Lismore Garden Club News

According to the latest report into domestic life, our homes and gardens are symbols of security. We are comforted by the knowledge that no matter how tough the world may become, in our home and garden we have a refuge.

Our lawns and gardens have benefited greatly from the recent unseasonable rain. Right now is a good time to feed your lawn and kick start lush growth as the weather warms up. You may choose a complete, specialised lawn food or the other alternative is an organic fertiliser. The most popular organic lawn fertiliser is possibly pelleted fowl manure. Personally this spring I have chosen to use sulphate of ammonia with good success. Whichever lawn food you choose, be sure to water your lawn well before and after application. You may choose to do as I did, and wait until we get some rainy weather before feeding the lawn. This way you not only get the best results but you also save water and thereby a larger water bill. As the lawn starts to grow this means that it needs to be mown regularly to keep it looking tidy. It is most important to raise the blades on the mower to allow a 25mm grass length so that the grass will shade the soil and prevent excessive drying out.

Those of us that are going on the Lismore Garden Club coach trip to Mount Tamborine to see the beautiful spring gardens will be counting down the days. Due to illness we have had some cancellations and there are three seats available. The cost is $35. This covers luxury coach travel and entry into a number of lovely private gardens. Phone me on 6624 7422 or 0421 021 451 to book.

Finally: Gardens can be the most malleable of all artistic mediums since they can be re-shaped with much less effort and cost than major home renovations. Randall Pearce

Happy gardening

Ron Burns

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