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After yet another searing summer, it’s now the season where we greet cooler evenings and begin to get ready for the cold winter. Your grass will be relieved as summers can be lengthy and challenging. But with winter comes its own set of challenges. So here are our tips on how to care for your lawn in autumn, before it goes dormant in winter.
There’s one word that comes to mind when you think of summer: heat. But alongside that heat also comes another word that can pose a potential danger to both your house and lawn: dryness. February might be the last month of summer, but it’s usually our hottest month of the year. Even in years where […]
How Jim’s Mowing is operating under COVID alert levels With most of New Zealand entering spring 2021 in COVID Alert Level 2, with the exception of Auckland which is in Level 3, the team at Jim’s Mowing want to reassure you that we are doing our best to keep our customers, you and your families, […]
With spring fast approaching, now is a good time to start thinking about lawn care. Spring signals the beginning of growing season for most lawns around New Zealand, with many receiving a lot less care over the dormant months of winter. So, if your lawn is in need of a little TLC to prepare it […]
Roses are a stunning and hardy addition to your garden that can be planted as a colourful hedge, complementary pop of colour, or even on a feature such as an archway. So, if you want to make sure your roses look their best this year, winter is actually the best time to plant and maintain […]
Project Yard 1.0 is a partnership which brings together expertise from across the environmental sector, including expertise from Jim’s Mowing. The initiative encompasses a range of goals around environmental education, waste management, reduction in pest plants and improving biodiversity. Often large-scale environmental programmes target public land, but the reality is that 80% of land in […]
Autumn has come and gone, which means many trees have now shed their leaves. While the leaves on the ground can be a different look (and sometimes fun to jump on, if you see a particularly crunchy-looking one!), many may wish to scoop them into a garden bed or dispose of the dead leaves. Dried […]
If you’re interested in getting started with gardening, you might also be wondering what type of tools you should purchase to help you with the process. While you can technically start your gardening journey with just some soil and a plant, gardening tools can help make the process simpler and quicker. There are lots of […]
Many people love the idea of having a veggie patch in their yard, but the idea of getting started can seem daunting. While some fruits, vegetables and seeds can be tricky to grow for the inexperienced gardener, there are many out there that are relatively simple. We’ve outlined some to get you started on your food-growing journey.
Whether it’s a few days up the coast or a few weeks overseas, it can be important to consider what will happen to your garden while you’re away on holiday. We have a couple of tips you can adopt to help ensure your garden is taken care of while you’re off relaxing on holiday!
Now is the perfect time to prepare your lawn for the cold months ahead, but just what does that entail? We’ve got a few pointers below that can help you ensure your lawn is at its strongest and healthiest for winter and the months to follow.
While you could choose to grow plants in pots, or add potting mix and manure to a section of ground, there are some plants that are able to handle poor soil for those who would rather get straight into gardening. We’ve listed four plants that can grow well in poor soil, to help get you started on your gardening journey.