How to Build a Rose Garden

 

Build Your Own Rose Garden With Nigel Ruck – DIY

Ever wanted to build your very own rose garden but weren’t sure where to start, then look no further. In this video, Nigel Ruck walks you through transforming an existing garden bed into an incredible rose garden. If you already have roses, there are plenty of helpful tips right throughout that will keep your roses flourishing for years to come.
Handy Tips
– Pruning ✔
– Soil preparation ✔
– Planting ✔
– Mulching ✔
– Ongoing care ✔

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How To Build A Raised Vegetable Garden

 

How To Build A Raised Vegie Garden – DIY

Ever wanted to build your own raised vegetable garden? With the help of Nigel Ruck, we have produced a simple step by step video that anyone can follow to build your very own raised vegetable garden.

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How to use Seasol and PowerFeed hose-on containers

 

Seasol and PowerFeed hose-on containers – How to use them with Melissa King

Seasol and PowerFeed hose-on applications are great, as they are quick and ready to use. Here a few simple steps to set them up:

For the single hose-on packs with a nozzle attached to the container

1. Shake the bottle before use
2. Turn the nozzle toward the area of the garden to be treated or sprayed
3. Lift up the yellow tab (located on the top of the nozzle) at the two side points
4. Connect the hose and turn on the tap – you are now ready to go
5. Stop the flow of water by pressing down the yellow tab on the nozzle or turning off the tap

For the twin pack (two 2-litre containers), the nozzle and straw are separate within the packaging

1. Shake the bottle before use
2. Push the yellow straw firmly into the underside of the green hose nozzle.
3. Take off the cap and screw the nozzle onto the container.
4. Position the container and nozzle in the direction of the garden to be treated or sprayed.
5. Lift up the yellow tab (located on the top of the nozzle) at the two side points
6. Connect the hose and turn on the tap – you are new ready to go.
7. Stop the flow of water by pressing down the yellow tab on the nozzle or turning off the tap

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How to Care for Lawns – Feeding & irrigation

 

Seasol How to Lawn Videos with Nigel Ruck – How to fertilise and irrigate your lawn

Just like us humans, lawns need regular food to look their best, stay healthy and support all that new growth and beautiful green colour. Follow Nigel’s tips on how to fertilise and irrigate your lawn for fantastic results.

Feeding your lawn

Get the food right and you are in business. Here are a couple of his favorite lawn foods.

1. PowerFeed LawnFeed

The granular slow-release action of PowerFeed LawnFeed has all the elements you need to feed and revitalise your lawn. It promotes healthy growth and colour in all lawns. It’s boosted with seaweed for strong root development, to thicken lawns and to replace ugly patches. It also reduces stress from heat, drought and foot traffic, plus it’s packed full of billions of beneficial microbes to help improve the soil structure and to help lawns access nutrients within the soil. It’s safe to use on all lawns including buffalo.

Start at the beginning of spring and apply every six weeks during the growing season until the end of autumn for best results and velvet action. Remember to always water in immediately after application for instant activation.

2. Seasol for Lush Green Lawns

A fast-acting liquid feed Seasol for Lush Green Lawns is easy to use – just click it into the hose, turn on the water and you are away.

Being a liquid means it’s absorbed through the leaves straight away. It feeds and revitalizes the lawn, stimulates growth enhances foliage colour, promotes strong healthy root development and reduces stress from heat, drought, frost and foot traffic. It also conditions the soil, increases soil friability, reduces nutrient leaching, and stimulates beneficial soil microbes. Plus, it gets water to where​ the lawn needs it the most, the root system.

There is also the buffalo formula that is safe to use on all lawns but tweaked with more potassium for enhanced and stronger leaves in buffalo lawns.

Regular fortnightly or monthly applications will promote a healthy, lush green lawn.

Irrigating your lawn

Lawns look their best with regular watering, especially through summer. Less frequent, deep watering encourages deeper roots. This also applies to​ your garden plants.

Early morning or evening watering reduces water loss through evaporation, protecting our most precious resource.

Sandy soils absorb and drain water quickly, so they generally need more water. It’s the opposite with clay soil, so to avoid flooding you may need to water over a few shorter sessions to fill the soil profile.

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How to Care for Lawns – Mowing & maintenance

 

Seasol How to Lawn Videos with Nigel Ruck – Lawn Mowing and Maintenance

Good mowing practice is vital for a great looking healthy lawn and it all starts with a well maintained mower. Change the blades regularly for a sharp cut and no leaf tearing. Check that all parts are in good working order such as no wobbly wheels.

