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Transplanting Vegetable Seedlings

Transplanting Vegetable Seedlings

So, you have bought some vegetable seedlings from the garden centre, or you have grown some seedlings from seed, and it is time to transplant them from their pots or...

Organic vs Inorganic Fertilisers

Organic vs Inorganic Fertilisers

Good soil is a requirement for growing healthy plants. Soil testing can provide information about the soil pH (acidity-alkalinity), organic content, nutrients, and ability to hold nutrients.

Growing a Lawn in a Shaded Area

Growing a Lawn in a Shaded Area

Many lawns have areas that are shaded by structures or overhanging trees and shrubs. It can be more difficult to keep the lawn healthy in these areas, not only due...

The Next Generation Lawn Weed Control

The Next Generation Lawn Weed Control

LawnPro Turfclean Ultra is a 'game changer' for control of broadleaf weeds in lawns.

Green Manure and Natural Soil Fumigation

Green Manure and Natural Soil Fumigation

Soil remediation and nitrogen fixation - Green Manure crops can add a natural nitrogen fertiliser to soil and help control some pests and diseases.

How to Re-Sow Your Lawn

How to Re-Sow Your Lawn

If your lawn is old and tired, or you are struggling to control weeds, disease or pests because the soil is poor, you may decide to kill it off and...

What are those Little Yellow Flowers in My Lawn?

What are those Little Yellow Flowers in My Lawn?

There are several weeds that commonly grow in New Zealand lawns. It can be useful to identify which weed or weeds you have in your lawn so that you can...

How to Identify Plant Nutrient Deficiencies

How to Identify Plant Nutrient Deficiencies

Not all diseases are caused by disease causing organisms. Sometimes plants are diseased and look unhealthy because they are deficient (or overdosed) with some essential nutrient.

6 Things To Do Before You Go On Holiday

6 Things To Do Before You Go On Holiday

These are 6 things you should do before you go away on holiday to the beach, or even if you intend to stay at home over the holiday period.

Coastal Growing

Coastal Growing

New Zealand is surrounded by sea. The point in New Zealand furthest from the sea is 8 km northeast of Cromwell and is only 119 km from the Tasman and Pacific.