Organic Pest Control

We have now come to realise that everything in our gardens interacts with everything else. These days, we try to look at the garden as a whole ecosystem, trying to help bring about a balance so that no one Bad bug dominates because it is being controlled by the Good bugs that we have encouraged…

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The Urban Apiarist: Backyard beekeeping

© Craig Castree Now that we have a backyard full of fruit trees and Vegetables it is time we discussed getting them pollinated and how best to do that. It is one thing to have fruit trees in your backyard but it’s another getting fruit on them. If you don’t do anything about attracting pollinators…

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Habitat

Home • Habitat Habitat Organic Pest Control We have now come to realise that everything in our gardens interacts with everything else. These days, we try to… Read More… Meet Your Garden Life: Organic Pest Control and Adventures in the Backyard Discover the wondrous soil microbes, and the problematic and beneficial insects in your garden….

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Sustainable Gardening in Hobsons Bay

Sustainable Gardening Australia has produced an excellent guide for gardeners in Hobsons Bay with information on design, soil, compost, water, habitat gardening, weeds, as well as places to enjoy local native plants. To download the guide, click here.

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Integrated Pest Management

Prepared by IPM Technologies What is integrated pest management? All of the things that we can use to control pests fit into one of three categories: biological controls (the predators, parasites and pathogens that attack pests); cultural controls (management techniques that have an impact on populations of either pests or biological control agents); and chemical…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Chickens in Urban Areas

© Very Edible Gardens Pty Ltd,  www.veryediblegardens.com Why get Chooks? They eat your food scraps to make delicious eggs They provide you with manure for your food garden These animal ‘tractors’ are great at preparing your veggie patch for planting They help to control insect pests in your garden Chooks have great personalities You reduce demand…

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