Weeding your Property

Weeds can be difficult to manage at the best of times, especially when they grow everywhere around your garden. On the Hibiscus Coast living near the sea, we have weeds that are hardy due to the coastal weather patterns, one day we have constant rain, next we have endless sea breeze and steering sun and cloudless skies. This sort of weather grow strong durable weeds any where there is dirt or cracks in the pavement. Common problems with weeds is that they tend to grow in places where only weed killer can reach. Which brings the subject of poisonous solutions for weeds and which solution is the best to use for which particular area of your property.

Managing your weed growth is a task to be done regularly, every 2-3 weeks a new spray of weed killer solution sprayed on the weeds can keep your property looking tidy and weed free. Whats interesting is that a lot of other plants seem to catch the poisonous spray of the weed killer. It is a task that needs to be done with precision and care. Spraying the edging of the lawn, where lawn meets pavement can look messy if not sprayed with care. Lawn mower’s like to pride themselves in finding the right weed solution for the owners of the property.

Buying weed Killer from your local garden or retail shop is an easy choice for your garden cleanup needs, but there are also a couple of home remedies that could possibly be given a try.

Here are a few different natural solutions you can use on your own lawn.

  1. Citrus Vinegar Solution, this mixture has a few ingredients that can be pulled from the kitchen cupboard, you will need 2 litres of vinegar, 1/4 cup of orange oil, 2 tablespoons of dish washing liquid and 1 cup of lemon juice. Mix all ingredient together well in a bowl, then pour mixture into spray bottles and mark as weed killer (poison). Spray on to the affected areas of the unwanted whole weeds and whole plants to kill the roots. Reapply as needed to kill the weed growth.
  2. Vinegar, Just plain ole vinegar in a spray bottle and sprayed on to the plants, the solution draws the water out of the plants causing the weeds to die from no moisture, exercise caution when applying solution to the grass.
  3. Boiling Water, Yes who would have thought…. plain ole boiling water can kill weeds, caution once again to application as boiling hot water will definitely kill most plants immediately.

Either which solution you choose to use, Use with care as these solutions are poisonous and can be very harmful if left out for the unsuspecting enquirer. ie: children and animals.

Home Staging Outdoor Rooms

Summertime is a time for outdoor living, most people love the outdoors whether it’s adrenaline seeking or kick back at home chilling, and it’s always better when the sun is shining. For those of us who love being at home, the sense of living just the way you want, is so imperial. This is your home! I like to think of it if I was looking at my home as a potential buyer wanting to buy in the location! 

Such a buzz, looking for a new home. What are your first impressions, when you’re looking at a home to buy? The front door opens and you’re drawn in from the front of the house to throughout the interior, the furnishings look great, home staged? I could take a couple tips here and there. You’re then drawn to the outdoor living room of the home. 

It goes without saying when you check out the home’s backyard living space, automatically thought comes to mind of if you can see yourself enjoying living here? It dont really matter how big or small the house, home is what you make it. The outdoor part of your home is no different and it can add value to your home, if taken care of properly. 

This outdoor space can be used to live your best lives creating memories like family barbecues, growing children, teenage parties, family birthdays, some of the fondest memories can be made by the simplest of things and furnishings are no different, personally I think a change is as good as a makeover, something as simple as colour, a fresh lick of paint can change the look and style and sometimes even add value to the home. 

Plants in pots are great pieces as like wall greenery or garden ornaments, like furniture they can be moved around to give your home outdoors the feel of different rooms, a couple of ecliptic chairs placed strategically somewhere off to the side, with the help of assorted sizes of potted plants making a path toward the chairs, can give the impression of adding more room to your outdoors. 

Now what pieces of outdoor furniture can you add to the backyard… with so many choices when choosing a barbeque, dining table and chairs, cushions, maybe some shade covering also, decorating your outdoor living area can be overwhelming and your stuck on not knowing where to start, it can be challenging, your local home stager can give you ideas and tips, their knowledge of design is endless. Give them a call… I’m sure you will appreciate their view and ideas.

If you’re not keen on regular lawn mowing, your local advertiser will have lawn mowing services available. The difference in having regular cut lawns versus letting it go is the difference between neat and tidy or shabby and chic. Call your local mowing and garden service, the ideas and knowledge they have is so valuable. Taking advantage of your outdoor living space today, will be tomorrow’s gift and enjoyment for years to come.

Looking Sharp

Driving around Im constantly looking at Gardens and Lawns of Home owners and whilst going about my daily to do’s, I’ll have a moment where I see a tree or a hedge or a beautiful mowed lawn that will take me back to when I was a child even a teenager, one of many special things i loved to do was, smell the flowers. I particularly liked smelling flowers growing from hedges, Jasmine being a favourite.

Got a hedge on your property or maybe something that has some resemblance to what could look like a hedge, and so all it would need is a good trim. What a difference a trimmed hedge or tree can make to the look of your home. Giving the home some personality, and with regular tender care, a little trim here and there can have a favourable feature sight in my home garden.

A good way to make the best use of limited space and if your’e lucky enough to have the time to invest in growing a hedge, or a natives are a fantastic choice, a big draw card for our depleting population of bees in New Zealand. We are Coastal Garden CleanUps and we love nature as well as keeping clients our lawns and gardens looking sharp.

