April 4, 2022

Autumn Gardening Tips from John!

Congratulations to Dawesville tenant John for winning our garden competition and a $50 Bunning voucher! A tenant with us for over 4 years, John finds gardening a way of relaxing, relieving stress and a fun way of staying creative.

“I was under a lot of stress before moving into my home and gardening has provided me a lot of calm, it is my happy place. Starting a project like a new garden can sometimes be intimidating, but if you take it day by day, it can turn into something great,” says John.

Here are some tips from John on how to keep your garden healthy during the cooler months:

  • Remember to fertilise your garden.
  • Plant! Autumn is a good time to plant new plants and shrubs as the air is cooler and the soil is still warm.
  • Watering twice a week will ensure your plants get the moisture they need but aren’t overwatered.
  • Personalise your garden – for an extra touch of colour, sculptures and art pieces always brighten up the
    backyard. I have gone with a native Australian animal theme!

Congratulations again John on the wonderful efforts in your garden!

Win a Bunnings Voucher!

Show off your garden for your chance to win a $50 Bunnings voucher! Send a photo to communications@foundationhousing.org.au.

John’s Garden, Dawesville.