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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Treekeepers

​ 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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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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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 A hosepipe is an outdated way of watering a garden.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...
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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 Landscape s, now Servest, in the 1990s. Today, the senior management of Life Landscapes ...
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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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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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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 t...
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