Birdscaping - Landscaping for birds

Southern Africa boasts some of the world's most beautiful bird species. As the country's avid bird watchers gear up for Birding Big Day on 30 November, how can you birdscape your landscape to attract feathered guests ? Encouraging birds to visit your garden is easy if you create the right environment for them. Birds have simple ...
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Lighter, better more efficient green roofs

Green roofs are a trend on the rise. In South Africa, the city of Durban is at the forefront of this phenomenon. While Germany, is listed as having the most green roofs in the world.  BERA Urbanscape  has created a green roof product that helps landscape architect, engineers and construction companies with installing roof top gardens. In ...
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Landscaping for wetlands

Landscaping for wetlands Celebrate 2018 World Wetlands Day by appreciating the ecological and investment importance of landscaping wetlands into property developments across South Africa. World Wetlands Day is celebrated annually on February 2, a day marking the adoption of the Convention of Wetlands, known as the Ramsar Convention, held in Iran in...
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10 ways Life Green Group is using less paper

 What's with all the paper? We're in the business of planting trees not cutting them down!   Life Landscapes , a division of Life Green Group , is making a concerted effort to use less paper in the office; after all we are in the business of planting trees not cutting them down. Here is how the six divisions of Life Green Group are using ...
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Rooftop Tree Planting in Cape Town

Trees South Africa plants up a Higgovale rooftop in Cape Town! Can you imagine a forest of trees on your building's rooftop, overlooking the Cape Town harbour at the foot of Table Mountain? This was the dream of one of the residents of Higgovale, and Trees South Africa made their dream became a reality. "Over a two-day period, and in collaboration ...
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Treekeepers conserve urban forests

​ TreeKeepers believe that the only way to conserve our urban forests is to raise awareness of the value of trees for human health and well being thereby encouraging the Public to become more active in preventing trees from being removed. One of the biggest concerns that TreeKeepers (TK) currently has, apart from the need to develop skills in the t...
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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 ...
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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 the...
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