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Winter is not just a time for cosying up by the fire; it's also a crucial season for garden maintenance. One of the most important tasks you can undertake during these colder months is pruning your plants. Winter pruning helps promote healthy growth, enhances the...

Winter mulching is crucial for a garden’s winter maintenance. It helps protect plants’ roots from freezing and thawing cycles, insulates the soil, prevents erosion, and even suppresses weeds. Uncertain where to begin with mulching? Explore these handy tips and tricks below: 1. Prepare the garden: Before mulching,...

A slow but steady chill is starting to creep in, and as we edge towards winter, the barren trees start to leave their once-green foliage scattered across the ground. Worry not – this inconvenient seasonal occurrence can be beneficial for our gardens in preparing them...

Maintaining a thriving garden in KZN comes with its unique set of challenges when it comes to pests. The use of chemical pesticides is not only harmful to the environment, can also disrupt the delicate balance of your garden ecosystem and is not healthy for...

How many times have you walked into a garden shop, looked at the huge selection of fertilizers and not known which is right for your specific need? You are not alone; in fact, it is essential to understand the different types of fertilizers and their...

While that familiar, but sometimes deafening, “Ha ha haaaaa” can be annoying to some, it’s the sound of a happy and healthy lawn for us! Why? Because the Hadeda Ibis is incredibly beneficial for your garden’s ecosystem.   Here’s why this notorious, proudly South African bird is...

The end of third term is just around the corner and both kids and parents are excited for the short break. However, keeping the kids entertained can sometimes prove to be quite challenging so we have come up with a few outdoor activities, now that...

Spring is calling…. Can you hear her? She is the sound of birds chirping earlier in the mornings, the scent of new flowers in the air, the bright green shoots on the trees, the warmer breezes blowing, and the longer afternoons before the sun sets...