June 25, 2018

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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

Easigrass lives up to its name! -

Friday, June 15, 2018

10 Year Partnership of Growth for Haifa and Prime Trees -

Monday, June 11, 2018

Faces of the Future: The next Generation -

Monday, June 11, 2018

Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018 -

Friday, June 8, 2018

An engagement across Landscape, Architecture and Urban Design hosted by PIA – UDISA – ILASA -

Thursday, June 7, 2018

On landscape architecture as the lifeblood of a city -

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Corobrik sponsors masterclass demonstrating a vision of an accessible, safe and thriving city! -

Friday, May 25, 2018

SA wins gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Husqvarna Broadens Premium Garden Product Offering And Expands into the High-Pressure Washer Category -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A new approach to social resilience through landscape architecture -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Four Seasons Property Services is transforming Brightwater Commons -

Friday, May 18, 2018

South Africa: Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson – Environmental Affairs Dept Budget Vote 2018/19 -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sustainability is key for Corobrik -

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

FutureScape Africa Trade Show- 1st November 2018 save the date -

Friday, May 11, 2018

Van Dyck Floors steps into MasterFibre SA joint venture -

Friday, May 11, 2018

Watering Wonderland with Cellfast -

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Renowned firm Square One Landscape Architects seeks experienced project landscape architect -

Friday, April 27, 2018

Badec Bros share tips on how to get the most out of your highveld garden this winter -

Friday, April 27, 2018

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

    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

    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…

  • Easigrass lives up to its name!

    Time is in short supply and today’s homeowners live fast paced lives with little time for priorities like family and health and exercise. It comes as no surprise, then, that most don’t have time to mow lawns, let alone trim edges, water and feed them to ensure that they look ship shape all year round. Trigger Truniger, national accounts manager for Easigrass South Africa, says that the very many homeowners in South Africa with large gardens and rolling lawns usually find taming their jungles hardest. However, even those managing smaller gardens and town houses, find cutting and trimming their patches…

  • 10 Year Partnership of Growth for Haifa and Prime Trees

    Pro Landscaper really enjoys it when a great partnership of industry pioneers and supporters comes together in this manner! Prime Trees wholesale nursery and Haifa South Africa celebrate their 10 year partnership promoting the growth of container grown trees. To commemorate this partnership, Prime Trees has incorporated Haifa Multicote branding on their new bags in which their trees are being grown. The partnership began 10 years ago when Bruce Stewart, Director of Prime Trees was looking for the best suitable fertilizer solution for his container grown trees. A chance meeting with Michael Koch, Senior Agronomist at Haifa South Africa, introduced…

  • Faces of the Future: The next Generation

    So you are an impressive young professional within the green industry? Or you know someone who is?… Fantastic! Pro Landscaper, Africa in line with youth month, is championing a youth movement within the green industry. It is about time isn’t it. Faces of the Future is designed to be a way of recognising and celebrating the work that young people across the outdoor design, build and maintenance sectors are putting into their budding careers. Entering Faces of The Future is a great way to gain recognition for your own work or the work of someone you know. The rules are…

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Proper water management key to viability of solar-powered irrigation systems

Apr 26, 2018

According to a new report from FAO, solar-powered irrigation is now an affordable solution to both commercial and small-scale farmers in developing countries, but adequate management and regulations to avoid the unsustainable use of water are needed. “The rapid expansion of more affordable solar-powered irrigation offers viable solutions that span the water-energy-food nexus, providing a great opportunity for small-holders to improve their livelihoods, economic prosperity and food security,” said FAO Deputy Director-General Helena Semedo. Sharp and ongoing drops in the price of photovoltaic panels give new impetus to the renewable energy source as a way to enhance irrigation capacity. Further…

Corobrik invests R800m in Gauteng mega factory

Apr 25, 2018

As part of its multi-billion rand investment roll out, South African brick maker Corobrik is investing R800m in a mega factory that will be built alongside its existing Driefontein factory in Gauteng. It is due to be commissioned in 2020. Dirk Meyer, chief executive of Corobrik, said this was likely to be followed by another mega factory on the East Rand, with future expansion in KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape within the next five to six years. Corobrik currently operates 13 clay brick factories and 14 kilns countrywide which produce a mix of plaster and face bricks for the residential…

