Give your garden an Easter makeover
Get on top of the weeds: The recent rain and humidity has caused an explosion of weeds throughout garden beds. It is important to get rid of them before they start to flower and drop thousands of seeds.
Fertilise: With the rain around, there is no better time to fertiliser your gardens and lawns. Consult your garden centre for the best fertiliser for the type of grass and plants you have.
Top dress: Get rid of the lumps and bumps in your lawn with a quality top dress. It will fertilise, level and hold moisture in one go.
Prune and cut back: Get out the hedger and loppers and get rid of any overgrown or dead foliage. Many plants actually enjoy a heavy cut back. If you’re not confident, take a few photos on your phone and check with the trained staff at your local garden centre.
Pests and disease: Get on top of the pests and diseases. If you find a small area affected by disease, trim the section off and dispose of.
Fresh plants: Fill in the gaps and replace any plants at the end of their lifespan. Some fresh colour will make the garden pop again and it is always
fun to watch them grow.
Irrigation: With the rain around it’s easy to feel irrigation is pointless, but remember the other eight months of the year are dry.
Add a feature: A statue, water feature or plant elevated in a pot will add interest to the garden.
Mulch: Mulch is important to regulating your garden’s moisture levels and minimising those weeds from coming back.
Enjoy your fantastic yard: It is satisfying to have a yard you can be proud of when you have your friends over for a barbecue.
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