It’s always great to scour the internet for international garden trends and landscape design trends at the beginning of each year. We’ve done our homework for 2019 and bring you our choice of expected garden trends for 2019.
With water restrictions looming and water shedding in various municipal areas, it is a great idea to become familiarised with ways to create an efficient watering system. If you've prepared for the summer with rainwater harvesting containers like Jojo Tanks and proper tools for administering water wise solutions for your new or existing garden, it is important to be sure your garden is designed to maximise water usage
A key factor in setting any garden up for healthy sustainability is the attention to potential threats and opportunities that creep up throughout the garden lifecycle. A professional gardening service always performs key checks to ensure invasive plants and or animal species aren’t propagating in your garden beds.
Weeds are a constant problem in a garden. Weeds are relentless during the growing season becoming lethal during winter as they spill their seeds, making their eradication in summer a huge undertaking .They should be dealt with promptly by pulling them out or, if necessary, spray thoroughly with a specialised weed killer as soon as they appear and before they set seed.
Maintaining your garden could be something you either love or hate to do. Either way, the fact remains that no matter how you feel about it, it is an integral part of being able to sport a lovely garden. I am sure you will agree that there is no better feeling on Earth than to walk into a well-cared for and presentable garden when you decide to have a spur of the moment braai. This, however, can only be possible if the maintenance of your garden is up to scratch!
How often one should have garden maintenance done really depends on each home owner. The options we, as a service provider, offer is every week in summer and every alternate week in winter if you have a lawned area. If you don’t have a lawn then every second week throughout the year is the option we advise our clients take.
all of your favorite birds. You'll be amazed at how many different species of birds you can attract just by providing a few inviting elements:
1. Bird-friendly plants
The best feeding program for birds is to plant shrubs and trees which offer nature's menu.
Nectar Feeding Birds: Flock to nectar producing plants like Aloes, Watsonia’s, Leonotis spp, Kniphofia - red-hot pokers ( spp.) and Wachendorfias
Seed eating birds: Are attracted to the seed heads of grasses and grains. They also thrive on the seeds of ordinary daisies such as the Euryops daisy.
Fruit eating birds, such as Lories are attracted to fruit producing plants. Try the tree fuchsia (Halleria lucida), dune crow-berry (Rhus crenata) or white stinkwood (Celtis africana).