Have you got kids or grandkids and you've been wanting to add some fun, playful areas to your garden but you're not sure what to do? Well, we've compiled 10 creative ideas to get the inspiration flowing.
The Little Digger Company is turning ONE in the month of April!
So to celebrate we're giving YOU the chance to WIN a luxury night away for two at the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Hotel plus $500 spending money; that's a value of over $1,000.
What could be more perfect than a luxury night away after completing your outdoor project (big or small)!
All you need to do to enter is book your digger + driver package by the 30th April 2018, for hire during the months of April-May 2018. See the Competition page of our website for full Terms and Conditions.
The winner will be drawn on the 30th June 2018. So to help you
plan what your time away we've compiled a 'What's On' list for
the months of July and August.
Auckland Restaurant Month
August is Auckland Restaurant Month, with special menus at more than 100 participating restaurants and 20+ foodie events across Auckland during Restaurant Month, there’s never been a better time.
There are more than 100 special menus, with $25, $40 and $55+ options – which means you can enjoy far more than one night (or day) out.
The line-up of special events is once again outstanding, from the enormously popular Street Eats and Chef Dining Series to unique new events featuring exciting chef collaborations.
All Blacks vs. Australia
25th August 2018
New Zealand International Film Festival
19 July–5 August 2018
Colour is an Abstraction Exhibition
Auckland Art Gallery
Ending Sun 19th August 2018
Enjoy the dynamism of works from the Auckland Art Gallery and Chartwell Collections in Colour is an Abstraction, and reflect on how international artists have explored colour in the late 20th and 21st centuries.
Royal New Zealand Ballet production of Strength and Grace
17-18th August 2018
11th - 14th August 2018
20-21st August 2018
Body World Vital Exhibition
Ends 13th July 2018
Body Worlds, the highly anticipated and internationally acclaimed original exhibition of real human bodies, is arriving in New Zealand!
Visited by over 45 million people worldwide, the exhibition takes you on an intricate journey of the workings of the human body, through an authentic, visual display of over 150 donated specimens.
Frequently described as a “life changing experience”, visitors can expect to leave with an understanding of the marvel that is the human body, like never before.
So if you've been thinking of hiring a digger or track loader, why not book it in for April-May 2018 so you can go into the draw for this fabulous competition!
All bookings are made on a first-in first-served basis – so the earlier you book, the more chance you have of securing a date and length of hire that suits you. Visit the Competition page of our website for all the details!
Best of luck,
Chris & the team
Peat and Top Soil are an amazing combination for your garden.
Peat holds several times its weight in moisture, and releases the moisture to the plants roots as needed. It also holds onto nutrients so that they aren’t rinsed out of the soil with watering or rain.
It has an acid pH, so it’s ideal for acid loving plants, such as blueberries and camellias.
See our guide below for a list of some of the main acid loving plants.
Improve your soil
Dry, sandy soils benefit from adding peat moss. Peat retains moisture, improves drainage and prevents compaction in dry and wet soils alike. Create your own top soil or potting mix by adding peat as a soil amendment. A good rule of thumb when mixing in your peat moss is to use a 2:1 ratio of soil to peat.
Peat is sterile, absorbent, homogeneous material which is easy to work with. It helps keeps seed beds uniformly moist which aids in germination.
Peat + Compost
Add some peat to your compost! Peat is rich in carbon which aids in the breakdown of compost. Your compost will not dry out or need as frequent watering due to peat's moisture retaining qualities.
DID YOU KNOW: Because it doesn’t compact or break down readily, one application of peat moss lasts for several years.