How to choose the Most Dependable Lawn Mowing Service

How to choose the Most Dependable Lawn Mowing Service

Maintaining a healthy lawn requires more than just occasional watering and sporadic mowing. It demands consistent care and attention to detail, often beyond the patience of busy homeowners. This is where a professional lawn mowing service is needed, offering...
Kikuyu Grass – A Resilient Lawn Choice for South Africa

Kikuyu Grass – A Resilient Lawn Choice for South Africa

Kikuyu grass, native to East Africa, has proven to be an excellent lawn choice for the varied climates of South Africa. Named after the Kikuyu people of Kenya, this grass is admired for its robust nature, its ability to withstand periods of drought, and its rapid...
Lawn dressing your lawn like a Pro

Lawn dressing your lawn like a Pro

Lawn dressing is the task of applying a mixture of sand, soil, and compost to the surface of a lawn. The lawn dressing process is based on enhancing the integrity of the existing grass, causing as little damage as possible. You will need to spread the topsoil in an...
When is the best time to lay a new lawn

When is the best time to lay a new lawn

The best time to lay a new lawn is typically in the spring or fall. During these seasons, the soil is moist, temperatures are mild, and the grass has ample time to establish roots before the hot summer or cold winter arrives. However, before you lay a new lawn, there...
Types of Lawn Grass in South Africa

Types of Lawn Grass in South Africa

There are several different types of lawn grass in South Africa. From the commonly known lawn grasses almost all home-owners are familiar with, such as Kikuyu, to lesser known varieties of Kweek. Following is a list of the various types of grass used as lawn grass as...
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 your pavement lawn design stand out with a healthy lawn and a few other focal points. In...
How much does a lawn care service cost?

How much does a lawn care service cost?

It’s almost impossible to pin down the exact cost for a lawn care service as there are so many types – from one-off to annual lawn care packages. Lawn care services are almost always offered subject to quotation (SQ). However, with general garden care services offered...
What are the best Spring treatments for lawns?

What are the best Spring treatments for lawns?

Spring treatments for lawns and bedding plants ensure your garden emerges from winter in the fastest, best and healthiest way. This will help you garden plants and lawn turf thrive from the start of the growing season, all the way to the end of the autumn months. In...
Weed control in your lawn

Weed control in your lawn

Weeds in your lawn again? These unwelcome plant visitors never go away – or do they? Weed control in your lawn with herbicides and organic weed control methods Systemic and contact herbicides control weeds in lawns throughout summer. There are several ‘weed killers’...
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 lawnmower types and lawnmower 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...
Difference between Lawn Dressing and Compost

Difference between Lawn Dressing and Compost

Compost is commonly used as a top dressing for lawns. So what then is the difference between compost and ‘lawn dressing’? Compost Compost is an organic, natural fertilizer, made with decaying plant matter, food scraps and even cardboard mixed and left to rot in a heap...
The best shade grass for Gauteng lawns

The best shade grass for Gauteng lawns

There are many different varieties of grass for lawns. Some grasses do better in full sun, others are better for sun and shade. Climate and weather also make a difference when it comes to what grass type is best for lawns. For example, the best grass for shade in one...
Are garden and lawn pesticides dangerous?

Are garden and lawn pesticides dangerous?

There are many kinds of garden and lawn pesticides on the market. Some are touted as ‘organic’. Does that mean that the others are dangerous? Is the green grass you are sitting on toxic? The quick answer is that, unless you are a grub, your grass is safe to sit on,...
Mulch – All Your Questions Answered

Mulch – All Your Questions Answered

New to gardening? If you have heard of ‘mulch’ and ‘mulching your garden’, but you have never done it, the following simple Q&A offers simple answers to the most common ‘gardening newbie’ questions.What is ‘mulch’?Mulch is a layer of organic material put down on...
How to get rid of lawn caterpillars

How to get rid of lawn caterpillars

‘Lawn caterpillars’ is a catch-all term for a variety of lawn pests in grub or worm form, that can devastate your garden. They eat your grass, and many will also have a go at your bedding plants. You can never get rid of every critter, but you can control them early...
How Do I Spot Lawn Diseases?

How Do I Spot Lawn Diseases?

It is easy to spot the fungal lawn diseases if you know what you are looking for. There are three main lawn diseases that commonly afflict gardens in Gauteng (and elsewhere in South Africa). Spot them early, however, and you can easily save your lawn. All are caused...
Poisonous Garden Plants to Avoid in Gauteng

Poisonous Garden Plants to Avoid in Gauteng

Datura stramonium commonly called ‘Moonflower’ or ‘Malpitte’ (above image) Many plants are poisonous to some degree. Some plants have poisonous seeds, leaves or sap, while other plants have varying levels of poisonous compounds throughout their structure. Highly...
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...