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Most people know what mulch is. But there’s a lot to know about the different types of mulches, and many tips and tricks to ensure the best results in your garden. There are four important reasons to mulch. The first, and probably the most important, is for water conservation. Mulch stops the top of the soil drying out, keeps the soil moist, and can reduce watering by about 60 per…
Damage to a lawn can be attributed to a variety of causes, for example, pet urine, heavy foot traffic, furniture placement, insects, disease, and lack of previous maintenance, to name a few.  There is more than one way to repair spots due to one of the above, or other, reasons. For the purposes of this article, we’ll stick with the most straightforward and effective method.  Here is an outline of…
Choose the sunniest spot in the yard to plant a lemon tree in the ground, or pot a dwarf variety in a small garden. Soak the roots in a bucket of water before planting to keep the root ball intact, then dig a hole twice its width, position the plant level with the surrounding soil and backfill. Fertilise with organic matter or manure every three to six months, or add…