Once a plant is kept upright; has enough water to survive and there are enough air spaces (porosity) around the roots for gaseous exchange, we then need to ensure that it has enough food or nutrients to grow and flourish.
In any planting situation, be it in a general garden bed; under a lawn; in a vegetable or herb garden or even in a larger planter box or podium planter, there are some key requirements that plant life needs to thrive: sunlight, water and nutrients.
Keeping your garden in place, your pebbles in situ or your lawn confined is an important and often overlooked aspect of garden design. Your garden edging can be simple, inconspicuous or plain like those mentioned in our previous blog or they in fact can be a feature in themselves. A part of the overall design.
Garden edging is a fundamental part of any landscape design and is often over looked or an after thought. We spend hours selecting our patio or pathway pavers, weeks deciding on what retaining wall will best suit the space, hundreds of dollars on mulch and pebble to cover the gardens yet only a couple of moments deciding on what will keep everything in place!
Different plants require different levels of various nutrients in order to flourish; the major of which are Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K) often referred to on the side of a bag of fertiliser as the NPK levels. Other elements high up on the requirement list are calcium, sulphur and iron and of course smaller quantities of trace elements such as copper, zinc and magnesium.
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!
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.
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
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”.
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!
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!
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.
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!