September 26, 2018

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Turftech installs revolutionary multipurpose pitch at Ashton International College in Benoni -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Brand new from Wacker Neuson, the MCT36-5 walk-behind concrete trowel, for perfect concrete finishing results -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Organic waste not wasted for long- Corona Facility is re-shaping the waste landscape -

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Cellfast Water Timers -

Monday, September 3, 2018

Garden club hears from award-winning local -

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Beyond Compost- Reliance Reconnects Design & Soil -

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Growing a business and flourishing in farming -

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Cape Green Forum hosts its 32nd Cape Green Trade Day 22 August 2018 -

Friday, August 17, 2018

Corobrik’s striking new paving selection -

Friday, August 17, 2018

Cape Construction Expo 12-13 September -

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Ethekwini Municipality Verge Competition 2018 -

Friday, August 10, 2018

Leon Kluge proves he is the best of the best at Singapore’s Garden Festival -

Friday, August 10, 2018

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) offers tender! -

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Edward Colle Appointed CEO of Belgotex -

Monday, August 6, 2018

The 28th International Garden Festival Theme of the 2019 competition Gardens of paradise -

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Cellfast’s Oscillating Sprinklers -

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A different perspective on the role of the Landscape Architect – a view from Delhi India -

Friday, July 6, 2018

Wacker Neuson welcomes Powerdek to its dealer network! -

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Corobrik presents its product qualities of Geolok and Terraforce Concrete Retaining Blocks -

Friday, June 22, 2018

ILASA Water Sensitive Design Seminar -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

  • Turftech installs revolutionary multipurpose pitch at Ashton International College in Benoni

    As sports’ performance at school level increases, equipment and facilities need to develop to match this advanced playing style. Turftech, the leader in natural and synthetic turf technology, is bringing this performance-enhancing sporting turf to South African schools with Ashton International College Benoni the latest recipient. In April this year, Ashton International College Benoni unveiled its immaculate new Turftech sports’ facilities. These include the 7000m² multicourt facility, constructed with Rhino-Turf VT32; as well as the MT15F rust-coloured Rhino-Turf athletics’ track with sand infill. There is also the Rhino-Turf MT15 green long jump facility with sand infill. The multicourt best suited…

  • Brand new from Wacker Neuson, the MCT36-5 walk-behind concrete trowel, for perfect concrete finishing results

    Wacker Neuson, global specialist in light and compact equipment design, manufacture and supply, proudly introduces the new MCT36-5 M Series walk-behind concrete trowel to the southern African market. Equipped with everything that is needed to deliver superior concrete finishing results, this machine is affordable and easy to operate and maintain, delivering prolonged uptime and lowest total cost of ownership for end-users. “This rugged and robust concrete specialist which complements our existing range of walk-behind trowels is exactly what the local construction industry and concrete contractors have been waiting for,” says Dennis Vietze, Managing Director of Wacker Neuson Sub-Saharan Africa. “Most…

  • Organic waste not wasted for long- Corona Facility is re-shaping the waste landscape

    In the Western Cape, at least 37% of waste is organic material – this is waste from food, garden clippings, plant-based materials and degradable carbon, like paper and cardboard. Until recently, most of this waste has ended up with all the other garbage on the (already overflowing) landfills, causing severe financial, social and environmental strain on its surrounding areas and municipalities. Luckily, Reliance Compost saw this both as a challenge and an opportunity to save organic waste from the dumps and to give it a new purpose through up-cycling. Reliance is the leading certified organic compost provider in South Africa…

  • Cellfast Water Timers

    Water timers are the brains of any home watering or irrigation system, and Cellfast has two very effective water timers in its extensive, multi-award winning range. The Cellfast manual water timer is ideal for anyone wanting to be waterwise in our water-scarce country. The timer will simply switch off the system once the prescribed time has expired – up to 120 minutes. It is made from durable, high quality plastics. The Cellfast digital water timer, on the other hand, allows watering systems to work completely independently, bringing irrigation systems online and switching them off without daily attention – good for…

  • Garden club hears from award-winning local

    Top award-winning garden and floral designer Leon Kluge was the guest of honour at the Lowveld Garden Club’s 57th birthday celebration last week. The reception area of White River Golf Lodge at White River Country Estates was packed with members and friends of the club last Tuesday. As new designer of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), Kluge most recently received a gold medal as well as ‘Best Horticultural use in landscape’ at this year’s Garden Festival in Singapore where his installation “African Thunder” won Best on show of the entire festival. He also achieved another gold medal at…

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The Ethekwini Municipality Verge Competition 2018

Aug 10, 2018

Verge Competition 2018 Join the eThekwini Municipality in promoting clean and green communities. Participate in the Municipality’s Verge Competition and showcase your scenic environment… The Parks, Leisure and Cemeteries verge competition is here again and aims to make Durban a caring and liveable environment by stimulating civic pride. Nominate your verge of choice and you could be a finalist, winning great prizes. Nomination deadline is the 28th of September, so fill out this entry form to qualify. Click here  

Leon Kluge proves he is the best of the best at Singapore’s Garden Festival

Aug 10, 2018

  This year’s Singapore Garden Festival has been organised by the National Parks Board and Gardens by the Bay and was conceptualised as a tropical rainforest garden with simulated valleys, mountains and open plains. It features more than 70 displays by designers local and international, professional and amateur. The festival’s creative director Derek Chan said that the show is an “interpretation of how Singapore would look like as a biophilic City in a Garden in the next century”. Besides the competitive displays, highlights include an Orchid Extravaganza, Asian Garden, floral jamming sessions and a marketplace. The festival’s seventh edition features…

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) offers tender!

