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.

Benefits of a Straight Drop Awning to a Business

18 November 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Running a business in Australia is not as easy as some people would like to imagine. It requires hard work, tenacity and a strategic approach to keep costs low and achieve profitability. Notably, straight drop awnings are a great addition to a business store for different reasons. This article provides more information in this regard. Keep reading. Marketing Opportunity   The main difference between a straight drop and a lateral arm retractable awning lies in the mode of operation. Read More …

Flower Planting Tips

14 September 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Flowers are an essential feature of your landscape. Other than enhancing your curb appeal, they make your property stand out and attractive to buyers. Below are some flower planting tips to ensure a healthy garden.  Conduct a Soil Test A soil test will help you establish the drainage, pH, and nutritional content of the soil. Purchase a soil testing kit at your florist or landscaper's store. They are easy to use and will give instant results. Read More …

Top Considerations When Installing Awnings

16 July 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Outdoor awnings provide shade and are a beautiful addition to any property. When squeezed up for space, you should consider shelters that allow people to lounge, dine and wine outside. Despite their usefulness, most people are unaware of what to prioritise when buying awning. Here are a few essential aspects to consider when shopping for awnings. Fixed or Retractable Awnings Based on the current realities and needs, you can either choose a fixed or retractable awning. Read More …

How to Rediscover Your Love for the Outdoors With Shade Sails

18 May 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Some Australians have a love-hate relationship with the outdoors. They may appreciate the ambient temperature year-round and realise that they should be out of doors as much as possible, but they are also certainly concerned with the effects of direct sunlight and those UV rays. This can prove to be problematic when it comes to making the most of the family home and the space that surrounds it, but help is always at hand. Read More …

Staircase Balustrades: Glass or Steel?

24 March 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Balustrades are often taken for granted; yet, they make it safer for people to use staircases. Glass and steel are among the various materials from which staircase balustrades are made. This article provides a few reasons why you may want to choose either of the two materials for your balustrading or to choose to combine the two materials on your staircase balustrades. Glass The main reason why glass is such a popular material for staircase balustrades is the fact that glass ages very slowly. Read More …