We Need A Franchisee In Wakari

Jim’s Mowing
The average new ‘Jim’ drops over 10kg, increases their income and has evenings & weekends with the family. If this sounds like you, we are turning away work and need more good people in Dunedin ASAP.

We have had so much demand for our services we have turned away about 240 local job leads this year alone – this means you can choose your clients AND your prices. This year 240 clients could have been part of your business.

We have a new business in the Wakari area of Dunedin and plenty of new work. Now is the time to get established and change to the lifestyle you want.

Contact us for an Information Pack ( please supply full name, address and phone number to our call center).
We need a franchisee in this area: Wakari

Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

Our commitment to provide consistency, reliability and the highest standards gives you the peace of mind that your property is being cared for in a safe, responsible and environmentally friendly way.
There are many others who may be able to cut your grass and “Mow and Go” but at Jim’s Mowing our professionalism meets or beats every industry standard.

Our franchisees are:
 Fully Insured
 OSH Compliant
 Thoroughly trained
 Police checked

In addition, all quotes will be detailed in writing.

That adds up to your peace of mind.

We are committed to exceeding your expectations Backed & supported by New Zealand’s best lawn mowing and gardening business system for the last 20 years
Phone 0800 454 654
“Need it done? Jim’s the one!”

www.jimsmowing.co.nz

Jim’s Mowing Oamaru

Jim’s Mowing Oamaru

Jims Mowing Oamaru – Mark de Buyzer

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   Jim’s Mowing Oamaru – Lawn Mowing – Gardening – Landscaping – Rubbish Removal

Jim’s Mowing offers a range of reliable, high quality services including lawn mowing, gardening, landscaping, rubbish removal, hedge trimming and just about anything else your garden needs – just ask your local Jim!

Franchisees are trained and equipped to provide customers with reliable services.  All Franchisees are fully insured so you are always protected.

All Local Jim’s Franchisees are linked to the National Job Booking System. This enables them to respond quickly to customer calls and inquiries.

Contact Jim’s Mowing now to find out more about our Jim’s Mowing services.  Become a Jim’s Franchisee in the world’s largest home services Franchise.

www.jimsmowing.co.nz

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Jim’s Mowing Lakes – Cromwell, Wanaka and Queenstown

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Jim’s Mowing Lakes – Cromwell, Wanaka and Queenstown.

Jims Mowing – Andrew Burns DL

 

Jim’s Mowing Lakes offers a range of reliable, high quality services including lawn mowing, gardening, landscaping, rubbish removal, hedge trimming and just about anything else your garden needs – just ask your local Jim!

Services are provided by a local Jim’s Franchisee who are supported by our National Operations and Administration Systems and staff.

Franchisees are trained and equipped to provide customers with reliable services.  All Franchisees are fully insured so you are always protected.

All Local Jim’s Franchisees are linked to the National Job Booking System. This enables them to respond quickly to customer calls and inquiries.

Contact Jim’s Mowing now to find out more about our Jim’s Mowing services.  Become a Jim’s Franchisee in the world’s largest home services Franchise.

Let Jim’s Mowing cut your lawn and avoid grass allergies Watery, itchy eyes? Runny nose? Sneezing? Wheezing? Grass pollen is one of the major causes of allergies, especially in the spring time. If you suffer from grass pollen allergies, Jim’s Mowing suggest you consider the following:

1. Don’t even attempt to cut your own grass! Have Jim’s Mowing cut your grass and while it is happening, make sure you stay indoors or away from the property.

2. Keep the lawns short. Long grass creates more allergens. Have your lawns mowed at least once a week, particularly in spring when it is growing rapidly.

3. Check your local forecast and pollen count every day. Accweather.com provide a  pollen index will provide a four day forecast on the pollen count for every region in New Zealand. Regular, professional lawn mowing provides the best possible finish for your lawn and can significantly enhance the health and presentation of your lawn. A well-presented lawn and garden not only looks great but also increases the appeal and value of any property.

