If you want a new lawn that establishes within a month or so, use sods. This option is expensive but creates an instant effect. Before deciding on the job, visit the websites of lawn suppliers to check on the availability of different instant lawn types to suit your climate and needs, the price per square […]
Extract from book: ESSENTIAL ORGANICS the legacy of Irmela Reichardt A perfectly groomed lush, green lawn sets the tone of a garden, and most gardeners are prepared to spend a lot of money on fertiliser, herbicides and water to achieve this. It is however possible to have a lovely green organic lawn without an expensive […]
Summer Lawn Q&A Question: If lawns are fertilised regularly, do they require mowing more often than lawns that have not been fertilised? Answer: Well-fertilised lawns are healthy and have a dense growth habit with a thick and even coverage. They’re also likely to have fewer weeds and other undesirable plants competing with the grass, so […]
The beautiful Stipa tenuissima ‘Pony Tails’, which is always waving in the wind, is another favourite with the grass lovers.
Spring is the best time to sow lawn grass seed.
The giant of the lilyturfs with dark green leaves reaching nearly 1 m long.
A low-growing, tufted, perennial grass with fine silver foliage. The flower spikes, borne in summer, also have a distinctly silver-green hue about them.
Festuca gautieri has fine, bright green blades and grows to about 20 x 20 cm. A stretch of this grass has a tranquil, mossy appearance and tones down colourful feature plants. It is also lovely near water features.
This species occurs from Clanwilliam in the Western Cape to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and grows naturally in damp, sandy places.
Elegia is one of many plant species belonging to the family Restionaceae, a group of rush-like plants found largely in the Western and Eastern Cape provinces, although others occur in Australia and Vietnam.