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September 2021 Garden Notes

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Now that the flowers are blossoming and warmer weather is approaching, it is the perfect time to put those gardening gloves on!

September is the best time of the year for green thumbs with mild temperatures, now is the time to start prepping and planting in your garden.

If you are wondering how to transform your garden this year, Stratco has got you sorted.

First things first, it is important to check your irrigation. With all the rain this past winter chances are you most likely weren’t using your irrigation system. Irrigation is the most efficient way to provide water to your garden and it not only saves you time but can also increase the value of your home. Regular irrigation will help to provide a more vibrant and healthier array of plants and lawn, creating a more visually appealing garden. If you need a bit of extra help, Stratco stocks a range of water sprinklers and irrigation to help your lawn and garden maintain its pristine condition.

The next step to transforming your garden is to weed and mulch. This process helps to not only conserve soil moisture but insulate the soil against harsh temperatures. If you use an organic mulch, this can promote the forming of essential nutrients in your soil which plants love! This combined with irrigation can create a perfect balance between soli nutrients and moisture.

The next step is to fertilise. Spring is the main growing period for plants, fertilising can help to encourage new growth and promote a healthier blossom. Spring is also the time for those pesky pests and diseases which fertiliser can be used to form a stronger defence against.

What should I be planting?

With the soil still needing some time to warm up, consider potting tomato, chilli, eggplant, and capsicum to let them grow before planting into the ground. In the meantime, carrot, celery, leek, beetroot, spring onion and lettuce can be sown directly into the soil. If your thumbs are also feeling extra green, why not grow some herbs in your very own garden with parsley, chives, sage, oregano, rosemary and thyme which are all in season.

Citrus trees are also a popular choice for this time of the year, however we also recommend keeping them in a pot until the start of October.

Lastly, flowers also add a nice pop of colour to the garden helping to transform your garden and really help you get into the summer grove. Marigolds, Hydrangeas, Daylilies, and Pansies are all a great Spring option and are available in store now!

For more inspiration feel free to head into your local Stratco store to view Stratco’s extensive range of plants, pottery, garden beds and other essential garden necessities to truly activate your green thumb this Spring.