Insect Biodiversity in The Garden

​Insects, whether pests or pest predators are essential for garden stability. Pesticides upset the delicate balance that exists within gardens. It is possible to radically reduce the number of insect pests in your garden without having to resort to hosing your garden with a potion of harsh chemicals and toxins. Poisoning the lower end of the food c...
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The Six Types of Irrigation Systems

Drip Irrigation
 There are six different types of irrigation and sprinkler systems that Life Landscapes, the landscaping division of Life Green Group, works with. All of which offer different watering services to a garden.Irrigation has revolutionised watering. A hosepipe is an outdated way of watering a garden. Hosepipes damage vegetation, require manual lab...
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Life Landscapes Rebranding

 Life Landscapes specialises in landscape construction and corporate garden maintenance. Life Landscapes started in 2005 and is the founding division of Life Green Group.Its directors, Deighton Clegg and Oscar Lockwood, founded The Office Plant and Real Landscapes, now Servest, in the 1990s. Today, the senior management of Life Landscapes has ...
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Bee Awareness

​Albert Einstein is erroneously quoted as saying, "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left."Bees are a critical part of our food cycle in South Africa but entire colonies and hives in key areas are being wiped out. "Bees are more important than any other domesticated animal because they ...
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Join the TreeKeepers Association

It may seem like an obvious statement – "protect our trees". They give us shade in the summer, they clean our air and provide oxygen, they reduce traffic noise, they provide homes and shelter for birds and other creatures, and they give our neighbourhoods and homes beautiful green surrounds, increasing property values. These are just a few reasons ...
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Water Wise Plants | 10 Minute Read

Sedum ‘Autumn joy’ is waterwise, adding bright colours to those drab Autumn months
Article Provided by Cape Contours​With the current water shortage in the Western Cape, Cape Contours Landscape Solutions is focused squarely on incorporating Water Wise plants and principles into every landscape we create. So to help the water-conscious gardener, we have added to our list of our best water wise plants.In the Cape, now is a good tim...
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