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Landscaping tips – turn your garden from good to great!

As someone who has only recently acquired a garden, I found the event inspiring and fascinating, leaving with plenty of ideas with what to do with my own space to add value to my home. So how can you increase the appeal and value of your garden? The first things that...

The Benefits of Bark Mulch in your Garden

Some of the many questions that novice gardeners ask are what is mulch, what benefit does mulching have and what kind of materials or products should I use as a garden mulch? The most popular and commonly used garden mulch is Wood Chippings or Bark and by using this...

Flowers All Year Round

To grow a garden that blooms all year round, you need to understand what flowers prefer and what the best climates are for them. Spring flowers combined with fall flowers allows your garden to contain colour all year round or you can get the same effect by using...

7 Ways Mushroom Compost Will Improve Your Soil

Working compost into your garden improves soil texture and drainage and adds nutrients to the soil. If used as a mulch, compost also controls weeds and helps the soil retain water during dry weather. Stanler Farms produces organic compost that does not contain any...

Landscaping with Decorative Stones

Decorative stone - also known as gravel or bagged rock - can fulfil a number of different roles in your garden. Maybe you do not want to create an actual rock garden but you like the idea of combining the stone with plants and other elements in your garden to frame...

What Gardening Supplies Do Beginners Need?

As a beginner in the gardening world, it can be difficult to know what tools you need to make your garden grow beautifully. You may not understand the jargon (after all, what are hand pruners, anyway?) but with some tips and tricks, you can start your gardening...

Mushroom Compost: Everything You Need To Know

Compost is one of the most essential gardening tools to have in your arsenal, but not many of us know that there are different types of compost on the market. A popular option is mushroom compost, which is made from mushroom substrate, the medium in which mushrooms...

Fun Ideas For Landscaping With Roses

Having roses in your garden can make the space truly magical, as the air is filled with the sweet scent of climbing, rambling, heirloom, floribunda, hybrid tea, and miniature roses. However, while these blooms might seem delicate, there are numerous ways in which you...

How To Effectively Use Lawn Dressing

One of the main purposes of using lawn dressing is to reintroduce organic matter back into the soil, and to level out an uneven lawn. Applying lawn dressing to your lawn can help it to rejuvenate  and invigorate your lawn while also encouraging more lawn growth....

How To Use Compost In An Urban Garden

If you live in an urban setting, you might have difficulty creating a garden, and if you can, it is probably a lot smaller than those in the suburban areas. Using compost in an urban garden might also be something you are unsure of, as some composts have a strong...

Small But Fierce: Using Garden Mulch In A Small Garden

One of the best tools you can have in your green thumb arsenal is garden mulch. It can be used anywhere, from vegetable patches to flower beds, and everything in-between. However, if you have a small garden, you might not think that using garden mulch will work for...

When And Why To Compost Your Garden

A healthy garden starts with healthy soil, but many of us are not sure when and why to use compost in our gardens. We know it is good for our gardens, but for those who are new to the world of gardening, there are some unknowns that might make this addition to their...

Benefits Of Using Wood Chips In Your Garden

Adding health to your garden does not have to be a complicated process. In fact, there is a simple and affordable solution to improving the health of your garden, and that is using wood chips as mulch. Wood chips are ground up pieces of wood and bark which are highly...

Differences Between Lawn Dressing And Topsoil

In the gardening world, everything has been created with a purpose and everything has a place. This is especially true of the types of products you use on your grass and plants, namely lawn dressing and topsoil. Using the right product for the right application is...

Top Tips For Planting In Pots With Potting Soil

Growing potted plants is the ideal way to spend time in your garden, and it is especially useful for those who want to introduce a little greenery to their small garden or balcony. It can also be a fun project for children to take part in, because they easily and...

Top Tips On How To Use Organic Compost

Compost is a vital component of any successful garden. It can help to improve the quality of your soil, leading to higher yields in vegetable gardens, it adds valuable nutrients into the soil, and it can help to retain moisture and reduce your need for watering....

How To Use Decorative Stones In Your Garden

Decorating your garden is a fun and relaxing experience, especially once you have chosen the perfect plants, shrubs, and flowers. Adding in extra elements such as raised garden beds, potted plants, and decorative stones can help to elevate your garden, whether it is a...

Go Green: Best Perennial Plants In South Africa

The garden is often the pride and joy of many South African homeowners, especially thanks to our beautiful sunny climate. If you would like to have continuous, effortless beauty and colour in your garden, you should invest in perennials. These are plants that grow...