Add some class to your grass

Friday, October 6, 2017 10:37 am

Grass, lawn, and turf were the buzz words during October 6’s gardening show.

Our gardening expert, Colin Barlow from Gardens from Eden was flooded with questions about grass now that the weather is warming up.

Hear what he has to say about taking care of your grass and maintaining luscious lawn this spring before it gets too hot.

Listener questions this week included:

  • Will planting placenta (from birth of a foal) help with my roses?
  • What is the best way to get rid of aphids off my roses? They are nearly ready to bloom and are full of them.
  • Do you know of any Australian grass species/native grass that are more hardy?
  • I just weeded my lawn and there is lots of bear patches do I need to cover with sand, what are my next steps?
  • How would you tackle moths? My garden is full of them and I tried catching them, spraying them with water, and I don’t like to use insecticides.
  • We are trying to establish grass along our fence line where it gets less sun. Whats the best type of grass to use? Should we use seed or turf? Soil is mostly sand. What should we add to encourage grass growth?
  • We have a yellow flesh and white flesh nectarine that are very healthy and produce a lot of fruit. However, for the last three years we notice sap dripping from the fruit as they begin to ripen, when we harvest they are full of maggots/worms — is there a way we can prevent this?
  • My grass (Palmeto) and garden bed is drowning in onion weed. It doesn’t matter how much I weed or roundup, it just hasn’t and doesn’t make any difference.

Podcast: Garden from Eden’s Colin Barlow answers listener questions on growing and maintaining luscious lawn before it gets too hot

Tune in next Friday from 9am for more chats about gardening with Colin and Mike. Also don’t miss out on your chance to win a $75 prize pack from our station sponsor Richgro by simply texting in your gardening question during the show.

By Jezamine Chan | Mornings producer

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