Three tips for green Christ­mas

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE - GREEN THUMBS WILL WATERFORD Owner of Caloun­dra Gar­den and Pet Sup­plies

THE weather is fan­tas­tic for gar­den­ing at the mo­ment, and if you want your lawn and gar­den to look great for Christ­mas, you only have three weeks to do it.

There are only three jobs to do to make your gar­den look great.

1. Re­move or spray the weeks in the lawn and gar­dens.

2. Fer­tilise the lawn and gar­den.

3. Mulch the gar­den. There are a three rea­sons why you should do it now.

1. There has been some lovely rain, so the weeds will come out eas­ily.

2. If you are spray­ing the weeds now, they will quickly ab­sorb the her­bi­cide.

3. It can take a cou­ple of weeks for your lawn to green up.

There are three pos­i­tive out­comes.

1. Your gar­den and lawn will be a lot health­ier and so get a lot less pests and dis­eases.

2. Adding the mulch will keep the mois­ture in the ground and help keep the weeds un­der con­trol.

3. You, your fam­ily and your neigh­bours will get a great sense of sat­is­fac­tion when you have fin­ished.

There are a va­ri­ety of mulches to use: Pine Bark, Cyprus Mulch, Sugar Cane and Tea Tree. If you are spray­ing the lawn and gar­den for weeds, speak to a gar­den cen­tre ex­pert. There are fer­tilis­ers for your lawn and one is Katek Su­per Grass, you can put it on your lawn and it’s safe for na­tives.

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