July 23, 2017


Creating sustainable environments through organic compost -

Thursday, July 20, 2017

What Cape Town can learn from Windhoek on surviving droughts -

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cape Construction Trade Expo 15-16 August -

Friday, July 14, 2017

UP wins again at SA Landscaping Awards -

Friday, July 14, 2017

Just Trees Creates a Free range of .PNG Images to Aid Landscape Architects in CAD -

Friday, June 30, 2017

Expo for Public Space this September 2017 -

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Rise of the Living Roof -

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Isabelo Smart Bench is Here -

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Sali Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Husqvarna does it again with 150 trees planted at Wild Coast music festival -

Friday, June 16, 2017

Easigrass Shines at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Technicrete Trojan Squares for Broadlands Estate Residence -

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Singapore is building an entire forest in a high-rise apartment atrium -

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Coastal landscaping with indigenous beach-dwelling flora -

Thursday, June 8, 2017

5th Annual LaRRSA Conference 1 – 4 Aug 2017, Mpumalanga -

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Mobilane LivePicture at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 | Perfect blend of plants and art -

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Google’s huge new London HQ is a ‘landscraper’ with a rooftop garden -

Friday, June 2, 2017

Smart Irrigation Controllers Market 2017 Global Market Key Players – Rain Bird Corporation, The Toro Company, Hunter Industries, Netafim, Hydropoint Data Systems – Analysis and Forecast to 2022 -

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Life Green Group Rebrands -

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Chelsea Flower Show 2017 trends preview: look out for jelly bean colours, weeds and waste… -

Friday, May 26, 2017

Creating sustainable environments through organic compost

Reliance Compost recently earned a gold Eco-Logic Award in the Recycling and Waste Management category, which recognises a policy, programme, or project that has demonstrably contributed to a greater public understanding and participation in waste reduction, re-use, and recycling. We chat to Reliance Compost founder and director, Eddie Redelinghuys about organic compost, growing green minds and ensuring a healthy world for future generations.     Congratulations on Reliance Compost’s win at the Eco-logic Awards in the Recycling and Waste Management category! Tell us what this win means to you. Thank you – the win is an honour. Our mission and…

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What Cape Town can learn from Windhoek on surviving droughts

Human population growth, urbanisation, and climate change are all changing the world. To adapt, attitudes and behaviour must change and unsustainable attitudes and behaviours must shift. In addition, the social and political will to implement technological solutions must increase. Without these changes the world will continue to be vulnerable to the impact of climate change and the over-use of limited resources like water.   Populations in cities are growing, putting pressure on resources like water. This is likely to increase as climate change leads to more frequent and extreme droughts, particularly in southern Africa. For decades Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek,…

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Cape Construction Trade Expo 15-16 August

Cape Construction Expo is the Western Cape’s only dedicated event for the built environment. With over 100 exhibiting brands, dedicated zones, free to attend workshops, networking opportunities and more. With an audience including contractors, architects, civil engineers, quantity surveyors and features a number of knowledge and technical training opportunities, the Cape Construction Expo is the must attend show for the built environment. Start date: 15 August 2017 End date: 16 August 2017 Opening & closing times: 9am – 6pm (15 August); 9am – 4pm (16 August) Point of purchase for ticket: www.cape-construction.co.za or at the registration desk on event days…

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UP wins again at SA Landscaping Awards

The University of Pretoria (UP) has once again been recognised by the South African Landscaping Institute, receiving three awards for campus landscaping. UP’s Landscape Services Unit, part of the Department of Facilities Management, aims to create environmentally sustainable surroundings for students, staff, visitors and the general public. It is addressing national and international environmental issues and is improving and upgrading existing landscapes. ‘At Landscape Services, we want to work with nature to recycle garden waste, introduce water-wise indigenous plants and save water by practising efficient and effective water use,’ said unit manager Aubrey Matthews. The following projects were awarded: Compost…

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Just Trees Creates a Free range of .PNG Images to Aid Landscape Architects in CAD

  Over the many years, landscape architects have often mentioned that they struggle to find .PNG images of indigenous trees for use in the CAD landscape design software . As a result of this, we at Just Trees have spent the last 4-5 months  compiling a comprehensive .PNG image range  of our different tree species for landscape architects to use. These are now available for FREE to download and utilise to aid you with your renderings, plant knowledge and aesthetics Please see http://www.justtrees.co.za/searchPics.php . There is a column named “ .PNGimages for Landscape Architects” under which all these images are available. We highly recommend giving…

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Expo for Public Space this September 2017

Why not visit the largest international event for design, planning and maintenance of public space this September… it is also a lovely excuse for a trip! The Expo for Public Space is the largest exhibition in Europe which focuses exclusively on all the aspects of public space. The exhibition offers an extensive insight into the latest products and services regarding: Play – playground, park and recreation equipment Lighting – urban lighting Green – trees, plants and other green urban facilities Street furniture Pavement – clay, concrete, asphalt and natural stone paving Landscape architecture & Design Subsurface Advice & Management Over…

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The Rise of the Living Roof

With a heavy focus on being environmentally sustainable we’re seeing the installation of green roofs – or ‘living’ roofs – springing up. We check out this rising trend and discover the best way to install one. Green roofs also known as eco-roofs, living roofs, vegetated roofs or planted roofs, employ plants to improve a roof’s performance and enhance visual appeal. They are a recent alternative to saving the planet. Although it has grown in popularity over the past few years, the Scandinavians have been building them for years! A roof garden on the Group 5 head office in Waterfall City….

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The Isabelo Smart Bench is Here

The Isabelo™ Smart Bench is a stand-alone, entirely solar-powered free Wi-Fi hotspot for public use complete with USB charging points, night lighting and easy seating. The name Isabelo™ is derived from the Zulu word “to share” and the smart bench is all about sharing: Sharing a seat. Sharing public spaces. And sharing content online. What we love about it is that people can sit down, charge up and freely access information and share ideas online. Africa’s revolutionary new Isabelo Smart Bench typifies core philosophies of urban redevelopment Johannesburg’s leading inner city regeneration developers have welcomed today’s launch of Africa’s revolutionary…

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The Sali Awards 2017

  The Awards encourage emerging trends by redevelopment of existing landscapes towards a more sustainable approach. It is more than a mere rejuvenation of the garden, it demands a radical change where the landscape style, character and associated inputs are “recycled” into a more sustainable environment with an ecological aesthetic. This can be achieved through a once-off, high impact redevelopment, or a gradual, phased restoration supplementary to the maintenance contract.  It is encouraging to see that this trend is often contractor-driven, and not prescribed by a client brief. It is an indication of an evolving industry, one that is willing…

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Husqvarna does it again with 150 trees planted at Wild Coast music festival

The successful staging of the second Mdumbi Green Fair Music Festival at Mdumbi Point on the Wild Coast was held in May. A popular and unique fundraiser for TransCape NPO, which is deeply involved in development work in the area, and with the surrounding Xhosa communities, the festival not only draws much needed tourists to the region and thus provides income opportunities for the local population, but it is also used as an opportunity to educate the community about the importance of reforesting the area. With that in mind, Husqvarna, a world leader in outdoor power products, along with its…

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