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Landscaping and Gardening Services Industry Analysis & Outlook 2018-2022 by Marketresearchpro -

Friday, October 12, 2018

South Africa’s Garden Day- Sunday 21 October 2018 -

Friday, October 5, 2018

Goosen takes first steps towards landscape restoration at Royal Cape -

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Just in time for summer… we introduce ‘The Blyde- Pretoria’ -

Monday, October 1, 2018

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

  • Landscaping and Gardening Services Industry Analysis & Outlook 2018-2022 by Marketresearchpro

    Interesting statistics on a piece called “Documenting The Market Growth of Landscaping and Garden Services Industry: 2017-2015   Marketresearchpro has recently published a report named “Documenting The Market Growth Of Landscaping and Gardening Services Industry: 2017-2025” focussing on the Landscaping and Gardening Services which holds a huge market share in 2018 both in terms of value and volume. This report intends to study the developments of the Landscaping and Gardening Services market in, including its development status, applicant profiles and future trends, along with focus on the top players in the market. To understand all of it, this well-researched report…

  • South Africa’s Garden Day- Sunday 21 October 2018

    We are celebrating South Africa’s Garden Day on Sunday 21 October 2018. Most of the year we plant, water, weed and mulch – work, in other words. Garden Day, however, is the time to reap the rewards of your labour. In other words, toss down that spade, invite family and friends around, kick back and appreciate the varied reasons why making a garden is so worthwhile! SO, WHAT MUST YOU DO ON GARDEN DAY? Celebrate your garden! How? Get Inspired In the lead up to Garden Day visit your local Garden Centre or nursery and get inspired! Visit the Life…

  • Goosen takes first steps towards landscape restoration at Royal Cape

    This Article was written by Richard Humphreys For the full article click here   Andrew Goosen of The Morris Golf Co. has started work on a landscape restoration project on the oldest golf course in South Africa, at Royal Cape Golf Club in Wynberg. Royal Cape appointed Goosen to assist with a number of course improvements. Initial work on the eighth hole includes improved landscaping and the removal of a number of exotic trees, with the original Charles Murray design in mind. “We have just finished on the eighth, with seeding and planting to happen next,” said Goosen. “The fourteenth…

  • Just in time for summer… we introduce ‘The Blyde- Pretoria’

    The first clear water lagoon powered by Crystal Lagoons® in sub-Saharan Africa was the centre feature of Balwin Properties’ new development in Pretoria, The Blyde, which officially opened on 08 September 2018. It is certainly ready  just in time for the season to come and doesn’t it look so very inviting! Crystal Lagoons, in partnership with Balwin Properties Limited, has created the ultimate lifestyle development complete with a beach setting featuring white sands and crystal clear blue water. The Blyde gives its residents the ultimate lifestyle option of living near or next to the world’s top amenity – an idyllic…

  • 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…

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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…

Easigrass lives up to its name!

Jun 15, 2018

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

Jun 11, 2018

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

Jun 11, 2018

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…

Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018

Jun 8, 2018

Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018: Rethinking The Future has launched the 2018 Global Architecture and Design Awards. The competition is open to professionals and students worldwide. The competition categories include: Commercial, Cultural, Hospitality, Housing, Residence, Institutional Building, Mixed Use, Office Building, Pop-Ups & Temporary, Sports & Recreation, Transportation, Landscape Design, Residential Interior, Commercial Interior, Corporate Interior, Households, Fashion, Lifestyle and Accessories, Interior Design Elements and more. A panel of 15 judges will select three winners and honourable mentions in each category. The deadline for registrations is May 15, with a late deadline of June 15, 2018. Don’t miss out…

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

Jun 7, 2018

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR AN ENGAGEMENT ACROSS LANDSCAPE, ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN! Although cross/multi‐disciplinary thinking is not new, what is of interest is the discussion on how this idea plays out on a day‐to‐day in practice. Speaker 1. (UDISA / Urban Designer) ‐ Guy Briggs from DHK (Cape Town). Speaker 2. (SAIA / Architect) – Monica Albonico from Albonico Sack Metacity (Johannesburg). Speaker 3. (ILASA / Landscape Architect) Anton Comrie from GREENinc (Johannesburg). Moderator ‐ Marianne de Klerk from Marianne de Klerk Architects and Urban Designers (Pretoria). The event objective is directed to members of the three…

On landscape architecture as the lifeblood of a city

Jun 5, 2018

Keep your drab skyscrapers and 30-storey tower blocks – landscape architecture is at the heart of what makes a city great, says designer Cees van der Veeken. At the first Design Commons in Helsinki, we met the co-founder of LOLA Landscape Architects who shared the vital role landscape design plays in urban centres. LOLA has completed a range of innovative projects that intersect urban planning with the natural world, including the Gallipoli Memorial in Turkey, the Park of the Mist in Colombia and currently the Adidas headquarters in Germany. Van der Veeken’s colleague and co-founder of LOLA Peter Veenstra spoke…