October in New Zealand is one of the most exciting months for the garden. There is so much potential with Spring, springing forth, especially after all the rain.
So what are the big jobs?
Basically - FEED & MULCH. We are talking feeding citrus, lawns, roses, your vegetable beds, your plant beds, large leaved tropical plants, everything that needs a boost after the winter.
If you don't have dogs, then I love chucking sheep pellets over the garden. Not only do they feed but also improve the quality and texture of the North Shore clay soil. If you do have dogs, (dogs love to each sheep pellets!) get some of the plug and hose seaweed products and do a liquid feed.
Other jobs include:
Rose lover? - then it is time to plant, spray and feed.
With all this rain, get some Quash, slug and snail pellets and scatter those through the garden, around the plants that get munched.