November in the garden

As we head towards the holiday season you will want your garden to be at its best if you plan on spending the festive season outdoors with family and friends. Here are some top tips for a beautiful garden.

 

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Lush lawn

If you have regularly watered your lawn it should be dark emerald green by now. If not, you can easily rectify this by giving grass a dose of fertiliser, watering regularly and keeping it maintained by mowing and trimming. With the holidays just around the corner you are going to be spending lots of time outdoors in the garden, so take the time now to ensure a lush, green lawn for the holidays!

 

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Grow an edible garden

In addition to salad vegetables, think about freshly grown ingredients for meze platters, accompanied by ice-cold white wine and happy hours spent eating delightedly in the cool shade of a tree. You will find some helpful tips on planting up a meze vegetable garden here.

 

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Gardening for kids

Introduce your children to the joy of gardening by letting them plant up an amaryllis bulb. The glorious red colour will complement your Christmas decor and, if planted now, will be ready just in time for the festive season. Find details on how to right here.

 

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WHAT TO DO

Mulch your garden! Mulching also has the added benefit of reducing water loss from the soil. Mulching maintains soil temperatures and reduces weed growth as well. A definite win all around!

 

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WHAT TO PLANT

There is a long list of flower seedlings that can be planted now to ensure that the garden is in full bloom during the festive season. Pop into your nearest accredited garden centre to see what they have available.

 

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It is time to prepare for your extra must have’s for the edible garden. Look out for the following:

 

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WHAT TO SOW

November is a good time to sow seeds as the night temperatures are warmer and you can fit in some quick crops like these:


WHAT TO SPRAY

 

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WHAT TO FEED

 

ALWAYS BE WATER WISE

 


GOOD TO KNOW

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