The season of spring garden cleaning is upon us! Each SA province has its own micro-climate which means you’ll need to tailor your gardening to suit your province’s weather patterns… Worried? Nip that in the bud because we have you covered. Follow our spring-cleaning garden guide by province below and watch your garden bloom:
First things first. Before any gardening ideas take root in your head (and your garden), make sure you’ve prepped your soil with Wonder Root Builder Bone Meal and compost for whatever it is you’ll be planting. The soil needs to be moist, so if you see it start to dry out, try lightly watering it twice daily.
Do your begonias have frost damage? Instead of replacing them, it’s easier to prune the damaged parts and apply Wonder Rose & Flower 8:1:5 (17) + C (8). Give your lawn a little TLC with Wonder Lawn & Leaf 7:1:3 (15) + C (8). Be sure to water it often as the weather heats up!
Spring is the perfect time to plant those perennials. Think sweet violets, carpet geraniums, columbines etc.
Clivias bloom in spring! Bring some colour to the shaded areas of your garden by planting some.
Asparagus planting time is now. If you’re interested in this veg, make sure the soil is well composted, watered and fertilised in summer. Although you’ll need some patience as you’ll only be able to enjoy it in three years.
With summer on the way, water-wise plants are a popular plant choice! Think plants that thrive in dry heat, like olive trees, lavender, rosemary, thyme etc.
Now is the perfect time to propagate your white arum lilies if you have any. Simply divide, replant on the south-facing side of your property and watch them grow! Make sure they’re in moist soil that gets full sun.
Look for any plants that have been damaged by winter frost. Cut away any damaged parts to stimulate new growth, apply Wonder Plant Booster All Purpose 3:2:1 (28) every six weeks until Summer. Top that off with a generous dose of mulch, compost and water.
It’s the right time to plant rows of Goldcrest as they grow well in sunshine. Once they’re over 1 metre high you can begin to trim them into the shape you desire.
Looking for a climber? Try wisteria as they love spring weather! Bonus: they’ll provide some well-needed extra shade during the hotter seasons.
Hedges, shrubs and ornamentals should be pruned and shape often to avoid overgrowth as spring is a season of serious growth.
Start your summer flower garden now and plant seedlings! Try marigolds, begonias, dahlias etc.
Now it the time to pack your veg garden full of seedlings for potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, beetroot, spinach and chillies.
Feed Azaleas, camellias and roses with Wonder Colour Boost every four weeks after a busy winter season in full bloom!
Use mulch to prevent weeds from appearing.
Begonias, petunias, dianthus and portulacas are great annuals to plant now.
Fill your fruit and veggie garden with tomatoes, peppers, aubergine and tropical fruit seedlings. Pawpaws and bananas will do well.
Water tends to gather in the deep-set leaves of bromeliads. To avoid this from going stale and affecting the plant, empty it out.
Basil is your best bet for the veggie garden. Plant a bunch of types and enjoy! Citrus and sub-tropical fruit trees also do well in spring. Think mangos, litchis and avocados. Be sure to plant them in partial shade.
Spring is the perfect time to propagate your favourites. Plant cuttings from herbaceous shrubs like daisy bushes, lavender, fuchsia etc.
Starts planting summer garden essentials now. Think dahlias, gladioli, liliums etc.
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