All around Australia, there are lots of things to keep you wonderfully busy out in the garden during spring. Here are some tasks you can do in your garden according to your climate: 


In cool climates

In temperate climates

  • Grow your very own mango or avocado tree in a warm and sunny protected spot. Look for space saving dwarf varieties of mangoes and for avocados, ensure you plant both an A and B type to promote pollination and fruit set.
  • Start a pizza garden with the kids! In a sunny vegie garden or a group of pots, plant fragrant basil, delicious cherry tomatoes and colourful capsicum so kids can grow and pick some of their very own healthy pizza toppings.
  • Apply a fresh layer of mulch in garden beds to create a nice finished look as well as help reduce weed growth and soil moisture loss.
  • Sow seeds of Yates Watermelon and Yates Rockmelon in early spring, so you’ll be feasting on delicious fruit during summer.

In sub-tropical & tropical climates

  • Provide long term weed control in paths and other hard surfaces with Yates Pathweeder. It contains an advanced formula which kills existing weeds and prevents new weeds from germinating for up to 12 months.
  • Repot vigorous indoor plants into slightly larger pots or refresh the potting mix in tired and weary plants with Yates Specialty Potting Mix Indoor Plants & Ferns.
  • Give sweetly fragrant gardenias some TLC with applications each week of a Yates Thrive® Flower & Fruit Soluble Fertiliser. It contains nitrogen, magnesium and iron to promote healthy green leaves and is rich in potassium to encourage flowering.
  • While they’re busy growing, feed cymbidium orchids with Yates Thrive Orchid Liquid Plant Food, which contains the right balance of nutrients to promote healthy leaf growth and prepare the plant for future flowers.

Yates Seed Varieties

Rockmelon Hales Best

Bears luscious, fleshy, sweet-flavoured fruit. A summer favourite that is ideal with ice-cream and in fruit salads.

Related products

Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser

Create organic nutrient rich soil with Yates Dynamic Lifter for better root growth, stronger plants and more flowers and fruit.

Yates Pathweeder

Kills weeds in paths and driveways, and prevents new weed growth for 12 months!

Yates Specialty Potting Mix Plants & Ferns

Yates Specialty Potting Mix Plants & Ferns is specially formulated for most potted plants and ferns.

Yates Thrive Orchid Liquid Plant Food

This is a complete fertiliser that provides all types of orchids with potassium for beautiful blooms, plus manganese, iron and copper ideal for your pot grown orchids.

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