Autumn Gardening Tips
We are now entering Autumn in Perth… and finally starting to feel it! Some did say that Summer might continue into these next few months as it came later than usual, but the colder mornings and growing amounts of leaves on the ground speak for themselves!
Prepare to be fighting those pesky leaves for the next few months, but also take some time to enjoy those glorious colours of Autumn! We just love how it goes from stunningly royal displays of purple in the Summer, to those golden and warm orange tones – always something beautiful to spy around our home here in Perth.
Any homeowner will be proud to have a well-kept and colourful garden. What better way to have it than to plant beautiful blooms? As one of the driest places in the world, Australia may not seem like the place to cultivate them. But, the country is home to some of the loveliest flora. Here are three flower species you may want to have in your garden.
Petunias may be the most delicately named plants in existence. But, do not mistake these colourful flowers for a demanding garden choice. Let us here at Perth Gardening walk you through the eight steps of cultivating petunias the right way:
Top dressing the lawn is a process that involves the addition of a fine layer of mixed quality soil to its surface. This is a necessary lawn care method to keep soil and plants healthy throughout the year.
Plants make a garden, as a garden makes a home — especially for birds.
People tend to their gardens in different ways. Some observe the rules, while others do not. There are a limited amount of people who take the rules to heart and beyond, growing clinical, pristine patches of flora even nature could not replicate. These artistically maintained gardens are a horticultural, even scientific, marvel. We are not going to talk about those today.
Instead, we at Perth Gardening will discuss how we can make our gardens more representative of nature. That is, flora and fauna. More of the flying variety.
Nearly all living things observe that time of the year.
For birds, it is migration. For bears, it is hibernation. For most people it’s the holidays! For gardeners, however, it is ordering new seeds and praying that they get the packaging right this time.
You read that right, gardeners of Australia. It is time to look back at the previous year’s harvest and look forward to enriching our spent garden dirt for plant habitation. Let Perth Gardening lead the way.
Many things change when the New Year rolls around. It is the time for self-improvement and discovery — at least for the first few weeks. Every year brings an opportunity to plant seeds of personal growth, as well as the distractions to make us forget to water them. We here at Perth Gardening feel your pain. Why not plant actual seeds today, and try the personal ones again next year? Or the year after that?
Extremely high temperatures are a reality during summers in Australia, and it isn’t just people who face the risk of dehydration. Your garden’s plants are especially vulnerable during this time and you can lose all the hard work you did back in spring in a day if you aren’t careful.
Keeping your plants healthy during the long summer months may prove troublesome, but it isn’t impossible to do. Read on below for some ways you can ensure your garden’s health during summer.
Garden Clean Ups – worth the work!
The garden does more than add aesthetic value to a home; it provides homeowners with a place where they can relax and enjoy nature. Studies have shown that plants have a calming effect on people, especially if they are suffering from an illness or dealing with the daily grind of stress at work.
Your garden needs maintenance to keep pests away and to prepare it once the temperature changes. Heat, excessive water from rain and cold weather may damage your plants or prevent them from growing properly.
Garden edging – add that extra edge.
Edging is a great way to create order and clean lines within your garden design; not just that, but in itself edging can become a feature in your garden by shaping your garden beds – you can even choose a colour which compliments the theme of your design.
Here is the lowdown on using edging in your garden.