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Maximising your garden for Spring

August 18, 2022

As the weather gets warmer, it’s a great time to maximise your garden for a Spring Harvest. Whether you rent or own, there are gardening solutions for every budget and lifestyle. Kerbside appeal is not only an effective tool when selling your property, but plants can make your home look more polished and can even reduce stress and anxiety. A 2020 study done by UTS found plants brought a 37% reduction in tension and anxiety, a 58% in depression and 44% reduction in anger and hostility. So, what better reason to get your green thumb on!

For those looking to grow your own vegetables, late August is a perfect time to plant potatoes, peas, leafy greens, salad greens, radishes, pumpkin, beetroot, carrots, broccoli, cabbages, broad beans, spring onions, leeks, and globe artichokes. As it’s still cold, you can plant frost-proof herbs like mint thyme, oregano, sage, and chives. Tomatoes and olive trees can be planted now too, which is perfect if you’re still chasing the European summer.

To maximise the curb side appeal of your home, it’s a great time to plant dahlias, marigolds, petunias, candytuft varieties and dianthus. For bulbs, you can plant agapanthus, bearded irises and daylilies for a Spring and summer bloom.

If you don’t have a garden as such, now is also the time to repot your indoor plants in preparation for the warmer weather.

By following the above suggestions, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of fresh vegetables and flowers!