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The secret to an abundant garden is right under your feet – bring your soil to life with Yates® Dynamic Lifter®

Garden TLC

You can feed your plants all the good vibes in the world, but what they really need to thrive lies below ground. Creating a luscious base of nutrient-rich soil gives new plants a solid start, keeps established plants thriving and is by far your best shot at a garden to brag about. So how do you do it?

Ground work

Adding organic matter will help take your soil from impoverished to abundant, but getting the right mix of ingredients can seem intimidatingly scientific. With Yates® Dynamic Lifter® Organic Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser, all the hard work has been done for you. This measured mix of composted chicken manure, blood and bone, fishmeal and seaweed will improve the soil’s structure and water-holding ability, make a more hospitable environment for earthworms and microorganisms, and nourish your plants. And it’s organic! Dig it into the soil regularly, and add a handful to the planting hole before bedding in your new autumn plants.

Potting secrets

Potted plants look amazing, but they will need some extra loving care to do their best. Yates® Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter® combines the nutritional abundance of Yates® Dynamic Lifter® with quality horticultural bark for a free-draining, general-purpose mix your plants will love.

side view of plant and roots in ground

Serve up a feast

Autumn is a wonderful time to be in the garden. With the soil still warm enough for roots to grow, your plants will keep on flourishing throughout the season. Give your plants a boost with Yates® Thrive® Natural Plant Food. The range includes specific fertilisers for Vegies & Herbs, Roses & Flowers, and Citrus & Fruit. Sprinkle the pelletised plant food over your garden for juicier fruit, a bounty of blooms and an abundant autumn harvest.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.