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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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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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Easigrass Shines at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Jun 15, 2017

Easigrass London was awarded the top 4 star Tradestand Award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. They had an amazing day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 and this has to be the highlight! The Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to their stand and couldn’t contain her love for the Easi-Zoo! A wonderful woman who clearly has great taste in artificial grass.  

Technicrete Trojan Squares for Broadlands Estate Residence

Jun 14, 2017

Upmarket residential estates like Broadlands Estate in Polokwane require residents to ensure that any additions or refurbishments done to their properties conform to the high- existing standards. Aesthetics and finishes have to reflect the lifestyle that owners have invested in, and Technicrete paving is considered to be the leading choice when it comes to paving at the estate. Technicrete’s Trojan paving, well known for its durability and appearance, was recently used at a Broadlands Estate residence for the driveway, house perimeter and carport areas. The home owner chose the Trojan design after looking at the quality of the Technicrete brick…

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

Jun 8, 2017

It’s a “green space” on steroids. A massive 376,000-square-foot landscaping project known as the Green Heart, in Singapore’s Marina One, will include a multi-level public garden, calming waterfalls, reflecting pools, and a dense web of lush trees when it’s finished in 2016. All this, engulfed by four high-rise apartments already surrounding the space. A bird’s-eye view of the Green Heart. Gustafson Porter   The brainchild of German studio Ingenhoven Architects and Singapore A61, construction of Marina One began in 2012. The work has since been handed over to landscape architecture firm Gustafson Porter, which is now converting the space into Singapore’s largest green urban sanctuary. Green…

Coastal landscaping with indigenous beach-dwelling flora

Jun 8, 2017

Much like gardening, salt water can provide a cure for almost anything, or at least at Life Landscapes we think so. However, these two therapeutic past-times don’t mix well. The ocean has been an endless source of stories, adventure and turmoil for mankind and endless problems for landscapers planting a garden with an ocean view. Earth is home to five great oceans and a 113 seas. They represent 72% of the earth’s surface; in South African we have 2,500km of coastline, with a large portion of South Africans living in cities like Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban.  Most property owners…

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

Jun 8, 2017

The 5th annual Conference aims to bring together key industry, governmental and academic land practitioners, all of whom have valuable insight into and contributions to make to the land rehabilitation discipline in Southern Africa. We are excited to again offer a one-day pre-conference workshop for attendees to gain exposure to current industry, governmental and academic practices. The workshop will focus on challenges and opportunities for land practitioners in a changing climate, and will be led by the highly acclaimed WITS’ Scholes duo: Professor R.J. (Bob) Scholes and Professor Mary Scholes. It will offer both theory and practice, discussing solutions to managing…

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

Jun 8, 2017

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 has continued to showcase a superb display of the finery within the garden, horticultural and landscaping world.  As members of the British Association of Landscape Industries, we joined forces with the BALI team on their stand.  Taking pride of place, our Mobilane LivePictures were more than impressive in their visual impact and raised an exciting level of interest from potential buyers.  Always a talking point, a Mobilane LivePicture display combines the unusual with the beautiful and brings a new lease of life to a tired or forgotten wall space.  Darren Taylor, Marketing and Communications Manager…

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

Jun 2, 2017

It’s got space for more than 4,000 employees, a rooftop garden with a running track, and has been dubbed a “landscraper” for being as long as a skyscraper is tall. It’s Google’s new London headquarters, the final plans of which were submitted this week to Camden council after years of back-and-forth between the tech giant and architects. Construction on the “Zone A” development will start in 2018 at a site overlooking London’s King’s Cross railway station. The final design was created by the Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios (previously responsible for the 2012 London Olympic Cauldron and new-look London…

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

Jun 1, 2017

QY Research Groups “Global Smart Irrigation Controllers Market Professional Survey 2017” report forecasts data and information to its online business intelligence library. The Global Smart Irrigation Controllers Market Research Report 2017 renders deep perception of the key regional market status of the Smart Irrigation Controllers Industry on a global level that primarily aims the core regions which comprises of continents like Europe, North America, and Asia and the key countries such as United States, Germany, China and Japan. The report on “Global Smart Irrigation Controllers Market” is a professional report which provides thorough knowledge along with complete information pertaining to…

Life Green Group Rebrands

May 31, 2017

What was the motivation for the new divisions joining Life Landscapes? “Increasingly landscape maintenance companies are under pressure to resolve other maintenance issues for corporate clients. Instead of passing the bucket we have picked up the baton in this regard.” Fundamentally, gardeners (landscapers) need to be contributing to reducing carbon footprint where ever we can. The green industry is becoming sexier, and gardeners are not green, at Life Landscape we aim to be a green landscaping company – offering abroad range of cost-effective, eco-friendly services to our clients. So we found a gap in the market and we took on…

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

May 26, 2017

On May 23, you’ll be able to walk through the gates of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and be transported from Spain and Malta to China, Japan, ­Canada, Mexico and Bermuda. Many of this year’s gardens evoke exotic climes, while others look to the Yorkshire coast, the Norfolk marshes and Berkshire’s heathland. The themes of education, art and sustainability have also inspired the designers. We can probably expect planting styles to be diverse too, and nurseries that grow the bulk of the show garden plants say many designers are going for bright and cheery summer colours, ­including deep purple and…