We continue to have success installing waterwise succulent gardens. Aloes are in full bloom which attract many birds to drink their sweet nectar. We use mostly Aloes as our form plants which come in many sizes and varieties.
Waterwise gardens are very rewarding in that they require very little maintenance but still produce stunning results. See our show gardens on Marine Drive, Paarden Island and in Montague Gardens.
There is so much we can do to prevent your garden from becoming a moonscape. We can also improve your soil quality so that it holds water in suspension longer by the use of quality compost. With the cunning use of succulents and different varieties of stone and rock, you can have a garden to make your neighbours envious. Contact us today to assist you in planning your garden transformation!
Right now you should have switched off your irrigation as there is enough rain about. If you do not have a rain sensor installed, call us to do the installation for you. It will definitely save you money in the long run! However, to ensure that your lawns do not grow your pop-ups closed, you should have us insert pipes around all pop-ups and cut away the grass. Those of you who have the more advanced Hunter irrigation computers should be able to gear back your 'seasonal adjustments'. We are servicing systems to ensure they are still in top condition.
Why does one prune roses?
The fungal diseases and insects that can attack your rose plant are: Fungi – Powder Mildew, Black spot and Insects – Beetles, Aphids.
If you are unsure what is troubling your roses, contact us for more information.
The soils of the Western Cape are poor and do not hold water well. Therefore, the most important thing is for you to rethink your garden strategy with our assistance. Take out unnecessary lawns and put in soft paving or chip stones. Plant succulents and improve the quality of your soil. With the current rains, many gardens are experiencing flooding, especially those areas where there is clay in the soil. We have many years of experience in redirecting water and de-watering gardens. Stagnant water can drown or rot the root systems of certain plants and trees. Not only that, but stagnant water is also the breeding ground of mosquitoes and can cause rising damp against house walls.
Some other ideas to contemplate are:
Known as catnip or catmint, This plant has an almost magical effect on cats, causing them to roll in it, rub their faces in it and even chew it, while purring happily. The chemical compound (called nepetalactone) found in the leaves and stems, is the reason for the attraction. However, kittens are not affected by it.