The onset of winter is many a gardener’s nightmare. For most of us, it means that the lush green lawns of summer turn all too quickly into either a muddy mess or a sad, threadbare turf.
To keep a lawn looking good, it is no secret that grass needs to be regularly maintained – lawn must be cut, fertilised and watered. To keep your lawn looking its best, there are a few changes that you can make in winter months that can alleviate the gardening problems that come with the cold.
Winter in South Africa
South African winter can be very broadly separated into two climates – cold and wet, and cold and dry. The Western Cape has a wet and not-too-cold winter, while the interior plateau gets dry, crisp and cold weather. Coastal regions do not get as icy cold as interior regions, and generally have a more regular rainfall.Gardening & Outdoors, House exteriors, How-To