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Nollamara, Western Australia, 6061, Australia
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Do you live near the sea?

Have you ever thought of adding seaweed to your compost heap or compost bin?

You should not only think of adding it but actually doing it because it will definitely add some important nutrients that your garden will love.
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Are you a digger or a spreader?

Do you like to dig your compost into the garden bed or do you prefer just to spread it around on the surface.

I was always a confirmed digger but just recently I've been reading about people who have got good results just by spreading the compost right on the surface.

Anything that means less work is worth trying but I would be careful and not spread the compost right up to the base of plants and shrubs. Perhaps going no further than the drip line for each plant might be the best idea.
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Bromeliads

Looking for something unusual for your garden, something with vibrant colours that will really catch your eye?

Bromeliads just might be what you are looking for … even if you live in a rather dry part of the country. They require a modest amount of watering, some well-drained soil and just a little fertilizer … does that sound almost too good to be true?

Well it is true and you can learn more about them … and even buy some by online … at:

http://www.bromeliads-of-australia.com.au/ and http://ausbroms.com.au/
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Your lawn needs air!

Hard to believe isn't it? Your lawn lives outdoors in the fresh air and yet it needs air? Yes it does!

The soil under your grass becomes compacted over time and the more compacted it becomes the harder it is for your lawn to grow. 

The cooler months are good opportunity to aerate your lawn and, while you can buy or hire mechanical tools that will do the job, you can also do it with something as simple as a garden fork.

All you have to do is work your way up and down the lawn pushing the fork deep into the soil every 30cm or so. Spend a little time doing that and your lawn will love you.
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The weather this Easter weekend is definitely not looking good so if it's raining when you want to be out in the garden do the next best thing and check out my website at:

http://johnsgardening.com.au

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Last week I mentioned that the height of your deck above the ground was an important consideration ... now let's think about your front fence.

If you're thinking of building a new front fence ... one that will give you increased privacy ... the height is important too.

If you build it without checking with council they may order you to pull it down ... especially if you live on a street corner and fence obstructs the view of approaching traffic.

A quick call to your local council can save you lots of time and money.
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We're in the last days of summer ... officially ... and that means that your roses will soon be producing their second round of flowers for the year.

A quick light prune now will make your rose bushes look a lot more presentable.
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Composting ... so much goodness but it takes so long ... or does it.

Most gardeners have a compost heap that is divided into sections with each section at a different stage of development.

Bringing one section from start to being ready to add to the garden can take 3 to 4 months but does it have to be that long?

Some research here in Australia, back in the early 1980s, found that it was possible to produce enough compost for a garden in just six weeks.
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Looking for some vegies to plant in April?

Beetroot, silverbeet and peas if you live in Perth. Lettuce, cabbage, spinach, cauliflowers and spring onions are good to plant just about anywhere during April.
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Looking for some equipment bargains?

I’ve seen some good specials just recently on some power tools that will make gardening a little easier for you. Prices for blowers and trimmers are always good at Bunnings but some of the manufacturers like Husqvarna have been running some great specials too.

Wouldn’t a blower make cleaning up those dead leaves so much easier?
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No room for a garden? No room for pots? You can still grow herbs and vegies in a bottle :)

http://theheartysoul.com/how-to-grow-free-food-at-home/?t=JERF
Republished with permission from naturallivingideas.com. If you love fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs but don’t want to always drive to the grocery store to get them, consider container gardening. It is a rapidly expanding movement with the rising cost of food and people becoming more conscious of what they are eating. You now see apartment... View Article
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Thinking of building a deck on the back of your house?

Here in Australia there are rules about decks that you need to know and understand so check with your local council. 
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Gardening tips and information as well as gardening services for people around Perth
Hours
Sunday12:00 am–12:00 am
Monday7:30 am–12:00 am
Tuesday7:30 am–12:00 am
Wednesday7:30 am–12:00 am
Thursday7:30 am–12:00 am
Friday7:30 am–12:00 am
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0409 701 251, (08) 9468 0355
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Nollamara, Western Australia, 6061, Australia
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