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Home Living : March 30th 2010
HLW-HOMELIVING:WEST,Tuesday,March30,20101 Grow your own right at home Growing your own vegetables can be very rewarding and offers great environmental, health and financial benefits. Planting mature vegetables is a quick and easy way to get your own veggie garden started. Mature vegetables are already partially developed and therefore can beagreatwaytomakeuseofan apartment or restricted outdoor area, as they thrive in pots or small beds. Bunnings Warehouse NSW greenlife buyer Bruce Stanley describes how mature vegetables and herbs make growing your own easy and a great way to get you on the path to sustainability. ‘‘Mature vegetables are simple to plant and are the quickest way to start your own vegetable garden,’’ Mr Stanley said. ‘‘Once you plant them, they’ll be ready to harvest in no time. ‘‘T he range of mature vegetables available in store can vary depending on the season. Moving into autumn it’s best to choose vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, parsnips, rhubarbs and radishes as these thrive in cooler weather," he said. ❏ How to grow vegies 1: Prepare – Remove weeds and grasses; improve soil by digging in plenty of organic matter such as compost or well-aged manure. 2: Feed – Add professional blood and bone with potash or Dynamic Lifter pellets to the soil before planting. Acidic soils will benefit from the addition of garden lime. 3: Plant – Sow seeds into damp soil and keep them moist while they’re germinating. Plant seedings carefully and water in well. Details: bunnings.com.au ............................................ Water monitor » ADVERTISING FEATURE Now you can take the guesswork out of measuring water usage in the garden with this water-saving product. The NETA Litre Meter and Six Pattern Litre Meter Gun allows you to easily monitor water as you use it, for more efficient garden watering. The Litre Meter’s easy-to-read, click-on dial turns as water flows through your hose, measuring the litres used. The Six Pattern Litre Meter Gun comes assembled with a water-saving trigger nozzle attached. With six spraying patterns and a soft grip for easy use, the meter gun is the ideal product for saving water, while keeping your garden green and healthy. Bunnings watering buyer Ashley Hazelwood said NETA Litre Meter products offered a simple way to conserve water in the garden, allowing gardeners to save money. ‘‘T h is is the first product of its type being released into the market and it provides customers with complete visibility on the amount of water being applied to their garden," Mr Hazelwood said. ‘‘T he NETA Litre Meter and Six Pattern Litre Meter Gun are a great choice for water-savvy gardeners as they reduce the likelihood of over-watering and promote water responsible practices. ’’ Available from Bunnings Warehouse. HOMELIVING ●● ●● QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES MANUFACTURER DIRECT WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS • 10 Year Written Warranty • Fast Professional Installation By Qualified Tradesman • Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills • Deter Burglars • Reduce Noise • Storm Protection ROLLER SHUTTERS FREE MEASURE & QUOTE CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com .au 2158952ihlwwk41 C/L 196633C Licence no. 32727c LIFETIME GUARANTEE 5 Bond Cr escent, WETHERILL PARK PH: 9756 0235 FAX: 9757 3473 email: email@example.com Huge range of styles and finishes to suit your needs 2046794ihlcwk22 Excellence in Service, Design & Quality Call now for a free measure and quote Service ALL Areas FROM$399 * C onditions apply We will BEAT any written quote. * Conditions apply Bld Lic R99697 We specialise in building • brick veneer and clad • timber frame extensions sunrooms Family Company established 15 years with over 30 years experience in the Building Trade 9831 5984 www.chesworths.com.au Chesworths Home Improvements Pty Ltd Quality home extensions and additions at affordable prices! All areas 2163544KHLWwk4 ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY.LTD YY Lic. 185684C 2137083Kwk5
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