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Gardening Checklist

house & garden | By Linda Ross | Friday, 1 September 2017

Here's a handy list of things to do to prepare your garden in Spring

  • Feed: Feed garden beds with an organic fertiliser such as Dynamic Lifter and apply a layer of cow manure or compost. Water it all in well.

  • Feed and water gardenias well. If old leaves are yellowing, water the soil with one tablespoon of Epsom salts in a watering can. For yellowing young leaves apply iron chelates or sulphate of iron.

  • Apply liquid fertiliser to bulbs as they finish flowering.

  • Prune: Prune spring-flowering shrubs, including native plants, as soon as they finish their spring show.

  • Prune hibiscus, oleanders and poinsettias before they start to put on spring growth. 

  • Lawn: Look after the lawn — aerate and feed, dig out weed infestations, particularly bindii, and then top dress any uneven areas.

  • Protect: Protect stone fruits by hanging fruit fly lures nearby.

  • Control scale and leaf miner on citrus trees by spraying with Eco Oil regularly. At this time of year Eco Oil is also effective against young bronze orange bugs. 

  • Separate: Separate suckers from bromeliads and pot up to create new plants. 

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