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Landscaping FAQ’s


Specialist Garden and Landscaping Aftercare Advice

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Welcome to the Landscaping Cape Town FAQ’s. Our Landscape Specialists address the Common Concerns and Questions our clients have about their Garden Landscapes. We share our Expertise and Advice regarding Pruning, Fixing Brown Patches, Lawn Care and Maintenance, Water Wise Gardening, Landscaping and Gardening Aftercare Tips and more.

Which plants or trees should I not plant / have removed if I have a pool?

There are many varieties of shrubs and trees which have massive root systems. These will cause problems with your piping as well as the structural integrity of your swimming pool. Some of those varieties include; All Ficus varieties, Cussonia Spicata, Yucca’s and some Syzigium varieties as they are water loving and their roots will seek water. With regards to leaves dropping in your pool, the following varieties to avoid are: All deciduous tree varieties as they all lose their leaves in winter.

When is the best time to prune my roses?

The best time usually is right after winter say July/ August, yet pruning naked under the full moon seems to be a new craze, so what the hell, let’s try it!

Why does my lawn have brown patches and / my feet sink in when I walk on it?

Depending on the time of year it could be that your lawn is riddled with a pest known as “lawn cricket” or possibly a fungus which is easily treatable with the correct fungicide and insecticide.

Can I put compost on my lawn to make it green?

No, as compost is a rotting material and will rot the top leaves of your lawn only producing temporary greening as the lawn is recovering from being burnt, but not in turn improving it at all. The best way to feed your lawn is to use a good fertilizer as well as a thin layer of lawn dressing which is comprised of fine milled compost mixed with river sand and never applied thicker than the blades of grass. This should all be followed by plenty of water to ensure fast and healthy growth.

How do I ensure all my plants become well established?

Regular fertilizing and composting of your beds will ensure healthy plant growth as well as sufficient water.

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