Happy New Year, there are many delightful ways to garden!
Sneaking some time in the garden throughout the festive season is good for your health and can be used to recharge the batteries for the coming year. Despite high temperatures in most areas of Australia there are still plenty of inspiring projects that can be completed outside. Choose the coolest time of the day, be Sun Smart, coverup and keep cool. Gardening at night by the light of a head torch can be a good solution to beating the heat. It’s amazing what appears in the garden at night. Many insect pests chose the night to devour the latest crop of greens, only to disappear under the cover of mulch at first light.
Spending a few minutes every week to go through the irrigation system and ensure every dripper and sprinkler is working is a must do job. It doesn’t take long for a plant to shrivel when it’s hot and there is no water available. Water smart throughout summer and if any water hits the pathway or paving change the sprinkler setting, water is too precious to waste on concrete.