October gardening

October 7 2014

SprinklerBefore the onslaught of a hot Geelong summer, it’s time to test your watering or irrigation system.  If you don’t have an drip feed irrigation system, you might think of installing one now, before the heat arrives.

Give your lawn a bit of attention. Aerate using a garden fork to encourage deeper water penetration.  Scatter some lawn seeds in patches that have suffered in the mud of winter traffic, or if necessary lay down a few strips of turf.  Dig out the area that needs re-turfing so you can roll out in strips.

Clean up any areas that have gathered stagnant water to minimise habitat for mosquitoes.  If you have a pond, a pump and filter will help keep water moving to prevent mosquito breeding.

Make sure your compost is well covered to keep it moist as the weather warms up and the rains ease off.

Between their spring flowering and summer fruit season, is the time to prune tress such as peaches, almonds, apricots and cherries.

Around Geelong, it’s time to plant out all those yummy summer vegies such as capsicum, chilli, eggplants, tomatoes, zucchini, squash, cucumber and artichokes.

Pot up citrus and fruit trees as they’ll take to transplanting better in the warmer weather.  Choose an attractive garden pot to make a statement. Have a bit of fun with a coloured glazed pot to coordinate with your tree’s flowers or fruit.

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