Veggies to plant in October

Veggies to plant in October

South Africa has an average temperature of 28°C in October with  around 12 hours of sunshine a day, and about 11mm of rainfall spread over the month. This make it the perfect month for veggies to plant in October. South Africa is located in the southern hemisphere, which means October falls in...

Spekboom Plant Environmental Benefits

Spekboom Plant Environmental Benefits

Spekboom Plant Environmental Benefits - South Africa. The Spekboom or Pork Bush (Portulacaria Afra) is a versatile, evergreen plant with numerous health benefits, especially to the environment. Spekboom is indigenous to South Africa. It is a resilient plant found predominantly in the semi-arid...

Tea Leaves as Compost

Tea Leaves as Compost

Tea Leaves as Compost - A Free Soil Enhancer. Tea leaves are a great source of organic material for gardens and compost piles or heaps. You can compost tea leaves as fertilizer in the compost bin, or sprinkle loose leaf tea from tea bags around plants. Using tea leaves in compost adds a...

Popular Groundcovers South Africa

Popular Groundcovers South Africa. Indigenous Groundcovers and other popular groundcovers. A list of groundcovers that solve many landscape problems like erosion, hillside areas, tight corners, dry areas, sunny or shaded areas. Most groundcovers need little maintenance, hold the soil and keep weeds under control. Some groundcovers are evergreen...

Summer Garden Tips

Summer Garden Tips. Here are some guidelines to keep your garden looking beautiful throughout the summer. Keep your garden alive during the summer heat without driving your water bill higher, with these water wise tips. Implement new ideas to make your summer garden cool and inviting by planting a tree or two, install a fountain or water feature,...

Garden Refuse Dumps in Pretoria

Garden Refuse Dumps in Pretoria. A list of all the garden refuse dumps or transfer stations and domestic refuse transfer stations open in 2016. The Waste Management Division of the City of Tshwane currently has ten garden refuse transfer stations and two refuse transfer stations. (A third refuse transfer station is being developed). TIMES OPEN:...

Care for Grass in Winter

Care for Grass in Winter Grass needs to be regularly maintained to look neat and attractive by cutting, fertilising and watering it. Winter can cause these lush green summer lawns to either turn muddy or threadbare, depending on where you live. Winter in South Africa can be broadly separated in two types of climate – cold and wet, and cold and...