Celebrate Life without Walls at RHS Chelsea 2018

Apr 20, 2018

Naomi Ferrett-Cohen and CHERUB charity collaborate on a unique garden to break down walls of HIV infection for young people Sussex-based garden designer, Naomi Ferrett-Cohen, is working with the HIV collaboration, CHERUB, at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, to help raise awareness about young people living with HIV in the UK and beyond. Naomi’s garden will challenge stigmas and promote the message that it’s possible to live well with HIV, as well as highlighting the search for a cure through dedicated scientific research. Naomi has designed the debut garden with young people in mind, working in conjunction with the young…

World Forum on Urban Forests 28 November – 1 December 2018, Mantova, Italy

Apr 20, 2018

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the City of Mantova, the Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology (SISEF) and the Politecnico di Milano are pleased to announce the 1st World Forum on Urban Forests. The World Forum on Urban Forests will bring together representatives of national and local governments, research and academic institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), urban planners, urban foresters, arborists, landscape architects and designers and professionals from many other sectors to exchange experience and lessons learned, and discuss possible long-term collaboration on the development of urban forestry strategies and the identification of nature-based solutions towards a greener, healthier,…

Designing regenerative landscapes

Apr 20, 2018

The following article has been written by Valerie Payne. Author The Ecological Gardeners Handbook. International Edition. The founder of Biomimicry, Janine Benyus, coined the term ‘Life creates the conditions conducive to life’. In the current age known as the Anthropocene where human influence, mostly damaging, has affected eco-systems worldwide, this profound statement has many underlying implications. It raises questions such as ‘how can we foster conditions conducive to life?’ and ‘what effects do changes we make to an environment have on that environments ability to create the conditions conducive to life?’ This statement is also an important concept for ecological landscape…

South AFrica at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this May

Apr 19, 2018

South Africa is ready to take its green fingers to the world stage once again this year, when the annual Chelsea Flower Show takes place from May 22 to 26. The team from South Africa will be among 10 show gardens and 16 smaller gardens from some of the top designers and landscapers in the world. The Cape Argus caught a glimpse of the South African entry to the prestigious show, which features strong indigenous design tones. There are a few changes to the overall show that attendees can look forward to. There’s a reinvention of the Fresh Gardens category….

The Great Escape industry exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Apr 18, 2018

With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show commencing 22-26 May 2018, The Great Escape industry exhibit, spearheaded by the HTA, is taking shape with suppliers from across the industry generously signing up to take part by providing plants, sundries and materials for the exhibit. Suppliers involved so far include: Aylett Nurseries, Burgon & Ball, CED Stone, Country Herbs & Plants, Ecodeck, Farplants, Flopro, Forest, Frank P Matthews Ltd, Garden Organic, Hozelock, Kent & Stowe, Lowaters, Melcourt Industries, Penny Banks, The Outdoor Living Company, Stewart Garden/Keter, Seiont Nurseries, Syngenta Flowers, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, The Great Outdoor Gym Company, Woodlodge and…

First look at Macmillan’s RHS Chatsworth Legacy Garden

Apr 18, 2018

On 5 June, Macmillan Cancer Support will be at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show exhibiting a bespoke garden, inspired by the importance of planting legacies for the future. Designed by Michael Coley, the garden centres around a large oak tree which is surrounded by saplings – echoing the theme of growth and renewal. Michael Coley said: “Oak trees to me represent wisdom, strength and longevity – something constant that people can return to. The theme of leaving a legacy is communicated through the surrounding saplings and smaller seedlings which cover the majority of the garden. The idea is to give…

Waker Neuson’s Excavator: Equipped for Future Requirements

Apr 13, 2018

The Wacker Neuson EZ53 zero tail excavator is a high performance and economical machine, comfortable to work with and profitable with all its features. The compact machine with zero tail swing is characterised by flexibility in use and a great deal of maneuverability. Despite its compact size, the zero tail excavator EZ53 with 5.2 tons of operating weight can achieve an optimal excavation performance even in hard-to-reach places, because at no point does the rear of the machine project over its undercarriage. The minimised space requirements are particularly practical on construction sites in busy city centres or on road construction…

The 7 strangest plants in the world!

Apr 11, 2018

The horticulture industry showcases an abundance of magnificent plants in projects and show gardens the world over, and designers are often spoilt for choice when it comes to picking between beautiful flowers or show-stopping trees. Not all clients however have the most conventional taste, and mother nature has a plethora of weird and wonderful creations to offer us. Pro Landscaper has rounded up the seven strangest plants from around the world that would make striking features in any landscape.   1. Rafflesia arnoldii Producing the largest individual flower on earth, the Rafflesia arnoldii certainly looks disconcerting with its gaping mouth….