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Garden makeover tips from Hire A Hubby

Giving your garden the makeover it deserves can be a big job and it takes time, effort and propert planning to take your garden from overgrown to beautiful. Below are some tips from our Hubbies to make the garden rejuvenation process a little easier on you.


Before your new garden can really take shape you’ll need to properly weed the area. This is also a great time to add weed mats to your garden beds which will make them much easier to maintain. You can buy these from most hardware stores or nurseries, but newspaper or even old carpet will do the same job. While you’re at it, if you have any dead, dying or overgrown plants, cut them back or remove them to make way for your new plants.

2.    PLANTS

Replant your garden beds with water friendly, low maintenance plants that look great. Your garden doesn’t have to be a chore and you’ll be surprised at how many great, easy to maintain plants are available. Head to Bunning’s or a Big W Garden Centre when buying plants in bulk for the best value. Also, it’s important to choose the right plants for your climate and soil type, so spend some time on plant research for best results.

3.    MULCH

Mulching your garden beds gives the entire area an immediate facelift and of course it’s vital for moisture retention. Landscape supply companies can deliver bulk quantities of mulch quite cheaply.  You can even get money back on some garden mulching products thanks to government rebates – check http://www.savewater.com.au/products/rebates-incentives for more info.

4.    LAWN

Having a lush green lawn will lift your entire outdoor space. If your lawn is looking a little worse for wear, mow and edge the lawn then fertilise it with a good quality fertilizer mix. Fertilising will not only make the grass look green and lush, but it will also kill and control any weeds. Finish off by giving the lawn a very deep watering to kickstart the fertilization process.


Cleaning driveways, paving and exterior walls is often forgotten in the garden makeover process but it can have a dramatic effect on the overall look of your outdoor area. Pressure clean these areas with an industrial pressure cleaner for best results. To add even more polish to your garden area, ensure all of your concrete paving is freshly painted with paving paint.

Creating the perfect garden can be fun, but it can also be a long and demanding process. For help and advice on your garden makeover call your local Hire A Hubby Franchisee 1800 803 339 on visit our website for more information www.hireahubby.com.au.