It’s the start of a new year and with the burst of fresh optimism that 2022 brings, it might be easy to whip out a few new year’s resolutions. The problem is that they may seem like a tiny hill in the moment but could become a giant, looming mountain by the end of January. We all know how difficult it is to stick to that new exercise routine or to say no to an extra tjoppie (yum!). Let...Read More
Growing your own vegetable and herb garden is not only a fantastic sustainable way to live but also surprisingly rewarding – even for those without green fingers. You can start off with easy growing vegetables like tomatoes, carrots and herbs such as basil, parsley and mint. As you gain confidence you can try others that may take more skill to grow successfully. (more…)
March is time to get your garden ready for autumn planting. The current lockdown in South Africa means you won’t be able to buy new plants just yet (the days are still a bit too hot anyway) but the extra time is a chance to prepare your garden for planting. (more…)
Renovations and remodelling is always welcomed by the homeowner. Updating your home and keeping it up to date is always a good idea, especially when selling is on the cards in the future. There are a few things that home buyers and real-estate appraisal experts love to see when they are on the lookout for new homes. From revamping kitchens to updating bathrooms – we look at what types of...Read More
In dry climates, water shortages are making the large suburban lawn a luxury less and less people can afford. With South Africa experiencing a drought, maintaining a lush lawn is becoming increasingly unsustainable in terms of water consumption and the resulting costs.
Having green grass in your garden all-year-round...Read More
Ants are often used as an example to demonstrate the advantages of teamwork, but to most of us these little insects are nothing more than an irritation in the home. It seems like once they have invaded your home, they are almost impossible to get rid of.
There are mainly three types of ant species found in cities:
Garden Ants are attracted to sweet foods and leave a pheromone...Read More