Plant rhubarb crowns or potted rhubarb plants in a sunny spot in a well-drained vegie patch. Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable (yes, vegetable!) and can be productive for many years. It's best to delay picking stems until the second year, to allow the plants to become well established. To promote lots of healthy growth, feed plants each week from spring to autumn with Yates Thrive All Purpose Soluble Fertiliser.
Winter grass (Poa annua) is a common grass weed in lawns. It has tufted lime green leaves (so it appears different to the rest of the lawn) and small creamy white seed heads, which enable winter grass to spread. In cool climates winter grass seed will start to germinate as the weather warms up. Control these new winter grass seedlings with Munns Professional Winter Grass Killer. It comes in an easy to use hose-on applicator and a 2.4 L pack treats 240m2.
In temperate climates:
As the weather warms up, we'll be using more water in our gardens. Make the most of every drop and re-use the greywater from your laundry, bath and shower. Mixing Yates Greywater Fertiliser to this greywater neutralises the effect of alkaline soaps and detergents on soil pH, helps kill unwanted microbes, contains calcium to reduce potential negative effects of greywater on soil quality and adds missing nutrients to feed ornamental plants and lawns and encourage healthy growth.
Fix bare patches in the lawn, to stop them becoming a magnet for weeds. Munns Professional Quick Fix Lawn Seed is a blend of premium lawn seed that has been specially developed to quickly repair bare patches and has an advanced germination booster coating to promote fast germination.
The soil underneath the lawn can become water repellent (hydrophobic), particularly after a dry winter. Applying Munns Professional Smart Wetter over the lawn will break down the water repellent layer and enable moisture to penetrate deeply and effectively down into the lawn root zone.
They'll be ready to pick in around 14 weeks, perfect for enjoying chilled on a hot summers day. Monitor leaves for signs of downy mildew (yellow spots on leaves that turn brown) and treat with Yates Mancozeb Plus Garden Fungicide & Miticide.