Autumn has struck and daylight savings has ended. The month of April, when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier and the arrival of day becomes noticeably later, and the temperature cools down considerably. One of its main features is the shedding of leaves from sun-loving trees.
This is also a great time to take some key steps to keep your garden and landscape healthy before winter hits.
1. GIVE THE LAWN ONE LAST CUT.
Continue to mow your lawn until it stops growing — yes, even if it’s cold. “If grass blades get too long, they shade the other blades around them. The general rule of thumb? Keep grass around three inches tall — all year — so there is enough surface area for the sun to hit.
2. RE-SEED THE LAWN.
It’s a great time to aerate and seed the parts that are stressed from the summer’s sun or trampled from foot traffic. Turn over the parts to no more then 200mm depth. Then, once completed, add up to 100mm of underlay and spread seed evenly through for the best results.
3. GIVE THE DRIVEWAY AND WALKWAYS SOME TLC.
Your lawn’s overall look includes your driveway and walkways. Autumn is an important time to fill cracks in the concrete, and apply a sealant to help prevent water penetration damage from freezing and thawing.
Trees and shrubs typically need a heavy pruning before the cold winter. “Some may need it to help prevent damage from the frost and some just for looks or to control size for next spring.
5. PACK UP FOR THE WINTER.
When your chores are done, bring in all of your tools, sprinklers and, especially, hoses. “Water in the hose will expand when it freezes and damage the hose. And, don’t forget to have all irrigation lines blown out so lines, heads and valves don’t crack.
For the month of April we will be selling Lucerne and Sugar Cane compressed bails. All of these are organically certified and are great for mulching purposes.
Buy 4 or more and get $2 off each bag!
Steve Jobs Said “Alot of people don’t know what they want, until you show it to them”. Here at Bruceworks we have a large line of products ranging all the way from mulches through to the smallest of terracotta pots. In saying this, we are always looking for more ways to be able to keep you up to date with our latest products and special discounts.
So, for your chance to grab 5% off your next sale, all you have to do:
- “like” our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bruceworksact/
- Come in store and sign up on our emailing list or alternatively email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will note your details for the next time you come in-store.
We hope to see you soon.