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Home Living : March 13th 2012
MB HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7 MOWING TIPS CAN'T BEAT MULCHING EVERY time you remove grass clippings you're depriving the lawn of nutrients that it has extracted from the soil. That's why mulching is such a good idea. For those who don't mulch regularly, your lawn could benefit from fertilising. Even the most pristine lawn can be targeted by weeds. The presence of weeds can be a sign that grass roots can't penetrate the soil. Check where weeds are growing. If the soil is compacted or hard, you'll need to remove or spray weeds and then aerate the lawn. MOWING TIPS Don't water newly mown grass for at least 24 hours Water in the early morning rather than late afternoon Keep mower blades sharp Use a grass catcher during the cooler months Alternate the direction in which you mow each time LAWN MAINTENANCE METHODICAL MOWING PRESERVING GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME Correct mowing methods go a long way to keeping lawns healthy all year around. LAWN maintenance is an im- portant task for home gardeners and correct mowing methods go a long way to keeping them healthy all year around. Victa says adverse weather conditions, like the recent big wet, can play havoc with lawn maintenance. So remember never to cut wet or dewy grass, keep the lawn mower blades sharp and use a grass catcher during the cooler months. Mowers that mulch are most beneficial for your lawn be- cause they recycle grass clip- pings back into the lawn, pro- viding valuable nutrients for sustained growth. What's more, the blades on mulching mowers are designed to break down the cut grass into very small pieces then distribute them evenly over the lawn where they quickly break down without leaving a trace. As a guide, you should mow once a week or, at the very least, once a fortnight during summer and once every three or four weeks in winter. At other times, you'll probably vary between these extremes, depending on how fast your lawn is growing. The most popular types of rotary-action lawnmowers today are cut-and-catch models and mulch-or-catch models. Mulch-or-catch models are ideal on larger lawns where it be- comes less practical to remove the clippings. Be sure to choose a mower that is powerful enough to handle the job. During cooler months, grass grows much slower, so it's a good idea to raise your cutting height a little. 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 SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit 57/4 Hoyle Ave, CASTLE HILL ( OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE ( DEAN 2042424 2/8 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD Authorised Dealer Lic No 215990C 30,)4 $5#4%$ !)2 #/.$)4)/.).' 0(/.% ./7 for a FREE In-Home Quote SAVE UP TO $600 on Daikin Ducted Systems SAVE UP TO $300 on Daikin Split Systems HOT SPECIALS GET READY FOR WINTER Make More Money Using Your Current Home GRANNY FLATS AND STUDIOS PTY LTD Builder of Quality Granny Flats Designed and built for your lifestyle Division of Ian Cubitt's Classic Home Improvements Open 7 Days | 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains www.grannyflatsandstudios.com.au 1300 721 150 MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS LICENCE NO: 66902C FREE Full feasibility study of your property Granny Flats and Studios 2201012 31/02 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 2243515 6/3 AUTUMN SAVINGS... !5
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