7 Dec 2010
The winners of the Liverpool Council garden competition have been announced and a beautiful garden, belonging to Sue and Bill Wedderburn of Casula, has been declared the winner.
While not all of us have the time or dedication to make our gardens look as amazing as the gardens in the Liverpool Council garden competition, we can all do a couple of things to have them looking their best and brightest.
Here are some tips to help your garden look its best, and maybe next year you’ll be thinking about entering the Liverpool Council garden competition too.
First thing to do, to get your garden looking neat and tidy, is to get outside and mow your lawn. While you’re out there prune trees and foliage and don’t forget to prune those pesky little weeds found growing in the cracks of footpaths and driveways.
If your lawn is looking a little worse for wear then you might want to consider laying down new turf.
If you want your garden to flourish then make sure to feed and water it regularly (though with Sydney’s recent weather you might not have to worry too much about the watering).
Don’t forget to re-pot your pot plants. This time of year is generally the best time to re-pot your plants as they grow a lot at this time of year, and they need re-potting about once every 2-3 years when they reach their pot limits.
When going to plant new plants, choose ones that are suited to the local area (someone at your local garden nursery should be able to help you if you are unsure).
Gardens love mulch, so apply a thick layer on your garden beds to help your plants grow.
Your garden will look that much better if your fence and the front of your house are up to scratch, so consider re-painting your fence and giving your entire yard a general tidy up.
If you have any more ideas to help Casula’s gardens look their best, then leave a comment and share them with everyone else.