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Wednesday January 10, 2018


Gardening & OUTDOOR LIVING Keep your flowers blooming Summer means you get to enjoy beautiful blooms in your garden. Keep picking flowers and ‘dead heading’ spent or dying flowers to encourage new blooms on all flowering plants. First summer flowering bulbs like gladioli will be ready to flower. Check these plants and their flower heads for insects or disease and spray them if required.

Summer flowering annual and perennial plants can still be planted in gardens and pots, but will need to be watered regularly until established. Choose from our extensive range in store. Weed, mulch, liquid feed and slug bait regularly to keep the flower garden healthy and productive. To encourage your roses to

bloom, dead head them regularly. Keep vigilant for pest and disease, especially on the new growth and flower buds. Regular spraying with a combination fungicide/insecticide is recommended at this time. Remove any dead wood or badly affected growth to lower the risk of spreading unwanted problems. Source:

Fixing your mower, weedeater - and offering great service too Dan Griffiths started this business working out of his garage at home in his spare time and within just a year is now running a successful mower shop in Johnsonville. Dan’s passion

and experience in this industry shines through when dealing with customers and working on machines. Dan knows mechanics inside out and will provide you with useful advice on any-

thing from lawnmowers to weed eaters. In the short time Johnsonville Mowers has been open, Dan’s already earning a reputation for great service and value for money.

Ace will keep your garden beautiful Ace Lawns is a locally owned and operated business based in Newlands and offers its services throughout the Wellington Region. “Relax and enjoy your weekends” is what owner Oliver Stent believes. Let the team at Ace Lawns take care of your lawn and garden maintenance. They offer tailored services to fit in with what is required from basic to comprehensive lawns and garden ser-

vices. Ace Lawns offers full lawn maintenance packages including regular lawn mowing and regular treatment of weeds in lawns and fertilizing. They also offer simple regular lawn mowing where they will mow the lawns, trim the edges and remove all clippings. Ace Lawns also offers Pre-Sale Grooms. They come in and blitz the property, tackling lawns, hedg-

es, gardening and waterblasting paths and driveways to bring the property up to the best standard for re-sale. Ace lawns also specialises in taking care of rental properties working with landlords to achieve a regular programme which keeps rental properties in top shape from regular lawn and garden maintenance to a one-off tidy between tenants.

Relax and enjoy your weekends Let us take care of your Lawns and Gardens We are a locally owned and operated business offering quality and affordable lawn and garden care Call us today for a free no obligation quote

• Lawn Maintenance • Rental Property Care • Garden Maintenance • Pre-sale grooming • Hedge/Tree Trimming • House/Pathway Washing Oliver Stent • 027 349 7731

Groundplanz - Landscaping in the Wellington Region With the BBQ season not far off it's time to start thinking about outdoor entertainment areas – courtyards, decks, seating and pergolas, and of course planting. Planting can make or break your garden – when done well, it creates a special place to relax and entertain friends and family.

At Groundplanz we work with you to create the kind of outdoor living area you will love to spend time in. We can help with garden layout, building structural features and plant selection – and provide solutions for problem areas. Groundplanz is a professional

landscape design and construction business servicing the Wellington region. Our focus is on providing the right solutions for your needs and the environment you live in – solutions that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Landscaping your garden? Use our experience and knowledge to get it right

Right ideas – Right plants – Right places Expert plant and garden advice Garden layout & design solutions Paving, Decks, Planters, Pergolas



Retaining walls, Fences, Gates


Trade up to a selected Masport lawnmower and receive a minimum $50 (incl.GST) Trade in

30 Broderick Road (next to Richards Motorcycles), Phone: 027 480 0399 |

Shelter and screening Courtyards and patios Planting For professional service and attention to detail

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