YOUR APRIL GARDEN
You’ve noticed the subtle change in the air, haven’t you? The sun is rising a little later, there’s a fresh crispness to the air, the air conditioner is taking a well-earned rest, and you’re not waking up drenched in sweat
As Spring edges closer, now is the perfect time to start doing some winter preparation for your summer garden. Important actvities in your winter garden include watering, composting and feeding, working with layout, and pruning.
We are very pleased to advise that we have a Corobrik course planned in July., focusing on bricklaying, paving and retaining systems – specifically designed for the landscape industry for those who practice in garden design and landscaping.
Growing Herbs in containers offer several benefits. They tend to thrive when well looked-after, and are ideal for a kitchen, patio or small outdoor garden, and the convenience is unsurpassed. It’s great to be able to pull a few delightfully fragrant leaves off a stem and add them to your pot whilst creating a flavourful dish!
Those of you who have been living on the North Coast for several years, will have noticed a definite shift towards more apartment-style living with smaller gardens , mainly in courtyards or around ground floor apartments.
With this mind, we offer our TOP 5 TIPS on how to maximise your space in a small garden:
Mother Earth is willing and capable of providing us with warmth, comfort, protection and love – but only if we show respect and work to promote the harmony between all living beings, all ecosystems and herself.
With the holiday season looming, if your garden has suffered over the last couple of months due to the drought and water restrictions, then you'll need to aggressively implement a strategy for bringing your plant life back to a healthy state. Part of this is ensuring that your plans for January and February consist of not only water retention, but also efficient splitting, dividing and pruning to make sure ever square meter of garden is maximising intake.
Mulched soils are the perfect arena for healthy plant growth. Especially in a drought, all that water retention is deeply appreciated by plant roots. While it is still necessary to water plants, if you've been a recent buyer of a Jojo tank unit and have commenced rain water harvesting, you can easily target root zones with your reclaimed water.
Keep your Rainwater tank clean this summer!
Usually, during the long dry winter we install water storage tanks and fill them with grey water. If you did this you will probably know that the grey water goes straight into the tank, free of major debris. Well, this is about to change.
Spring is the promise of free water.
The supply of grey water for irrigating our gardens has been a boon for entrepreneurs and homeowners alike.
Mulching in this drought may be one of the very best practises you implement to sustain the plants in your garden.