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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 months 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 4 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, June 19, 2012 MB Winter sale now on Ph: 1300 960 047 www.amazingimprovements.com.au " You will be amazed by our Service, Quality & Price! " • 10 Years structural warranty • 100% Australian owned • Highest quality Bluescope Steel • Best price guaranteed • No hidden costs • FREE Quotes, Call 7 Days Sheds, Carports, Awnings, Glass Enclosures, Screened Rooms,Timber Decking. Flat Roofs, Pitched & Curved Roofs. 24 A division of Westside Awnings Pty Ltd months INTEREST FREE TERMS AVAILABLE 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 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 For ideas & inspiration visit our website www.wedokitchens.com.au DIY - Or have your kitchen renovation fully project managed OPEN 7 DAYS 50% OFF KITCHEN CABINETS All Kitchen Styles -- Limited Stock A family business with traditional values FREE QUOTES 9673 6789 2308070 19/6 Daryl & Kerry Murray N VISIT OUR SHOWROOM -- OPEN 7 DAYS N 12 DAY EXPRESS DELIVERY N 12 YEAR WARRANTY N FREE SOFT CLOSE DRAWERS N 100% AUSTRALIAN MADE Master Builders Association HIA Member Builders Lic: 93536C Visit our Showroom: 361 Pennant Hills Road Pennant Hills NSW 2120 CORNER OF GEORGE STREET Call us: For FREE measure and quote 1300 364 290 View our Website: www.pergolaland.com.au Beat the carbon tax get in before the prices rise July 1st Free Quotes: PERGOLAS DECKS OPENING ROOFS HIA MASTERBUILDERS ASSOCIATION AUST RALIA NEW SOUTH WALES LIBE RTY PR OC ES S STA BILITY FRST INCORPORATED 1873
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