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Home Living : June 19th 2012
LAWN MAINTENANCE LIMIT WINTER'S DECLINE EASY WAYS TO KEEP A GREEN SHEEN Aeration of your lawn will help with the germination process. Janita Singh AN important task for home gardeners during the cooler month is lawn maintenance. The colder months can drain the life from your lawn. But for the informed gardener, there are ways to limit the decline of your lawn that will keep it looking healthy and full of life all through winter. With the shortening of day- light hours, lawns have less time for photosynthesis, which is how plants obtain their food and energy. Synonymous with lawn main- tenance in Australia, mower and lawn care equipment com- pany Victa says you can combat this by increasing mowing heights to leave more green leaf to increase the food supply to the grass. As a general rule, its also wise not to cut your grass lower than 2.5cm. During the cooler months, grass grows slowly, so it's im- portant to not scalp your lawn, as it will brown and weaken the grass, allowing more weeds and diseases to take hold. Your lawn should only be mowed about once every three or four weeks. This is also a good time to feed your lawn. Colder months are perfect for seed germination. Aeration will help with the germination process. MAINTAINING YOUR GRASS AT ITS BEST WINTER lawn care tips from Victa A winter tune up: Check all your lawn- care equipment is in good work- ing order. Mower blades should be sharp with parts serviced. Removing weeds: Weeds can get a foothold and be- come a problem. Broad leafed (non-grass) weeds can be controlled with herbi- cides. Examples of broad leafed weeds are dandelions, lawn daisies, clover, cud- weed and thistles. Apply herbicides directly to the weeds or spray over the entire lawn. Aerating lawn: Aerating loosens the soil and lets nutrients and moisture reach the roots. Easiest way is to use a garden fork -- push it firmly into the ground, wiggling it around, then re- peating every 15cm. Testing pH levels: To op- timise your lawn, it helps to know how acidic or alkaline your soil is. Purchase a kit at your hardware store. Details: victa.com.au MB HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 3 Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 $1500* $1500* C7 / 101 Rookwood Rd. Yagoona 2199 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 2152887i hlw wk40 MEMBER No. 382542 HIA NOW FREE Measure & quote SPECIAL PRICE FOR HOUSE LOTS SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR PENSIONERS Heat Cold Noise Storms Intruders llll l Energy saving l Added Privacy ll Manual or Electric Choice of Colours ROLLER SHUTTERS ROLLER SHUTTERS QUALITY SHUTTERS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY TRADING AS ALLGUARD HOME IMPROVEMENTS PTY LTD Protect Against ... Enjoy ... www.fleurfurniture.com.au FRENCH STYLE BEDROOM AND DINING SUITES | CHANDELIERS LAMPS 267 Victoria Road, GLADESVILLE p (02) 9817 1844 | f (02) 9818 3257 Parking to the rear of shop | Closed Mondays -- Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm 2116078 16/8 • 2 x Mirror doors • Wall to wall up to 2.4m wide • 1 x Single Hanging space • 1 x Draw unit (4 draws) + 3 shelving •1xShoerack • 1 x Double hanging space • 3 x mirror doors •Walltowallupto 3.6m wide Bankstown 9786 0395e Surcharge applies to Campbelltown area Wally's Wardrobe World 2173633i hlc wk49 up to 2.4m wide up to 3.6m wide 2.4m high 2.4m high $570 inc GST $870 inc GST MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (opp Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au ROLLER SHUTTERS L Domestic Roller Shutters L Shopfront Roller Shutters L Pergola Roller Shutters L Heavy Duty Extruded Shutters L 10 Year Written Warranty L Fast Professional Installation by Qualified Tradesman L Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills L Deter Burglars L Reduce Noise L Storm Protection FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633C WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS 2123814i 17/5
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