Garden Maintenance Tips For Corporate Premises by FSG Landscaping

  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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Soil Quality – How it Affects Your Plants

Soil quality determines the quality of your plants; the volume of water needed to produce crops; and ultimately – your production costs. Through years of over-usage, soil becomes depleted of nutrients and can eventually be devoid of the fertile qualities needed to cultivate healthy plants. Overusing herbicides also results in poor soil condition an...
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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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Firescape Your Garden

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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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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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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