Christmas garden blitz!

Christmas garden blitz!

Christmas festivities are the perfect motivators for whipping your garden into shape before guests arrive. Plus it’s time to prepare your garden before going away on holidays, so it still looks great when you return home.

Here are a few simple ways to spruce up outdoor areas for the Christmas and holiday season:

  • Trimming hedges – give hedges a light trim to create a lovely crisp look. For less formal hedges and shrubs, just trim back any untidy, wayward or dead stems as well as any spent flowers.

  • Feeding – give garden beds an all-over quick and easy feed with hose-on Yates Thrive Natural All Purpose. It’s a naturally based complete fertiliser that will encourage healthy green growth and promote lots of gorgeous flowers. A 2L pack feeds 100m2 of garden beds.

  • Weed control – weeds can ruin the look of your garden. Spot spray weeds with fast acting Yates Zero Naturals Weed & Moss Killer. You’ll see visible results on some weeds after just 1 hour. And for paths and hard surfaces, an application of Yates Pathweeder will control existing weeds and prevent weed seeds from germinating for up to 12 months.
  • Mulching – applying mulch around flower and shrub beds helps unify the garden, fills in bare spots and also is a great water saving strategy during the hottest months. An additional bonus is when organic mulches are used (such as bark chips), as they break down they add valuable organic matter to the soil.

  • Quick lawn green up – a lush deep green lawn looks fantastic and creates a great space for entertaining. It’s easy to give your lawn a quick makeover with Munns Professional Green Dominator Lawn Fertiliser. It’s fast acting and will begin to green up an actively growing lawn within just four hours.

  • Watering – give your garden some thorough, deep waterings in the weeks leading up to Christmas and holidays. This moistens the soil down into the root zone, encourages plant roots to grow deeper and helps freshen up the garden.

  • Mowing – don’t be tempted to give your lawn a harsh low mowing just before Christmas. This can scalp the lawn and create bare patches, which are unattractive and will invite in weeds. It’s better to mow little and often, removing no more than a third of the grass foliage each time.
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