Garden Care Blog from Kiwicare. New Zealand's premier manufacture and supplier of garden care products.
In Autumn leaves naturally fall off deciduous trees. If the leaves collect on lawns they can 'smother' lawn grasses; shading and squashing grass, encouraging damp conditions under the leaves where disease may flourish. So rake up those leaves regularly.
Early autumn is the very best time to get your lawn healthy, weed free, thickened and looking great in preparation for winter. Don’t wait for spring next year as so many do.
Butterflies add movement and colour to a garden. Butterflies are evolved to be attracted to and feed on nectar in flowers. If you wish to attract more butterflies to your garden here are some tips.
Before and after photos of a lawn treated with LawnPro Lawn Thickener from a recent user of the product (September 2016).
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By adding new grass seed and soil conditioner, your lawn will grow strong, healthy and thick and is this will help prevent weeds.
Spring has sprung. Buds have burst open and weeds are beginning to increase in number and size on paths and in flower beds.
Gardeners know that having earthworms in the soil is good for the soil. But do you know they can tell you the fertility level of the soil?
Protect the spring flowering bulbs you plant in autumn from hungry rodents. Rats and mice will dig up your newly planted bulbs and eat them.
Have you woken to find the leaves on some of your trees or shrubs stripped? Have you found brown or bronze coloured beetles dead in your house after a warm night where you left the window open?
It might seem an easy question to answer; turn on the hose and wet everything. But although plants need water, there are some tips that will mean you provide with the water they need without causing them harm.
Keep track of your own garden planting and planning by downloading and filling in this simple Kiwicare Planting Diary.
These are 6 things you should do before you go away on holiday to the beach, or even if you intend to stay at home over the holiday period.
Everyone finds a garden full of colourful, fragrant flowers a pleasing sight, not to mention the feel good factor of helping the bees!
Mulching a lawn is when you leave the lawn clippings on the lawn rather than collecting them in the lawn mower catcher. Some lawn mowers can be set to 'mulch'. To mulch or not to much a lawn is a question that can be answered in two ways.
How to use LawnPro Lawnguard granules to get rid of and prevent grass grub, porina caterpillar, cutworm ants and other soil dwelling insect pests in lawns and flowerbeds.
Rats and mice are pests in the garden. They eat seeds and seedlings, gnaw and damage irrigation pipework, live in compost heaps and leave urine and droppings that can carry disease.
Onehunga Prickle Weed is a common weed of lawns and recreational turf and is probably one of the most hated because of its prickly seeds which are painful to walk on.
Ensure your garden explodes with health in spring by taking a little time now to protect your trees and shrubs from pests and diseases.
Ellerslie International Flower Show is on in Christchurch's Hagley Park 7th-11th March 2012.
For New Zealand’s North Island and Upper South Island December was amongst the wettest on record.
There are few stinging insects in New Zealand but the few we have can cause more than just a nuisance; they can be a threat to our health.
Many Kiwicare products for use in the garden are concentrates or powders for mixing with water or other solvent before application. This article provides advice on how to dilute and make up sprays from concentrates.
Winter is the time to prune and protect your roses in preparation for getting the best display from them this summer.