Spring Gardening Tips

Spring Gardening Tips

Spring has finally arrived! We can watch the garden awake from its Winter slumber and have the opportunity to sow and grow so many fabulous plants.

SEPTEMBER

Codling Moth Control

Spring flowers are the trigger for implementing codling moth control measures. Petal fall is the time to act to prevent the number 1 pest for apple and pears.

Sow Many Flowers

Spring is a floral spectacular! And while you’re enjoying all the flowering delights, now’s the time to plan for more beautiful blooms in the coming months.

Grow Your Own Salad

Start growing your own cucumbers, lettuce, radish and rocket in September and you’ll be eating home grown salad in no time at all.

Spring Lawn Care Plan

Your lawn will love you if you take just a little time in September to feed it and finish off the weeds. Here are three simple Spring lawn care steps.

What's on this month?

  • Put a note in your diaries for ‘National Gardening Week’! Brought to you by Yates, it’s on between October 19th - 26th and aims to foster a love of gardening with a focus on growing not only plants but friendships, good health, strong communities and closer connections with nature. To find out more and get involved, sign up to the Yates Garden Club

OCTOBER

Perfect Palms

If you’re after a tropical look for your garden then palms are a must. Their long, arching and graceful foliage creates a tall lush backdrop for smaller plants.

Delicious Home-Grown Fruit

Learn how to grow avocados, Feijoa’s and blueberries right at home at your place. Where to plant and how to control pests and diseases.

Mid-Spring Rose Care

The fabulous rose blooms that you’ve been waiting patiently for are also being eagerly anticipated by some very hungry caterpillars. Here’s how to control them.

Growing with the Kids

Teepees are a great place for kids to play, hide and relax. Grow your own living teepee of climbing beans using of a pyramid of bamboo poles or tomato stakes.

What's on this month?

  • Put a note in your diaries for ‘National Gardening Week’! Brought to you by Yates, it’s on between October 19th - 26th and aims to foster a love of gardening with a focus on growing not only plants but friendships, good health, strong communities and closer connections with nature. To find out more and get involved, sign up to the Yates Garden Club.
  • Tauranga Orchid Show is on October 9-10 (Fri-Sat), at Tauranga Racecourse - a massed display of flowers, orchids and other plants for sale, re-potting demos, raffles and cafe, with plenty of free parking. $3 entry (under 12 free)

NOVEMBER

Summer Fruit!

Delicious and refreshing, Rockmelon has luscious, sweet flavoured fruit that is deliciously versatile while Mango are one of the most delectable fruits around.

Grow Your Own Lemonade!

It takes a brave person to eat a fresh lemon, unless it’s a variety called ‘Lemonade’. ‘Lemonade’ lemon trees are great for backyards.

November Colour

Early November is the time to get planting, so your gardens are full of colour and are looking fabulous for the Christmas party season.

What's on this month?

  • Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough is being held on November 5th – 8th and is one of New Zealand’s premier garden events. It showcases the very best the region has to offer with a range of garden tours, workshops and social events. For more information visit http://gardenmarlborough.co.nz/
  • The 2020 Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival is on Sunday November 22nd and includes 11 magnificent gardens to visit. Money raised during the event goes to a variety of charities. For further details, visit https://www.cgf.nz/
  • The Wairarapa Garden Tour is a two-day self-drive garden tour featuring beautiful and unique gardens around Wairarapa. The 2020 tour includes old favourites and some new gardens that have never been open to the public before! For more information visit https://wairarapagardentour.co.nz