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Of course, of course we can!

Hotel Hope Ministries   Brands Tree Felling “comes to the rescue” for Hotel Hope Ministries in their Melville children’s home. This children’s home, catering for 18 children, had a forest of greenery in the back garden, with trees hanging over the neighbour’s property – trees that had not been cut or maintained in ages. It […]

Prune Away The Winter Decay

To most homeowners, trees are highly valued as they lay the foundation of any landscape.  It is for that reason that most homeowners would aim to keep their trees as healthy as possible, although this isn’t always an easy task.  One thing that is very beneficial to the health of trees is pruning.  Pruning contributes […]

Why hire professionals to remove my trees?

We all have those annoying, overgrown trees or misplaced stumps in our yards that we would just like to bulldoze away! The gardener comes and we think that’s it – today is the day. It is like going through a bad break-up and acting on emotion: we cut half of our hair off. BIG MISTAKE! […]

Top 10 trees to plant in small South African gardens

Being the owner of a small or medium sized garden can be challenging. Finding the best and most suitable plants to keep your garden alive can be difficult. This blog post will give you the list of the top 10 trees to plant in small gardens, thereby avoiding that struggle and having the garden you […]

Gardening Tips for June

Winter is here and as such it is important to make sure that your garden is properly protected and maintained so as to assist it through the cold and cuddling months. Here are some tips on how to care for your garden appropriately. 1. Protect plants and produce In some areas of our beautiful country, […]

The different types of mulches

  Mulch acts as a protective barrier for your soil. It can be made from various materials which covers the soil when laid across its surface. There are mainly two categories of mulches: organic and inorganic or synthetic mulches – each holding its own advantages. Organic mulches decompose rather quickly and therefore require a lot […]

Mulching in autumn gives your soil a protective blanket

Planters are often under the illusion that mulching is for the sweet season of summer as it cools the soils, enhances soil texture, raises soil fertility and increases the earthworm population. However, the arrival of autumn does not mean the descent of mulch! Just as mulch conserves moisture and keeps the soil cool in the […]

Trees – the ‘lungs’ of our earth

Climate change, deforestation, building developments and overpopulation are draining oxygen from our environment, affecting the environment and people alike.  This has become a growing concern worldwide. Trees are a vital source of oxygen – the “lungs” of our earth – and hence they are assets and an investment in countering this destructive phenomenon.  Tree plantation […]

Signs and symptoms of fungi and plant diseases and how to treat them

Fungal diseases in trees and other plant life have devastating effects, not only to nature, but also to humans. Fungi-infected trees are easily recognisable but cannot be treated. Planters should acknowledge the severity of the problem, and keep abreast of the latest research results.   Infected crops can cost countries worldwide billions. Apart from the […]

Autumn: The kind season and year peak for tree planting

Many of us are under the misconception that tree planting is best achieved during the warmth of summer or spring. However, that is a fallacy. Even though plant availability may be low, arboriculturists believe that planting trees in autumn is actually the best way to go about it as it holds many benefits, not only […]