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How To Get Your Garden Ready For Spring Planting

It’s the first day of glorious spring here in Australia, and we’re wasting no time getting ready for spring planting season. Here’s how to thaw your garden out of its winter funk ready for a fantastic season of blooms.


How To Build A Perfect Fire, Without Burning Down The House

There’s nothing quite like logs roaring in the hearth, but nobody wants to turn a winter warmer into a house fire. Here’s how to properly and responsibly start up a fire log without resorting to Firelighters (because really, that’s just cheating.)


There's A Pool Hidden Underneath This Backyard

Magic floors that sink into the ground to create a pool are always cool but even those trick pools aren’t as camouflage as this hidden pool. What looks like a seemingly normal backyard can actually transform into a pool when half the grass retracts to reveal the water. Fun!


Giz Explains: What Actually Happens When You Put Metal In A Microwave

The rule is as simple as it is ubiquitous: Don’t stick aluminium foil in the microwave if you don’t want to have to buy a new microwave. Everybody knows that, right? But it turns out that old adage might be wrong.


The New Click & Grow Herb Garden Does Everything But Harvest Itself

Click and Grow’s second generation home hydroponic system launches today that, like its predecessor, provides urban gardeners an organic, pesticide-free, and nearly autonomous herb garden. Except the new Smart Herb Garden doesn’t need a bright window spot — it includes its own miniature sun.


Magic Floor Sinks Into The Ground To Transform Into An Outdoor Pool

Everyone wants a pool in their backyard until they realise they never actually swim in it. Those neglected pools become nothing more than holes in the ground filled with cloudy water that act as mosquito magnets. Not this pool though. This outdoor pool is magic. The floors sinks into the ground and it fills itself up with water.


How To Conserve Water During A Drought

Droughts are something that we are all too familiar with in Australia. Here are four easy ways to minimise your water usage during extended periods of no rainfall.


7 Plants To Scare Off Burglars, Nosy Neighbours And Everyone Else

Do you want to avoid burglars and nosy neighbours? And pets and small children? And possibly all other human beings? But do you also have a refined aesthetic sense — none of that ugly concrete, please – and a green thumb? No worries! These anti-personnel plants are as effective as any moat.


Everything You Need To Grill Everything But Steak

Your grill may be an altar for red meat but why partake only in steak when there are so many other delicious animals and vegetables to try? Here’s what you’ll need to roast birds and bivalves alongside your bevy of beef.


Gift Guide: Alcoholic Gifts For The Proud Boozer

It’s your Festivus party; you should be out there schmoozing with guests, not stuck in the kitchen pouring drinks. With these mechanical mixologists at your side, you’ll be able to pour a professional cocktail and still have time to be the life of the party.


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