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Four indigenous tree species have been added to the National List of Protected Trees. The four species are the red and pink Ivory Tree, the Jackal Berry, Manketti and the Umtiza.
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Celebrate World Soil Day on 5 December 2021.  This year’s World Soil Day theme is salinisation. Defined as an increase in water-soluble ground salts, excessive soil salinity is a global problem. 
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Celebrate World Food Day. ‘Our actions are our future. Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life’ - is the theme for 2021 World Food Day.
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What should landscapers do if they find invasive shot hole borer (ISHB) on a site where they are working? What does the law say?
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Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:43

Get ready for the 2020 Lifestyle Design Show

Interested in innovative landscaping for small spaces in South Africa? The 2020 Lifestyle Design Show, which launches on 15 February,  focuses on patio living, landscaping small balconies, as well as small and micro gardens.
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Saturday, 05 October 2019 14:54

Celebrate Garden Day

The fourth annual Garden Day takes place on Sunday 20 October 2019. The call to action for Garden Day is simple - invite your neighbours, family and friends, wear a flower crown and celebrate your garden together!
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Interested in innovative landscape trends in South Africa? The 2019 Lifestyle Design Show features seven 'Chelsea Flower Show' style gardens - combined into a single landscape entity.   The theme of the show is la vie est belle, meaning 'Life is Beautiful' and the gardens are a celebration of French influences in local landscaping styles.
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SALI landscapers are experts in wetland-scaping - the creation of ecologically-friendly wetlands landscaped by professionals.  World Wetlands Day (2 February) is a good time to think about the importance of creating wetlands around your home or business.  The theme for the 2019 World Wetlands Day on February 2 is ‘Wetlands: The key to coping with climate change'.  In 1971 the environmental value of wetlands was finally recognised by governments throughout the world. On February 2 of that year the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands was signed. The convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for…
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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:04

Waterscaping transforms Ballito

The presence of water transforms a shopping centre, a residential estate or even a home. Across KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), talented South African Landscapers Institute (SALI) members are transforming business prospects and the landscapes with water. On the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal in seaside Ballito, SALI landscaper, Harry Dickinson is showcasing a waterscaping success story. Ballito Lifestyle Centre Established 15 years ago, Ballito’s Lifestyle Centre was a successful regional shopping centre with a growing residential area that was attracting upmarket retirees and holiday-makers. In April 2017, Ballito Lifestyle Centre faced their biggest business challenge to date. A…
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Celebrate landscaping at the charity-fundraising 2018 Elgin Open Gardens  Dates: Saturday 27 October – Sunday 28 October  AND   Saturday 3 November – Sunday 4 November   Times: 10am to 5pm Download attachments - see above and click on attachments:  Map, Garden Info and Brochure What will you see?  The 15 gardens range from large established country gardens (some over 50 years old), to young, recently planted gardens in villages and on smallholdings, all in a setting of great natural beauty an hour’s drive from Cape Town. A number of gardens will have plants for sale , and…
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