1. SOIL PREPARATION
Composting returns nutrients ‘taken’from the soil back into the ground and is a valuable component to soil preparation for planting that will improve the soil’s capacity to hold and retain water.
2. CHOICE OF PLANTS
A careful selection of plants will add instant colour and give all year seasonal interest to your garden. There are benefits too, for example, attracting a variety of birdlife, butterflies, insects and
other wildlife. Waterwise plants include indigenous and exotic plants, indigenous grasses, succulents, grasses and droughtresistant vegetation.
A South African flowering gem that no garden should be without. Magnificent, regal flowers in shades of blue, white and purple.
Bold, structural plants to position in hot sunny areas that will withstand drought conditions.
Commonly known as the sea lavender plant, it has beautiful displays of purple flowers. Ideal for gardens transitioning into waterwise.
Cleverly planted en masse the drifts of purple blue flowers will look spectacular. The scented flowers are butterfly magnets.
CACTI & SUCCULENTS
Succulents and cacti will create a visual feast planted in areas that are hot and dry. Their foliage will create textural interest with the added benefit of being waterwise.
Mulching is a thick layer of material which is spread over garden beds or exposed soil. Mulch will reduce the exposure to wind, help to hold and build the soil and will retain water in the root zone. And over time, mulches made from organic materials will break down and increase your soil’s structure and fertility.
• Shredded bark
• Bark chips
• Peach pips
• Macadamia nut shells
• Culterra mulch
• Fallen leaves
• Grass clippings
• Crushed stone
URBANSCAPE GREEN CUBES
Urbanscape Green Cubes are a water-absorbent growing medium, made of virgin rock mineral wool, which gradually release water for the plants to use according to their needs. This builds better soil structure, and provides higher water retention capacity.
PRICE: FROM R215
WATERWISE FERTILISER FROM ATLANTIC
Atlantic Flower and Fruit combines the best of both worlds; its organic base provides a full range of plant nutrients in a slow release form, whilst the carefully selected water-soluble nutrients have been added to maximise the performance of each application.
PRICE: FROM R150
If you want to make your garden floor more interesting and waterwise, gravel stone will be your answer.
PRICE: FROM R69.95