Eco/Water Wise Gardening

All about irrigation

Keeping your garden looking good while conserving water is easy with the water saving technologies that are built into computerised irrigation controllers. 
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Clever ways with water

With water shortages already a seasonal way of life in many parts of South Africa, maintaining a beautiful garden is increasingly becoming a science rather than an art.
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Clivias for shade

Plant indigenous, water wise clivias this month and allow their vibrant spring blooms to brighten up the shady areas of your garden.
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Dietes: Pretty tough plants

Indigenous wild irises are the perfect plants for the busy gardener as they are low maintenance, water wise and easy-to-grow plants.
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Every drop counts

Did you know that by harvesting the rainwater that falls on your property and reusing household water you can collect sufficient free water to meet the water requirements of your garden?
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Gardening for climate change

There are many things you can do to help your garden cope with climate change.
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Going beyond ‘Green’

With growing public concern about global warming and how we have damaged earth’s eco-systems, it has become a fashionable trend to “go green”.
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Help save the planet in 10 easy steps

By following a few simple gardening practices, you can create a beautiful, eco-friendly garden…and do your bit for the environment.
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How to attract birds to your garden

Now is an excellent time to provide nesting, resting, feeding and breeding sites for birds in your garden.
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How to choose water wise lawn alternatives

First, have a look at your garden and decide where you have ‘silly pieces’ of lawn, like: • Bits of lawn between pavers • A garden where the shape is rather tight • Lawn under the eaves of a house Visit your local GCA garden centre and ask for their advice on the best options of organic and inorganic alternatives Try these: Aloes Clivia Gazania Vinca Vygies Paving Gravel Still want lawn?
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How to water like a pro! #waterwise

Be water wise and learn to water like a pro! For hanging baskets and containers, place pot or basket in a tubtrug or a large bucket and water containers one at a time.
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Indigenous colour

The miracle of spring can be seen in the countryside and in our gardens.
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Let’s talk MULCHING

Let’s talk MULCHING So, what is mulch? MULCH is any material placed on the surface of the soil to trap moisture.
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Peanut Wreath Bird Feeder Peanut Wreath Bird Feeder

Peanut Wreath Bird Feeder
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Plants for climate change

Is it not often noticed that many of the toughest plants to grow in coastal conditions have blue flowers, and many of them are indigenous too.
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Plants for the Planet: The Eco benefits of plants and gardening

Gardening, whether on a large plot or in just a few windowsill pots, is a deeply satisfying avocation for many millions of people around the world.
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Stylish succulents

Succulents are today’s retro plants. Once the fashionable must-have for 1960s-style rockeries and collectors, they have made a comeback – their funky shapes, textures and colours add designer flair to today’s gardens.
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The magic of mulch

Why is mulch important for your garden and what types of mulches work best?
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Use grey water in your garden

With the focus on being more water wise in our gardens, why not consider using the ‘grey’ water that is produced by your household?
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Use mulch in your garden

A thick layer of mulch is one of the most practical ways to conserve water in the garden.
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