bet­ter farm­ing guide

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Contents -

- farm di­ary for July - tips for lamb­ing sur­vival - what to do for spring

which grow all win­ter. The op­ti­mum mow­ing strat­egy is to mow in the rain (which stirs up a fun­gus that in­fects cut stems), and re­peat mul­ti­ple times while the weed is in its young leafy stage head­ing into spring and sum­mer. The more you hit it at this stage, the less feed gets to the roots, which is how it spreads. Do this sev­eral sea­sons in a row and you’ll have no­tice­ably lessess this­tle each time, no spray­ing re­quired.

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