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
Organic gardening provides a wealth of benefits to you, your family, your pets, the environment and of course, your garden. It’s really simple to start organic gardening - we provide a few ideas in this blog post to get you going.
Worm farms are a great way to recycle waste at home and they provide the most amazing compost for your garden. Read here about our own DIY Worm farm and how we harvested the earthworm castings from it.
Your SPRING Garden- Spring is finally here which means it’s time to get off our cosy couches and start enjoying the great outdoors again, and also getting our gardens ready for summer. Here are some tips.
Wind in your coastal garden can also be very damaging to your plants. If you’re not planting the right plants in a windy area, it could break plants, dry them out and also stunt their growth. A strong salt-laden wind can also burn the foliage.
We offer a couple of ways to work well with a salt-laden wind in your garden:
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.