GAR­DEN TASKS

Whangarei Report - - GARDENING -

Feed the fruit

The lucky among us who are al­ready grow­ing their own straw­ber­ries can start feed­ing them to en­cour­age bet­ter fruit.

Method in mulch

Mulch re­ally does help pre­vent wa­ter loss and stunt weed growth, and it gives your gar­dens a smart, well-tended look.

Plant­ing out

Glad­i­oli, dahlias and pe­onies are all avail­able this month and can be planted out as soon as the soil has dried out enough to be dug over.

Wa­ter works

If you’re in a dry area, or look­ing to­wards a dry sum­mer, check out ir­ri­ga­tion and wa­ter­ing sys­tems to keep wa­ter wastage to a min­i­mum.

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