The general rule of thumb with mowing is never to remove more than a third of the leaf blade in any one mow. Anymore and you will stress out the lawn and root system. Mowing about every 5 days through summer for warm season grasses like buffalo, couch, and kikuyu is a reasonable guide, but you may need more if you want the velvet effect (that plush, velvet-like look on lawns that is achieved by turf professionals).

If you don’t have the time and need to mow less often than that’s ok too, but you may not have the velvet effect. Regular light mowing encourages a thicker, healthier lawn and reduces the chance of weed growth and it looks so much better than infrequent hacking of overgrown lawn.

Mowing height is very important too. Fine leaf grasses such as couch and zoysia can be mowed lower more often than the broader leaf grasses such as buffalo and kikuyu. All varieties should be longer in late autumn and winter and about double the length and height.

Ideal lawn lengths

• Couch and zoysia – 15mm in summer, 30mm in winter
• Buffalo and kikuyu – 30-40mmm in summer, 50-60mm in winter
• Double the measurement if you are in the shade
• Start raising the blades mid to late autumn.
• Longer leaf lawns enable better photosynthesis and help reduce weed germination.

Well maintained edges are an absolute must and trimmers are perfect for this. For tricky sections get the scissors out for extra precision. For larger areas of lawn, use a ride-on mower.

Lawn care products

To keep your lawn looking good don’t forget the Seasol. It really is the best gear for all year round health on any lawn variety. Seasol is a complete lawn health treatment. It promotes healthy growth, stimulates a strong root system, reduces stress from heat, drought, frost, pests, diseases and foot traffic.

The soil is the life and soul of the lawn so looking after it just makes sense and is easy to do with Seasol Super Soil Wetter & Conditioner hose-on container. Just remember to water it in afterwards. This ensures water gets to where it is needed, the lawns root system. It also increases the wettability of hard to wet soils, improves the soil structure and microbial activity.

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Laying lawn turf

Seasol How to Lawn Videos with Nigel Ruck – How to lay lawn turf

There is no finer sight than a beautiful, well-maintained lawn. Whether you are growing from seed or laying turf, soil preparation is critical for success, so be sure to carry out any necessary soil improvement works.

Seasol Liquid Compost is perfect for soil prep with no digging required. It’s a fast-acting liquid that can be applied to any soil and the hose-on application is really easy – just let the liquid do its work. The standard application rate is every 3-6 months. For extremely poor soils, apply it every 2 weeks until the soil improves. The highly active liquid compost helps to condition the soil, improving soil structure and moisture retention. It also helps to break up clay soils and reduce nutrient loss in sandy soils and that’s what you want.

If your soil has dried out, apply Seasol Super Soil Wetter & Conditioner. This really helps if your soil has dried out below the surface. It has all the good gear found in Seasol plus a highly active liquid compost and a wetting agent which is important to hold water and nutrients in any soil, but especially hydrophobic soils and soils that have been allowed to dry out for a while.

In many cases, you will need to bring in a turf underlay soil mix even if your existing soil mix is good. The underlay soil has a high sand content than most soils and this is excellent for leveling and providing a firm well-drained base for your new lawn.

To calculate how much lawn you will need, measure the area and calculate area x depth plus allow 10% more for compaction. The underlying soil should be firm, leaving a very shallow footprint. The leveller and the roller tool are excellent tools for this process.

The golden rule with laying turf is green side up and brown side down. Start laying along a straight edge, offsetting the joint is particularly important on sloping ground to avoid soil erosion due to heavy rain.

If you have a joint all the way down here on a sloping site and you have heavy rain you would wash away all the soil.

Tweak the soil with the leveller as you go to smooth out any footprints. Use shears to cut the turf and avoid​ small pieces near hard edges as they dry out really quickly. Once you have finished laying the lawn turf, water in thoroughly and roller the lawn to get rid of any air pockets and then hit it with Seasol. During establishment, Seasol is perfect for helping to develop a strong root system and overall health. Apply Seasol every 7 -10 days.

Once the lawn is established, which is about 5 weeks, keeping it healthy and vigorous, is not only important but easy to do.

For granular slow-release action, there is PowerFeed LawnFeed

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Laying lawn seed

Seasol How to Lawn Videos with Nigel Ruck – How to lay lawn seed

Whether you are growing from seed or laying new turf, soil preparation is critical for success, so make sure to carry out any necessary soil improvement works.

