- Easy gardening
Time-saving, simple fertilising, watering and weeding hints to make gardening stress-free.
- Planting & fertilising
Planting techniques for potted and bare-rooted plants, when to water and fertilise effectively so plants establish quickly
- Pest Control
Killing insect pests in the garden, lawn and in and around the house, killing slugs and snails, protecting your home from pests
- Waterwise Gardening
Which plants tolerate dry conditions, how to retain moisture, feeding for vigour, use quality potting mixes and wetting agents
- How to fertilise a big tree
Where and how to fertilise large trees, what is the dripline, which fertilisers to use
- Caring for Bulbs
When to plant, fertilise and lift flowering bulbs, what fertiliser to use for best results, how to grow tulips successfully
- Rose Notes & Interesting Links
Feeding roses for success, insect control on roses and interesting facts and folklore about roses
- A Quick Reference for Mulch
Facts about mulch - what it is, how it works, fire risk, fertilising mulched gardens and organic v inorganic mulches
- Which gardens cope better in bushfires?
Some plants are fire-resistant or fire-retardant, others are highly combustible - find out what's best in your bushfire-prone area
- Time to Top Up Mulch
When, how and why to top up mulch over summer
- Stockwell Garden at Elanora
Featured gardeners Jan & Ken Stockwell's story of the development of their garden at Elanora on the Gold Coast (Qld)
- Hibiscus Tips
Where and how to grow successful, pest and disease-free hibiscus
- Hamilton Garden at Mungar
Featured gardeners Lyn & Terry Hamilton's story of the development of their garden at Mungar Queensland
- Reducing our footprint
Scotts range of innovative home garden products help you manage your lawns and gardens in an environmentally responsible way
- Elder Garden at Banksia Grove
Featured gardener Ian Elder's story of the development of his garden at Banksia Grove, Western Australia
- Winter is Rose Time
Plant bare-rooted roses and prune all roses in winter while plants are dormant, feed in late winter to promote spring growth and flowers
- How to apply Osmocote
When and where to apply Osmocote to garden beds, trees, pots and water plants to keep plants healthy and vigorous
- Acid-loving plants
Plants like azlaeas, camellias, rhododendrons, gardenias and daphnes grow best in acid soils (pH less than 6) and with special fertilisers
- Phosphorus-sensitive plants
Most Australian native plants and some South African plants dislike soils and fertilisers containing phosphorus, look for low P fertilisers
- Fertiliser spreaders
Use a fertiliser spreader to ensure plant and lawn foods are applied at exactly the correct rate
- How to pot a plant
Tips on potting and repotting plants; pots and potting mixes
- What's so good about organics?
Compost, manures, mulch made from plant waste, blood and bone, seaweed extract and fish emulsion are all excellent organic soil additives
- Garden products and safety
While labels usually include all the information needed to use our garden products safely, sometimes there is a requirement to know more than is provided on our labels.
- Cultivating the soil
Regular cultivation of garden beds is essential to the health and wellbeing not only of the soil, but plants too.
- Wetting Agents & Water Crystals
Wetting agents and water-storing crystals are two distinct groups of products with completely different modes of action.
- Watering Tips
Tips for hand watering.
- Protecting Plants From the Sun
Over summer, when the sun is at its most intense, many plants need some extra protection, especially those with large and/or soft leaves or growing in locations where they are subject to the sun's full onslaught all day.
- Reaping the Rewards
The success of any garden depends on the amount of time and effort you put in - the more you do, the better the results will be.
- Flowers & Bulbs
Preparing soil for flowers and bulbs, sowing seeds or planting seedlings and encouraging flowering
- Australian Natives
Planning, planting, fertilising and caring for Australian native plants; learning about phosphorus-sensitive plants
- Trees & Shrubs
Planting trees and shrubs, how to prine your trees and shrubs and keeping pests under control
- Answers to questions that gardeners ask about Osmocote
Simple answers to questions frequently asked about Osmocote controlled release fertilisers and Osmocote potting mixes
- Answers to questions that gardeners ask about Miracle-Gro MaxFeed
Simple answers to questions frequently asked about Miracle-Gro MaxFeed water soluble fertilisers and the Miracle-Gro Garden Feeder