Gardening 101

South Africa’s climate is really great for gardening, but you still need to make some effort in order to keep your place green and good-looking. Here are some of the most important aspects of garden maintenance you need to know:

The first step to having a healthy garden is to be careful with the plans you are buying. There are a number of books and articles that can help you choose the best plants the climate in your region, and also describe to you what to avoid.

Take care of the soil


The soil is the basis of your garden, so you really need to take care of it. Try to keep a good pH, choose the best fertilizers for the plants you’re growing (we recommend using organic ones) and don’t forget to check the soil regularly in case changes are needed.

Be careful with watering

Watering is, of course, very important in garden maintenance, so be sure to spare enough time for this part of the process. You need to understand the exact amounts of water your plants need, and adjust to it for optimal results. Too much can be as dangerous as too little!


Bugs can really ruin your garden, if you don’t take measures. Always keep an eye on your plants, since various bugs can destroy your garden rapidly with the diseases they are carrying.