Have fun and love work­ing in gar­den

Maroochy Weekly - - LIFE - WILL WATER­FORD

Owner of Caloun­dra Gar­den and Pet Sup­plies GAR­DEN­ING is sup­posed to be fun, so if you are not hav­ing fun, you may just have to change a few things to suit your life­style.

If you don’t have time to mow the lawn, put in more gar­den ar­eas. They re­ally do take less time to look af­ter.

If you don’t have time to wa­ter the gar­den, buy plants that are drought tol­er­ant.

If you think the wa­ter is too ex­pen­sive, put some su­gar cane mulch on the gar­den to help stop evap­o­ra­tion.

If the soil is still dry af­ter you wa­ter it, add some Pen­e­traide soil wet­ter, this will make your soil ab­sorb the wa­ter again.

Did you know that by adding one per cent more or­ganic mat­ter to your soil, it in­creases the wa­ter hold­ing ca­pac­ity of 15 plus litres per square me­tre?

If you don’t like spray­ing

There is no rea­son not to love your gar­den.

with chem­i­cals, use one of the great or­ganic al­ter­na­tives.

Re­mem­ber, you don’t have to kill ev­ery in­sect in the gar­den.

If you are not sure what fer­tiliser, her­bi­cide or in­sec­ti­cide to use, just ask at your gar­den sup­ply shop. They will help you.

If your soil is so bad it won’t grow any­thing, add some Gar­den Mate Rock min­er­als with mi­crobes.

If you think gar­den­ing costs to much money, grow ed­i­ble crops such as fruit trees and add a veg­etable gar­den.

There is no rea­son not to love your gar­den.

It should be smil­ing back at you, and say­ing thank you.


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