In the middle of winter it is easy for us to forget to water the garden beds under the eaves. Often these areas are hooked to the automatic reticulation system that is turned off in winter. These areas need hand watering at least once per week. If the soil has been allowed to dry out add a wetting agent such as Seasol Super Soil Wetter & Conditioner which will make the water soak into the soil wetting the plants roots where it is needed. Plus it has the additional benefit of containing Seasol a natural complete garden health treatment.
Moss thrives in lawn areas where it’s very shady, compacted and there is a lack of drainage. It can be controlled by aerating and cultivating the soil. If lawn isn’t growing because it’s too shady try removing the lawn and planting shade loving ground covers.
Fertilise spring flowering bulbs as they are pushing up through the soil. PowerFeed for Flowers, Fruit and Citrus fertiliser will deliver all the nutrients a young bulb needs for flowering. Bulbs are fantastic waterwise plants and look stunning mass planted in pots or in a sunny position in the smallest of spaces.
If reverse cycle heating is the only form of heating in your house, place a saucer or container of water close to indoor plants. This form of heating tends to remove moisture from the air and indoor plants can suffer in winter. Move plants away from the direct air flow.
Early winter weeds have also germinated and controlling them early, while they are small and the sun is shining saves a job later on in the year. Small weeds only need a small amount of work to control them. For soft foliage weeds between paving, on pathways or near vegie gardens try pouring boiling water over the foliage, they will collapse in no time.
In the spirit of reconciliation Seasol International acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects where we live work and grow, and across all Seasol International locations to elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.