my park rules

Posted on October 14, 2015 By PLBMaster

  202020 Vision have just launched My Park Rules, a competition to encourage communities and schools to improve the Plant/Life Balance of places that kids play. The competition is open to community owned places including: Kindergarten and Day Care Centres, Public Primary Schools, Public High Schools, Local Councils and affiliated community groups. State finalists will each receive a free landscape [...]

did you see us on gardening australia…

Posted on October 13, 2015 By PLBMaster

If you missed the Gardening Australia special for Mental Health Week this weekend here is the link HERE The episode starts with Matt from Improve your Plant/Life Balance and Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis handing out plants to office workers in Sydney’s Martin Place and calling on them to improve their Plant/Life Balance. The program featured many wonderful segments covering mental health and wellbeing benefits of [...]

the 202020 vision plan

Posted on May 29, 2015 By PLBMaster

The 202020 Vision has launched a national plan to see a 20% increase in currently declining urban green space by 2020. Crowd-sourced from a brain trust of 500 cross-sector greening experts, The 202020 Vision Plan showcases some of the most innovative, proven, scalable and replicable solutions needed to create meaningful and lasting change to green [...]

care for indoor plants

Posted on May 8, 2015 By PLBMaster

There are just a few simple rules to help keep your indoor plants healthy within your home or office. 1. Watering It might sound funny but most indoor plants are killed by over-watering rather than under-watering. There is a tendency to love your indoor plants to death by either watering too frequently or by leaving [...]

dirty ideas for everyday gardens at australian garden show sydney

Posted on September 11, 2014 By PLBMaster

This year Nursery & Garden Industry NSW & ACT presented a feature garden called ‘Dirty Ideas for Everyday Gardens’, the driving idea behind this garden was to provide inspiration for gardeners. In whatever space you have, there are exciting and interesting ways to bring greenery, flowers, herbs and veggies into your life. Some of the [...]

suspended voted winner of australian garden show sydney 2013

Posted on September 6, 2013 By PLBMaster

Brendan Moar’s first attempt at designing and building a Show Garden, won him a Gold award and the prestigious Best in Show award at the Australian Garden Show Sydney in Centennial Park. Brendan designed his garden in conjunction with the NGINA (Nursery & Garden Industry of NSW & ACT) focusing on the idea of being [...]

the return on investment of landscaping (infographic)

Posted on August 7, 2013 By PLBMaster

There is some great information available on the web detailing the return on investment of landscaping! The following infographic comes from Alberta Arborists and highlights just a few… Created by  

more trees please for national tree day 2013

Posted on July 15, 2013 By PLBMaster

National Tree Day is Australia’s largest nature-care and tree planting event. This year organisers Planet Ark are offering even more was to take part – by planting in your own backyard! This is a great opportunity for people to improve the plant/life balance of their own homes as well as engage with their local communities [...]

why children benefit from an interaction with nature

Posted on February 19, 2013 By PLBMaster

In 2005, author Richard Louv identified the phenomena of ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’ in his book titled Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder. According to Louv, Nature Deficit Disorder is when children are alienated from nature, which leads to a number of behavioural issues, including diminished use of the senses, attention [...]

a reminder about the importance of plant/life balance on world mental health day

Posted on October 10, 2012 By NGIA Admin

A growing body of research is demonstrating that green spaces, plants and urban forests provide significant psychological benefits for their users. We at Improve your Plant/Life Balance support World Mental Health Day ( and believe that the therapeutic value of plant life in our communities needs greater recognition. The natural environment improves health and wellbeing, [...]