Tasks in December

  1. Prune dead head roses to keep them flowering.
  2. Treat lawns, hanging baskets and pot plants with wetting agents.
  3. Water new seedlings often and protect them with mulch.
  4. Keep a close eye on developing fruit for signs of fruit fly.

Tasks in January

  1. Keep weeds under control.
  2. Move tender pot plants deeper into shade.
  3. Keep an eye opener for fungal diseases after summer storms.
  4. Check reticulation system.

Tasks in February

  1. Prune Roses for autumn blooms.
  2. Trim and fertilise bedded annuals that are looking a bit tired.
  3. Mist spray orchids and other delicate plants on very hot days.
  4. Check reticlation system for blocked nozzles, filters or incorrect adjustments.

Tasks in March

  1. Consider any relocation of plants or garden projects.
  2. To sharpen your garden tools and oil any wooden handles.
  3. Buy and plant your spring flowering bulbs.
  4. Fertilise citrus fruits and winter flowering shrubs.

Tasks in April

  1. Keep out the gutters.
  2. Fertilise winter flowering seedlings.
  3. Start new compost heap or bin.
  4. Check condition of indoor and outdoor potted plants.

Tasks in May

  1. Repair or Upgrade your reticulation system.
  2. Cut back perennials which have finished blooming and divide if necessary.

Tasks in June

  1. Check for Potential problems with trees growing too close to power lines.
  2. Look out for Winter weeds and Mosses developing in lawns and flowerbeds.
  3. Pot Plants becoming Waterlogged due to blocked drainage holes.
  4. Make Sure your pot plants or hanging baskets aren’t drying out under eaves or other cover from winter rains.
  5. Be on the look for snails eating everything.

Tasks in July

  1. Prune Roses.
  2. Transplant small Shrubs.
  3. Cut back and divide perennials and cottage garden plants.
  4. Look out for Weeds developing in lawns.
  5. Begin treatment for jojo (bindi) if it was a problem last year. When you step on the prickle it is too late to spray.
  6. Check for various fungal diseases and aphids in the general garden.

Tasks in August

  1. Begin Fertilising and re-potting houseplants to allow the new growth.
  2. Apply fertilisers to newley sprouting plants such as fruit trees and roses.
  3. Feed flowering spring bulbs.
  4. Be aware of fruit fly.

Tasks in September

  1. Check lemon trees for scale insects and treat.
  2. Prune Summer flowering plants such as hibiscus, plumbago and fuchias.
  3. Check automatic watering system for any leaks or faulty sprayers.
  4. Plant warm season vegetables such as beans, pumpkin, eggplant, cucumber and tomatoes.

Tasks in October

  1. Buy and plant natives suitable to your area.
  2. Look out for thrips(insects) during the dry spring weather.
  3. Mulch around trees and shrubs.
  4. Plant sweet corn, tomatoes and zucchini.

Tasks in November

  1. Allow Lawn to grow longer to shade roots and conserve moisture.
  2. Keep up regular feeding program to maintain growth.
  3. Plant spring onions, capsicum and chillies.
  4. Watch out for prickly and flowering weeds in your lawns.