The New Year is here with what looks like more hot weather upon us. We are lucky that we’ve had good rain up until now which will help keep gardens alive and thriving. The flooding rain at the end of November soaked right into the ground so it was much needed. This, followed by a couple of good rainfalls during December has been just what was needed.
Summer is quite often a time of watering and mulching and keeping things alive. However, with care taken you can also plant out new garden beds or at least prepare them to be ready for planting.
Use the summer heat to your advantage to get rid of large areas of weeds. You can cover with layers of paper or cardboard and pin it all down so it doesn’t fly away in the wind. This is a great method if you are planning to put a vegie garden in as poison and food isn’t a great mix! However, sometimes poisons are the most efficient and effective solution and they will work much quicker in the heat.