Category Archives: Outdoor

Growing Callistemon

Growing Callistemon

Growing Callistemon – Callistemon (or Bottlebrush) is an excellent choice if you want a ‘novelty’ plant, and it is also a good one to pick if you want an easy-to-grow specimen which blooms in summer. With their vibrant, fuzzy-looking flowerheads in summer, Callistemon are instantly recognisable plant. Callistemon are evergreen shrubs with aromatic, linear to lance-shaped leaves and bottlebrush-like spikes of flowers in which the long colourful stamens are prominent.

Callistemon is native to Australia mostly growing in moist soil in open or woodland sites. It does not mind dry air – all it needs is a sunny spot, cool conditions in winter and a good soaking in spring and summer.

3 Tips to picking the backpack leaf blower

3 Tips to picking the backpack leaf blower


Owning a home is quite an accomplishment but also a responsibility that needs time and attention. When you have a home, you not only have to do maintenance on your home to keep it in working order, but you have to clean and also do yard work. There are items that you can use to help with these tasks and one of the best items to own is a backpack leaf blower. Choosing a backpack leaf blower can be a challenging task. In order to ensure that you choose the best backpack leaf blower there are several things that you should do before making a final selection. This article will identify some tips to help you pick the best blower for your needs.

3 Ways that a retaining wall can add value to your property

3 Ways that a retaining wall can add value to your property


A retaining wall is a kind of protective structure built to hold the soil behind it. There are six types of retaining walls: gravity walls, brick, brick masonry retaining wall, stone, reinforced soil walls, and hybrid system. Among all these kinds, concrete is the one most recommended type for modern homes with mild climates.

3 Tips to cleaning your pool more efficiently this summer

3 Tips to cleaning your pool more efficiently this summer


There a few things in life better than enjoying your own private swimming pool on a hot day. Sadly, there is a price to be paid in upkeep and maintenance, but by using these three tips you can help minimise the amount of work this takes.

3 Tips to installing a preformed garden pond

3 Tips to installing a preformed garden pond


One of the most remarkable ways to upgrade your garden is to install an artificial pond and embellish it with floating plants, decorative stones, and other ornaments. The sound of the flowing water and the sight of swimming fishes will definitely transform a bland space into a majestic garden full of beauty and serenity.

Colors For Your Spring Garden

Colors For Your Spring Garden

Colors For Your Spring Garden – Here is a general description of spring perennials/annuals for your spring garden.

Perennials for spring color garden

Ajuga Plants – Purplish/brownish in color grown for their foliage easy to grow and propagate. Can be used as ground cover.
Black Eyed Susan – Usually yellow daisy like blooms with large black center they do better in full sun.