gardening in natal midlands

Please advise how to go about planting a natural grass garden in midlands, cold dry winter and hot rainey summer. Soil conditions, feeding etc. What is the best ‘lawn’ for a courtyard? Also, any tips for trees that handles severe cold.

Thanks,
From new area gardener

2 Responses to gardening in natal midlands

  1. Niall October 6, 2010 at 8:45 am #

    Not specifically related to the Midlands, but there is an interesting group I belong to on Flickr called Lawn Replacement which has images of natural grass gardens – check it out at http://www.flickr.com/groups/lawnreplacement/

  2. Sarah October 6, 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    as for the trees-I am in Newcastle/Battlefields region,same weather as you’ve described,and have a pecan nut tree thats spent all winter leafless but full of nuts.Its a pretty shape too.

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