Monthly Archives: August 2018

Why you should give your garden a trim before Spring

It may seem counter-intuitive to prune your plants in winter; the thought of removing layers and exposing more of the plant to the cold winter conditions just sounds like a bad idea, but the truth is quite the opposite! Pruning in winter is essential to your yearly garden maintenance routine and promotes plant health, flowering…
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Hexagons, honeybees and gravel paving.

World Honey Bee Day BERA Gravel Fix® draws inspiration from the hexagonal shape of the honeycomb. Through the honey bees incredible work ethic and years of evolution this industrial insect has perfected the honeycomb. The 18 August 2018, is World Honey Bee Day, and at BERA we decided to celebrate these insect architects. After all,…
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South African landscaping trends for 2018

The art of landscaping is constantly evolving with the times, and, in South Africa in particular, there is not just a necessity for landscaping design to stay on trend with aesthetic considerations, but to incorporate practical, water-wise solutions. So, in order to keep you in the know on the contemporary landscaping landscape, we’re looking at…
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Preparing a garden for black frost

Preparing a garden for black frost In a typical South African winter snow sets in Drakensberg. Cape Town’s north-westerly winds bring the winter rain to the Western Cape. While in the interior, frigid cloudless days set in the Gauteng regions. Along with the cold comes frost. What is black frost. Black frost occurs when the…
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