With some easing of COVID restrictions, Christmas with family is high on the festive list. So if you are planning on family visiting, now is the time to prep your garden for some long-awaited good times. But where to start? Here are some tips for a great summer garden.
Green up your lawn
Start by giving your lawn a good mow and tidying up the edges. Usually, summer lawns should be mown at least once a week with the catcher on. Give lawns a fertilise with Searles Robust Lawn Booster for a quick nutrient boost and green up. Lastly, check lawns for painful, prickly weeds, like Bindii and promptly treat with Searles Lawn Weeder as early as possible.
Add some potted colour
Brighten dull spots in the garden or around entertainment areas with festive potted colour. Position potted plants in key entertaining areas – potted colour such as red and white petunias, roses, geraniums, poinsettias and anthuriums are perfect selections. Hanging baskets are an easy way to splash colour about the home at eye level. Give potted colour and gardens a fortnightly liquid feed with SeaMax Flourish Flowers & Foliage Soluble Plant Food to give plants an instant boost of blooms and growth for Christmas.
Mulch covers up a multitude of sins and empty spaces. It also helps soil keep moisture in, which is very helpful in summer.
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