Seasol Liquid Compost is perfect for soil preparation, with no digging required. It’s a fast-acting liquid that can be applied to any soil and the hose-on application is really easy – just let the liquid do its work.

The standard application rate is every 3 to 6 months. But for extremely poor soils apply it every two weeks until the soil improves. The highly active liquid compost helps improve the soil structure and moisture retention. It also helps to break up clay soils and reduce nutrient loss in sandy soils – and that is you want. Seaweed, fish and nutrients boost soil and lawn health. It also helps boost root growth and improve soil, especially after lawn preparation and maximises nutrient uptake by lawns.

If your soil has dried out, apply Seasol Super Soil Wetter & Conditioner as this realy helps out if your soil has dried out below the surface.

It has got all the good gear found in Seasol plus highly active liquid compost and a wetting agent which is important to hold water and nutrients in any soil but especially hydrophobic soil and soils that have been allowed to dry out for a while.

Rake the lawn in one direction to create furrows, then broadcast your seed evenly over the area. Then rake in the opposite direction to lightly cover the seeds. It’s essential to keep the top 10mms or 1cm of soil moist at all times during germination by lightly misting with the hose. Don’t let it dry out.

Germination can take one to three weeks depending on the soil temperature and the time of the year.

During establishment, Seasol is perfect for helping to develop a strong root system and overall health. Apply every 7 to 10 days.

Once your lawn is established, which is about 5 weeks, keeping it healthy and vigorous is not only important but easy to do.

For ongoing care, you have Seasol for Lush Green Lawns and in the same range a buffalo formula, Seasol for Buffalo Lawns good for all lawns but specially formulated for buffalo.

For granular slow-release action use PowerFeed LawnFeed with all the nutrients, seaweed and beneficial soil microbes for above and below the soil and lawn care.

Plus there is the buffalo formula, PowerFeed Buffalo LawnFeed in this range too.

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Seasol Tomato Root Assay

 

The Benefits of Seasol

The Amazing benefits of using Seasol.

Seasol helps to stimulate strong healthy root growth. To see it in action check out this time lapse video.

We stripped two tomato plants down to their roots and put one in water and one in a solution of Seasol equivalent to 20 mls per 9 litres of water. Watch what happens over the period of a week.

The results are amazing!

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How to Care for Lawns – Seasonal Lawn Care

 

Seasol How to Lawn Videos with Nigel Ruck – Seasonal Lawn Care

As well as getting regular food and nutrients from your fertiliser, your lawns will always perform better with a bit of extra TLC by the way of a health tonic and elixir throughout the year. The same applies for your soil to.

Spring

At the beginning of spring apply PowerFeed LawnFeed and reapply every six weeks until the end of autumn. Water in thoroughly after application.

If your soil has dried out, apply Seasol Super Soil Wetter & Conditioner. This really helps if your soil has dried out below the surface. It improves water penetration in all soils, retains moisture at the root zone, reduces drying of the soil, and maximises nutrient uptake. It also increases water efficiency, minimises run off and water wastage and contains liquid compost, which improves and conditions the soil. Plus it contains Seasol, which promotes strong healthy root growth and overall lawn health.

Seasol for Lush Green Lawns is a fast-acting liquid that can be applied every 2 to 4 weeks during spring, summer and autumn. It’s got all the good gear for health and stimulation of lawns and soil for above and below the ground.

Remember with all these products you don’t have to apply them at once. Offset applications – so wait a few days or wait until the next weekend weather permitting.

Summer

In summer continue your six weekly PowerFeed LawnFeed, but avoid doing it on really hot days. Apply Seasol to help your lawn cope with the stress of summer, heat, drought and foot traffic. The Seasol works wonders as a health tonic.

Seasol for Lush Green Lawns feeds and revitalises the lawn, stimulates growth, enhances foliage colour, promotes strong healthy root development and reduces stress from heat, drought, and foot traffic. It conditions the soil and increases soil friability, reduces nutrient leaching and gets water to where your lawn needs it the most – the root system.

Autumn

Autumn is a really important time for your lawn. Things will start to cool down and so will the lawn growth. Keep up the fertilising and Seasol and most importantly we need to prepare for winter. In late autumn raise the blades of the mower and be sure to fertilise by the end of March as this gives your lawn a boost and sets it up for winter.

Winter 

Don’t fertilise in winter, but continuing applying  Seasol and Seasol Super Soil Wetter & Conditioner to keep your lawn healthy and to sure water gets to and stays in the soil.

Seasol Liquid Compost is perfect for winter too. It will condition the soil and increase worm and microbe activity

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