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Melbourne Summer Gardening Tips

Thursday January 16, 2014
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Welcome to 2014! May it be an enthusiastic year for gardeners- observing and nurturing your gardens, learning new techniques and developing your skills. We can all grow and flourish with the experience!

One of the most important tips over summer is to water regularly and wisely. Water early in the mornings to avoid evaporation losses. Check that your irrigation systems are working well and don't forget to mulch!. An application of liquid seaweed in your watering-can will assist with heat-stressed plants. 

Kitchen gardens can be planted out with carrots, eggplants, lettuce, herbs, zucchinis and don't forget that sweet corn makes an excellent climbing ladder for beans to grow up!. An application of pea-straw mulch will also aid soil fertility as it breaks down. 

Watch out for black-spot on roses and mildew on climbing vines. 

Clear all debris from gutters and around the house in bush-fire prone areas and don't forget that its not only plants (and ourselves) that will feel stressed with the heat. Fill those bird baths and water bowls to keep all our garden visitors cool this summer. 

Summer is an excellent time to start planning and designing for any landscape construction changes you want to make in Autumn. Click on our facebook link for regularly updated gardening information and some photos of our construction works. 

Happy summer gardening!