Life Landscapes: Colour and Landscaping

Colour landscaping with indigenous plants Life Landscapes explains how to use colour in your landscapes, using indigenous plants. Discover how to use red, orange, yellow, green, blue, white, pink and lilac-flowering indigenous flora in your landscape. Red in landscaping For all intensive purpose as red palette garden is a sunbird garden. Red is a b...
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Landscaping in post Day Zero Cape Town

Landscaping in post Day Zero Cape Town Planting with species that thrive on less than 500mm of winter rainfall a year is the new reality for landscaping in Cape Town. The politicians may have done away with the Day Zero concept, but the realities of the water situation in the Western Cape remains dire. Water restrictions and the price of potab...
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Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital

Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Winner of the 2017 premier award in landscaping in South Africa  Project Team Client: Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust Architects : GAPP Architects and Urban Designers, Sheppard Robson International, John Cooper Architecture and Ruben Reddy Architects Landscape Architects: GREENinc Landscape Architect...
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Colour tips for a water wise landscape

With the current water shortage in the Western Cape, Contours Landscapes offer solutions 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 time to get the planning done f...
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FSG Maintenance Tips For Corporate Landscapes

  Low maintenance, high impact kerb appeal If you own an investment property, a corporate building, or if you simply wish to implement better maintenance techniques into your business complex, kerb appeal is the cornerstone to making a positive impression on all of your visitors. Following these simple tricks can minimise time spent invested i...
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Living Walls – Life Landscapes

  A Lovely, lively living wall to add colour to the office. Living walls – the interior plantscaper's response to a lack of space. Having the word, Life, as part of our company name requires that we live up to the name. So Life Indoors has made sure our offices are full of living plants and has even gone as far as to add a living wall in our r...
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Firescape Your Garden in the Western Cape

Firescaping. The steeper the slope, the larger the defensible space needs to be, especially if the garden is lower than the house. (Pic: Alan Dawson)
Slow down a runaway fire by firescaping a defensible space around your home with three zones of firewise plants. ​ ​ Midsummer is fire season in the Western Cape. In landscapes situated near mountain fynbos or near nature reserves, it is a good time to assess whether your landscape would protect you – or increase your danger – if your home lies in ...
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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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Indigenous Planting Colour Palettes for South Africa

Life Landscapes has decided to explore the use of colour in landscaping and gardens, using an indigenous South African planting list. Enter heading here... Red in landscaping For all intensive purpose as red palette garden is a sunbird garden . Red is a bold, energetic colour and associated with passion, action, danger and war. It is eye-catching i...
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