When drought and ensuing severe water restrictions heavily impacted my turf business, I tried everything I could on a local level to change my situation.
Our family business has come a long way this year. There has been lots of twists and turns since the 9 January when Lachlan sent off his Horticulture Innovation Australia scholarship application for a spot in the Masterclass of Horticultural Business Course.
Do you have a dog? If brown or yellow patches are developing in your lawn, the problem may be caused by dog urine. The nitrogen in the pee is too toxic and is responsible for burning the lawn.
If you are a Queensland small business and need help getting a grip on digital technology, there is currently a Small Business Digital Grants Program.
Congratulations to The Lions Club of Townsville Central for organising a fantastic event in August 2017. An excellent excuse for gardeners to get together and share ideas, maybe pick up some tips and tricks, a few must-have plants or some nifty knick-knacks. Pardon the pun, but it is really growing each year.
Water restrictions are what they are. They have been Townsville’s reality since late August 2015. If you are invested in your garden and outdoor lifestyle, when it comes to keeping things alive and looking good, the key is pro-actively making the most of the time you have to get the best results.
About four years ago, we decided it was time. We needed a change and we sat down with Kellie Williams at Jasper Designs.
We were quite specific about our idea. We wanted a gum tree. We did not want green, as you can imagine green is a popular colour in the turf, landscape and nursery industry. In fact, we already had our colour in mind - a deep purple, almost blue colour.
Where did the “Paragon” in Paragon Gardens come from?
Way back in 1997 Lachlan and I went on a road trip to the Sunshine Coast.
The idea of blogging is completely foreign to me. Lachlan certainly had a cackle to himself when our splendid business mentor, Roxanne Grey suggested it to us. The idea of writing in this format AND, more importantly, that someone might read it - - - blows my mind. I am way beyond nervous. I’d probably put it up there with jumping out of plane, but hey, what is one more step?
Here we go…
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.