Intense heat, frequent droughts and wildly inconsistent soil conditions can all be headaches for the average Australian landscaper, but there is one menace that landscapers both amateur and professional fear above most others: termites. A fertile, well-watered garden or commercial green space can be a haven for these voracious, wood-eating termites, and even a small termite infestation can destroy a cultivated landscape in a matter of weeks. You might think that the best way to keep termites away from your landscapes is to avoid using trees since termites feed on wood.
Pea gravel is made of small stones that have been naturally weathered by water. There are several ways you can use it in your garden, including as a type of mulch. Small stones might seem like an odd type of mulch, but using pea gravel actually comes with several compelling benefits, and here are just five. 1. Controls Soil Temperature Most types of mulch are responsible for preventing soil from getting too hot during the summer and too cold during the winter.
For many years, I didn't give much thought to my garden. However, all of that changed when I retired from my job working as a lawyer in downtown Sydney. I suddenly discovered that I had a lot of time on my hands. I didn't know what to do with it. After a few weeks, I started to become slightly depressed. My wife could see what was happening and she suggested that I take up gardening so I called up my sister who is an expert with the plants and trees. She came to stay with me and my wife for a couple of weeks and taught me everything she could.