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A yellow hose is watering a plant.

All over Melbourne plants & trees are being scorched, burnt and damaged, and people don’t know what to do. Most people believe that what is causing the burning and the damage, which can be seen in almost every garden, is the heat.

However, Chris knows otherwise.

He says “Plants love the heat! Just like a human who drinks much more on a hot day, plants, when given adequate water will grow and thrive in the heat. In fact we often run our hot houses at over 40 degrees, but you’ve got to keep the water up.”

Chris continues to explain, “What has happened in Melbourne is that Spring and early Summer was dry but cool, and then we had some of the worst heat waves ever, and even well established plants are being damaged by the lack of water in the deep soil. The problem is that most people don’t know how to, and aren’t equipped to water their gardens properly.”

What to Do:

We’ve been flooded with calls from people saying that the fruit is falling from their trees, the leaves are dropping from their hedges, and that shrubs are being burnt to the ground. They are all asking for advice on what they can do. Last night during a trip to the dentist, Chris noticed that their front garden was dead. He said it looked horrible and that its happening everywhere.

So today Chris made the video below of a typical problem garden and how to simply and cheaply equip yourself to water effectively and correct the damage to ensure that your garden makes it through the Summer.

It’s cheap & easy and everyone could use it to save their garden. It only takes a few minutes to demonstrate and in the vicinity where we recorded the video, there were lots of examples of damaged gardens and plants.

Chris’ method comes from 50 years experience in gardening and nursery work. It is amazingly simple and it is amazing that so many people don’t know how to effectively water their gardens, and that they don’t realise that plants don’t simply burn off, die or drop fruit and foliage from the heat. Most people don’t realise that the problem is a lack of water, not too much heat.

Fix It With…

Win a Garden Rescue Makeover

Win a Garden MakeoverWe’re also teaming up with Chrissie and Jane from Mix 101.1 to give away a free garden rescue makeover valued at $2000 every day this week. To enter visit the Mix 101.1 website and send in a picture of your suffering garden.

Winners will be surprised daily each morning with a knock on the door by Chris and the Mix 101.1 team. Chris will diagnose your Summer garden woes and treat them accordingly!

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