September 2023 | Events & Local Area
GET YOUR GARDEN READY FOR SPRING!
With winter now over, it's time to spruce up your garden just in time for spring.
Below are some tips to get your garden thriving over the months ahead.
TIDY UP. Sweep and rake up any leaves and debris and add to your compost. Remove any weeds or scrappy vegies that have survived the winter. Trim path edges with a spade or whipper snipper. Replace any kinking or cracked hoses and fittings, flush out your watering system, clean and oil your garden tools – and get those secateurs sharpened.
GET PRUNING. Now is the time to cut away any dead wood and trim back any leggy growth, allowing new shoots and buds all the space and light they need to get going for spring and summer.
FEED YOUR SOIL. Dig in lots of manure or compost and add a sprinkle of organic fertiliser. This is especially important when you’re going to spread mulch, as mulch tends to deplete the soil of nutrients as it breaks down.
ADD MULCH. Summer is just around the corner, so once your soil is well-nourished and moist, add a thick layer of mulch to conserve that moisture and save yourself time and money on the watering front, as well as keeping weeds to a minimum. But make sure you leave an un-mulched margin around stems and trunks, to prevent rot.
GET PLANTING. Warmer weather is the perfect time for planting. So, head to your local garden centre and stock up on new plants and seedlings for a riot of summer colour, fresh herbs and vegies!