How to choose the best lawn mower

How to choose the best lawn mower

Lawnmowers come in a variety of shapes and sizes – and prices. With so many mower types and mower models to choose from, the best way to choose the best lawnmower for your garden is with expert advice. However, it will help if you know what mower types you will...
Essential tools for a great lawn

Essential tools for a great lawn

A beautiful well-kept and manicured lawn is always the ideal centre-piece of a great garden. It doesn’t matter if it’s a huge sweeping lawn, or just big enough for a few people to sit on. Lawns are focal points in garden design and aesthetics. However, lawns are often...
Top perennials to add to your garden

Top perennials to add to your garden

Perennials add much colour to South African gardens. They die back, but they won’t die off completely, and they come back better than the year before with a touch of fertiliser just before blooming time.  “A perennial plant or simply perennial is a plant that...
Top annuals to add to your garden

Top annuals to add to your garden

Time to start planning your Spring planting, so here’s five top annuals to add to your garden for a summer flower extravaganza! These popular annuals fit in well with a wide range of landscaping themes and designs, in waterwise gardens and lush subtropical gardens,...
What is the difference between perennials and annuals?

What is the difference between perennials and annuals?

You will often have heard of flowering plants being referred to as ‘annuals’ and ‘perennials’. The following explains is the difference between these two plant categories, with some common examples of plants in each category. Annual Plants Annuals are flowering plants...
Should I Invest in Organic Lawn Care?

Should I Invest in Organic Lawn Care?

Yes, you SHOULD INVEST IN ORGANIC LAWN CARE. Gone are the days of traditional pesticides and weedkillers to keep your lawn pest and weed free. Mostly, anyway… Before we go into what you should invest in organic lawn care – here’s a quick reminder of what it replaces:...
Frost and how to Protect your Garden

Frost and how to Protect your Garden

Frost can do a great deal of damage to garden plants and lawns. If you live in a frost-prone area, such Gauteng or the Free State, it’s a good idea to know how to predict it and take steps to protect your garden. What is frost, and when does it occur?Frost forms when...
How to prepare your lawn for winter

How to prepare your lawn for winter

Winter conditions vary greatly in South Africa. Some areas experience mild, frost free winters. However Highveld, Free State winters can get extremely cold. These areas are also very dry in winter. Conditions like this can wreck your carefully manicured lawn. Winter...
When is the best time to lay a new lawn

When is the best time to lay a new lawn

It makes sense that the best time of year to plant anything in your garden is spring. This is when all plants kick into gear after winter dormancy, seeds start to sprout, and when most plants have the best chance of growing. The days are getting longer and the sun...
How Often Should I Mow My Lawn?

How Often Should I Mow My Lawn?

You’d think that you’d know how often to mow your lawn based purely on how long your grass is. However, there are a few things to consider, to ensure long term, problem free, maintenance of a beautiful lawn. Here are some pointers on managing your lawn: Firstly, grass...
Dog owners Lawn Care tips for a sustainable Lawn

Dog owners Lawn Care tips for a sustainable Lawn

Dogs can wreak havoc on your manicured lawn. They might mot be as destructive as moles or grubs, but they make a mess of your grass over time. Following are some tips for keeping your lawn looking good as well as making it as a safe environment for your dog. What dogs...
How to Implement  your Garden Design

How to Implement your Garden Design

Designing your garden is complete. Now, it’s time to turn the inspiration into reality. You are looking at a lot of hard work. But it’s also very satisfying work. If you have the time and tools to do it yourself, do it. Or do whatever you can do yourself. The benefits...
Lawn insect infestation and how to deal with it

Lawn insect infestation and how to deal with it

It’s not only lack of water that can make your lawn turn brown and patchy. Insects that eat the grass, or the grass roots, can destroy a perfectly manicured lawn in weeks!These, and other insects, will always be present in your garden, and in your lawn, but when a...
Garden pathway design and tips

Garden pathway design and tips

The function of a garden pathway is to lead you from one point to another – without stepping on lawn or plants. However, making it a focal point of your garden adds interest and encourages exploration of your garden. Garden pathways should never look too neat, but you...
Lawn edging tools to keep your lawn in shape

Lawn edging tools to keep your lawn in shape

Lawn Edging tools are a personal choice and are often chosen for a variety of reasons.We all seem to have that problem if we do not have flower bed borders; the beds just seem to get bigger especially when you have put so much effort into designing your garden! With...
Pavement Lawn design tips and ideas

Pavement Lawn design tips and ideas

First impressions of your home do count! You do it all the time when you visit a friend or drive past a neighbour’s home. The entrance to a home is the first impression so make yours stand out with a healthy lawn and a few other focal points for that great first...
Watering your lawn? Keep water wise with these great tips

Watering your lawn? Keep water wise with these great tips

Ever driven down a road on a hot summers day and you see people that are watering their lawn? You would be right if you shook your head and thought, “what a waste of water”. There is no need to be wasteful if you take delight in your lawn and garden. By following the...
Choose a water wise indigenous lawn for your region

Choose a water wise indigenous lawn for your region

For those that live in areas with water restrictions or you feel guilty about watering your lawn, choosing the right landscaping and grass is the way to go. If you are considering replacing your lawn, select indigenous and drought tolerant grass. Look for one that is...