Daylight savings starts in Victoria, at 2am on Sunday 4 October 2020. At this time your clock moves forward one hour to 3am. Despite losing one hour sleep, the change to daylight savings is a great time to complete some maintenance around your home and garden.
Our top tips for home and garden maintenance are below. If you need supplies, we are open 7 days a week.
Inside your home
Check your batteries in your smoke detectors and replace them. We stock a range of sizes in batteries with brands such as Toshiba.
Reverse your ceiling fans and give them a clean! In-store you will find Sabco products perfect for dusting and cleaning.
Examine your fire place and have the flue cleaned and move any excess fire wood away from your home.
Check air filters in air-conditioning systems and clean them. Did you know that often the best way to clean them is with a good hose down? We have a range of Holman hoses and triggers perfect for the job! Check your systems manual for the recommended cleaning method.
How are your door seals after winter? Now is a great time to replace them to keep the cool in and heat out for the warmer months. It may even be time to upgrade the pet door. We have those in-store too!
Outside your home
Up the ladder you go! Clean out your gutters and check for leaks. Ensure you use a safe ladder and if you have a leak, a purchase from the range of Soudal products in-store will get the job done.
Is your deck ready for Summer? We have a range of decking materials from hardwood, merbau, blackbutt and more, along with balustrading and fixtures. Once you have made the repairs, then it’s time to stain and oil. Stocking Cabots and Cutek you will be sure to find the colour you need to have your deck sparkling. We can even make the job easier with a range of applicators from UniPro. Even better, our team can give you the expert advice you need for the job.
Inspect concrete for cracks and repair using a filler and then a seal. With the warmer weather in sight, now is a great time to do this task.
How secure is your fencing and gates? From keeping the pets in or the visitors out – we have a great range of fencing materials and gates in-store.
Once you have the new gate, toss the old rusty padlocks and get yourself a new set. We can also complete key cutting if you need extras!
If your garden edging is looking worse for wear, now is a great time to replace it. Once that is done, top up your soil with good quality fertiliser and mulch.
Don’t forget to reset automated watering systems to comply with local water rules and restrictions!
Check taps and hoses for leaks and any damage caused over winter. Consider upgrading your sprinklers and adding tap timers to be more water efficient this summer.
Spring is a great time to plant! Call in and check out the fully stocked Garden Centre and see our team for your garden advice.