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Day One: The sun is out

June 13th, 2013|

The sun is finally out and today marks the first day onsite for the new temporary "CLS" Staff. The workmen are here and have begun setting out for our new Sales and Administration building to be located between our current residences and the new driveway. The excavators will be onsite tomorrow!


Composting at Home

May 30th, 2013|

A key element for any keen veggie grower is a working compost heap, from a pile in the corner of your backyard to a store-bought, plastic variety. Not only is a compost bin a great way to recycle garden and kitchen waste or scraps but it also creates fantastic fertiliser for soil across your entire garden, not only the humble veggie patch. A compost bin can turn waste into food for soil organisms and also give nutrients to plant life. A simple rule is, anything that once lived (with the exception of meat and bones) can be composted to create to basis to help something else grow.


Chelsea Flower Show 2013 – Best In Show

May 29th, 2013|

This years Best in Show winner of the Chelsea Flower Show was none other than Australia’s own Trailfinders Australian Garden presented by Fleming’s Nursery and designed by Phillip Johnson of Phillip Johnson Landscapes. The garden set out to showcase the beauty of the Australia’s natural landscape


Introducing the New Range of UltraGROW Soils

May 3rd, 2013|

We are proud to introduce our new and improved range of UltraGROW Organic Garden and Turf Soils. The UltraGROW range available exclusively from Centenary Landscaping Supplies, together comprise the largest and most comprehensive Soil range available in the retail market. UltraGROW soils are sourced from the best manufacturers in South-East Queensland. These manufacturers are licensed to manufacture to the high standards we demand and we have worked closely with them to ensure the UltraGROW range truly are “Soils You Can Trust”.


Tools of the Trade

April 19th, 2013|

Before you start your first landscaping project make sure you have the gear! When you have the right tools for the project, every job will run smoother! Plus, investment in quality tools will pay off for years to come!


Landscaping Essentials – Estimating

April 19th, 2013|

Sure, it is easy to wake up one morning and decide you want to landscape your whole backyard, but carrying out garden construction requires considerable planning, no matter what the size! And if you're new to landscaping, it's often hard to know where to begin, what tools to use and what quantity of materials are required. Here's a basic guide to get you started!


What To Plant in Your Vegetable Patch This Weekend…

March 21st, 2013|

Before getting stuck in and planting out your autumn crop, consider reconditioning your tired soil. Ideal vegetable garden soil should be loose, deep and crumbly. It should drain well (water should not stand on top after rain) and contain plenty of organic matter (see below). Good garden soil will deliver the right mixture of air, water, and nutrients to grow a large root system and strong, productive plants. If your working with an existing vegetable garden and have had successful results previously you may need to do very little preparation to get started for the next season.


Fragrant April

March 21st, 2013|

Roses are at their peak now, so grasp the opportunity to get out in your garden and admire their beauty and scent. This means now is obviously the best time to visit open rose gardens, just to take in their beauty or perhaps sniff out a few new varieties for your own backyard!


I’ve moused up an order!

March 18th, 2013|

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Autumn Lawn Care

March 1st, 2013|

Put in the hard work now to prepare your lawn for the winter ahead. Just like the springtime, autumn is an extremely important time of year for your lawn. The time, care and effort you put into your lawn now will leave you in good stead from the colder months ahead and give you the best chance to keep your lawn healthy through the winter until next spring.


Clay and Your Garden

February 21st, 2013|

Brisbane has many soil types ranging from poor nutrient carrying Sand, deep red loamy soil, dark alluvial soil and clay. The most widespread is shallow, gravelly red and yellow loam over a deeper layer of heavy clay. In many parts of Brisbane, soils are often low in nutrients, compacted and poorly drained due to large-scale urban development which has changed the landscape dramatically.



February 15th, 2013|Tags: , |

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Floods and Your Garden

February 6th, 2013|Tags: , |

Many gardeners face the enormous job of clearing out flooded gardens this weekend. Past experience tells us the plants that are likely to survive and the tasks to prioritise when tackling the clean-up.


Protect Your Investment – Seal Your Pavers – Preparation & Application

January 14th, 2013|

Once you have decided on the type and style of sealer you wish to use on your new pavers, you can start preparing the area for application. If the pavers are brand new, and freshly laid, it is important to allow time for them to completely dry out. Many of the concrete manufacturers make pavers to order, and therefore come off the production line, packed onto pallets and delivered to your house all in a 10 day period. Concrete can take up to 28 days to cure and if possible, you should allow them that time before sealer is applied. During this time it is important to take extra special care as they are at their most vulnerable in an unsealed state. Tend to any dirt, leaves and footprints as soon as possible to ensure they are in tip top shape when it is time to seal.


Protect Your Investment – Seal Your Pavers

January 11th, 2013|

The Australian lifestyle is all about the outdoors and more and more people are investing their money in creating amazing outdoor spaces where they can make the most of it. Gone from the days where the backyard was just for the shed and a Hills Hoist, it has now become an extension of the home living space, with large expanses of luscious green lawns, pools, spas, landscaped and designer gardens and modern, small and large format natural stone and concrete pavers.


Water Restriction Lifted in Brisbane

January 3rd, 2013|

Some great news for garden lovers this week with the demise of the Queensland Water Commission bringing to an end the water restrictions that have been imposed on SEQ residents at various levels for the last 10-15 years. Well what does this mean for you and me? Well essentially, we can sprinkle our lawns and gardens unashamedly! Not for free of course... So, what would it cost you? Currently in SEQ, water charges are made up of a few different components including both fixed charges and your personal water consumption charges.