This is the quietest time in the garden with regards to pruning and planting. The main focus during this time is to keep watering all the plants that have recently been planted. I’m also doing some light pruning, dead-heading flowers, weeding, and as always I keep an eye out for any pests and diseases that may appear.
The lawns at this time of year require a fair bit of work with mowing, edging and fertilising. As the properties here cover approx. 300 acres there are also many things to do outside the main garden.
At Red Rocks we do not have town water so rely on water captured by the creeks in the main garden and run off that collects in the four dams.
For this reason I only plant in the cooler months when there is moisture in the soil so as to limit the amount of watering that needs to take place to establish the plants. The best planting times are generally from April through to September.