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Plant diversity in your garden for better fruit and vegetables

Now you might be wondering what on earth do native plants have to do with the quality of my fruit and vegetables? But it is only when we take a keen eye or magnifying glass or microscope if that is even possible to see what is happening on our edible plants.

Plant diversity in your garden for better fruit and vegetables

Drip irrigation - make every drop count !!!

Do you want to have irrigation that does not end up watering the path or the road when it is windy? Do you want to hand water less often or not at all? Do you want to water a much larger area than your water pressure will allow with a standard irrigation set up?

Drip irrigation - make every drop count !!!

Brighten up that shady area in your garden

With smaller properties and sometimes taller houses and other structures there are more shadows cast over your beloved garden beds especially during winter.Did you realise that many native plants naturally grow in the shade as they are under-storey species of trees and large shrubs ?

Brighten up that shady area in your garden

Native edible plants

There is an abundance of food out there if you know what to look for and you are trained in identifying each plant. Across Australia the food varies allot and some of the nicest native fruits and berries can be found in far northern NSW to far northern QLD.

Native edible plants

Soil Matters - Invest in your $oil

Soil quality is an essential element that will help create a beautiful garden that is far more attractive, healthier and less prone to pests and diseases, much more waterwise as the soil will retain water for longer periods and that water is plant available.

Soil Matters - Invest in your $oil

Professional edging – give your garden the edge

When designing a garden edging is very important from both a visual and practical perspective. Edging will create beautiful lines in your design and give different garden areas definition.

Professional edging – give your garden the edge

Espalier - Create beautiful green walls

Espalier is an ancient technique of controlling woody plant growth to produce fruit. Modern day Espalier utilises a wide range of flowering non edible plants also such as vines, shrubs and trees.

Espalier - Create beautiful green walls

Perth Garden Art featuring Brenton See

Have you got a small garden area surrounded by hard walls or fences?

Perth Garden Art featuring Brenton See

Reticulation mistakes to avoid

1.Incorrect design
2.Incorrect pipe size
3.Installing incorrect pipe under ground
4.Using cheap materials that don’t last or produce quality results
5 Using Cheap controllers that don’t last or have full functions

Reticulation mistakes to avoid

Size doesn’t matter - Growing fruit trees in pots

When you think fruit trees you might be thinking huge trees and large backyards.

Size doesn’t matter - Growing fruit trees in pots

Summer flowering WA natives

Whilst WA natives are renowned for their winter/spring show there are many that will flower in summer and grow happily in your garden.

Summer flowering WA natives

Waterwise irrigation, nozzles and run times

The following link has a wealth of knowledge from some of Perth best in the horticultural industry and explains all you need to know about reticulation and ...

Waterwise irrigation, nozzles and run times

Turf maintenance - DIY Essentials

Perth has a good climate for turf with a long growing season, despite it being hot and dry. There is a short but mild winter in which turf goes semi dormant....

Turf maintenance - DIY Essentials

Water the smart way, save money, time and relax

Have you been frustrated with that old reticulation controller that came with the house you bought recently or many years ago? Is it difficult to program or doesn’t even clearly display information on the screen any longer but you can just operate it?

Water the smart way, save money, time and relax

Small gardens - wow factor

As Perth’s population expands and property sizes decrease the need for a professionally designed green space is more and more important. Ben’s Gardens is working in this space currently....

Small gardens - wow factor

Getting your garden ready for spring

With spring just days away there is plenty to do to get the garden ready for the warmer months.

Getting your garden ready for spring

Fragrant & Beautiful WA Native Gardens

Western Australian plants are becoming more and more popular in gardens not just in Western Australia but on the East Coast as far down as Tasmania.

Fragrant & Beautiful WA Native Gardens

Why You Should Plant Now

Western Australian plants are becoming more and more popular in gardens not just in Western Australia but on the East Coast as far down as Tasmania....

Why You Should Plant Now

Beautiful waterwise native plants

Here’s a list of beautiful native WA plants that can survive without retic, or on a tiny fraction of the water compared to lawn or traditional garden thrive through the hottest months.

Beautiful waterwise native plants

Gardens that thrive in the heat

The main factors of a thriving summer garden are plant selection, planting time, plant location, soil preparation, irrigation, mulch and specific summer maintenance or what I call TLC.

Gardens that thrive in the heat

Native Shade Gardens

Native plants are well known as sun-loving which is true generally. There are however many species that naturally grow as understorey species and can take quite a lot of shade and still flower.

Native Shade Gardens

Intelligent irrigation

It is an exciting time in the reticulation industry with the emergence of many brands of smart controllers now on the market.

Intelligent irrigation

It's a natural spectacle - awakening of the humble native bee

Whilst other native animals like Honeyeaters are active all throughout winter there is one important little guy who has spent most of the winter months in a cosy little nest. As the title suggests I am referring to native bees.

It's a natural spectacle - awakening of the humble native bee