SPRING GARDENING TIPS
As the days begin to lengthen and become warmer its time to prepare the garden for spring, there's a lot to be done to prepare for the busy growing season.
General clearance of the winter build up of twigs, branches and accumulated debris from the rains and winds of winter.
Pruning is one of the most important tasks to undertake before spring is in full bloom, to provide good health for your trees and shrubs. Pruning your fruit trees now will ensure bumper fruit production in the coming months.
Trim and prune native plants and bushes to keep them lush and healthy.
It’s time to start ensuring your garden’s water needs are adequate to encourage deep root growth before the extreme summer heat.
Prepare decks and outdoor areas for the coming months, sanding and oiling for the wooden elements and general repairs to prepare for use on the warmer days.
General clean up, rake and clear remaining fallen leaves and remove the winter build up on paths and pavers.
Time to mow the lawns and clear the patches of winter grass which have come up over the colder months to encourage lush new lawn growth for spring.
Give your lawns a feed to to encourage denser growth. See our Spring Lawn Care Tips article for a more comprehensive approach to your lawn care.
Weed all your garden beds.
Turn over garden beds and prepare them for planting.
Time to give your garden beds, plants, trees and shrubs a thick cover of mulch to prepare for a vigorous growth season. The last application of mulch will have broken down over the autumn and winter seasons.
Fertilise native plants and bushes with Australian native plant food, blood and bone or chicken manure.
Deadhead any spent blooms remaining from the Winter months.
Ensure your roses are planted, pruned and growing in aerated soil before Spring is underway.
Time to provide some care to your perennials in order for them to look their best in Summer. Trim them back and ensure they are mulched and fertilised.
SPRING SEASON PLANTING
Spring planting vegetables (September to November)
Tomatoes (From November, after the last frosts)
Capsicum (From October)
Cucumber (From November)
Eggplant (From November)
Beans (From November)
Artichokes (Before November)
Broccoli ( From November)
Brussels Sprouts (From October)
Swedes/Turnips (Before November)
Leeks (From October)
Potatoes (From October)
Peas (Before October)
Onions (Before November)
Pumpkin (From October)
Corn (From October)