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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 be...

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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...

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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:...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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