No green fingers? No problem! With this handy month-by-month gardening calendar, we will teach you when to plant what in South Africa. Follow simple steps to grow the garden of your dreams – healthy and beautiful. Our expert hints and tips will help you eliminate and prevent many basic garden problems before you even begin planting.
No matter how big or small your garden is, you’re sure to find helpful advice in our gardening calendar. Each month we provide a comprehensive action plan for when to feed, harvest, and plant – covering everything from flowers, trees and shrubs through to vegetables, herbs, and fruit. Start exploring the latest practical remedies as well as the most sustainable, earth-friendly solutions for your garden needs.
Perhaps you’re a beginner gardener and your New Year’s resolution is to get out into the garden. Or maybe you’re a seasoned gardener looking for some advice and inspiration for the month ahead. Whatever you’re looking for, we have everything you’ll need to start the new year with a bit of garden therapy!
This is the warmest and sunniest month of the year; a time to really enjoy all of the hard work that was put in during winter and spring. Keep on top of your plant waterings during hot spells – especially new tender plants, newly planted trees and shrubs. And stay vigilant with pests – the warm and moist temperatures encourage insects to multiply, causing pests such as aphids to wage war on your plants. But most of all, make sure you enjoy the garden you have worked so hard to create all those months ago. Spend some well-deserved time amongst the nature and greenery of your outdoor paradise.
Take a look at our list of gardening jobs to do in January below:
Glorious February – a time for many moments spent in the garden, enjoying the fruits of your labours. Good thing the temperatures are generally consistent and warm! This month it’s worth getting ahead of maintenance jobs, such as weeding, watering and deadheading. Keep an eye on any trees, shrubs or plants in pots and hanging baskets – they are likely to be the most thirsty and in need of watering. There are lots of varied jobs to do in the garden this month, from giving the lawn a good feed to pruning and harvesting. Stay vigilant with checking for garden pests and disease, especially during hot weather, but also during any damp days when slugs and snails are likely to be out looking to snack on leafy greens.
Take a look at our list of jobs to do in the garden in February below:
A glorious month in the garden and a time for harvesting, March can be varied in terms of temperature and rain. Summer bedding and hardy perennials will start to die back this month, so keep the garden clean and tidy. Remove any dead growth and check for signs of disease.
Take a look at our list of jobs to do in the garden in March below:
With the dark nights getting longer and temperatures starting to take a turn, this is the month you will notice the leaves changing from green to orange in preparation for autumn. A great time to add your garden waste to the compost heap! To plant new trees and shrubs, start by removing all traces of weeds, then prepare the soil with Wonder Organic Vita-Boost.
Take a look at our list of jobs to do in the garden in April below:
May is typically damp and windy, but occasionally mild with a few days of autumn sunshine. Take full advantage of any bright, sunny days now so you can get ahead with preparing for winter. Use this month as an opportunity to plant bare-root trees, shrubs and roses. Most of all, do not forget to stop and enjoy the autumn colours at the moment as the foliage can be truly spectacular!
Take a look at our list of jobs to do in the garden in May below:
June is a good month in the garden for maintenance. There can be some beautiful clear and crisp days, so make the most of them when they are here! There may not be as many daylight hours, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy being out in the garden when the weather is lovely. Make sure to protect any plants that are susceptible to frost.
Take a look at our list of jobs to do in the garden in June below.
July can be a hard time for plants, especially in cold areas. And even in the warmer parts, plants can find the winter months hard going. Growth slows right down, and problems become more evident when a plant is in a cold-weakened state. There are lots of things to keep you wonderfully busy during winter.
Take a look at our list of jobs to do in the garden in December below:
August is an exciting month; spring is almost here and you will start seeing the first signs of the garden coming to life. Generally, there is more sunshine this month than in July, but be sure to keep an eye on the forecast, there could be some surprise winter turns to come.
Take a look at our list of jobs to do in the garden in August below:
It’s spring! The garden is starting to come alive and bloom again after a long, dark winter. You can expect a mix of weather conditions through September. Some days you’ll find mild sunshine and others you’ll find rain and heavy winds. As always, use the optimum weather days to get any outside jobs done. Remember to keep on top of weeds, catching them while they are young is much easier than once they have established. Keep on top of any insects from September as they will begin to show an interest in your plants as the temperatures warm up.
Take a look at our list of jobs to do in the garden in September below:
This exciting month is a mix of new growth and spring awakening, thanks to the showers in September and the ground starting to become warmer. You will notice a lot of plants starting to grow quite rapidly. Generally, there is a bit more sunshine this month, but there is still the chance of wind and showers. If the weather permits, start regularly mowing your lawn to keep on top of growth, but make sure your mower blades are at the highest point. We know you will be excited to get out in the garden after winter!
Take a look at our list of jobs to do in the garden in October below:
Now’s the time to get busy planting some colour, mulching garden beds and maintaining the lawn so the house looks great for the festive season. Your trees, shrubs, perennials, and seasonal annuals should all be flowering, your fruit trees and vegetables should be showing promise of crops to come, and your lawn should be lush and green. If you are planning on laying a new lawn, it’s best to do this before it gets too dry. Make sure you keep all newly planted trees, shrubs and plants well-watered during dry spells, especially when they are first planted, and add some Wonder Waterwise Crystals to help with water retention within the soil. Outdoors, plant summer annuals like petunias, sun-loving veggies and tropical plants that thrive in the heat. Keep on top of weeds too with Efekto Selective Weedkiller.
Summer is officially here and there’s plenty to do in preparation for the festive season. All of your hard work in the garden over the previous months really starts to pay off. The transition from late spring to early summer is often blurred. Some parts of the country would have already experienced extreme heat – well before the official start of the new season. Keep on top of garden maintenance by deadheading plants regularly. This will encourage continuous blooms throughout the summer, and well into the autumn season. Take care of summer essentials by applying Wonder Waterwise Crystals when planting and Wonder Organic Vita-Boost when caring for your lawn. Don’t forget to take time to sit and enjoy your garden during the summer.
Take a look at our list of jobs to do in the garden in December below:
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