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The Best Trees for Shade

The Best Trees to Plant for Shade in Australia Trees are important to our gardens for so many reasons, and we all know how important they are to the planet. Each variety of tree has particular benefits and characteristics, and some of them can be very beneficial to you and your garden, and others less so. Whilst Adelaide doesn’t have as much sun as other parts of Australia, you may still want some shade in your garden throughout the summer so let’s take a look at the best trees for that. Things to consider are where

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The Benefits of Mulching, the Process and How it Helps Your Trees and Plants

What is Mulching? Mulching is generally used to save water, suppress weeds and improve the soil around plants and trees, but it also gives your garden a neat, tidy appearance and can reduce the amount of time spent on watering and weeding. Mulches help soil retain moisture in summer, rain to penetrate the soil in winter, prevent weeds from growing and protect the roots of plants in winter. What is Mulch Made From? This depends on what type of mulch you are using,  bio degradable or non-bio degradable. Non-biodegradable These come in the form of chipping,

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How To Make a Sick Tree Healthy Again and What to do When Your Tree is Dying

Do you think one of your trees is dying or in poor health? Is it suffering from some of these obvious symptoms like weak branches snapping, excessive leaf drop, sap oozing from the trunk, signs of borers (insects), trunk decay, loss of colour, excessive leaning or peeling bark? If your tree is suffering one or more of these conditions then it is definitely stressed and could possibly die so let’s look at how to revive it. We are going to avoid fungal infections as these are complicated and so more difficult to treat unless you are

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Common Tree Problems and How to Fix Them

Common Tree Problems and How to Fix Them – 5 Easy Solutions to Tree Issues Compacted Soil This is an easy one to spot and to remedy. Most tree roots are within 12 to 18 inches of the surface and are usually spread out equivalent to the canopy so this area is where compacted soil will affect the tree. The ground gets compressed usually either by roads or paths, parking cars or erecting sheds or municipal buildings on this area. The soil gets compressed and the roots get damaged and are unable to anchor the tree

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