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Ben Sims is the other half of the Plants Grow Here podcast, as well as a successful landscape business owner and a board member for the Landscape Industry Association of Western Australia. This time, he's popped on to help us understand some of the basics of garden maintenance; we talk about pruning, feeding native plants, and what he looks for when he turns up on-site.
If you aren't following Ben on Facebook, may I suggest that you go ahead and do that now: https://www.facebook.com/BensGDNS
Make sure you also check out Ben’s business website where there are a tonne of useful blog articles: https://www.benslandscapingandgardeningperth.com.au/
Ben recommends the WA Lawn Addict Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1382836178502501/
He also mentioned Water Corp in WA: https://www.watercorporation.com.au/
And the Arboricultural Association's resources: https://trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events
Daniel mentioned Cass Turnbull (R.I.P.) from Plant Amnesty was his pruning "guru": https://www.plantamnesty.org/
View the Cass's Youtube playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/plantamnesty/playlists
Check out the Manutec soil pH testing kit: http://www.soilphtesting.com/
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