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Weekend Gardener

  • Gardener’s notebook
  • Regional planting
  • Getting crafty this Easter
  • Plants: kangaroo paws
  • Bulbs to plant

  • The importance of garden rotation
  • Where to start with herbs
  • Storing summer’s crop
  • Square metre gardening
  • Veges: celery and celeriac

and more…

WIN! Tickets to see
The Invisible Woman

This film tells the story of Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, who is haunted by her past. Her memories take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens (Fiennes) with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity. As Nelly becomes the focus of Dickens’ passion and his muse, for both of them secrecy is the price, and for Nelly a life of “invisibility”. Also starring Kristen Scott Thomas. Rated M: Sex scenes.

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Eggs, flowers and foliage with Easter

Fionna Hill creates simple ideas for Easter gifts and decorations.

Where to start with herbs

Marilyn Wightman says organise a herb garden to suit your needs.
Gardener’s Notebook
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APART from regular mowing, lawns sometimes
get forgotten when so much
pre-winter work is on the “to do” list. Autumn is, though, a good
time to sow grass seed to revitalise sad-looking
areas or put down new lawns. Faster but more expensive is to lay turf and this can be done now
in warmer regions. For all lawns, aerate the ground – banging a garden fork into the soil is a simple way to do it – get rid of weeds and check for grass
grub infestations. These pests can be killed with granular products (prills), whose active ingredient is usually diazinon, an organophosphate that has
been around since the 1950s. It is now defined by the World Health Organisation as a “moderately hazardous” insecticide, so take care if using any product containing diazinon.

Flowers

We tend to think of spring or early summer as the time for sowing flowers but hardy perennials like hollyhocks and delphiniums can be sown in autumn and will produce flowers next summer. Seed of lilies can be sown as soon as it is ripe but it can be months before the first tiny green leaves appear and three years to see the first flowers, a reward for the patient gardener. If you want to save your own seeds for spring sowing, it is important to harvest them on a warm, dry day. Store seeds in labelled paper bags for a couple of weeks then transfer to airtight containers, marked with the date and flower name.

Vegetables

Seakale (Crambe maritima) is a perennial brassica. Not to be
confused with tronchuda, or Portuguese seakale, which is just
another cabbage (Brassica oleracea), seakale has been grown in New Zealand for more than 110 years but has never been a mainstream vegetable or commercial crop. This is possibly because the stems are usually blanched as “poor man’s asparagus”, which requires a bit of effort. The flower buds can be harvested like broccoli and the young leaves used like spinach, and it will grow in any well-drained soil. Seakale seed can be difficult to track down, as Kings Seeds no longer offers it, but it is worth the effort as the plant grows easily from seed. Germination can be slow and erratic but taking off the corklike covering (pericarp) helps it along.

Fruit
In cooler parts of the country, rowan or mountain ash (Sorbus
aucuparia) thrives, producing bright orange berries that
attract birds. Although bitter-tasting, the fruit makes an excellent jelly to go with meat, especially lamb. To 2kg of berries, add 1.5kg of cooking apples, not peeled but just washed and chopped. Cover with water and simmer until tender, then strain
overnight through a jelly bag. Discard the pulp and measure
the juice. Bring it to the boil in a large pan and for each 600ml of juice, add 450g of white sugar. Return to the boil and cook until a
drop on a cold plate wrinkles when pushed with a finger. Bottle in sterilised jars. As an alternative to apples, a pectin setting agent can be used. Because pink and white rowans have been developed from different Sorbus species, they are
not recommended for cooking.
Sow & Plant
In the vegetable garden, sow broad beans, winter lettuce,
daikon, peas, onions, kale, spinach and silverbeet. Plant
cabbage, broccoli, kale and perennial herbs, such as thyme
and mint. Flowers that be can be sown now include calendula, sweet peas, polyanthus and all primulas, stock, honesty (Lunaria),
dianthus and candytuft. Plant pansies and violas, perennial
wallflowers, primroses and polyanthus for winter colour
outdoors. Planting spring bulbs should be completed by the
end of April.
North Island
Zone 11
Jicama (Pachyrhizus tuberosus) is a sub-tropical vine from Mexico whose bulbous taproots are now widely
used in Asian food, thanks to the Spanish, who took it to the Philippines, from whence its cultivation spread throughout South East Asia. Sometimes called Mexican water chestnut, the young seeds can be eaten like lima
beans but are poisonous when they mature. Jicama is grown from seed that can be sown in autumn, but needs nine frost-free months to produce reasonable-sized roots.
Zone 10
As summer vegetables are
harvested, if a
new crop is to go in
soon, dig over the ground and feed it
with compost, sheep pellets or a general fertiliser. If the area is
not being used over winter, sow a green manure crop, such as alfalfa (pictured), lupins, oats or beans
and dig it into the plot in early spring.
Zone 9
To speed ripening of tomatoes, trim back the leaves so the fruit gets maximum sunshine. If your tomatoes are in pots, check whether they
are in the best position and, if not, consider whether it is possible to move them. If not, make a note of the sunniest spot and put containergrown tomatoes there next season.
Zone 8

