It can be a busy one out in the garden in as we enter the last month of Spring. Most vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs will be growing quickly, and lawns should be looking green and lush. Keep your garden full and thriving throughout the festive season by planting flowers, vegies and herbs that will love the warmer weather. Now is an excellent time to get out and enjoy the serenity of your garden, absorb some vitamin D, and ensure your patch is full of life and colour come Christmas day. Just don’t forget to mulch, weed and water your plants regularly throughout summer.
1. Roses and flowering plants
With your roses coming to the end of their beautiful show, remove the fading and wilting flowers. This process, known as dead-heading will encourage further blooms in the summer.
Feed your Gardenias, Azaleas, Camellias and other acid loving plants in November as well as adding the all important soil wetter and mulch for improved watering in the hotter weather. Use Richgro’s Black Marvel Rose & Flower Food liquid and watch for Azalea Lace bug and treat with Richgro Bug Killa if infested.
2. Fertilising and controlling your vegies
November is the perfect time to plant Lettuce, Silver Beet, Zucchini and Pumpkin. Vegetables that can withstand most climates include cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant and rocket. Use Richgro Black Marvel Garden Compost to deliver faster results.
Treat insects that start to attack your lovely vegetables and fruit with Richgro Beat-A-Bug Naturally Based Insect Spray. Apply this at the first sign of attack and then keep in a good routine of spraying over the leaves (don’t forget underside) every 10-12 days during the pest season.
3. Lawn and Turf maintenance
It is important to fix any bare patches in your lawn by planting some new seeds, and be sure to give your lawn a good weed. Apply Richgro Ezi-Wet Granulated Soil Soaker to your entire garden, pots, lawn, including your vegie garden. Don’t wait until it is too hot!
4. Mulch your garden
Mulch garden beds with Richgro Natural Hard Wood Mulch to keep in moisture and control weeds. Beds that aren’t mulched will dry out quickly.
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