Tips for your Garden:
Irrigation times should be changed, watering should only be done in the mornings before mid-day
instead of watering your garden 7 days a week, water on odd days, either 2-3 times a week.
Due to it getting cooler, there is less evaporation, thus the soil remains damp for a lot longer.
Focus on doing a small scale garden clean-up.
Cut back hedges and shrubs that have become over grown. Pruning of larger trees should be done
towards the end of August. (If a large tree has been pruned in winter stem rot and disease/fungus 
may be a problem).
Protect vulnerable plants - before it is too late, wrap stems and cover herbaceous plants with 
frost guard. Remember to support/stake newly planted tree's and shrubs. Saplings tend to snap 
in strong winds.
Prepare your soil now: Add compost/mulch or slow release fertilizer.
Benefits of adding compost/mulch:
Soil will remain warmer during the winter months. 
You will loose fewer plants, plants should start off the new season a lot faster if the roots remain
warm. Using leaves as a natural mulch works really well. 
Fertilizing lawns in Autumn/Winter:
Warm season grasses: 5:1:5/3:1:5/L.A.N
Cool season grasses:   5:1:5/3:1:5
Roses should be cut back slightly, not a heavy prune, also to be dead headed.
Herb Gardens: when working in your herb garden, try not to remove to much of the dead foliage
of the herbaceous perennials until spring.
The dead leaves protect them from frost damage also ensure that the dead leaves have not fallen 
on other herbs as this may encourage fungal attack.
General maintenance:
See to it that your power tools are repaired, secateurs/pruners sharpened and oiled ready for the new 
season. House maintenance is generally a lot easier now. Focus on those area's that attention:
painting,renervations, ponds and pools, damp proofing,roofs, plumbing (removing roots from drains).
Landscaping: Start planning area's of your garden: Get the hard landscaping done now:paving,ponds,
pools,decking,retaining walls, levels,building, renovations. 
WHY WAIT TILL SPRING, HELP YOUR GARDEN GET THE HEAD START NOW!!!!
www.spargolandscapes.com Regards- Nick Spargo