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Hello - welcome to Autumn! And finally we've had some great rain to start us off. Let's hope it continues throughout Winter. (Of course, overnight and during the week is generally preferred so we can enjoy some sunny weekends in the garden!)
There have been some exciting changes at GLSC over the last couple of months. We say hello to three new team members - Chaz, Luke (both full time) and Jarrod (casual), and farewell to two old ones; Andrew and Hamish. We wish them well in their new adventures.
We had The Perth Garden Festival early April at Perry Lakes, which was a busy time. Always nice to meet so many of our customers there and get to spread the Green Love to some new ones!
And just recently we have re-vamped our beloved website. Whereas we had two sites before - the original 'information' site and the online shop, they are now combined. So all the factsheets and great 'how to' information is there, but when people are wanting to check out the goods, they can simply click to buy if they are so inclined. A little more on the website later...
So I hope you enjoy this newsletter - as always, your feedback and suggestions are appreciated.
Until next time, have fun in the garden - and in the RAIN!!
In this newsletter:
Jobs for the Garden
Autumn/winter is one of the best times to garden in Perth. Right now, it's time to:
Check out our When to Sow PDF for a full list; but here's somewhere to start:
This is a new pest (to WA) of citrus trees that has unfortunately now been found in Perth. The Ag Department are asking for help to identify and control this pest - so please keep an eye out! It's not too late to eradicate this pest before it takes hold over here.
Below is a Press Release received from the department 22.5.14:-
Backyard citrus growers are asked to look out for any unusual lumps and bumps on their citrus trees after a small outbreak of citrus gall wasp was detected in a suburb north east of Perth.
Winter is for raking, sweeping, recycling and re-evaluation of lawns. Below Nick Bell (turf expert) has given us tips to keep your lawn in top shape at this time of year:
Looking at a new lawn? See The Green Life Soil Co for the perfect soil base.
By Nick Bell (Advanced Diploma Horticulture-Turf)
Nick's photos above right are showing a great way to make your own mulch from Autumn leaves. Here are the easy steps:
Interested in Square Foot Gardening? Need help with your lawn? General horticultural problems? Nick Bell - our friend and consultant will be making regular fortnightly appearances at The Green Life Soil Co from July (he's enjoying a well earned holiday in June). Put these dates in your diary:
Saturday, July 12 and 26 and August 9 and 23rd.
Nick will be in store from 10am until roughly 12.30ish - so come on in for some FREE expert advice!
On Friday, 25th July (National Schools Tree Day) Men of The Trees (MOTT) will be attempting to plant 100,000 trees in just ONE HOUR and enter the Guinness World Records.
To make history, MOTT needs about 4000 volunteers to carry out the plantings (40 teams of 100 people which will include 2 team leaders).
The event will take place at Whiteman Park. Community groups, schools and corporate groups are encouraged to participate in the planting frenzy!
MOTT is also looking for sponsorship/donations.
For more information, and to register - contact Paula@menofthetrees.com.au or see their website for more information: http://www.menofthetrees.com.au/events/project-100k-the-greening-challenge/
Recently our website was overhauled - have you checked it out yet? All our helpful information & free fact sheets are now in the 'sustainable gardening tips', 'gardening essentials', 'organic veggies & herbs' & 'recipes' sections - or simply enter a word or two in the handy search box to find what you're looking for.
In a first for Perth, we are now offering you the opportunity to order all of our bulk products ON LINE. So if you know what you need - you can order and pay for your delivery any time of the day or night on our secure online shop.
Of course - if you need help - we're only a phone call away and we are happy to advise you on which product/s will best suit your needs.
Just in time to get your winter vegies really cranking - we have an extra special deal on our Fish Hydrolysate. This is a very pure form of fish waste fertiliser - that has still got the oils in the blend (unlike fish emulsion - which has had the oil removed as it's a valuable commodity in it's own right). The oils are a fantastic food source for beneficial microbes in the soil; and it is a fantastic boost to soil fertility. Best used in soil rather than foliar applications; as the oil can leave unsightly spots on foliage.
1L of this high quality, concentrated fertiliser is normally $12.00. But for YOU, our VIP customers - for a limited time you can pick up 1L for just $5.00 with any other purchase from us!
Five Bucks! You can't even buy a sandwhich for that these days; so hurry in and pick up your bottle soon.
Other NEW Fertiliser Products
We how have a granulated complete Garden Fertiliser and a Lawn Fertiliser available in 10kg tubs. These two fertlisers are formulated in WA, and are a mineral based, slow release fertliser with trace elements. Environmentally friendly and low leaching formulas.
So until next time, Happy Gardening!! From all of the Team @ The Green Life Soil Co.
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