FULL BLOOM: Warmer days has local gardens looking spectacular with lots of colour and new growth.
FULL BLOOM: Warmer days has local gardens looking spectacular with lots of colour and new growth. Contributed

Bloomin' great time of the year for colour

GREAT spring rains and warmer days have local gardens looking spectacular with lots of colour and new growth.

With the wonderful spring weather comes the time to plant.

This gives new additions to the garden an opportunity to establish before the heat of summer arrives.

Plant out the vegie patch now to be rewarded with an abundant harvest of goodness-filled food from your own backyard.

Lawns are beginning to grow and now is the time to fertilise and encourage strong roots and a beautiful carpet of green.

Lift your mower blades to allow a longer lawn with a deeper, stronger root system to better cope with the heat of the season ahead.

Mulching is a very important task in the spring garden.

A nice thick layer of mulch applied now will help to retain moisture, help to suppress weeds and have your garden beds looking fantastic.

We understand the importance of being water wise.

There are many excellent water retention products available for use on lawns, garden beds and in pots, containers and hanging baskets.

To add water retention products to the garden now, will help to retain the beautiful spring rains, but also reduce the watering requirements over the warmer months ahead.

When growing in pots or hanging baskets, a premium quality potted mix contains water retention granules and fertilisers to achieve the best results.

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As the weather warms, we approach the season of balmy nights, entertaining and gatherings to celebrate life.

It's time now to spend it in the garden and planting up pots and baskets to add colour and excitement to our summer events as we enjoy life in this beautiful part of the world.