As we head into what is expected to be another hot New Zealand summer, with higher than average temperatures forecasted, when planning your new home's garden it's worth keeping in mind hardy drought tolerant plants. Here are a few of our top tips on how you can achieve an eye catching low maintenance garden that doesn’t require regular watering — it's all about plant selection!
Oatleaf Hydrangea, Panicle Hydrangea NB: remember to dip stems into boiling water for 30 seconds before putting into vase for longer lasting blooms
Borders, Containers & Hedging
Once you have planted your new home's garden it is best to water consistently and deeply for the first few weeks to ensure the plants are well established. Laying a thick layer of mulch to keep the moisture in and the weeds out it also advisable at this time; leaves, compost, straw, seaweed or bark will assist with keeping the moisture in. Note, wind is the biggest culprit in moisture loss so if you have the room, think about heading or shelter belts to reduce evaporation.
In our warming climate following just a few of these tips will help create a garden to enjoy year upon year. The perfect partner to your Anthem Homes build. Happy gardening!