Using vinegar in your garden

  • Vinegar increases soil acidity.
  • 4 litres of tap water with a capful of vinegar for watering rhododendrons, gardenias, or azaleas
  • Kills grass on walks and driveways. Kills weeds.
  • Spray full strength on growth until plants have starved. Deters ants.
  • Spray vinegar around doors, appliances and along other areas where ants are known to travel.

Preparing the perfect veggie garden

The first thing that you need to do when building your veggie garden is to consider where it will go. You will need an area that gets lots of sun and does not have to compete with the root systems of large trees and plants for nutrients.Now to prepare the garden bed make sure the bed is free from grass and weeds.Lay newspaper about half an inch thick on the area that will become your vegetable garden. Laying newspaper will keep weeds at bay and slowly break down and feed your vegetables over time. You will need a good quality garden mix to give your vegetables the kick start they need as seedlings.Once you have planted your choice of vegetables, mulching the garden bed will retain moisture in warmer weather, don’t forget to water lightly every second day.

How To: Garden Edges

For a tidy and finished look to your garden, concrete garden edges are the answer.  They can be made to suit any garden shape and to any width.  The most common sizes range from 100mm – 150mm.  Just define the area with either string or chalk and you’re ready to start.

You will need:

  • Concrete Mix
  • String or Chalk
  • Spirit Level
  • Wooden Pegs
  • Shovel
  • Wooden Float
  • Metal Sheeting for formwork (if garden has curves)
  • Formwork
  • Steel float
  • Trowel
  • Concrete Mix

Follow the instructional steps here