Once one is equipped with sufficient knowledge it is easier to make choices from the wide variety of excellent garden care products available. Organising this knowledge into a basic framework makes it simple and easy to use. Organic fertiliser has two components, the compost (organic) part and the mineral (fertiliser) part. Green plants extract the […]
On the cutting edge A low evergreen hedge is more than a barrier – it’s also a great design element! A hedge is a row of dense vegetation planted for specific reasons, such as creating a boundary between properties or an enclosure for privacy, or for screening of different parts of a garden. Large formal […]
Designed just for you! The STIHL Lithium-ion battery-powered range has been designed for smaller gardens such as in complexes, and with their low noise and zero emissions they are perfect for urban spaces – there’s no need to annoy the neighbours while you work! Neat and nifty cutting! The STIHL FSA 45 is a lightweight […]
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 […]
Spiking your lawn with a garden fork (known as ‘aerating’ the lawn) will boost its growth.
Spring is the best time to sow lawn grass seed.
If there are areas in your lawn that are battling because of shade you can try filling in the bare spots with ‘Shady Mix’ Lawn Seed from Starke Ayres.
Most gardeners have tried almost every method available to prevent moles from destroying their gardens and it is common knowledge that some gardeners are still buying special fumigating products, which release toxic gases like aluminium phosphide or carbon bisulphide, from hardware outlets and garden centres.