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Home Living : April 26th 2011
6 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Prepare for the season » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING It's important to prepare your home and outdoors with the change of each season. With the cold season upon us, start thinking about your lawn and surroundings. Winterise lawn -- your sprinkler pipes could break and your grass could die. Its important to check that everything is working and your lawn does get some water and food. Late autumn is the best time to fertilise your lawn because it i hungry. Fertilising in autumn will help the roots survive hibernation and wake up quickly in the spring. Tidy leaves -- cleaning up fallen autumn leaves can seem like a never- ending task at times so invest in a leaf blower-vacuum. Clearing leaves is more than just an aesthetic task; it keeps lawns and pathways clear of slippery leaves and twigs to ensure a safer environment. Leaves will also smother your grass and turn it into a dirt patch. A rake is a cheaper alternative and with a little more effort achieves the same result. Installing a gutter guard -- is a fantastic addition to your home in autumn to prevent falling leaves from getting stuck in your gutters and drains. Keeping your gutters clean of debris will increase their longevity and reduce cleaning time when the warmer seasons arrive. Weed and prune -- wet weather encourages weed growth so autumn is a good time to tackle any garden weeds before winter arrives. Pruning is also an important part of gardening which encourages healthy plant growth in spring. The perfect time to prune is when the trees and plants have stripped their leaves. Cut your grass short -- for most moist/ wet climates you may want to give your grass a buzz cut before the cold sets in. Drop the blade height one notch and mow your lawn even when the temperature drops outside. This will prevent a build-up of dead grass. More tips: bunnings.com.au. Specialists in the manufacture, supply and installation of aluminium windows and doors Sydney wide Free no obligation measure and quote PHONE 9623 5611 Email email@example.com www.betaview.com.au 2176010i 1/3 Unit 17, 28 Vore St, Silverwater Tel: 9648 0000 Mob: 0430 134 499 Fax: 9648 1766 firstname.lastname@example.org 2157101i 23/11 • Polyurethane & Vacuum Form Doors • Caesar Stone Benchtop • Free Quote & Design • Builders & bulk purchase welcome OPEN 7 DAYS Homeway kitchen Kitchen Direct Australia 4577 7474 www.arcticair.com.au FREE upgrade to a Daikin 4 zone controller with the purchase of any Daikin ducted system & 10% OFF all wall mounted split systems WINNER 2223079i 26/3 AUTUMN SAVINGS... Decks Pergolas Stainless steel wire handrail Lattice Privacy Screens DIY pergola and deck kits Lic No: 170944C FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS OUTDOOR PINE FREE DESIGN & QUOTE 5 CHILVERS ROAD THORNLEIGH www.thomsonsoutdoorpine.com.au 2160314i hlf wk34 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON'S Revitalise Your Tiles & Hard Surfaces! The great thing about tiles is that they outlast many other floor coverings. Unfortunately, over time, dirt can become ingrained in the tiles and grout joints, which can be very hard to remove by home owners. At Tile Cleaning Solutions, we have a way of cleaning that "hard to remove" dirt from tiles. The process we use utilises hot water at high pressure to remove all the in-ground dirt and oils from the tiles and grout joints. A powerful vacuum simultaneously removes the water and dirt from the floor, leaving it totally clean, just like the first day the tiles were installed. It sounds messy...it isn't. Because all the cleaning is completed in a dome that is attached to the floor, there is no mess or overspray. We can clean and/or seal all internal and external tiles, pavers, stone surfaces, stencilcrete, stencilled & concrete driveways. MINOR REPAIRS ALSO DONE BY A QUALIFIED TILER. To book in a quote or demonstration call 0401 925 090 or 0419 227 514 Tile Cleaning Solutions 2039907i 26/4 We offer a range of Gable and Flat Awnings and Carports, Conservatories and Sunrooms, designed to suit your needs and your budget. FREE QUOTES Phone 9627 1922 Interest Free terms - conditions apply Awning with Gable (6000x3000) $4340 Screen Enclosure with Glass Wall (6000x3000) $7000 Unit 1, 58-60 Melbourne Road (Cnr Brisbane Rd) Riverstone www.adams-newdawn.com Bld Lic No 178737c Improve the value of your home 2051882i hlf wk17 BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152558i hln wk40 ON SALE NOW Call Judy 24/7: 0412 224 698 • 25 years experience • Call for your free consultation WEEDOO BLINDS & SHUTTERS
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