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Garden Tips March 2015

March Tips from the Living Earth Staff Veggie Garden - Digger Dan is helping the Living Earth staff get their garden planted for autumn!

The Garden: It's been a scorcher summer and their veggie patch is running very wild with corn and pumpkins. Never fear they've got some exciting plans for redesigning their vegetable garden this autumn and winter, market garden style, to provide their family and friends with organic vegetables. But it all starts with building up the microbial goodness and organic matter in the soil…

Follow their lead in your garden; Together with the Living Earth staff, Digger is pulling ideas from permaculture, market gardens, cropping rotations, companion planting, traditional Maori gardening techniques and of course gleaning knowledge from the Living Earth Technical team.

In the veggie patch:

General March Gardening

Lawn Care:

With autumn around the corner and temperatures starting to cool down it is time to turn attention to your lawn. After a long hot summer even existing lawns need some TLC and the sooner you do this the better it will look for the autumn. This will able your lawn to go into the winter months looking lush and healthy. If your lawn is looking tired, yellow, and full of weeds or you are looking at putting in a new lawn, now is the perfect time.

Fertilise your lawn with Prolawn Gold and repair and seed any areas that you may have lost over summer. Make sure you choose the appropriate Prolawn Seed blend to best suit your site and situation. Your local Central Landscape store can assist you with this. Central has the professional range of Prolawn lawn care products and great Living Earth lawn mixes such as Ultra Lawn. Ask for the NEW Prolawn Lawn Guide at any of our yards for more information.

Garden Thought of the Month:

"A garden requires patient labour and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfil good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them." Liberty Hyde Bailey

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