A fes­tive spruce-up

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

CHRIST­MAS is just around the cor­ner and if you are like me, you will be hav­ing a few peo­ple over in the Christ­mas-New Year pe­riod, so I would sug­gest we do a few things around the house be­fore we put the tin­sel up.

Fer­tilise the lawn and gar­den so they will be nice and lush, and add some sul­phate of po­tash to your flow­er­ing plants to boost them to their full po­ten­tial.

A good lawn fer­tiliser will not only feed the lawn, but will feed the ground as well. Add a sprin­kling of Dolomite with it to give your lawn ex­tra hit and shine.

Next job will be to prune along the path and drive­way, and then spray with some Wet and For­get mould re­mover over the paths and drive­way and any other mouldy places where it has built up over the past few months.

Now to the weeds. Spray them or pull them out, what­ever you pre­fer. If you are pulling them out, make sure you get the root sys­tem as well, and if you are spray­ing, re­mem­ber to use a buf­falo spray on your buf­falo lawn. Adding some Spred­max to the mix will help it ad­here to the leaf.

Last on my list is cov­er­ing the gar­den beds with 50mm plus of sugar cane, lucerne, tea tree, pine chips or cyprus mulch – what­ever you pre­fer.

Now we can sit back and watch our friends ad­mire our gar­den as they ar­rive.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Pre­pare for your Christ­mas gar­den­ing.

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