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Garden Tips December 2015

Heading into Christmas, gardens are beginning to brim with lots of vegetable produce and growing fruit! Digger's been thinking about the 'three wise men' of Christmas and decided to offer some wisdom of his own for Christmas gardening. Here is Digger's list of Christmas 'did you knows?'

The Lawn

With the wet and cold of winter becoming a distant memory we are now faced with the new problem of our lawn drying out. Historically the answer to this problem has been water and more water, however when the soil surface becomes water repellent or "hydrophobic" it requires more than just an irrigation system!!

There are a number of reasons why your lawn may become water repellent but it is not impossible to remedy using the latest in wetting agent technology.

AquaTurf Max G granules are one of the most effective tools in dealing with a wilting lawn. AquaTurf Max G is easy and safe to apply and can be used even in the hottest temperatures. This product will allow the water to penetrate and move down through the soil surface giving an even and deep wetting. AquaTurf Max G granules will then attract and retain moisture which will reduce the chance of the lawn re-drying.

AquaTurf Max G granules can be applied by hand as they are non-toxic, however because it is important to obtain even coverage applying with a hand spreader is recommended.

AquaTurf Max G is available in a 4kg pack.

Coastal Blend NEW
Not only for coastal situations but as the name suggests this blend is ideal for hot sandy sites.
Coastal Blend contains Fine Fescue and Kikuyu which complement each other perfectly. The Kikuyu gives you a tough heat and drought tolerant grass for those hot months while the Fine Fescue comes through to dominate over the cooler months ensuring a good lawn year round. Best sown in Spring/Summer

Garden Thought of the Month:

"I grow plants for many reasons: to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty, or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow." David Hobson

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