We’ve got a pretty big plot of land, almost 1,400 square metres of paradise, and we absolutely love it. The outlook is so peaceful and private, plus I’m really enjoying the development of my green thumb, fingers and toes.
Every weekend you’ll find me pottering away in the garden and tending to the lawns. Planting, weeding, pruning, mowing and establishing. It’s a bit of a never-ending job but I find it really relaxing and rewarding, particularly as the plants begin to establish themselves and the vision I have for the garden is slowly materialising.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had a garden to maintain, the last time being about 10 years ago when I was based at home in Southland. I tell you what, the growth we get in Auckland is crazy compared to down south. I’ve been blown away with how fast the plants have been growing – not to mention the weeds too!
As April kicked into gear, so too has the growth. It feels like I mow the lawns and by the time I turn around they need cutting again! We seeded the grass in July and I have been using a Flymo ever since as I wanted to be light on the ground while the lawn established itself. However, it doesn’t have a catcher and I spend a lot of time raking up the clippings.
The lawn is now pretty mature so I’ve been meaning to buy a new mower with a catcher for quite a while, along with a weed eater to keep the edges nicely manicured. But I wasn’t too keen to shell out a lot of money. We were in the Milford Mall over the weekend getting our groceries and I decided to pop into The Warehouse on the off chance they might have something.
I was genuinely surprised at the range of gardening gear they had in stock as well as the brands they sell, including Ryobi. And I couldn’t believe the prices. I picked up a mower, weed eater, water blaster, fork, hose and reel for a total price of $540. What a bargain!
Yeah I know what you’re thinking; it’ll all wear out after only a few goes. But everything feels really solid and they are made by some quality companies including Ryobi and Westminster.
I guess the proof will be in the pudding, so I’ll post about how I get on after giving the lawns and garden a good going-over on the weekend. However, now I know the range of gardening products on offer at The Warehouse, I’ll definitely be popping back more often to pick up some more bargains to keep that garden growth in check. #bargainfeeling #thewarehousenz #ourdreamhome