Now is the time to take cuttings of favourite carnations and perennial dianthus. These old-timers, the best of which have rich, spicy perfume, tend to get a bit straggly if not
pruned after flowering and the trimmings root easily in pots of gravelly soil. Don’t let cuttings dry out or become waterlogged and
keep them in a sheltered place until wellrooted and ready to plant in the garden.

Zone 7 & 8

Kale is a great cool-weather
vegetable and ‘Red Russian’
(pictured) is one of the best, with a milder flavour than trendy blue-green ‘Cavolo Nero’. The colder the weather, the brighter the leaves of ‘Red Russian’. Sow it now and after
about a month the young leaves will be big enough to use in stir-fries and salads.

South Island
Zone 10
In frost-free places, the most dramatic of the hippeastrums (which Americans incorrectly call amaryllis, just to confuse us), can be grown outdoors. Forget the rule about planting bulbs in twice their depth of soil and – whether growing them outside or indoors in a pot – place hippeastrums so the neck of the bulb is above ground. Give them a monthly feed of liquid fertiliser and don’t let them dry out until flowering finishes and they become dormant.
Zone 9
Most decorative fuchsias are hybrids and these can be propagated from cuttings taken now and rooted in damp potting mix or gritty soil.
Wet feet are fatal, so good drainage is essential. Fuchsias are named for German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501-1566) but he would never
have seen the plants, as they were first recorded 130 years after his death. Fuchsia fanciers agree
he missed a treat.
Zone 8
Although they are not often sown in autumn, peas can be put in now to stand over the winter so they will crop
earlier next season. Some gardeners recommend being more generous with seed if sowing in April but
more importantly, grow peas in well-drained soil to prevent the seed rotting and protect from birds, which will lift and gobble up seed as it
plumps up.
Zone 7
Many members of the brassica clan are best sown or planted in autumn for winter and spring use. Seed of green-skinned kohlrabi ‘Emerald’ can go in now and seems better suited to late sowing than the more familiar ‘Early Purple Vienna’
(pictured). Use the bulbs, which form above the soil surface, like turnips. Don’t let them grow too large – ping-pong ball size is ideal.

JIM’S MOWING DECLARES WAR ON SNEEZING SEASON!

 

 

 

Let Jim’s Mowing cut your lawn and avoid grass allergies Watery, itchy eyes? Runny nose? Sneezing? Wheezing? Grass pollen is one of the major causes of allergies, especially in the spring time. If you suffer from grass pollen allegies, Jim’s Mowing suggest you consider the following:

1. Don’t even attempt to cut your own grass! Have Jim’s Mowing cut your grass and while it is happening, make sure you stay indoors or away from the property.

2. Keep the lawns short. Long grass creates more allergens. Have your lawns mowed at least once a week, particularly in spring when it is growing rapidly.

3. Check your local forecast and pollen count every day. Accweather.com provide a  pollen index will provide a four day forecast on the pollen count for every region in New Zealand. Regular, professional lawn mowing provides the best possible finish for your lawn and can significantly enhance the health and presentation of your lawn. A well-presented lawn and garden not only looks great but also increases the appeal and value of any property.

July Gardening Tips

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Wet soil is best left now as we finally see temperatures move lower and the rain continues to plague us on a regular basis.

