I hear it all the time just how important compost is to soil health. I do a lot of research searching for the perfect or indeed best possible compost available in bulk.
Of course lawns, just like all the other greenery in your garden need water I hear you say. But the question is are you doing it right? Do your sprinklers work? Do you use a hose or a movable sprinkler? Have you got irrigation installed? Depending on how you water will really dictate how long you should water for and how regularly. Did you know that you can over water your lawn? Too much water can leave the leaves and stems of the grass weak and soft which mean they can get easily damaged simply by walking or playing on an area. Too much water can even drown the roots cutting off the vital oxygen need for survival.
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.
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.
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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!
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.
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.