Johnson Bros Mitre 10 - Garden and Landascape needs
Get all your garden and landscape needs at Johnson Brothers
More and more we see gardens on the northern beaches becoming extensions of our living spaces, so it makes sense to have a garden that you love and want to spend time in.
The best gardens don’t just happen they require careful planning. What are you going to use your garden for? Will it be mainly for entertaining or do you need an area for the kids to play? Would you like your garden to have a particular theme? – Balinese or Mediterranean for example. Another consideration is how much time you can devote to your garden’s upkeep. Something that is easy to maintain will suit those with a busy lifestyle.
To really create a garden space with ‘wow’ factor you need to invest in great tools and materials. Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 with shops in Avalon and Mona Vale has everything you need to achieve your gardening goal. Johnson Brothers caters for green-fingered enthusiasts and landscaping professionals alike. From BBQs, outdoor furniture, garden tools and supplies, decking, bricks and more, there’s a huge range of products (including the following), to make light work of your outdoor areas.
Treated Pine sleepers – can be used as steps, borders, edging or even as a rustic feature as part of your garden theme and are a popular choice for retaining walls. The sleepers are pressure-treated to make them suitable for in-ground contact.
Poor drainage in the garden can create many problems including soggy lawns, dead plants and even undermine houses. One way to rectify poor drainage is to install sub-surface trenches. Agricultural pipes, aggregate (crushed rock or gravel or concrete), drainage cloth (geo fabric) are needed for this type of drainage solution.
Weeds are hardy and resilient plants that can take all sorts of punishment. You can spray them with weed killer, cut them off low to the ground, or even burn them and they will eventually come back. All plants need sunlight and water to survive, so one way to eliminate weeds is to suppress them with a weed mat. Weed mats block sun and water and are easy to install.
Widely used for retaining walls, garden beds and garden edging as well as structural walls, Besser blocks are a versatile product that are available in a variety of sizes and thickness.
Spending evenings cooking, entertaining or relaxing outdoors requires a well-lit space. Your garden can come to life by adding outdoor illumination, which is relatively easy and inexpensive and there are many options available including solar lights.
A large expanse of lawn can create a wonderful feeling of space in any garden providing the perfect spot to play and relax. Johnson Brothers stocks a range of lawn care products and offers the following tips to keep your grassy areas looking in tip-top condition.
- Feed your lawn twice a year in spring and autumn to make it look dense and lush.
- Use a liquid lawn fertiliser to minimise grass scorching on very hot days.
- In autumn use a garden fork to create a series of holes to aerate the lawn then sprinkle sand.
- Keep weeds at bay by either hand weeding or applying a selective weed killer that kills the weeds but not the grass.
- Repair bare patches either with turf or re-seeding
Whatever the season the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Johnson Brothers on the northern beaches close to Manly, Warringah, Pittwater and North Shore areas are happy to offer advice for all your gardening and landscape enquiries.
Johnson Brothers - Mona Vale
51 Basset Street, Mona Vale, Pittwater on the Northern Beaches
Johnson Brothers - Avalon
49 Avalon Parade, Avalon, Pittwater on the Northern Beaches