How to Care for Your Trees During a Heatwave


With the record highs in temperature these past several weeks, we don’t need to tell you that the weather has been particularly hot in Australia. Besides, you’ve probably seen the effects on your trees and garden already. Dry leaves, crusty tree barks, browning foliage – this is the visible aftermath of this record breaking summer we’ve been having.

If you want your trees and plants to survive this scorching summer (or any other hot season, really), then you need to take extra care of them and help them to withstand the heat. Here are some of the best ways to do it:

The Best Trees to Plant in Brisbane

Brisbane is such a beautiful part of the world, rich in natural plants and full of trees, parks and stunning gardens. We reckon there’s no such thing as too many trees – but when you’re choosing to plant some trees for your home or garden, you want to make sure that you’re getting the best option for your lifestyle and home.

Obviously, you’re going to want a tree with plenty of shade and aesthetic appeal, but you also need to consider things like the root structure and whether the tree is deciduous (loses its leaves annually), semi-deciduous or coniferous (or ‘evergreen’). This is important as it will determine where you plant your trees in relation to your pool or gutters and will also play a role in how often you’re out there scooping the pool or cleaning out your gutters!

How to Mulch for a Healthy Garden


For those of you who aren’t sure what mulching is, let’s cover that first: Mulching is when you spread material like decaying leaves, bark or compost around the base of a tree or plant in order to insulate the soil.

Ultimately, you’re mulching because you want to provide a healthier environment for your trees and plants to grow in, but how do you know you’re mulching correctly? Is there a ‘best practice’ for mulching?

We want to cover some of the commonly asked questions that we get about mulching, so that you can enjoy a healthier and happier garden all year round.

Are Trees Damaging Your Home?


When it comes to making your home more beautiful, few can compare to lively trees. A lush, healthy tree can make any property more inviting, providing a touch of nature that instantly makes it more appealing. But as beautiful as trees can be, they’re not entirely problem-free. Those who’ve had trees on their properties for years know that they also pose several issues, especially if they grow beside your house.

Trees, after all, can grow in wild, unexpected ways. And while they may look beautiful on the outside, they can cause issues deep underground and above ground that could damage your home.

Choosing the Right Trees for Your Garden

 Trees provide a lifetime of splendour, shade, clean air, healthy soil and shelter. They are a worthwhile investment that will last as long as your house does – and possibly longer. But with the hundreds of species and varieties of trees available to choose from, how do you know where to start?

When choosing trees for your landscape, there are a number of points to consider to make sure they’ll not only look the part, but suit the conditions too. Take the guesswork out of tree selection by asking yourself the following questions.