In a close ceremony with family and friends of the great man present, a church minister officially blessed Jonah Lomu Drive.Lomu’s wife, Nadene was present with their two boys Dhyreille and Brayley, and she had this to say of the honour: “Jonah was a very big but humble person. I think he would probably be quite shy of something like this, but I think it’s very deserving and most humbling to see.We’re really excited to see the development grow and for the children to learn more about the school that their dad was a part of – and for the street sign to be put up.“There’s just so much significance here, which is really special to be a part of. To be able to say that there is a street named after Jonah Lomu in New Zealand, I think it is a wonderful thing.“I also think it’s a very fitting tribute to Jonah for the imprint that he’s left on many heart of the old boys here at Wesley and the ones who are presently here. But also for the generations to come through.”No doubt Jonah left an imprint on New Zealand, but also the world when he burst onto the rugby scene at the 1995 World Cup where he scored seven tries in five games, four of which came against England.His running over of Mike Catt has to be one of the most memorable moments of rugby history.Considering Lomu’s impact on New Zealand, having a street named after him is a fitting tribute to a man who was taken too soon.
Although chances to get out and do some lawn work might be few and far between, with the heavy rain and changeable weather, if you have an opportunity to pop out then do a little bit it’ll reap you huge benefits come next summer. Firstly – it’s best to stay off the lawn if it’s wet, travelling unnecessarily over wet soil damages the ground, leaving it more prone to moss and weed growth, so any lawn work in the Autumn should only be attempted when the ground is dry underfoot.A simple job is just to take a Leaf Rake over the lawn using this to pull up some of the dead grass which has accumulated over the summer cutting season, this works well in a small lawn and a lawn which is in good condition. Check out the latest must-have garden products here!Just work the rake over alternative directions over the lawn – and then use the lawnmower to gather everything up, and stick it in the compost bin, or spread it amongst the garden plants as a mulch.Where you have a heavy moss covering on the lawn the simple raking will be a nonsense job, too heavy and too time-consuming. This is where the hire of a Scarify Machine comes into its own, this effectively is a supercharged version of you. It rips up the dead grass, moss and much of the weeds – then you just repeat the gathering up with the lawnmower. Using Scarifier from Letterkenny Tool Hire with trainees in the Donegal ETB centreA good Scarifier is easy sourced here in Donegal, Quality tool hire shops will have machines sitting for you to hire, and a weekends hire will sort out a few big lawns no sweat.The benefits of removing this moss and dead grass layer is that if left this layer hold moisture in the ground, increasing moss growth and reducing the quality of your lawn.If you do have big moss issues then the use of a Moss-killer, I’d always suggest Lawn Sand, is worthwhile as this will reduce the sheer volume of moss that you have to rake out and the Iron content of the Lawn Sand will help to improve the colour of the lawn.DD Gardening: A rake in time saves nine! was last modified: October 26th, 2017 by Gareth AustinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GardeningGareth Austinrake