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  • Feed nutrient deficient lemon trees (yellowing of the leaf) with Magnesium Sulphate and Trelmix. Lemon trees should be fed quarterly with a slow release organic fertilizer high in nitrogen such as Gorganic liquid fertilizer or fertiliser tablets. (Please collect one of our free lemon care leafletsat our information desk)
     
  • August is the last chance to spray roses with Lime Sulphur (1:10 ratio) before spring leaves bursts. Spraying timeously will knock down any disease or fungal outbreak. Apply Lime Sulphur on a cloudy day or do it early in the morning before the sun hits the Roses. Application of Lime Sulphur on a very hot sunny day may result in burning of foliage.
     
  • Prepare beds for summer planting - add lots of Compost and Gold Dust, to enrich the soil. Use Plant it discs to boost root development of your veggies and flowers and it also helps toreduce transplant shock. 
     
  • Control broadleaf weeds in lawns emerging in spring with Makhro Home & Garden MCPA or Super Lawnweeder and for those paved driveways, Glyphogan. The application on both of these should be done on windless days and preferably in the late morning or early afternoon. For convenience select a  ready to use (RTU) bottle, NO MORE WEEDS  for those paved areas.
     
  • Start sowing summer seeds early in seed trays and choose varieties such as Patty Pans, Butternut, Cucumber, Beans, Brinjal, Baby Squash, Chillies and Sweet Basil and  in protected areas.
     
  • Feed indigenous plants, Protea’s and Pincushions with Kirstenbosch endorsed Atlantic General All Purpose Fertiliser and plant with prescribed Arnelia potting soil.
     
  • This is snail season – protect newly planted seedlings by sprinkling some Ferramol or Kombat Snail bait in close proximity to new as wellas established plantings.

 

GARDEN CHAT ON FMR

 

The Starke Ayres Garden Chat on Fine Music Radio (FMR) is a comment on a more natural approach to gardening. It covers all aspects of everyday gardening practice with the emphasis on soil management, utilizing the correct plant material and following an environmental code of conduct. The aim is to bring both garden and gardener into the natural realm. It is important for us to know the impact our gardens are having on the environment as a whole, so that we can play a positive role.
 
Click here to listen to previous chats.

 

DOG ROCKS SAVE YOUR LAWN

Dog Rocks - an exciting and unique product used to help prevent those nasty burn patched appearing on your lawn after your dog has peed. Dog Rocks are an all Australian natural product which will start improving your lawn within 5 weeks. Dog Rocks need to be replaced every 2 months to ensure your pets do the job of looking after your lush lawn. Dog Rocks are now available at Starke Ayres Garden Centre Rosebank & West Coast Village. For more product info,click here.

 

 ESKOM - WE ARE NOT AFFECTED

We are de-lighted to announce that you can enjoy your shopping without any interruptions.

 

LIVE WORM TEA - REAP THE BENEFITS!

We’ve had great response from people buying and using our Live Worm Tea on Tap

from Starke Ayres Garden Centre Rosebank.

Don't forget to bring your container along (or you can buy a two or five litre from us).

Click here to learn about the benefits of this excellent liquid concentrate worm compost.

 

 STARK AYRES RESTAURANT 

 

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Starke Ayres Garden Centre Cape Town nursery plants flowers soil seeds landscaping products restaurant
Starke Ayres Garden Centre Cape Town nursery plants flowers soil seeds landscaping products restaurant

QUALITY PRODUCTS AND SERVICE

STARKE AYRES has been a supplier of quality seed, seedlings, trees, shrubs, pot plants, bulbs and a variety of gardening accessories to the gardening public of Cape Town for well over a century.

Aware of the fact that climatic and soil conditions in the Western Cape vary greatly from those in the summer rainfall areas of the north, we have gone to great lengths to identify plants that are particularly well adapted to the Mediterranean climate of the Western Cape.

In the garden centre plants are displayed in such a manner as to make the shopping experience an easy and a pleasant one. Customers need to know how adaptable plants are, their growing conditions and how they can be used for maximum impact in the garden.

 

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Starke Ayres Garden Cape Town nursery plants flowers landscaping services soil seeds gardening
Starke Ayres Garden Cape Town nursery plants flowers landscaping services soil seeds gardening
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