Aug 7, 2018

If you want to get involved with the revival of Florida Lake, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) is giving the community an opportunity to apply for funding on proposals. This project aims to give Florida Lake a facelift because it has been sitting idle, dormant and unused for a number of years now, when it can add much needed value to the quality of life of the residents. The public should submit proposals which must be sustainable and innovative from legally registered organisations, including community-based organisations that are interested in partnering with JCPZ in the revival of the lake….

Edward Colle Appointed CEO of Belgotex

Aug 6, 2018

This month, Belgotex proudly announced the appointment of Edward Colle as CEO. Over the past year, Edward has worked with thought leaders and key stakeholders to rediscover the founding values that have driven the brand from strength to strength. These values are woven into 35 years of history and will be realised in Belgotex’s future communication efforts as core strategic pillars. Under the recharged Brand DNA, Belgotex reinforces their vision to be a recognised, world-class, African brand showcase through their deep connection with their people, product and the planet. We are proud to be a local manufacturer with deep international…

The 28th International Garden Festival Theme of the 2019 competition Gardens of paradise

Jul 12, 2018

A wonderful opportunity for the Landscape profession. For the 28th Chaumont-sur-Loire International Garden Festival, the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire is holding an international competition for 20 plots of around 210 m2. Theme of the 2019 competition: Gardens of paradise This call for applications is open – to landscape architects with a specialised school or university qualification or who are members of the of the EFLA [European Foundation for Landscape Architecture] or another recognised landscape organisation for countries outside Europe, – to multidisciplinary teams, comprising for example architects, engineers, designers, set designers or artists, preferably with a landscape architect or a botanist…

Cellfast’s Oscillating Sprinklers

Jul 10, 2018

Ideal for watering large sections of lawn or garden, Cellfastâ oscillating sprinklers offer convenience and time saving. With three options in the award-winning range, there is a Cellfastâ oscillating sprinkler to suit the pocket of every customer. Top of the line is the Cellfastâ OPTI oscillating sprinkler which: · is made from high quality plastics, with 20 nozzles, six of which are configured with a possibility of switching on and off. · offers smooth regulation of the water flow. · allows for coverage of up to 263 square metres. · has a recommended retail selling price of R455 The Cellfastâ…

A different perspective on the role of the Landscape Architect – a view from Delhi India

Jul 6, 2018

Akshay Kaul is a landscape architect based in Delhi India with a masters degree in landscape architecture from the State University of New York. His view on the role of landscape architecture is informed by the dire ecological condition at a landscape level in India. His approach, from the perspective of a developing nation with extreme pressures on the environment due to a massive population of over one billion people, may be informative to the practice of landscape architecture in South Africa and Africa as a whole. From an article based on an interview with Akshay Kaul we include the…

Wacker Neuson welcomes Powerdek to its dealer network!

Jul 4, 2018

Wacker Neuson South Africa recently welcomed long-standing customer and industrial power tools and accessories specialist, Powerdek, into its fold. The partnership was formalised with the signing of the dealer agreement during an intimate gathering of customers and staff on 28th June 2018. The event, hosted by Powerdek at its Tshwane head office, presented a perfect platform from which to launch the new power product line in partnership with Wacker Neuson. Powerdek was established in Gezina, Tshwane, in August 2003 with a team of three responsible for the sales and repair of second hand power tools. The Johannesburg (Benoni) branch opened…

Corobrik presents its product qualities of Geolok and Terraforce Concrete Retaining Blocks

Jun 22, 2018

Corobrik’s careful analysis of the KwaZulu-Natal building industry identified the need to make a contribution towards the design and installation of the concrete retaining block market. In considering the technical and design elements that could be enhanced, Chris Mungle of Corobrik immediately turned to Damon Clark, of Damon Clark & Associates to assist. Clark is a geotechnical engineer who has undertaken extensive research on concrete retaining blocks and systems over the years. Corobrik’s range of concrete retaining blocks, both the Terraforce and Geolok products are SANS 508:2012 accredited. SANS 508:2012 makes reference of appearance, dimensions, squareness and compressive strength of…

ILASA Water Sensitive Design Seminar

Jun 20, 2018

In light of the ongoing tribulations concerning water in South Africa, it seemed fitting to hold an event regarding water sensitive design as it pertains to the landscape. On the 29th of May, ILASA held a Water Sensitive Design seminar was at the University of Pretoria. The presentations provided the attendees with varied and vital insight of water sensitive strategies, which could be considered or adopted in future decision making. The first speaker Meagan Donnelly from Rand Water focused on grey water and its role in water conservation. Grey water is one of many topics her and her team at…