Now that Spring is here, it’s time to Spring Clean your garden!
Here are 6 great tips to get your garden looking its best for Spring.
SPRING LAWN CARE
SCARIFY your lawns using a machine that you can hire, or you could just use a rake to remove all the dead leaf material and surface runners. If dead leaf material and surface runners are left on your lawn, it will become too thick and be less drought tolerant.
CORE your lawns using a machine which can be hired to take out plugs from grass, this allows new roots to grow and help water to soak in deeper. Fertilise with Shirley’s Number 17 and Dynamic Lifter, water in hourly to prevent leaf and root burn. Top dress your lawn for an even surface.
SPRING GARDEN CARE
CUT BACK shrubs (not trees, because it will cause epicormic growth) by half on woody plants to encourage new growth. If hedges are too tall or too woody, cut back for new growth or desired hedge height.
Here’s an example of what can happen (epicormic growth) if you cut back trees too hard:
FERTILISE your garden with Dynamic lifter and Osmocote to encourage healthy new growth. Remember to water in well!
MULCH your gardens with 75 mm of organic mulch to smother pesky weeds and help water stay in your soil.
SPRING CLEAN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
MAKE SURE your irrigation systems work properly. If they’re not working properly, remove end plugs and mist heads then turn on tap to flush out debris. You can use wire to unblock heads.
Please feel free to contact us on 0438 248 317 for any help in Spring.
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