Be More Cat

Domestic cats have a far greater need for social communication and signalling than their wild counterparts. However, they are still genetically and behaviourally very similar to their asocial ancestors, so their ability to communicate socially is thought to be somewhat limited. In effect, domestic cats only have a restricted number of signals to ‘choose from’… Read More »

Black and Decker LHT2220B Hedge Trimmer Review

The great way with which you will be able to fulfill your work is through the best hedge trimmer. From the start to finish, the cordless hedge trimmer is very powerful and gives 40% less vibration with the full amount of comfort that comes along with a rechargeable battery. It can give out the trimming… Read More »

Back to Nature

Jane Griffiths converted her chlorine pool into a natural wetland, using plants to filter and clean the water. When we moved into our house, there was a sparkling blue pool. After the first summer storm, it instantly turned green. So began an ongoing battle involving pool testers and endless visits to the pool shop to… Read More »

Useful advices for gardeners

Zinnias Zinnias are back in fashion and there are many new cultivars and hybrids. Some arc tall, others small and neat. They have single, double and even cactus-type flowers in colours you’ll find in a Persian carpet. Height: 15-90cm. GROWING TIPS: Plant them in full sun. They’ll tolerate dry periods and heat. Don’t plant them… Read More »

How To Heat A Pool With A Heater

Swimming pools are important recreational facilities both for domestic and commercial use. They, therefore, need to be maintained and installed with all equipment that is deemed necessary for them. Several methods can be used to heat you pool. Every method has its strengths and weaknesses. While making a decision on which method to use for… Read More »

Wild about grasses

Strap-like leaves that sway in the slightest breeze and the variety of attractive forms are two of the reasons ornamental grasses are so popular. Ornamental grasses include both true grasses and plants with a grass-like appearance such as indigenous ratios, water-loving sedges (cyperus) and rushes (Juncus), plants in the lily family like Ophiopogon spp. (better… Read More »

New House

Carved out of a piece of veld, this country garden features organic lines and a multitude of grasses. In mid-2013, before their new house was built, Dawie and Marika Swart approached landscape designer Grant Gove and requested him to turn their bare “plot of veld” in an estate in Gauteng into an appealing garden that… Read More »

What is a Zero Entry Swimming Pool?

A zero entry pool is also called a beach entry pool and the design is to give one the same experience as going to the beach without the sand. Just as you do at the lakeside beach, you will enter your pool into shallow water and as you walk into it the water will slowly… Read More »