Fact:

It is advisable to get your soil tested, especially if you plan to create a vegetable garden.

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Garden Tips

The more you know about your regional environment, the more success you'll have growing your garden. Important factors to consider include soil type, climate and environment, what you want to get out of your garden, and how much time and effort you want to put into maintaining your garden. Little things, like how short you cut your grass, or choosing native plants, can go a long way towards improving the health of your garden and the environment - with no additional effort on your part. You can easily incorporate green gardening and living techniques in your backyard to benefit both your family and the environment.
Benefits of Mulch
A layer of mulch will help prevent the germination of many weed seeds, reducing the need for cultivation or the use of herbicides.
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Go 'locally' Native
Once established, native and adapted plants are very low maintenance, require little to no pesticides or fertilisers, and survive well on available water.
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Reducing the Size of Your Lawn
Lawns use about 2–3 times as much water as other plants.
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