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It's a wonderful feeling to be the buyer of a new home; walking through the door as an owner for the first time signals a new and exciting chapter in your life. And, let's face it, those moments don't come along too often.

With home ownership comes responsibility, of course. It's important you create a maintenance regime that keeps your property in tip-top condition. Looking after your biggest asset is a smart move.

An early task in your new home lies in the garden. If the property has been empty for any period, the lawn will probably need a mow and the flowerbeds will be infested with weeds. Depending on the time of year, it might need a really good soak under the hose, too.

So, if you're looking for a new home right now, or you've just purchased, then you'd better get ready to break out the gardening gloves. 

The back-breaking task most people dislike is pulling out weeds. So we have provided some great strategies to help rid them from your garden.

Root of the issue 

When pulling out weeds, make sure you get the roots out, too. Always place them in a plastic bag or bucket to avoid their seeds spreading. 

Be consistent 

If you weed your garden once a week, you'll find those little critters start to disappear. It won't be long before weeding is no longer such an arduous task. Remain vigilant, though. You can't stay weed-free without some effort.

Tools for the task 

Don't make the job any harder than it is already. Arm yourself with a fork for flat weeds and a trowel for those with deep roots. Always wear gloves. Use a screwdriver on weeds that have taken root in the grout of pavers. You might want to poison them first.

Regular mow

Weeds often reside in your lawn. You can use commercial products that “weed and feed” your lawn. Regularly mowing the lawn will get the job done so long as you use the grass catcher. Weeds hate being cut.

Long-term strategy 

Placing plants close together is a sound minimisation strategy as weeds need sunlight. It would be best if you also lay down mulch. It restricts light to weeds under the soil and nurtures the plants you love.


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Acknowledgment of Country
Duncan Hill Property acknowledges the Gundungurra people and the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past and present.
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