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Great foundations in 11 easy steps

In my last blog I spent some time running through the options of materials suitable for your landscaping foundations.  Once you have chosen the material that best suits your job, whether that be pit sand, quarry dust or GAPs, you will need to place and prepare that material in readiness for your finished surface – either pavers or concrete.  To help with this, here’s a step by step process for preparing a foundation for laying pavers.  The steps will be the same for concrete ...

February 8, 2019

Paving the way with great materials

I’m often asked by our customers which material is best for use as a foundation, and how to place and prepare that material in readiness for paving or concrete surfaces. In this blog I will address the first question: which material is best to use as a foundation. My next blog will look at the process for placing and preparing your job using the material you have chosen. ...

January 17, 2019

Staff profile: Meet Dave, handyman extraordinaire

Dave Gibson has joined Watson Davies Landscape Supplies and brings a wealth of experience to the team. Dave is a retired builder which means he can give you sound advice on your landscape building projects. He also has experience in civil construction and is only too willing to share his knowledge of the tools and aggregate products we have for sale.  He’s also a keen home gardener so is the man to ask if you want to find out which vegetables to plant when. He also knows how to get the c...

December 5, 2018

Water – for the health of your garden

As the warmer summer weather arrives, we’re reminded to keep hydrated on those hot sunny days. But it’s not just you who needs to drink plenty of H20; your garden needs it too! My last blog talked about the importance of mulching and the role it plays in retaining soil moisture. I want to follow on from this with some information on the importance of irrigating your gardens to maintain plant health.Why is irrigation important?We all know we should water our garden, but why? Ground ...

November 29, 2018

What's so magic about mulch?

The weather people are telling us this summer is going to be a hot one. Great news for BBQs, weekends at the beach, fishing, surfing and all those other water sports! However, hot weather isn’t so great for farmers, nor is it great for the garden. Not to worry, there’s something we can be doing now in preparation for the hot months that are soon to be upon us. Putting mulch on our garden! Prepare your garden for summer While we are still enjoying the milder spring weather, it’s time to sta...

November 22, 2018

Garden mix for great growth

Our unique garden mix will help your plants flourish this spring. With the arrival of spring and daylight saving, gardeners and landscapers alike have shifted their attention to new season plantings. But before you get all Mr McGregor-like and create neat rows of carrots, beetroot and radishes, you need to spend some time preparing your soil. If you’ve looked over the fence and seen your neighbour’s silverbeet flourishing and their beans literally growing up the wall, you may wonder what the...

October 18, 2018

2019 Labour Weekend Annual Sale - 26th & 27th October

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