Making a Good First Impression
Many of our customers come into Bacchus Marsh & Redgum Garden Centre asking for a great budget idea to help spruce up their garden.
Winter is a great time of the year to take a little more time in the garden. It’s not as hot so your outdoor areas may not be used as much. There will be less traffic to worry about during the spruce up phase. When you are working within any budget we like to remember the ATorM method. Access, Trim or replace, Mulch.
Whether your front door is in an obvious spot or not it is really nice to have a clearly defined pathway to get to it. This may be something as simple as a pathway made with broken concrete tiles. They go further than you think when used this way. Ask us if we have any seconds in stock to save even more.
All you need to do is dig out the area where you want the pathway to go. Just enough to house the concrete pieces and a little sand if necessary. Place the pieces in a jigsaw-like pattern and then just back fill around them with sand or soil and plantings to match, and voila! New pathway.
Trim or Replace
Have a good look at the plants in the area that you want to work on. Are they healthy looking? If not, will a bit of TLC help or do they need replacing? Trim back where necessary if you think they are in good condition. Even transplant if necessary.
If you decide that the existing plants are beyond help, then thank them for their service and replace them with something new.
The addition of a good soil enhancer is just the trick to kick start new or existing plants into action. Just have a chat with one of our friendly team about your particular soil type and plants; we will come up with the right mix for you.
Mulch is the number one thing you can do for your garden. It protects the soil from the environment. It slows down the growth of weeds. It can absorb and hold water. It breaks down and feeds the plants.
A well mulched garden does not need a lot of attention. It is not completely task-free, but you can do much with little when your garden is protected this way.
A freshly mulched garden just looks better and gives off that whole sense of comfort and care.