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6 Gardening Hacks For Every Beginner

Updated: Jul 1

Landscaping Hobart has compiled our top 6 gardening hacks for every beginner to use in your next landscaping project.


1. Mixing perennials and annuals


If you are planting flowers in a raised garden bed, consider planting a mix of annual flowers (flowers which only last for a year) and perennial flowers (flowers which last for many years).

Achieve the perfect mix of annuals and perennial flowers

2. Edge your veggie garden with herbs


Plan your Zen garden such that herbs are always planted close to vegetables (especially tomato plants) – the herbs will deter any pests which will want to eat those veggies. In fact, use those herbs as garden edging or lawn edging. Thinking of planting herbs in your garden? Check out Fall Real Estate's guide on which herbs to grow in Tasmania and when.

Control pests the natural way using herbs

3. Egg shell plant pots


Use egg shells as seed starters or plant pots to provide your plants with calcium, repel pests, save the environment from plastic, and save money. Head down to a plant nursery near you and get started today!


4. Storing garden tools in sand and baby oil


You should always store your gardening tools and secateurs in a mixture of sand (for sharpening) and baby oil (for lubrication).

Keep your gardening tools in perfect condition

5. Plant natural mosquito repellers


While citronella is an obvious choice to repel those pesky mosquitos, lavender, marigolds, mint, lemon balm, catnip, basil, and rosemary will all do the same.


6. Milk container watering can


You can water your butterfly garden using an old 2L milk bottle with holes poked through the lid – be sure to give that cheeky garden gnome a good water too.


Before you start, be sure to check out the Tasmanian Weed Handbook – to make sure that you only plant native local plants and not weeds or invasive species which can harm our Tasmanian landscapes.

Need a landscape designer or landscape architect near Hobart, Tasmania? Contact Landscaping Hobart by emailing landscapinghobart@gmail.com or using the Quote page.

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