Does your garden look a little ‘meh’? You’ve pruned the trees, planted new flowers and laid new mulch, but there’s just something missing. . . May be there a couple of areas that you’ve forgotten or hadn’t thought about? Don’t worry, that’s why we’re here to remind you and give you a few more tips to help spruce your backyard.
Clear the path
With the warmer weather coming and many garden activities to come, it’s time to clear the paths! Whip those fallen leaf piles away with the Victa 2 Stroke Swift Start Blower/Vacuum. This lightweight blower moves leaves out of the paths with ease, saving you plenty of time. Blow the leaves into garden beds for a natural mulch, or suck ‘em up with the vacuum setting and add to the compost or green waste bin.
Move over moss
Once the leaves are away, it is time to tackle the moss. It’s unsightly and can also be slippery in wet areas. For large spaces, use a high pressure sprayer to give those hard surfaces a new lease on life. For smaller areas, control the moss using Nature’s Way Organic Weed Spray.
Beat the weeds
Tired of those pesky weeds in the concrete cracks or between pavers? Don’t pull them out just yet! Prevent those weeds from taking over your clean path by spraying with Yates Pathweeder. Not only does the Yates Pathweeder control the weeds that are currently residing in those cracks, it can prevent new weeds from coming up for up to 12 months!
And if you’re looking for further protection from weeds in the gaps between your house and paved areas, our friends at Selleys recommend using Selleys ArmourFlex to fill in these gaps and give those weeds less of a chance to make an appearance later down the track.
Keep those pavers down
Do you have an annoyingly loose paver? Well stop putting it off and fix it! Simply remove the paver and remove excess dirt or plant roots from the base. Apply Selleys Liquid Nails Rapid Cure to the bottom of the paver and position back in place, holding it in place with a brick or weighted object. After 30 minutes, it’s done! If necessary, fill any gaps with paving sand and step away with confidence.
It's a brand new lawn!
There is nothing like sitting on the grass on a warm day, taking in the rays of the sun while moving your hands through luscious soft blades of grass. If your lawn sounds nothing like this and looks more like a weed farm or a moonscape your pet has lovingly designed for you, then may be time to start again.
Getting that lovely lush lawn is not as hard as it seems. First, clear the area of all the weeds using Yates Zero Rapid Weedkiller and after 7 days, remove any of the dead grass and weeds. Turn the soil over and fill in any of those ‘mounds’ or gaps with a good top soil mix, levelling the area as you go.
Before you go and sow your lawn, give the drainage a quick check to ensure that the water drains well in the area and also consider how much sun the area will receive both in summer and winter. This will determine which lawn is best for you.
For full sun you can’t go past Munns Emerald Kikuyu Lawn Seed Mix. For areas that get up to 85% shade, Munns Arid Sun & Shade is the best lawn for your needs. Both are hard wearing lawns and self-repairing, making them perfect for pets and kids.
Not sure on how to sow your new lawn? Our friends at Munns have produced a step by step video to get you started and can be viewed here: http://munns.com.au/blog/how-to-videos/how-to-seed-a-new-lawn.html
With a bit of love and care, you will have that lovely lawn in no time and be the envy of the neighbourhood!
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