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OCTOBER
LAWN CARE
October has certainly brought some warmer days, but we still have had some rain in and around the south west of Western Australia. As the days become warmer it is important to ensure your reticulation system is working well. A reminder bore users can water 3 days a week and mains water users can water twice a week. You do have set days you can water on and these can be found HERE. Looking after your lawns means providing sufficient water and nutrients. Nutrients are easily supplied by the use of fertilisers. Watering needs to be deep watering to encourage deep rooting. Frequent, shallow watering makes for soft and sappy growth which can lead to more diseases and problems for your lawn. Early morning is the best time to water whereas night time watering creates a high humidity layer in the lawn. Of course, most of us have very sandy soils, so you might need to add a soil wetting agent which assists the water to not run off, but soak down to the roots where needed. Use fertilisers which are high in nitrogen which is what is removed when your lawn is mowed. Apply them little and often at about 3 kg per 100 square metres every 5 or 6 weeks from spring onwards. If your lawn still contains broadleaf weeds, you can still spray in October to remove them.If you have any exposed roots in the lawn, then you need to topdress the lawn to cover those roots. When topdressing, some people use plainn yellow sand. This is good for brickies and paving, but not for lawns. Spend a little more and a dd a spocial lawn mix which contains composts or manures to assist the lawn to grow well. Hopefully, wuith a little TLC your lawn will be looking the best in the street!!
As the weather becomes warmer this month there is less chance in our area for low night temperatures which can be detrimental to freshly sown fruit and vegetables. We are fortunate and probabay most can now be directly sown into prepared beds or containers. Vegetables to sow now include: eggplants and tomatoes; broccoli, cabbages and other brassicas; carrots, beetroots and other root vegetables; celery, chicory, endive and Florence fennel; chillies, capsicums and cucumbers; zucchinis, pumpkins and other squashes; French and runner beans; herbs; leaf vegetables; and leeks and salad onions. Fruit to plant in October: fruit trees (container grown) grape vines (container grown) passionfruit vine strawberries (container grown) and tree tomato.
FRUIT and VEGIES
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