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Creeping Oxalis

Creeping Oxalis – you may have come across this weed (it looks like clover). It is very difficult to remove as the crown breaks off leaving roots for re-growth. You can hand remove small plants or dig out sections where you need to if they aren’t particularly large. If there is a substantial spread of Read more…

Smartburn – helpful hints

Do you know how to position SmartBurn in your fireplace?  The SmartBurn tube is a steel tubular device containing SmartBurn’s active ingredient mix. This ingredient mix is solid when cold, however when it heats it changes to a liquid and a vapour flows out both ends of the tube. It is in this liquid state Read more…

Couch Grass Tips

How to de-thatch prickly winter growth of Couch varieties of grasses The best time to de-thatch is now, when your lawn is actively growing and the soil is moderately moist. Over time, little bits and pieces of grass die and gather just above the soil – this is called “thatch”. Usually this breaks down over Read more…

Instant Turf – Winter Update

Winter means wet days and cold nights… Drought tolerant turfs such as Buffalo, Couch and Kikuyu will now be dormant. What this means is that you will not get much growth until after Winter when the weather starts to warm up. They will start to loose their colour. Here are some helpful tips for these Read more…

Local Food Connect – Free Soil Donation

Planter Boxes at Arthur Street, Eltham Does your community garden need some soil?   The Green Centre in Keilor Park is happy to provide free soil or compost to community gardens in North East Melbourne. Moreland, Newlands and Ringwood Community Gardens have already taken advantage of the offer and, earlier this week, the Eltham planter Read more…

Summer Veggies – The gift that keeps giving

I am talking veggies! To make it easier to plant out your Veggie patch, I have used a list of what is best to plant at this time of year – and yes we are open on Saturdays to take your order – but book early!! Using our organic premium Veggie Mix soil, you will Read more…

Maintain your flue or chimney to avoid fires

Phone: 1300-651-631 Flues and chimneys should be cleaned every 1-2 years This will help promote efficiency and prevent chimney/flue fires. Customers will be advised of any repairs required as well as information on safety, service, maintenance and appropriate wood to use for economical heating. Michael O’Connor & Son Chimney Sweeps is an Australian family owned Read more…

Summer BBQ’s – 5kg Charcoal Bags

Available Now!! Now that Summer is here, let’s crank up the BBQ! $14 per 5kg bag  100% Natural High Heat Output Australian Owned Low Smoke Low Ash Long Burning *delivery charges apply Ph: 93315300

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Firewood Association of Australia Inc

We are proud to announce The Green Centre is a fully certified member of the Firewood Association of Australia Inc          

Oasis of joy at a tough time

As published in the Brimbank Leader on Tues, December 15th 2015 BACKYARD DELIGHTS FAMILY Alesha Capone A BIG-HEARTED business wants to build a beautiful backyard for a Taylors Lakes family who are facing a battle with brain cancer. Last year, mother-of-three Lisa Knabe underwent surgery to remove a tumour the size of a fist from Read more…

Maribyrnong Edible Garden

“The Green Centre donated five cubic metres of dig in compost to MEG. The huge pile lasted three weeks and now there is just a shadow remaining. When I checked after a few very hot days, the soil was still moist and full of worms.” Julie Check out their interesting blog at: www.maribyrnongediblegarden.weebly.com/meg-blog or check out Read more…

Newlands Community Garden

A huge shout out to thank The Green Centre for their kind donation of Compost for our Community Garden. Does anyone have the skills and time who would be able to volunteer to do some repairs to our garden beds? We are wanting to get the beds ready ASAP so we can plant vegetables including tomatoes for bottling Read more…

Instant Turf Review – Kikuyu

Eureka Kikuyu -vs- Eureka Premium Kikuyu (VG) Quite often I will be asked the difference between the Eureka Kikuyu and Eureka Premium Kikuyu (Village Green). The Premium Kikuyu is on the left hand side vs the Standard Kikuyu on the right hand side. Premium Kikuyu is a superior kikuyu that is soft, hard wearing, low maintenance and Read more…

Max’s Corner – Woodfired Pizzas

One of our loyal customers 1 – 5 Leake Street, Essendon 3040 (03) 9379 6593 Max’s Corner boasts an extensive new menu with something to cater to all tastes. Our Chefs are dedicated in providing quality meals using the freshest ingredients with a modern Australian menu. They also have an extensive wine list to match.

The Back To Earth Initiative

Thanks to The Green Centre in Keilor Park for delivering the Back to Earth compost for us to use at the State Rose Show in Werribee. If you would like to learn more about The Back To Earth Initiative you can find us at or check out our website at www.backtoearth.vic.gov.au