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At Real Life Homes we strive to deliver eco friendly Gardens, lawns and landscaping. We look for natural alternatives to soil nutrition.

Our landscaping projects are designed to inspire and create space privacy and in hot weather a comfortable place to be Outdoors.

If you're thinking about a landscaping or lawn maintenance project here are some of the tips weird vibes you to work through as you consider your next gardening landscaping project.

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Taking care of your lawn is as important as any other maintenance for a home. Having a healthy lawn improves the ambience and environment of your property. A lot of people benefit from healthy grasses on their lawn as well as shrubs and trees.

In fact, a well-maintained lawn can make a whole lot of difference not just for you but for your loved ones too. How important is a lawn? Typically, a lawn is the nearest outdoor space you have.

It is where memories are made with your family. Also, a lawn that is well-maintained can increase the value of a property.

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So many people gardening is a great past time. It provides real results and satisfaction to be able to grow your own produce and maintain your own lawns and garden.

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There's nothing quite like The Great Outdoors. But looking after your landscape, garden and lawns is a responsibility.

New plants need to be acclimatised to the conditions in your yard. Lawns need to be manicured, watered and maintained with good nutrition.

When transferring plants from one place to another, you need to take extra special care that the soil and the nutrients are available to the plants.

Be careful not to over water your lawn or garden after a landscape job has been completed. at the same time, you don't want your lawn or garden to dry out. It is better to spend an hour a day maintaining your newly landscaped yards rather than spending 3 or 4 hours once a month.

Remember to control weeds; particularly weeds in grass and garden beds.


Lawns appreciate being cut on a regular basis during summer. Make sure your lawn mowers and lawn mowing equipment are kept in good condition

Make good use of the compost. Mixed leaf litter, grass clippings, food scraps and other organic matter into a regular compost heap that can be turned.

Remember to keep your compost moist and preferably covered so that the microorganisms can flourish.


Learn about the climate in which you live, and which plants are likely to do the best. This is also true for laying new lawns. Find out what type of grass will do best in your geographical area.

For example, The only months of the year, particularly in January when the weather is at it's hottest in places like Auckland.

The temperature there can typically reach 20 degrees Celsius and will gradually become cooler until July when you can fall to an average of 11 degrees.July also tends to beThe period of heaviest rainfall in Auckland.

All of these will affect your gardening and lawn mowing routine.

Apart from colour when choosing your lawn you want to consider things like wear and tear and resistance to disease or drought or flooding. Some lawns will do better than others in any given area. Find out which grasses grow best in your area.

If you're buying in plants and soil be careful of introducing pests and diseases to the garden. One of the most natural ways to prevent disease in your bones is regular rich fertilisers.

If you are bringing in top soil it is best to leave it in the hot sun spread out for a few days allow it to dry and air raid and also destroys some of the insect larvae that could create problems in your lawn later on.

If your lawn begins to brown, or appears damaged in anyway, then get some expert advice from a GroundCare expert.