How Garden and lawn care services can enhance the beauty and health of your yard.

A lush green lawn with beautiful flowering plants all around is the heartthrob of many home owners. Many people take great pride in throwing lawn parties or simply spend the evenings enjoying the pristine beauty of Mother Nature. But, a well manicured lawn and a healthy garden takes a lot of work, hard work in fact. Given the physical work and knowledge needed for the proper upkeep of your garden and lawn, hiring competent garden and lawn mowing services, is often the most desirable way.

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Some of the measures that need attention in caring for your garden and lawn include:-


Ensuring that the soil around the plant is loose enough before placing the plant into the soil is the primary pre-requisite in planting. If you use a spade, digging about twice the length of the spade, and equally wide, allows the root system to spread out with ease. All the soil surrounding the plant should be level with the top of the hole you created. After placing the plant upright fill back the hole and press the soil around so that it is firm around. When you choose plants that are best suited for the soil condition in your garden, you may not soil improvement measures. But, soil improvement can help the plant better. For instance, when planting into a sand bed, adding bentonite clay helps in water retention around the plant roots.

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Generally, planting is best done during the cooler months. Rainfall is also usually high during these seasons which reduce the necessity of watering. However, during the first summer new plants may need regular watering. Deep watering once a week with an eye on weather forecasts should be adequate.


Seeding is important and perhaps the biggest step for that lush green lawn. The physical effort is by far the highest in the overall scheme of lawn maintenance. The first step is loosening the soil so that you can remove the rocks and weeds comfortably. This task needs to be executed carefully since compacted soil is not helpful for the grass seeds to grow. If you find the soil already loose and moist, you do save some of the hard physical labour. If there are lumps of soil while preparing, ensure that you break them up using a hard tool. A rototiller can come in handy for this operation, but even if you don’t have one, make sure that you dig a minimum of 4 inches downward. After removing all weeds and stones and smoothening out the lumps, it is time for making improvements to the soil. On the prepared soil, add a layer of compost spreading it out evenly and then turn it in or rake it in using a shovel. Avoid the temptation to simply leave the compost on top of the soil and hope that it would eventually do its job. The compost needs to be mixed in thoroughly to make it work. Once this part of the job is accomplished, rake through to remove remaining wood pieces, rocks or other hard substances.

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Choosing the grass type

Your neighbourhood garden store can be a huge help in choosing the right type of grass for your lawn. Timing the seeding activity will also depend on the type of seed and therefore your selection should also factor in this. The next step will be to understand how to care for the seeded lawn. There are plenty of tips available in the digital world if you still persist with the DIY instead of a professional lawn and garden care service.


Weeds are like pests or perhaps do more damage. Warm temperatures following the spring moisture provides the finest setting for weeds to proliferate. Interestingly, while so much of effort and care is needed to enjoy your lawn or garden, weeds seem to have no such demands. They simply arrive uninvited and start growing wherever they please. They have no demands except unhindered right to damage all that you love most. Weeding may not be a big job and in fact comes with many therapeutic benefits that a garden can give. But, what you need to watch out for is some of the so called natural herbicides that hold out the promise to kill the weeds without any pain for you. Many of these products are also not entirely harmless to the plants or humans.

Just as you always want to enjoy your lawn and garden, taking care of these beautiful gifts of Mother Nature is equally important.

Summer Fun with The Family at an Adventure Park!

Summer is a time for some outdoor sun. Soaking up the sun while having fun is the perfect way to spend the summer! And no one knows how to have fun better than my family! From the kids to my husband and I, all of us are always ready for some unadulterated fun. And one of our favourite summer destinations of all time is the adventure park in Victoria. We all are big fans of theme parks so we keep on trying different ones each time depending on our mood. When we go to the theme park, we are guaranteed a good time. adventure park
So, on a bright and sunny day, packed with sunscreen and sunglasses, we went to the theme park for a day of family fun. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find activities to do and places to go as a family. My husband and I are constantly looking for things that we can do with our children, something that both the adults and the kids would enjoy. Going to a theme park is one of the top most favourite activity for my family. All of us are thrill seekers who love going on rides and getting are adrenaline pumping. So, it was a complete no-brainer that we would spend the summer going to adventure park and doing what we do best as a family—have a jolly good time!
An adventure park has something for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of the classic rides such as the Ferris wheel, or someone who prefers to try out new and exciting rides, adventure park has you covered. The dry ride that my whole family enjoyed was the wave swinger. It was a swinging chair ride where the tower climbs to almost twelve meters in height. You’ve got to try that one if you visit the adventure park. It’s a fabulous ride! The feeling of flying through the air is just simply wonderful.
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We also tried out our archery skills at the archery range. It turns out our kids are much better aimers! My daughter even managed to hit a bull’s eye! My husband and I did embarrassingly and were teased mercilessly by the kids for our apparent lack of aim. But we got them back for that at the Skeleton Creek Mini Golf. We teamed up against the kids and managed to salvage our pride (or what was left of it after our disastrous performance at the archery range) 😉
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And when it was time for lunch, we were pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. I had a chicken wrap while the others had burgers. We were sceptical about how good food can be at a theme park, but once we had our lunch, we were happy and satiated, and ready for more adventure! It was on to the water rides next!
Being the thrill-seekers that we are, we opted to go on the Wild West Canyon—a pitch black water tunnel that gave us surprising twists and turns. It was so much fun that we went on it over three times! The kids also loved the Gold Rush Rapids water tunnel, a super-fast water tunnel slide. We decided to take it slow for a while and spent some time soaking up the sun and floating around on the lazy river. Is there anything more blissful than floating on water under the warm summer sun? I think not. It was so relaxing that I almost dozed off! That was our cue to get to the next thrilling adventure. The kids picked the Aqua Racer water slide, a super-fun and fast slide, and we had a great time racing each other down to the end.
vegan food optionsSince we had such a great time at the fun park, we’ve been thinking of celebrating our daughter’s next birthday there. She would love to have her friends with her, to go on all the rides and have a fantastic time on the water slides. We can’t ask for a better birthday party than a day at the theme park, right? We are thinking about booking one of those VIP cabanas that they have for hire. These are perfect venue to relax and take a break from the sun. We could hire a cabana, where we could eat and drink and have a good time while the kids had their fun at the Bonito’s Bay Waterplay (with some adult supervision, of course). We enquired about food and were told that they even have vegan options available. That’s great because some of our friends are vegan and it’s good to know that there is something on the menu for both the meat lovers as well as the vegans.

It’s safe to say that our family day at the fun park was a roaring success and we will be returning for our daughter’s birthday. If you’re looking for things to do this summer, then I strongly recommend you to put the theme park on your list of ‘Fun things to do with the family.’ Whether you love going on hair-raising rides or prefer to sun bathe and relax with a drink, you won’t be disappointed either way. There are sun beds available on a first-come, first-serve basis where you can soak up the sun and get a nice tan going.
Finding outdoor, physical activities to do with the family has always been our thing. We love to get out of the house and spend some quality time bonding with our children. In this era of easy-access technology, unwinding and spending time away from our laptops and smartphones has become imperative. And what better way to do it than to go on fun rides and bring out your inner child? By the end of the day, we were tired but happy. And the kids were bursting with stories to tell their friends, about their wonderful time at an adventure park and all the fun stuff that they did. So, mission accomplished.