The October guide to gardening shows that this is a good time to plant new lawns. Cape Royal is a good, tough grass and do not take the world as consuming as Kikuyu. Magennis is a finer kind of grass and Richmond grow well in the shade under trees.
Shadow is now needed for seedlings and water must be given as needed. During this month, almost all flower and vegetables can be sown, except in the Lowveld, where it is too hot.
The seedlings of cucumbers, marrow of vegetable, pumpkin, squash and tomatoes can be transplanted. Once the leaves of daffodils wither, take the bulbs out of the ground and store it for the next season.
Start now to prune early flowering shrubs. This will encourage the plants to give stronger offspring for the next spring flowers.
Hortensias grow quickly and will respond very nicely on regular water and bi-weekly fertilizer application.
Keep weeds under the knee. It houses only insect pests and diseases and exhausts good usable soil.