Learn how to improve your soil for planting!
Perform a ‘sausage soil test’:
Add a little water to your soil sample and mix
Roll the soil into a sausage shape and bend
Slight bend = loamy/sandy soil = ideal
Forms a ring = clay soil = NOT ideal!
We offer some ideas for helping your garden survive extremely dry spells.
There are four key factors to making a water wise garden: plant choice, garden design and style, garden care (watering, feeding etc) and soil preparation.
Slice an onion in half and show your children the world living in there (a vertical slice shows leaves, stems and buds, while a horizontal slice illustrates rings that are scale leaves storing food for this bulb).
Life is a Garden is the marketing division of The South African Nursery Association (SANA). SANA is a member-driven, non-profit organisation, which strives to promote gardening as a hobby in South Africa for ALL South Africans. To ensure the highest standards, SANA’s garden centre members form part of the Garden Centre Association which strives to continuously improve the quality of products, knowledge and customer service within garden centres. These GCA garden centres can be identified by yellow and green GCA flags, present at garden centres and home stores, nationwide.
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