It’s spring! It’s like the world (and us) wake up and we look forward to warm sunny days and balmy breezes. It’s the perfect time to get out into the garden, get rid of dead winter leaves and debris, clean up your garden and yard, plant for a new season. You’ll also need to dispose of the results of your garden cleanup and AA Adonis Rubbish Removals is here for all your non-hazardous rubbish removal in Oxford Falls and surrounding suburbs.
Spring means it’s time to:
- Prune winter-flowering plants
- Prune hibiscus
- Fertilize your lawns and garden. Remember to water in your fertiliser well. Use a potassium-based fertilizer – never use nitrogen-based fertilizers on fruit trees while they are flowering or growing
- Rejuvenate soil with compost or manure
- Weed and re-mulch garden beds
- Dead-head spring bulbs and annuals
- Plant herbs for delicious, fresh summer salads – in the Sydney area, think basil, dill, coriander, chives, sage, thyme, parsley, rosemary, marjoram, and oregano.
- Plant seeds to grow summer vegetables – in Sydney, these include beans, broccoli, cucumber, lettuce, celery, endive, bok choy, melons, silverbeet, squash, zucchini, sweet potato, and tomato.
- Plant fruit trees and vines – blueberries, passionfruit, citrus, etc. Note that citrus, tomatoes, and other fruit trees can be susceptible to disease and pests humidity rises
- Plant summer-blooming flowers – in Sydney, those that should thrive include petunias, marigolds, snapdragons, geraniums, and lobelia.
- Apply Epsom salts diluted in water to the soil of azaleas, gardenias, and camellias.
- Be alert to aphids, snails, and other pests on new plant growth and address these at first sign
- Divide and re-pot orchids after flowering is complete
- Make sure your hoses are in good condition and have trigger heads.
- If you live in a fire-prone area or near bushland of any kind, ensure you clean out gutters, remove leaf litter, and cut back overhanging branches from your roof.
- Move flammable materials including woodpiles away from your house.
- Even in the city, snakes can surprise you in your yard or even in your home. Keep lawns trimmed and eliminate litter from your property. Eliminate hiding places like rubbish piles and woodpiles. If you do find a snake in your yard, never try to kill it (not only is it illegal to do so, but it’s a sure way to get bitten). Have the number of a professional snake catcher handy.
Garden waste and rubbish can be disposed of on in your green lidded bin (green waste only. Otherwise, call AA Adonis rubbish removals to Oxford Falls and throughout the Sydney area.