How to keep Your Garden Looking ‘Smart’.
A regular maintenance regime is the first key to a great garden. We’ve had clients who lessened the frequency of visits from say, a 2 week cycle to a 4 week cycle only to find out that it actually took twice as long for the next maintenance visit. And sometimes this extended cycle meant that some costs were increased especially in the area of refuse removal.
There are many things that you can do to help keep the lawn and garden in order. Here are a few tips that you could follow that are easy and also will benefit your garden in the long run.
Not sure if you know, but one long watering is better than watering your garden lightly a few times, because light watering will only sit in the top few centimeters of the soil and this promotes shallow root growth, which will then get cooked in the sun.
Depending on where you live as to what sort of soil you have will affect the watering regime and the duration. (as well as our water restrictions and better water management). Know your soil, find out whether it is sandy soil or loam soil.
Adding Mulch, Soil improver and organic fertilizes to the garden will not only promote healthy growth in plants by improving the soil it helps hold water in the soil so you can reduce watering times.
Lawns usually need about an inch of water every week, although if the weather is very hot then you should water your lawn at least once in three days.
The best times to water your plants and lawn is either early in the morning or late in the evening, as this reduces the chance of water evaporation. Also to have better control of where your water goes, try to avoid watering when it is windy.
The optimum time to apply fertilizer for plants and gardens is when the soil is slightly moist, as it will absorb better to the root zone of the plants instead of settling on the surface and getting washed away with the next rain.
Not the same for lawn or turf. It has to be dry or you run the risk of burning the lawn.
These few tips go along way to giving your garden that extra touch of care that would make it stand out from the rest and thereby give it a hint of being special.
We provide a sound garden maintenance regime for our clients so all they have to do is enjoy their garden, that’s what they’re supposed to provide, an escape from the toil of life. Call us for a free site inspection 0403 248 594