Many indigenous plants will adapt in their local surroundings and do well in most parts of the country. In South Africa, many of the indigenous plants need very little water to survive. This means that we enjoy a cool, lush garden with little effort on our part. If we choose evergreen trees, our garden is green, even in winter.
A well-planned garden requires less effort in the long term. Local plants are more resistant to local pests. And well-positioned plants give our home shade during the heat of summer.
When it comes to lawn, areas within the garden that don’t receive enough sunlight may wither. Minimal use of grass is recommended, and will thrive when laid down where it will do well all year round.
With a little help from the experts, we could plant a garden that will bring year round comfort.