Nursery

Many of the plants you see in Mayfield Garden have been propagated and grown by our team in the nursery who are passionate about what they do.

With years of experience working not only in the nursery, but in the garden itself, our nurserymen guarantee our plants and are a fabulous resource for you to tap in to in terms of design and planting advice.

We stock a wide range of cool climate and exotic plants. We also sell a wide range of garden décor and equipment to enhance your garden, as well as Mayfield branded gardening products.

We are open 7 days from 9am – 4.30pm and offer free delivery to local areas (within 50 kms) for purchases over $200.

 

Seasonal Tips

SPRING GARDENING TIPS

With the worst of the cold weather behind us now, spring is the time for the home gardener to get busy preparing for the warmer months ahead. It’s a time for rejuvenation and preparation, so make the most of the beautiful weather and get out in your garden.

  • It’s time to plant vegetable, herb and flower seeds for your spring and summer crops. In cooler climates (such as those experienced here at Mayfield Garden) seed trays and seedlings can be kept in a glasshouse, a cold frame, or even on a north facing window ledge until the threat of frost has passed. The local rule of thumb here is that you plant your tomatoes after Melbourne Cup Day!
  • Weed and fertilize the garden beds that you‘ll be planting your summer vegetables and flowers in. Add plenty of well-rotted manures and compost to give your plants a real boost.

Finish it off with a layer of good quality mulch and your plants will love you forever!

  • Test the pH levels of the soil in your garden beds with a soil home testing kit and adjust as necessary. Use garden lime to raise the pH (make it more alkaline) or more compost, well-rotted manure or iron chelates to lower the pH (make it more acid)
  • Trees, shrubs and lawns are beginning to wake up and resume active growth after the long cold winter so now is a good time to fertilize. Remember that plants such as Camellias, Rhododendrons, and Azaleas like a fertilizer with a higher acid content than most other plants.
  • Remove any dead or cold damaged stems and limbs from trees and shrubs. Cut them into small pieces and start a compost pile to which you can add lawn clippings, raked leaves, and spent flowers as they occur. Turn the pile regularly and keep adding to it as the season progresses and you’ll end up with a beautiful rich homemade compost to add to your beds later on.
  • Potted plants that have become root bound need to be repotted into a bigger container using a good quality potting mix.
  • Check all your tools, hoses, fittings, and irrigation systems for wear and tear. Clean, sharpen, maintain and replace as necessary.’
  • Mowers, blowers, and line trimmers need servicing now, so drop them in to your local mower shop or, if you are equipped to do it yourself, sharpen or change your mower blades, replace oil and spark plugs, and lubricate moving parts.

Happy Spring Gardening!