Talk to our team if you’re wanting to have your garden free from weeds, also if you have small trees that need pruning to keep them in shape and growing healthy. Back in the days of the 1600s it was a common thing to keep your garden and lawns looking sharp, it was mark of a orderly and prospering household. These days we are too busy wondering what the Jones’s think of our garden’s health or wether we have prospering trees, shrubs or hedges. Leave that to Coastal Garden CleanUps, it’ll be our pleasure. Look forward to hearing from you 🙂

Garden CleanUps

Ever feel like your’e outdoor garden is a mess? Overgrown weeds, dying plants, grass growing into the garden, urgh, its just a complete mess. Looking at it can be become an eyesore, in fact if you don’t have the right tools and don’t have an idea where can all this garden rubbish can go? Where do you start? Firstly looking at it is giving me a headache, lol……..Don’t worry we’ve heard it all before and we can handle it, in fact we love it, its what we do best.

Coastal Garden CleanUps is our business, we pride ourselves in making a fantastic difference to your outdoor property gardens and lawns. We’re interested to know what you need clearing out and when its all cleaned up! oh my! Such a good feeling to come home from work to see the lawns done, oh and that bit of weeding that I’ve been meaning to weed out has been done too…. Hey, we know your’e busy!

Give us a call +6498873145 to talk about your lawn and garden maintenance about how you would like your outdoor property to look. Our friendly call service is ready to take your call.

Formal Ocassions

Just a thought! Its not the top of the list kinda thing, but!! If your looking for a tidy lawn cut for a special occasion albeit a barbecue or something a little more eventful, let us know in advance of the preparations for your backyard event and we can manicure your lawn to looking clean, tidy and fresh.

Nothing better than watching all the detailed work that no one really notices done and dusted before the decorations and maybe fanfare arrive to embellish a great backyard for a special even.

Having that lawn manicured to just looking perfect, its something not really noticed until you walk on it and if the lawn has been trimmed regularly, you can be assured your lawn will be looking fine and refined enough to talk about at the event. chin chin 😛

The team at Coastal Garden CleanUps have only the best work ethic, our clients are who we work for. Therefore only the best work will do. With 20 years plus in the industry, its the experience that our clients enjoy, knowing our team works best with experience. Time and time again, and with time comes the experience of exceptional customer service.

Coastal Garden CleanUps 09 8873145 call today.

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Such a wonderful team of professionals, always reliable and wanting to please, leaving my lawns in immaculate presentation, Im happy with fortnightly visits with the expectation in high regard these guys never fail to reach. All grass clippings are taken away, weed eating is perfect no trees harmed in the process, all the grass is blown away so my driveway is left tidy every time.

Give them a call :)) Coastal Garden CleanUps ………The team will be happy to speak to you about your lawn maintenance Monday to Friday give them a call or

I highly recommend the Coastal Garden CleanUps team, they are affordable as well as friendly and efficient. Nothing is too much and asking is a pleasure. Looking for the right team to maintain your outdoor property? Look no further Coastal Garden CleanUps can.

Now that the cooler months are coming …

The Autumn season brings colour and change. In your backyard, your lawn’s growth slows down too, its something people don’t really think about, our specialised maintenance team know all too well, when the grass slows down, the weeds come to visit. The cooler months bring more moisture weather via rain or fog but the savings you’ll collect. Keen to put your savings back into maintaining your lawn?

Some thoughts on lawn keeping, are as good as hot cuppa tea on a cold Winter’s day.

Grass tends to grow slower in the cooler months as spoken earlier, grass looks great until it gets too long and then disastrous things can start to happen… with longer grass left to grow, it can allow grass disease to set in, due to the grass growing and bending over giving shade too itself. Grass also needs airflow and overgrown grass can inhibit trapped moisture and over time patches of grass die from waterpots in the ley of the land.

Here’s to having great drainage in your backyard, as you you don’t want soggy grass either. With mentioning soggy grass, best time to lawn mow your long grass is before the grass becomes too bogged down with moisture. Our Garden maintenance team is on to it, keeping an eye on the weather and their timetable routine. I know our Garden can get really bogged down in the winter months due to wet days, soggy ground and by the time the long grass is cut the residue of long grass is grass rot. Not a pretty sight and left to more rainy days and soggy ground the cut grass start to degrade from a lush green to a brown slime, not really attractive, keeping on top of the grass cut can be an art form trying to work well in with the weather.

Back to drainage, walking on your lawn barefoot feeling the lush green spongy grass between your toes? No! you have puddles of water trapped in little pools of grass, our maintenance team can offer you good information and tools that help dipurse water. Drainage is essential to have fine looking grass. Ask our friendly Team what they can do for your lawn maintenance.

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Garden Property while in Quarantine

The year 2020 who would’ve knew what was to become, calling it ‘The Greatest Halt’ of all time in history known to mankind. It took a man made virus to close our planet down. Everything man made stopped for the month of April 2020 here in New Zealand, everything but grass and weeds.

Amongst the lockdown I would often look out at my lawn, I practically watched the grass grow inches in one month. I didn’t hear from my Lawn mowing company and I wondered if would have to cut the lawn myself come level 3, which ultimately I did.

Just a bit of lawn mowing around where we tend to walk, given the fact there are square concrete pads to step on to, the grass was gradually covering the concrete path. My suggestion to myself was to out there myself while the weather is dry and do some weeding and pruning for my own enjoyment and self care. Better still get the kids out there to help out too.

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