This time next week, we hope you are relaxing with family and friends, and enjoying a peaceful and happy Christmas Day. But let's face it, the countdown to Christmas is usually anything BUT relaxing and peaceful, especially if you are expecting a houseful of guests.
Here are a couple of simple jobs to get your garden visitor ready, without breaking a sweat (or your bank account!).
1. Top up garden beds with mulch.
This is one of the simplest things you can do to tidy your garden and also to protect your plants from the terrible heat and wind we have been experiencing. Cypress mulch is a fantastic choice for garden beds immediately around your home, as it repels termites. We would normally highly recommend Tea Tree mulch, but the drought and bushfires have depleted availability of this product for the foreseeable future. Make sure you weed garden beds well first, water, and then apply a 8cm-10cm layer of mulch. This will prevent sunlight exposure to the soil, which will in turn, stop weeds from growing.
2. Pay attention to your pavers
If you have small, bare areas outdoors, you might want to consider laying some pavers to make better use of them. Pavers are a simple and economical way to create a useable outdoor space, or to connect spaces. Decorative pebble can be used to great effect between pavers (especially if you are laying them yourself - you certainly don't need to be a professional landscaper to do this).
If you already have pavers down, give them a good clean with a high pressure cleaner (saves time and water), and refresh them with an application of gap sand. They will come up looking brand new!
If you are unsure about the correct quantity or type of product for your pre-Christmas outdoor tidy up, give us a call on 5453 7100 and we can point you in the right direction.
It seems that it is impossible to escape the daily drama unfolding around the coronavirus. Everyone is talking about it, and it is something we all must play our part in preventing the spread of, as much as we can. We have decided to look at the situation in a different, more positive way.
Water runoff is rain that does not soak into the ground where it falls. It is most concerning if the water is pooling around the foundations of your buildings, as it can cause serious structural damage over time. There are a few simple things you can do to reduce water runoff on your property, using mulch, pavers and gravel.
Don't let the rain put you off tidying up your garden. In fact, rainy weather is the best weather in which to weed and mulch. This is a little case study of a customer's weekend gardening project, and shows how much you can achieve in a day with the right products.