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Gardening tips

Nov 28, 2016

Lawns
Lawn can be an attractive part of the garden, whether it is a playing surface haven in ones garden

 

Herbs
grow herbs in containers or include them among other bedding plants. When planting up new containers always use fresh herb potting soil.

 

Water wise gardening
Mulching is one of the easiest ways to prevent water loss

 

Roses
Apply a good layer of kraal manure and mulch. Prune in mid – July in the temperate areas, wait until early August in cold frost areas.

 

For Container Gardening
• Use a container with drainage holes.
• Add enough Culterra Potting Soil
• Ensure the plant is at the correct level.
• Water thoroughly
Plan before planting have patience
Do not be tempted to over plant. Your garden will mature more quickly than you expect

Prune
Cut back frost bitten plants only once the threat of ice weather has passed.

Frost tips
Frost is good for the garden – it breaks up the soil and kills a multitude of pests. Learn to anticipate ba frost these are more likely in a clear still night. On freezing mornings in frost zones washed down seedlings with the hose before the sun reaches them.

Organic Compost
Beneficial organisms such as wood lice, earthworms and other bugs indicate that water is available and that you have a healthy soil. By adding organic matter into the soil you enhance its aeration and drainage making a home for many beneficial organiams.

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