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Home Living : December 7th 2010
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, December 7, 2010 HOMELIVING Don't forget the garden The Christmas break is almost here and that holiday you've been dreaming about all year is beckoning. The bags are packed, the fridge is on power save, the dog and cat are sorted and the paper's been cancelled. You're all set -- but what about the garden? An Australian summer can be tough on the garden and if it doesn't rain for a week or two, you may come home to a backyard more like a lunar landscape. If you can't organise for a friend to drop by and water every few days, there are a few things you can do to help the greenery stay that way. Short-term: 1. Add water crystals to potted plants and garden soil. They collect the water and gradually release it back into the soil 2. Add a wetting agent if the top layer of your soil seems to be water resistant 3. Water the garden thoroughly then add a generous layer of mulch to garden beds. This should be topped up at least once a year 4. Don't cut the grass too low or too often. Roots are vulnerable to the heat 5. Clear grass from near trees and shrubs as it competes for water and nutrients For the long-term: 1. Pick tough plants suited to local conditions 2. Plant groundcovers to keep soil moist 3. Lay gravel paths rather than concrete to absorb rainwater www.designarobe.com.au ph 9748 0844 fax 9748 0546 email@example.com Unit 2, 68-72 Derby Street, Silverwater 2128 Showroom Open 6 Days We await your visit to our showroom! 2185304i hln wk10 FREE Measure & Quote 10 Years Guarantee Sliding & Hinged Doors Polyurethane & Melamine Panels Glass Doors All Kinds of Walk in Wardrobes! Homes Offices Custom Made Built In Wardrobes PLANTATION SHUTTERS Plantation Shutters www.sarmax.com.au email: firstname.lastname@example.org Just a few reasons to call Sarmax NOW for your free quote Privacy Noise reduction Ventilation Light control Insulation Low maintenance Cedar or aluminium Basswood Custom made High quality Local family business Save $ - buy direct from the importer Your team that thinks outside the square Call us today 0428 178 997 2039454im 17/1 Wk34 Bathrooms Doors Laundries Toilets from $19 5 full ceramic 4p solid timber maple Doors Crazy! $135 30% off Custom Made Kitchens SALE Vanities from $199 CHRISTMAS Home Improvement Solid timber maple French Doo Crazy! $169 AusLux Stainless Steel Sinks from $110 24 Bridge Street, RYDALMERE - off Victoria Rd Ph 9898 1200 www.auslux.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS Mon - Fri 9.00am-5.00pm Saturday 9.30am-2.00pm Sunday 9.30am-1.00pm Bathroom Accessories from $15 Taps from $45 Shower Screens from $375 2181277K HLN wk21 World's Leading Shutters | Roller Blinds | Romans | Venetians | Awnings and more... All products can be motorised www.completeblinds.net.au 8824 7975 zb0454 Our qua lity never b efore offered a t thes e prices SALE Free INSTALLATION As heard on Ray Hadley 2GB BROOKVALE 724 Pittwater Rd Ph. 99059055 Outdoor Teak LEICHHARDT 800 Parramatta Rd Ph. 95603780 Outdoor Teak, AH Beard & Sealy Bedding KINGSGROVE 103 Vanessa St Ph. 91507760 Outdoor Teak, Indoor & French Provincial Furniture, AH Beard & Sealy Bedding 2115479i 7/12 Unique Teak Furniture www.uniqueteak.com.au Quality Teak Outdoor Furniture SALE NOW ON We also stock an exclusive range of French Provincial Furniture + AH Beard and Sealy Beds HUGE SAVINGS ON ALL FLOOR STOCK! FREE DELIVERY ON PRESENTATION OF THIS AD* *for purchases over $500 & local area only One wonder! Help is just one click away with the handy FirstCall pendant. Click! and it automatically phones your family and friends. No monitoring fees. No contracts. For greater peace-of-mind and security for loved ones, make FirstCall your first call! Medical Alarms CALL 1300 994 096 or www.firstcallconnect.com.au 2192321m 26/10 hln18 0430 103 353 www.tsdc.com.au • Planning & Building Permits • Project Management • Construction Management • Commercial Design & Construction Designers of Unique & Beautiful Homes
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