Cavalo nero

The winter vegetables for harvesting include brassicas, leeks and silver beet. Fashionable new veggies such as Cavalo nero (black Cabbage) pictured on the left and the coloured chards make an eye-catching display in the garden, but also taste delicious. The trick with C. nero is to remove the stalks and use the leaves.  Blanche them first to soften, squeeze and chop the leaves and sauté in olive oil and garlic.

Raised garden beds are still able to be filled or planted now with these winter vegetables, provided they are draining well. Use Living Earth Garden Mix to fill them.  Staking up broad beans as they grow is a must, for them to be productive. However, if they are getting too tall for their position, nip out the tops and sauté these as a delicious winter vegetable.

Deciduous fruit trees can be pruned and sprayed with copper from now on. Digger has been talking to many orchardists and viticulturists lately and this is the time when they begin spreading compost around their trees and vines – Use Living Earth Certified Organic Compost to ensure your edible plants are free of chemicals as they grow and fruit.

Planning

Winter is a great time for planning where you are going to put your gardens, retaining walls, drainage, pathways, etc. when spring arrives. Central has a great range of raised gardens, Keystone retaining walls, drainage coil, scoria, pavers, pebbles and so much more.

The Rest of the Garden

Prune roses – start later this month with your hybrid teas and floribundas. But Digger will probably leave this old-fashioned bush rose ‘Mutabilis’ to the left for another month as the silly thing doesn’t know when to stop flowering!

Cotinus

Other shrubs – Deciduous shrubs such as cotinus (on the left), wintersweet (provided it has finished flowering), hydrangeas and philadelphus can be pruned by as much as half now. Frost Protection – Cover vulnerable plants on crisp frosty evenings, but if plants are burned leave the damaged leaves on to protect the rest of the foliage. Winter Treasures – Plant hellebores (winter roses) that are in garden centres now. These treasures really brighten up the winter, but are best planted on a bank where they can be seen.

The Lawn

With growth at a bare minimum there is not a lot required for your lawn this month. If your lawn is wet and soggy try to keep off it as much as possible so as to reduce wear and tear. Waterlogged lawn may result in yellowing of the grass. Yellowing of grass may also be due to lack of nutrients. Fertilise with Garden Supreme if required. Enjoy not having to mow your lawn as often as usual.

Jim’s Mowing Otago

Jim’s Mowing Otago for Lawn Mowing – Gardening – Landscaping – Rubbish Removal

0800 454 654

Jim’s Mowing Otago offers a range of reliable, high quality services including lawn mowing, gardening, landscaping, rubbish removal, hedge trimming and just about anything else your garden needs – just ask your local Jim!

Services are provided by a local Jim’s Franchisee who are supported by our National Operations and Administration Systems and staff.

Franchisees are trained and equipped to provide customers with reliable services.  All Franchisees are fully insured so you are always protected.

All Local Jim’s Franchisees are linked to the National Job Booking System. This enables them to respond quickly to customer calls and inquiries.

Contact Jim’s Mowing now to find out more about our Jim’s Mowing services.  Become a Jim’s Franchisee in the world’s largest home services Franchise.

Call Jim’s Now: 0800 454 654  or Book a Job online.

Let Jim’s Mowing cut your lawn and avoid grass allergies Watery, itchy eyes? Runny nose? Sneezing? Wheezing? Grass pollen is one of the major causes of allergies, especially in the spring time. If you suffer from grass pollen allergies, Jim’s Mowing suggest you consider the following:

1. Don’t even attempt to cut your own grass! Have Jim’s Mowing cut your grass and while it is happening, make sure you stay indoors or away from the property.

2. Keep the lawns short. Long grass creates more allergens. Have your lawns mowed at least once a week, particularly in spring when it is growing rapidly.

3. Check your local forecast and pollen count every day. Accweather.com provide a  pollen index will provide a four day forecast on the pollen count for every region in New Zealand. Regular, professional lawn mowing provides the best possible finish for your lawn and can significantly enhance the health and presentation of your lawn. A well-presented lawn and garden not only looks great but also increases the appeal and value of any property.

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