The garden in April
If you live in the Western Cape, the drought has probably taken a toll on your garden. If you’re wondering how to get it back to its former glory, here are a few tips from Stodels Nurseries for nourishing your garden:
If a green lawn seems like a distant memory, it may be comforting to know that your browning lawn is probably only in a dormant phase and can be revived.
Mow your lawn a little shorter and feed it with a potassium-rich fertiliser to strengthen it before the winter months
Feed the flowers
Give azaleas, camellias and tea bushes a handful of ‘shake and grow’. Then mulch with compost and water when possible.
Feed sweet peas with 2:3:2 to encourage healthy growth and abundant flowers in the months ahead. Pinch out side-shoots to encourage upward growth
Care for container plants
Give container plants a boost by feeding them Nitrosol.
Oranges and lemons
Feed citrus trees with a handful of magnesium sulphate. Inspect the leaves carefully for signs of citrus psylla or scale; if you see traces, cover the affected leaves with a generous dose of Margaret Roberts Organic Insect Spray.