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.

Why Tree Lopping is Never a Good Choice


Most people think that tree lopping is a useful technique for tree care and maintenance. After all, many Brisbane tree lopping services regularly promote this to homeowners and property managers everywhere. So it must be a good and practical option, right?

Not exactly. Ask any professional tree service or arborist and they’ll tell you that tree lopping is rarely – if ever – a good choice. Here’s why:

10 Gardening Jobs to Do Before Spring Arrives


With spring just around the corner, you might be tempted to just sit back and enjoy the last few weeks free of heavy garden work. But don’t fall for the trap of just waiting it out and resuming garden work after winter. If you want to save yourself from stress and a long to-do list on the first day of spring, it’s best you do some garden work before winter actually ends. This way, your garden will be primed and ready the moment your garden “wakes up” during spring.