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Home Living : August 28th 2012
SECRET OF A LUSH LAWN SPRING CARE Feed lawn with quality fertiliser Lift mowing height by a click or two. Allowing lawn to grow a little longer will make it lush underfoot Water: Most Australian lawns can survive on rainfall alone, but for extended dry periods, a deep, occasional watering will help promote a more resilient root system Dress: Give a lift with top soil Reduce use of insecticides, weed killers and fungicides. Visit: victa.com.au AN important task for home gardeners with seasonal changes is lawn maintenance. The changeover from winter to spring will mean more pressure on lawn care. Experts in the field, Victa says correct mowing methods will go a long way towards having luscious lawns. Remembering never to cut wet or dewy grass, keeping lawn mower blades sharp and using a grass catcher during cooler months will help keep lawns in top shape later in the year. Mowers that can mulch are most beneficial for the lawn. OUTDOORS ALL HAIL SUPER GRASS TURF IS TERRIFIC FOR YOU AND PLANET A grass carpet keeps your surroundings healthy as well as cool and attractive. Janita Singh YOUR lawn is good not just for gatherings, barbecues and fam- ily gatherings -- it is also an environmental powerhouse. ''A healthy, well-maintained lawn is more than just a beauti- ful thing. It is in fact a master- piece of sustainability,'' says garden guru and horticultural- ist Adam Woodhams. ''A lush lawn is 10C or more cooler underfoot than bare soil and as it breathes, it works like a natural air-conditioner, clean- ing and cooling the air.'' A lawn also softens light and reduces glare and reflected sun- light and reduces reflected sound by as much as 20 per cent compared with hard surfaces. ''Your is also a brilliant trap for dust and nutrients,'' Mr Woodhams said. Cooling: It is estimated that eight healthy front lawns have the cooling effect of 70 tonnes of air conditioning, which is suf- ficient for 16 average homes. Oxygen production: A healthy 15m x 15m lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four daily. Cleaning and filtering: Lawns help clean and filter water sup- plies. Pollutant absorption: Pol- lutants such as carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide are absorbed by turf grasses. - Built in Wardrobes - Shower Screens - Vanity Mirrors - Glass Splashbacks 4647 2344 30 Bluett Drive, Smeaton Grange, NSW 2567 www.stylishwardrobes.com.au Fax: (02) 4647 2355 ABN: 93 120 738 383 Business Est. for more than 22 Yrs 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 KING WARDROBES 9725 2266 www.kingwardrobe.com.au • Free measure & quote • EFT & major credit cards • Lifetime guarantee • Combined 30yrs experience • Service all areas • Quality customer service #534/- $%3)'. 4/ 35)4 9/52 .%%$3 2256576 28/8 2235836 28/8 Unit 13/10 Bromley Rd, EMU PLAINS L 250305C 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 ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY.LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2174088K wk5
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