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Home Living : January 17th 2012
6 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, January 17, 2012 MB SURVIVAL TIPS PLANNING A BREAK? DON'T LEAVE PLANTS HIGH AND DRY It's important to include plant care in your holiday plans. THE festive season might have ended but many people are still planning summer vacations. Apart from holiday planning and packing, don't forget to leave pot plants in good shape. Before going away: Take down hanging baskets. These can be affected by dry winds and easily damaged. Put outdoor pot plants in shady spots. Group them away from sun and wind. This will keep evaporation loss to a minimum. Some plants can also be brought inside the house but you need to know first if they can survive conditions indoors. Small things like placing saucers underneath pots will keep plants moist. Add water-absorbing crystals. It's best to mix these into the soil before planting, but if you've still got room to work, add crystals into the potting mix of established pot plants too. These suck up water and then release it when the soil dries. Adding fertiliser will help in your plants' maintenance. There are many varieties of plant watering devices avail- able to keep your plants happy and healthy. Check them out at your local garden centre. GARDENING EASY LAWN MAINTENANCE Keep your lawn healthy this summer. LOOKING after and maintain- ing a beautiful lawn is a reward- ing experience. The result means hours of enjoyment out- doors. Many people believe standing barefoot on grass is a multi-sensory experience and therapeutic. Looking after your lawn in summer shouldn't be a difficult task. As the summer heats up, mow as, and when, necessary. Feeding your lawn during summer is important. Check your local nursery about your lawn type and fertilisers to suit. Summer heat takes a lot out of lawns so be ready to water more frequently. Early morning and late evenings should help. And don't forget that your lawn has its own enemies in the form of pests. If you notice patches of poorly growing yel- lowish grass, check for signs of grubs feeding on the roots. These pests can be safely and easily controlled with products. V Supply dumper bin to be placed on site. V Cover access floor area with drop sheets & plastic. V Remove existing fittings within bathroom. V Remove all wall and floor tiles within bathroom. V Replace bath and shower internal mixers. V Supply and install IXL Triumph fan/heater/light. V Supply and install new double power point. V Supply and install Niche within shower recess. V Supply and fix new wall lining within bathroom. V Supply and install bath frame and shower hob. V Supply and apply waterproofing within bathroom V Fix wall and floor tiles within bathroom x 30m² V Install bath, vanity, taps and toilet. V Install accessories within bathroom. V Remove all trade waste and effect final clean up V Full guarantee Scope of Work BATHROOM Renovations Master Bathrooms Ph: 9899 9330 Builders Lic No. 178503c www.masterbathrooms.net.au CARPENTRY • PLUMBING • ELECTRICAL • TILING • WATERPROOFING (NSW) Pty. Ltd. 2266326 26/5 $9720 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE YOU SUPPLY OR WE SUPPLY FITTINGS 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 2136330i hln wk39 PHONE: 9980 7611 THOMSON S IAN CUBITT S CLASSIC HOME IMPROVEMENTS MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS l LICENCE NO: 66902C CONCEPT DESIGN | COUNCIL APPROVAL | CONSTRUCTION | GROUND AND 1ST FLOOR EXTENSIONS Open 7 Days | 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains | www.classichomeimprovements.com.au BUILDER OF QUALITY EXTENSIONS Designed and built for your lifestyle 1300 721 150 2150313 1/11 Authorised Dealer Authorised Dealer SPLIT & DUCTED AIR CONDITIONING WILL YOU BE COOL THIS SUMMER? SAVE UP TO $600 on Daikin Ducted Systems SAVE UP TO $300 on Daikin Split Systems PHONE NOW for a FREE In-Home Quote 9531 7462 2121776 27/12
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