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Top 3 Winter Gardening Tips

09 Jul 19

It’s winter. And just because your garden doesn’t look like it’s doing much, doesn’t mean you should ignore it - because it’s the perfect time to take care of a few things. We’ve got 3 very simple tips for your winter garden which could make all the difference.  

1. Lawns - more mowing means fewer weeds!
It’s winter so the garden lawn isn’t growing as fast as it does in the warmer months, so what a lot of people do is stretch out the weeks between mowing as much as possible. 

That might sound like a good idea, but it might cause a bit of a problem because weeds just love the shelter and the shade of long grass. It gives them a chance to sprout, and then, when springtime comes and you get your lawn mowed down, you’re horrified by the number of weeds all over the place. 

That’s why at V.I.P. we recommend regular mowing through the winter where possible; the more often your lawn is mowed, the better it will look, the less shelter and shade it will give to any weeds so they just won’t get a chance to grow. And your lawn will look its best!

2. Gutters - get them cleared
Out of sight, out of mind — that’s how we tend to think about gutters. Let’s just admit it - most of us only really pay attention to the gutters if they’re falling down or overflowing with water - either into your garden or into the house! So, now’s a great time to get those gutters cleaned out. And while your V.I.P. franchisee is up there, they’ll be able to check out the gutters and let you know if they need a bit of TLC to keep them looking good and working well. 

3. Leaves - make great mulch 
For all the old-school gardeners out there, don’t throw those dead leaves away once they’re out of the gutters and all raked up - get them into the compost bin because they’re going to make great mulch for your garden beds come spring and summer. 

So, if you need some help to keep your garden looking its best through winter, give us a call on 13 26 13 and we’ll get your local V.I.P. ‘lawnie’ out to your place for a quote.  

 

 

Photo credit: Ali Gooya on Unsplash

Top 3 Winter Gardening Tips

 

 

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