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A move to the Far North Coast from the Big Smoke offers many significant advantages, including a quieter, slower pace of life. With larger homes and extra land, it’s a great gardening opportunity to start backyard landscaping and growing your own raised vegetable gardens.
If you have recently relocated to the Far North Coast and want to ensure your garden survives and thrives, here are some tips from Early Up, your local landscape garden designers.
Garden Tips for New Residents to the Far North Coast
After living in apartments or smaller homes in the city, having a home on the Far North Coast with a backyard is a welcome change. Known for its sub-tropical climate and abundant sunshine, it’s a perfect opportunity to create your dream garden.
At Early Up, we have an experienced team of landscape garden designers who can help you get started. From backyard landscaping to building raised vegetable gardens, let us inspire you with our ideas and expertise.
Based on our knowledge and extensive experience in the local region, here are our garden tips for people who’ve recently moved to the Far North Coast or who are considering relocating to this beautiful part of the world.
Tip 1: How to deal with heavy rain
The Northern NSW region is susceptible to heavy rainfall, especially from mid-December to mid-April. While plants and vegetation generally welcome the rain, too much can cause parts of your garden to become soggy and water-logged.
After a torrential downpour, it’s essential to start the tidy-up process. Here’s what you can do:
- For soggy patches that won’t drain at all, add sand and soil to absorb the moisture
- Deal with damaged plants immediately, cutting the affected areas
- Build a raised vegetable garden where soil can drain adequately
Tip 2: What to do when drought sets in
Our harsh, hot climate makes Australia prone to severe drought conditions, often resulting in strict water restrictions.
To look after your garden during the drought season, here are our recommendations:
- Landscape your backyard with drought tolerant native plants, pebbles and gravel
- Keep your soil moist by adding compost and mulch
- Catch excess water from the shower or the kitchen sink to use on your garden
Tip 3: Addressing lawn grub infestation
Lawn grubs are common Australian pests creating havoc on lawns, destroying leaves and root systems. Prevalent during the warmer months, lawn grubs turn into moths and beetles, creating a relentless cycle.
Prevention is key. Regularly treating your lawn with insecticide will keep it healthy and fertile while keeping lawn grubs away. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and apply cautiously. Should you need a professional to get rid of your lawn grubs, we work closely with the extermination experts at Peace of Mind Pest Management.
Tip 4: Say Goodbye to Funnel Ants
Another pesky insect is the Funnel Ant. Living underground, their funnel-shaped nests create large, unsightly moulds throughout your lawn and making the ground unstable. Living underground, the funnel ant usually emerges after rainfall and excavates soil to dry their nests.
Don’t deal with the stress of lawn grubs and ant mounds. Call for professional help. Peace of Mind Pest Management specialises in pest control, protecting and saving gardens and lawns throughout the Far North Coast of NSW.
As your local Gardenologists, contact us for any questions regarding caring for your garden during extreme weather conditions. Our team provide expert gardening and landscaping design for residents and families in the lush and beautiful areas of Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads, Tweed Coast and across the Far North Coast of New South Wales.
No one knows Northern NSW gardens like we do! Trust us with yours. Enquire today – Call 0448 300 736.