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Whether you are new to gardening or a green thumb expert like our gardeners, a guide on what to plant and do in the garden each month will significantly impact your success rate. We are prone to thunderstorms, hot summers, and sandy soil on the Gold Coast. Therefore, this guide is specifically designed for our region. 

Summer

As we Gold Coast locals know, summer is hot and humid, with many days spent either in the air con or at the beach. It’s our wet season; however, temperatures can rise to the early 30 degrees, and afternoon thunderstorms are common. Here’s what you can expect to flourish and succeed if you plant them in summer. 

Garden Tasks for Summer

  • Maintain garden by pruning dead leaves and weeding garden beds 
  • Water your garden in the morning to avoid burning plants in the hot sun 
  • Clean out gutters and drains outdoors in preparation for storms 
  • Pay attention to your seedlings to ensure they are not getting flooded by the rain or dried out by the sun. 

Flowers:

  • Marigolds 
  • Begonia
  • Sunflower
  • Alyssum 
  • Cosmos 
  • Petunia 

Vegetables and Herbs: 

  • Radishes 
  • Dill
  • Chilli 
  • Basil
  • Green beans 

Autumn

A much-deserved cooler break is on offer for our gardens in autumn, with temperatures dropping, leaving it comfortable during the day and cooler during the night. Autumn is the best time to sow and plant, so get ready to get your hands dirty!

Garden Tasks for Autumn

  • Autumn is the best time of year to commit your attention and dedication to your garden. It is the perfect temperature to start planting. 
  • Don’t neglect your older plants; give them a good prune during the season. 
  • Rake fallen leaves and place in your compost or green waste 

Flowers:

  • Pansy
  • Petunia
  • Cornflower
  • Poppy
  • Snapdragon 
  • Viola 

Vegetables and Herbs: 

  • Broccoli 
  • Beetroot 
  • Lettuce 
  • Eggplant 
  • Carrot 
  • Garlic 

Winter

Winter on the Gold Coast is relatively mild; however, our gardens can still feel the frost. With dry air and cooler temperatures come new challenges for the garden. 

Garden Tasks for Winter

  • Winter is the season to maintain your garden 
  • Fix broken pavers, retaining walls and garden beds 
  • Deep-pressure clean your pavers, garden beds and other furniture in the garden 
  • Keep up the weeding and mowing when necessary 

Flowers:

  • Petunia 
  • Phlox 
  • Pansies
  • Carnation
  • Geranium
  • Nasturtium 

Vegetables and Herbs: 

  • Cauliflower 
  • Cabbage 
  • Spring Onions 
  • Silverbeet
  • Kale 
  • Peas 

Spring

Gardeners rejoice once spring has sprung, and the hard work throughout the year can be seen in colourful arrangements of flowers. 

Garden Tasks for Spring

  • Fertilise your hungry plants with good-quality manure or fertiliser
  • Mulch garden beds to keep moister in during the dry periods
  • Keep up watering during this drier season 

Flowers:

  • Aster
  • Salvia
  • Cleome
  • Amaranthus
  • Celosia
  • Petunia

Vegetables and Herbs: 

  • Rocket 
  • Coriander
  • Cucumber 
  • Watermelons
  • Pumpkin
  • Tomatoes 

Many of these tasks mentioned are in our NDIS gardening services performed on a basis (weekly, fortnightly or monthly) that’s right for your garden. Our gardeners are dedicated, talented and hard-working, achieving outstanding results for our current clients. Check out the before and afters below. 

Gardening services include: 

  • Mowing & edge trimming
  • Weeding & weed spraying
  • Hedge & shrub trimming
  • Potting & replanting plants
  • Watering gardens & lawns
  • Garden & general waste removal
  • High-pressure water cleaning
  • Roof gutter cleaning
  • Yard clean ups
  • Mulching gardens to keep moisture in
  • Cutting back overhanging branches(over fences and gutters)

 

Our trusted cleaners and gardeners can help you. 

If you are an NDIS Participant feeling overwhelmed with cleaning and gardening tasks in the home, we can help. With over 50 5-star Google reviews, we are the only cleaning and gardening service on the Gold Coast that is dedicated to just NDIS Participants and their goals. Servicing from Pimpama to Coolangatta, if you require services, please contact us via our refer to us form or call us on (07) 5551 0111.