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  • garden RELEAF day 2017 will be Sunday March 19 although many garden centres will run garden RELEAF fun and events over the whole weekend. Check the website for specific information on each centre in early February 2017. At Garden Centres of Australia, GCA, we have been fortunate to be supported by many of the key horticultural media personalities in Australia. They include: • […]

  • Great tips about lawn care

    1:00 pm | July 19, 2014

    Lawn Care Lawns are perhaps the most noticeable feature of the home garden as they provide the focus for outdoor activities, create a feeling of spaciousness and enhance the surrounding garden. This lush green carpet effect is easily obtainable, but the type of lawn you choose could make all the difference. The most important things to consider include what purpose it will serve, soil […]

  • How to make the best Compost

    1:15 am | June 1, 2014

    Compost is made from rotted organic material, which, when added to garden soil, provides plants with essential foods and helps to aerate. It also helps to break up heavy soils. For hygiene in suburban areas it is always advisable to use a compost bin to process your compost. There are many compost bins available on the market which is designed to make compost […]

  • Attract Birds To Your Garden

    1:36 am | May 2, 2014

    Birds in the Garden Native birds add colour and excitement to a suburban garden, as well as supporting a healthy eco-system. To attract birds, you must provide these basic essentials: shelter and roosting nesting sites food and water This page is a guide as to the types of plants that are ‘bird-friendly’. With the varied climate and soil conditions in different regions however, you will […]

  • Autumn Tips

    10:50 am | September 10, 2013

    Winter Vegies Your veggie patch – or pots – can be very productive through the cooler months ahead. Here are some great suggestions for what to plant now for winter and spring cropping. Don’t forget to ask our horticulturalists for expert advice. Prepare the beds with compost and cow manure before planting. If growing in pots, refresh the potting mix and add a […]