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Shipping Container Swimming Pools in Outdoor Design? -

Friday, February 24, 2017

How to create a cottage garden using indigenous South African plants -

Thursday, February 23, 2017

10th Green Building Convention | Save The Date | 9 – 11 October 2017 | Cape Town -

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Water Wise with Easigrass -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Landscape architect Enzo Enea on bringing mysticism to Miami’s waterfront -

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ambitious greenhouse gas emissions commitment approved by Science Based Targets Initiative -

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2017 Corobrik- ILASA Awards of Excellence, Call for Entries: Deadline 31 March -

Friday, February 10, 2017

An alternative city inspired by nature -

Friday, February 10, 2017

Lifestyle Home and Garden Show to sprout some fresh ideas -

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New look for Pretoria’s Church Square -

Friday, February 3, 2017

Cornubia’s win-win rehabilitation solution -

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Fieldturf, world leader in synthetic turf sports products enters S.A. market -

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Final dominos in place for developers to seize Jo’burg’s last green space -

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sustainability key in 30th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards -

Friday, January 27, 2017

First Class -

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Some truly inspiring work by GREENinc -

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

11 Landscaping trends to look out for in 2017 -

Friday, January 20, 2017

Basic Principles of Water-Wise Landscaping -

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Design of the Week: Cape Town Residence with a Surprinsing Garden -

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The South African Landscapers Institute (SALI) Launches Fantastic New Website -

Friday, January 13, 2017

  • Shipping Container Swimming Pools in Outdoor Design?

    Kustom Container Builders is introducing Shipping Container Pools and love nothing better than building and supplying quality. Above Ground Container Swimming Pools ​Deciding on an above ground container pool is the best decision you can make, as it will save a whole lot of time (and money!) because your new above ground container pool will be delivered as a complete product, with little more to do than filling it up with water and connecting the pump to the mains. No having to suffer through weeks or months where your backyard looks like a construction site! Just pick a spot for the…

  • How to create a cottage garden using indigenous South African plants

    Written by Georgina Lockwood, Life Green Group.  (Life Landscapes a division of Life Green Group, has decided to explore – how to create an indigenous cottage garden using South African plants, with a strict focus on English cottage garden features.)  History of the cottage garden: The cottage garden came about as a response to space. English labourers of the working class had small plots and limited time to tend to gardens. So they planted veggies and herbs ad-hoc; scattering insect repelling flowers among them, and that was the beginning of what we call a cottage garden. As society industrialised, people felt…

  • 10th Green Building Convention | Save The Date | 9 – 11 October 2017 | Cape Town

    The Green Building Convention 2017 is the definitive event on the sustainability calendar. Now in its 10th year, the Convention takes the lead in presenting the very latest trends and ideas in sustainable building practices. WE INVITE YOU TO SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS ICONIC 10TH EVENT. Seats are limited and will sell out, so be ready when bookings open on 1 February 2017. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST and be the first to know when early registration is open.

  • Water Wise with Easigrass

    Climate change means irregular rainfall is here to stay. In many parts of South Africa, severe drought and water restrictions have transformed once green lawns into dusty patches while, in others, flash floods have resulted in massive wash aways and even sink holes. Trigger Truniger, the national accounts manager for Easigrass South Africa, says that Easigrass is the perfect alternative to thirsty natural grass – or grass that has shrivelled and died when it couldn’t be watered. Gardeners the world over have countered the effects of freak weather patterns by installing quality artificial grass with the additional advantage of saving…

  • Landscape architect Enzo Enea on bringing mysticism to Miami’s waterfront

    From his first job working on the landscaping of Hawaii’s Sheraton Hotel in the 1990s, Enzo Enea has been refining his craft. So much so that the Swiss-based founder and CEO of Enea Landscape Architecture is, these days, the go-to guy for creating lush green spaces that combine head-turning showmanship with a nuanced eye for balance and intimacy. These are particularly busy times for Enea’s practice especially in Miami where his name is on the hoardings of a clutch of bold-faced projects including Enrique Norten’s One Ocean, Arquitectonica’s Oceana Bal Harbour, Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum, OMA’s Park Grove and…

Latest

Shipping Container Swimming Pools in Outdoor Design?

