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If you are preparing your garden for winter, there are a number of colourful plants that can be used to instil a bit of life into your dormant garden beds. Use the following examples to inspire your winter gardening routine.
These Mediterranean plants thrive in parts of gardens with good drainage, and their low water consumption makes them ideal accompaniments to drought tolerant grass in a water-wise garden. Lavender also produces the most flowers in winter.
2. Winter Rose
Also known as Helleborus, this blooming ground cover is just as well suited to garden beds as pots and bowls. These plants do not require much heat to survive, though sun exposure will usually lead to more prolific blooming.
3. Fairy Primrose
Another active winter plant, Primula obconica is comparatively short lived and won’t survive the following spring. A relative of the cowslip, fairy primroses come in white, lavender, pink and magenta hues.
4. Paper Daisy
Performing best in well-drained soil, these attractive plants can produce a large number of small star-shaped flowers in cold conditions, and may grow as high as 50 centimetres.
Popular for its sweet smell, this winter plant thrives in cold winds when exposed to direct sunlight. Native to China and Japan, this flower can also perform well in temperate areas of Australia.
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If you or someone in your household suffers from allergies, you will need to pay careful attention when selecting a turf variety and other plants for your garden.
Lawn Selection and Maintenance
Turf varieties that don’t hold onto pollen and other allergenic particles are best suited for the homes of people with allergies, including soft leaf buffalo and other drought tolerant grasses. Avoid tall and fast-growing grasses such as Tall Fescue and Bermuda grass which may require more frequent maintenance.
If you have allergies yourself you should delegate mowing duties to other people in your household so you won’t risk unnecessary exposure. If you do need to mow your own lawn, consider taking an antihistamine before doing so or wearing a protective mask.
Other Beneficial Plants
Like native grasses, other indigenous plants can be particularly beneficial for people with allergies, as these require relatively little effort to maintain, meaning less time spent in the garden being exposed to potential allergens in the air. Fruit trees such as apple, pear and plum are well suited to allergy-free gardens, as are water efficient cacti and magnolias. Plants to avoid include ash, oak, sycamore and willow trees.
Drought Tolerant Grass in Melbourne
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After the heat and rigours of summer, your lawn uses the cooler months of autumn to regenerate and prepare for winter. Help your grass get ready for the bad weather and you'll also be paving the way for a thicker, greener lawn when spring finally rolls around.
Keep Your Lawn Well Trimmed
When the winter coldness really starts to take hold, your grass will stop growing but up until that point, you should keep cutting your lawn to between two and two and a half inches.
Aerate Your Lawn
Ensure water and nutrients can reach your lawn's roots by renting an aerator and getting to work before winter comes. This is also a good time to de-thatch your lawn, if it needs it.
Keep Your Grass Fertilised
Help prepare your lawn by providing it with some extra nutrients in the weeks leading up to winter. Look for brands that contain plenty of nitrogen and potassium, as these are particularly good for helping grass survive cold weather or make your own compost.
Continue to Water
You may think that because the weather is cooler you won't need to water your lawn any more, but you should continue to do so in the weeks running up to winter, as your grass may be still trying to recover from the heat of summer.
Choosing a Turf Supplier in Melbourne
When you need some help creating the perfect lawn, call Green Acres Instant Lawns on (03) 9999 5708. They are instant turf specialists in Melbourne who've been operating out of the city since 1999, so they're perfectly placed to answer all your questions.