Organic Garden & Horticulture Services

Servicing the Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas Get in contact!

Services

We specialise in organic fruit and vegetable gardens as well as sub-tropical plantings.

Operating out of Kin Kin we service the surrounding areas of Pomona, Noosa, Cooroy, Doonan, Eumundi, Gympie, Nambour, Coolum, Buderim, Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, Brisbane and beyond.

    Garden maintenance

    • Installing and revamping gardens
    • Weeding, pruning, hedging
    • Pest prevention and control
    • Fertilising, mulching & composting

    Heavier Duties

    • Brush cutting
    • Mowing & lawn care
    • Irrigation
    • Water blasting, leaf blowing & gutter blowing

    Helping Hand

    • Motivation
    • Advice
    • Research

    Satisfied clients

    "I'm just so happy to get someone who knows what he's doing"

    – Cherry Wynne (Country Life Hotel Kitchen Manager, Kin Kin)

    "Thanks. We enjoyed learning all about plants"

     – Bliss and Tuene, Kin Kin State School

    "Thankyou for all your much needed help this year. You do a fabulous job. Your service is outstanding"

    – Cita, Cooroy.

    "He does work for me and is excellent"

     – Marilyn Mc Shannon (QLDIPA Real Estate)

    “We were pleasantly surprised by how hard he worked & the quality of tools he brought. Keith is a wealth of knowledge. It was fantastic to find a gardener with ideas on managing food gardens without poisons! We highly recommend Keith for any gardening job” 

    – Dee & Ian Humphreys, (Garden Of Eatin’, Kin Kin)

    "A great horticulturalist/gardener"

    – Phillip Jones (Kin Kin + Brisbane)

    "We love Keithy. Our veggie patch is beautiful"

    – Annie & Leigh Munday, Gympie

    “The Plot Thickens has been invaluable to  us. Keith’s been so helpful with ideas, advice and making it happen. He’s reliable, honest and extremely hard working. I recommend him to anyone looking for help with their gardening needs.”

    Robyn Bromley  (Kin Kin Haven B&B)

    “We enlisted Keith’s expertise in soil and plant selection to landscape the grounds at our prestigious montville accommodation. Keith consulted us on various options and the results were fantastic.”

    – Lake Terrace (Montville)

    “Not only has Keith been invaluable in helping design our gardens and putting in place a very good crop rotation system he also did research into growing passion fruit and has helped setup an initial trial to see if it will be financially viable.”

    – Steve & Liane Tollis (Kin Kin)

    Qualifications

    Certificate IV in Horticulture
    (Wide Bay TAFE) 2008

    Certificate IV in Small Business Management
    (Mission Training) 2010.

    QLD Government Blue Card certified for working with children and young people.

    Why organic?

    I see man-made chemicals / poisons as the absolute last step in solving gardening  problems (weeds and pests etc). I WILL use them if you require – as a last resort, but I don’t stock them in my arsenal.

    This is for many reasons:

    • Organic solutions solve more than one problem at a time, eg get rid of weeds AND feed the soil; or prevent/kill insect  pests AND feed plants
    • Preparing and spraying chemicals is just as time consuming as preparing and using organic solutions. Chemicals also cost so much more money – not to mention the health risks
    • Organics promote life in the garden, chemicals promote death – not only of unwanted plants and pests, but also of the soil.
    • Chemical drift is a serious problem – you might want to kill the weeds, but your roses won’t take kindly to the spray.
    • Weeds are much better put to use alive than dead – to revitalise the soil,  by returning the nutrients they’ve taken out. Slash them, let them feed the soil under mulch (which will in turn prevent them regrowing).
    • Use your waste to make compost, not landfill. Alternately,  use lantana leaves to make an aphid deterrent, or soak weeds to make a plant tonic.
    • Overall, organic pest and weed control strategies will feed your soil and your plants, making healthy crops and gardens. Chemicals will kill more than they they set out to do.

    Gardening gift vouchers

    Give someone you love the gift of me spending time improving their garden. 

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    KIN KIN STATE SCHOOL

    In early 2009 floods washed away the veggie patch at the Kin Kin State School. Since then I’ve been volunteering at the school – working with the kids, teachers and parents to rebuild and expand the patch. And what a great team they are !!!

    Recently we applied to the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation for funding – and were successful. Growing, harvesting, preparing and eating organic food is now a weekly part of the school’s curriculum.

    Donations to the program (time, money or supplies) are always welcome. Please contact Kin Kin State School directly if you want to donate, on 07 54854168

    Get in contact!

    Keith Gilbert – The Plot Thickens

    (07) 5485 4507 or 0402 743 471 

    or use the form below to send a message.