Feb 24, 2017

Kustom Container Builders is introducing Shipping Container Pools and love nothing better than building and supplying quality. Above Ground Container Swimming Pools ​Deciding on an above ground container pool is the best decision you can make, as it will save a whole lot of time (and money!) because your new above ground container pool will be delivered as a complete product, with little more to do than filling it up with water and connecting the pump to the mains. No having to suffer through weeks or months where your backyard looks like a construction site! Just pick a spot for the…

How to create a cottage garden using indigenous South African plants

Feb 23, 2017

Written by Georgina Lockwood, Life Green Group.  (Life Landscapes a division of Life Green Group, has decided to explore – how to create an indigenous cottage garden using South African plants, with a strict focus on English cottage garden features.)  History of the cottage garden: The cottage garden came about as a response to space. English labourers of the working class had small plots and limited time to tend to gardens. So they planted veggies and herbs ad-hoc; scattering insect repelling flowers among them, and that was the beginning of what we call a cottage garden. As society industrialised, people felt…

10th Green Building Convention | Save The Date | 9 – 11 October 2017 | Cape Town

Feb 21, 2017

The Green Building Convention 2017 is the definitive event on the sustainability calendar. Now in its 10th year, the Convention takes the lead in presenting the very latest trends and ideas in sustainable building practices. WE INVITE YOU TO SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS ICONIC 10TH EVENT. Seats are limited and will sell out, so be ready when bookings open on 1 February 2017. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST and be the first to know when early registration is open.

Water Wise with Easigrass

Feb 17, 2017

Climate change means irregular rainfall is here to stay. In many parts of South Africa, severe drought and water restrictions have transformed once green lawns into dusty patches while, in others, flash floods have resulted in massive wash aways and even sink holes. Trigger Truniger, the national accounts manager for Easigrass South Africa, says that Easigrass is the perfect alternative to thirsty natural grass – or grass that has shrivelled and died when it couldn’t be watered. Gardeners the world over have countered the effects of freak weather patterns by installing quality artificial grass with the additional advantage of saving…

Landscape architect Enzo Enea on bringing mysticism to Miami’s waterfront

Feb 15, 2017

From his first job working on the landscaping of Hawaii’s Sheraton Hotel in the 1990s, Enzo Enea has been refining his craft. So much so that the Swiss-based founder and CEO of Enea Landscape Architecture is, these days, the go-to guy for creating lush green spaces that combine head-turning showmanship with a nuanced eye for balance and intimacy. These are particularly busy times for Enea’s practice especially in Miami where his name is on the hoardings of a clutch of bold-faced projects including Enrique Norten’s One Ocean, Arquitectonica’s Oceana Bal Harbour, Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum, OMA’s Park Grove and…

Ambitious greenhouse gas emissions commitment approved by Science Based Targets Initiative

Feb 15, 2017

Husqvarna Group is the world’s first forest and garden company, to have its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative. The Science Based Target Initiative works with companies to set ambitious emission reduction targets, consistent with a global effort to keep temperature increases well below 2°C, one of the key goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. The initiative is a collaboration of The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), UN Global Compact, CDP and World Resources Institute (WRI).   The Husqvarna Group has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 10…

2017 Corobrik- ILASA Awards of Excellence, Call for Entries: Deadline 31 March

Feb 10, 2017

  2017 COROBRIK-ILASA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE Call for entries: Deadline 31 March   ILASA AWARDS ETHOS Landscape Architecture is more than a profession; it is a basic component of human culture. The ILASA Merit Awards of Excellence aims to exemplify best practice examples that are clear in their intent and relevant to their specific context. We are faced with particular social challenges in a country with extraordinary biodiversity, rich in resources but in need of conserving what we have. Projects should clearly demonstrate how they add value to the landscape, specifically in aspects of social or ecological health and well-being,…

An alternative city inspired by nature

Feb 10, 2017

Designed for one of the biggest development projects in Malaysia, this Forest City concept is built around a rainforest-like interior. Founded in 2007, Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) uses technology and patterns found in nature to build smarter, friendlier and more socially responsible architecture. They recently revealed a design that incorporates the natural flow and sustainability of a rain forest into the functionality of a modern city. Forest City is the second place winner of a future cities design competition, proving that we’re moving closer to alternative, eco-friendly ways of living. “Skylines across the world look the same – usually…

Lifestyle Home and Garden Show to sprout some fresh ideas

Feb 8, 2017

JOHANNESBURG – Now in its 20th year, the Lifestyle Home and Garden show will showcase fresh ideas to save water and create chic eco-friendly spaces. The Lifestyle Home and Garden Design Show is set to begin on 11 February at Lifestyle Home Garden in Randpark Ridge to showcase innovative garden designs.   The Lifestyle Home and Garden Design Show, now in its 20th year, is set to begin on 11 February at Lifestyle Home Garden in Randpark Ridge. The show allows those who are studying landscape design at Lifestyle College the opportunity to showcase fresh and innovative garden ideas. This…

New look for Pretoria’s Church Square

Feb 3, 2017

          Pretoria – The historic Church Square is set for a major revamp and will receive its second make-over in three years. Landscaping and renovation work officially began on Monday and is set to give the city centre a whole new and improved look. The overhaul of the square is scheduled to take up to nine months and will include changing the look and feel of the popular park. There will be new trees, with the lawns landscaped, and the street furniture will be redesigned. City of Tshwane spokesperson Lindela Mashigo said the revamp would result…