Jan 8, 2020 8:00 am
Designing a garden is, to many, an interesting exercise in creating a mix of plant types that hopefully will turn out to be an attractive area which appends the home. The main components of a garden are shrubs, palms and trees with a smattering...
Dec 13, 2019 8:00 am
So, it’s the same old question: “What to buy a gardener for Christmas?” You now have a short period of time to make that decision.
December invariably lends itself to everything else bar working in the garden — except for a quick clean-up...
Nov 22, 2019 8:00 am
How often do you walk around your garden and check plants for pests, disease or broken branches?
It’s a necessary exercise in order to ensure a garden has healthy plants and soil.
Autumn’s shorter days and fading blossoms are a sure...
Sep 16, 2019 8:00 am
When designing a garden it makes sense to create a plan which is to scale.
A ratio of one-eighth to one inch is usually enough to give a visual of the total finished product and not just isolated areas.
The landscape should cover both...
Aug 17, 2019 8:00 am
Hedges, it would appear, are an inherent part of the Bermuda landscape, whether it is the need for privacy — though this is questionable with the height of the hedges — or simply an unfortunate syndrome that has melded itself in to the psyche of...
Jul 17, 2019 8:00 am
Having a mix of plant types in the garden enhances the aesthetic appearance while extending the interest level throughout the year.
Plants, in general, cover a wide spectrum of types: trees, shrubs, palms, ground covers, cacti, succulents,...
Jun 10, 2019 8:00 am
Regardless of the size of one’s garden, the correct placement of a specific plant or group of plants can change the visual perspective thereby creating a bold statement.
Palms and associated types are in many cases ideal for such plantings...
May 6, 2019 8:00 am
Weeds are species of plants growing in the wrong place. This applies to a tree, shrub, palm or other species of plant — if it is in the wrong place, remove it before it becomes a problem.
It may not appear obvious but weeds often grow...
Apr 15, 2019 8:00 am
April in Bermuda sees the start of an uptick in temperature, which makes it a good time to concentrate on carrying out work on the lawn, be it verticutting, aerating, fertilising, repairing or laying a new one.
Three grass types are grown...
Feb 6, 2019 8:00 am
I have often written the words “what you create, you have to maintain”. The statement is true when dealing with landscape design and, by natural progression, garden maintenance.
The garden is not a static entity; when a blade of grass is...
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