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11 Oct 2017

Perhaps the main reason we control weeds is because they give the house and garden an untidy, uncared for appearance.

However, in the garden they compete with plants for light, moisture and nutrients. They can totally smother and kill small less vigorous plants. 

This post outlines control measures for different situations.

Weeds are a part of nature. They are the natural vegetation and have therefor...

10 Oct 2017

Preparation

  • Good soil preparation is the key to achieving a good lawn

  • Spray out weeds with a glyphosate weed killer such as Roundup

  • Allow 10-14 days for weeds to die and brown off

  • Soil should be dug to a depth of 15cm - break up large clods and remove all stones and debris

  • Well -drained, loam soils are best

  • If soil is clay or very heavy, apply Gypsum and work in some sa...

10 Oct 2017

Water is probably the most important factor in plant growth.  Without water plants cannot function and will die. Water is required to replace that transpired out through the leaves. The nutrients in the soil are dissolved in water and transported up into the plant. For optimum growth the water should be freely available in adequate quantities. This page explains watering in easy steps.

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