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Home Living : January 17th 2012
2 HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, 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 evapor- ation loss to a minimum. Some plants can also be brought inside the house and kept some- where cool, 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 available 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. There are safe products readily available to control them. Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c y p y y ver 30 years experience in the building trade. Chesworths Call us for a quote 9831 5984 or visit our website www.chesworths.com.au We offer High Quality Home Extensions and Additions to suit your budget. Thinking of Extending Your Home? Home Improvements Pty Ltd Bld Lic R99697 2160427i 12/4 A FAMILY BUSINESS THAT WILL GUARANTEE YOU QUALITY AND PERSONALISED SERVICE CARPORTS + AWNINGS - TIMBER DECKS 0( WWW AUSTEKHOMEIMPROVEMENTS COM AU 7HY CHOOSE !534%+ Always on time, always on budget Fully licensed builders Best value for money promised 100% Bluescope steel Member of Master Builders Australia No pushy salesman -- only qualified builders to quote every job !SK ABOUT OUR ./ ).4%2%34 %6%2 4ERMS &2%% $%3)'. 15/4% -ASTER "UILDER ,IC .O C 2129778 06/12 40% 50% 60% OFF! ROLLER SHUTTERS "Don t Be Fooled!" Forget The Gimmicks Just Genuine Prices UNIT 4/17 STENNET RD, INGLEBURN 9829 1255 2047836i 22/3 shutterworld The latest technology in security shutters Heat out to 90% Cold to 90% Noise 50% SLIMLINE BOXES BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER & SAVE $$$ www.shutterworld.com.au 12 Months Interest Free Terms Free quote! Come visit our showroom! LICENSE NO 175403C Save Energy EXCLUSIVE SLIMLINE DESIGN
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