Southern Homes : January 19th 2012
Southern Homes Thursday, January 19, 2012 19 SPECIAL OFFER! INCREDIBLE EXPOSURE HALF PAGE FOR ONLY $295 + GST Get your vendors the best exposure available in Southern Homes with this special promotion on half page profile advertising. Show your vendors the benefits of being in Southern Homes which is home delivered to 84,500 homes in greater South Auckland. • Only one property per advertisement • Minimum of two bookings Contact Troy today Ph 272 5879 Email: email@example.com REAA only Weedbusting urged for holiday homes Unwanted invaders: Weedy species like agapanthus were once planted extensively in holiday areas but are now causing problems in the environment. Owners of holiday homes are being urged to take some time this summer to get rid of harmful ornamental plant species lurking in their gar- dens. Holiday home gardens have often been planted with species that are hardy, don't need much care, are easy to propagate, and grow fast to fill gaps in gardens quickly. Unfortunately, these same traits have meant that some of these species have jumped the garden fence' and invaded natural areas, crowding out native species and destroying coastal, dune, bush and wetland ecosystems. You can see this particu- larly in coastal areas, where weedy plants like agapanthus and pig's ear have spread from beach baches to sur- rounding areas, including cliffs, dunes and estuaries,'' National Weedbusters coordi- nator, Carolyn Lewis says. It's a sad fact that the beautiful natural areas that New Zealanders value for rest and recreation are being destroyed by the weedy species that have commonly been planted there in the past by those establishing their gardens there.'' With many holiday homes only getting a thorough gar- den tidy up once or twice a year, with little maintenance in between, it is important that owners know what species are a problem in their area and do the right thing by replacing them with non- weedy plants,'' Carolyn says. Weedbusters Plant Me Instead' booklets for most regions of New Zealand can help owners identify the species that are considered weedy in their areas, and non-weedy species that can be planted in their place. These booklets are available free on request to firstname.lastname@example.org, or from most regional council and Department of Conservation offices. Control methods for weedy species can be found at www.weedbusters.org.nz.
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