better than enjoying the warm and breezy afternoon days out on your back deck with your friends and family during this more relaxed period. To do that, you need the proper type of furniture that will support you while also being able to last more than a couple of years. Read More …

Why In-Floor Heating Makes Your Home Much More Efficient

31 August 2021
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

In-floor heating has been around for many decades now and it has gone through significant changes in that time. Nowadays, it is not just a luxury but can be part of a well-organised system to create a more efficient heating component in your home. While most people scoff at the idea of in-floor heating, as it costs too much or is too hard to put in place, the truth is that neither of these two common misconceptions holds much weight at all. Read More …

Are Security Doors a Good Idea in Homes?

23 July 2021
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Although security doors are commonplace in commercial locations where preventing unwarranted access is a high priority, most residential addresses in Australia do not have them fitted. And yet, they are becoming increasingly popular among Australian homeowners. There are several reasons why you might consider having a set of these sorts of doors fitted in your home, as well. What are some of the most compelling ones? Feel Safer Many people simply feel safer in their home when they have locked the front door. Read More …

Two Tips to Follow When Fitting a Shade Sail Over Your Patio

21 May 2021
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Here are a couple of tips to follow when fitting a shade sail over your patio. Embed it into the paving if you'd like it to be a permanent feature If you'll be keeping the shade sail up all year round for the foreseeable future, you should not put it into the lawn or soil surrounding your patio. Instead, embed it into the patio's paving by using a drill to make holes for the poles. Read More …

Choosing a Material for Your Kitchen Benchtop

18 March 2021
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you've decided to purchase a new kitchen benchtop, you may be trying to decide on the type of material you want it to be made out of. This article provides a guide to some of the materials which are used to manufacture benchtops. Read on to find out more! Engineered Stone Engineered stone is made of quartz or ceramic materials bound together by resin under high heat and pressure. It is well-suited for use as a kitchen benchtop because of its durability and aesthetics. Read More …