Category Archives: Sustainable garden solutions

Why you should give your garden a trim before Spring

It may seem counter-intuitive to prune your plants in winter; the thought of removing layers and exposing more of the plant to the cold winter conditions just sounds like a bad idea, but the truth is quite the opposite! Pruning in winter is essential to your yearly garden maintenance routine and promotes plant health, flowering…
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7 Eco-friendly ways to create a water-wise garden

Drought and the water restrictions have had major implications for landscapers and passionate gardeners. So we thought you might like to know how Life Landscapes, a division of Life Green Group, is sailing through the dry spell. Firstly, the water problems are here to stay so it’s time to adapt by re-examining the way we garden…
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Falconry providing a sustainable form pigeon control

Feral pigeons are – hated by facility managers, loathed by twitchers (bird watchers) and are an ornithologist’s worst nightmare. Life Green Group likes to focus on naturescaping on our landscaping sites, meaning we try attracting indigenous bird species and urban wildlife to our gardens. Feral pigeons are an invasive species in South Africa but we…
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Street-wise trees for roadsides, parking lots and highways

Life Landscapes, the landscaping division of Life Green Group has decided to take a closer look at the street trees that line our roadsides and parking lots.  Here are some things a facility manager or landscape architect should think about before a trees drips sap on the sunroof or starts pushing up the paving.  Definition…
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Coastal landscaping with indigenous beach-dwelling flora

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.…
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Learn about composting organic waste

At Life & Earth and Life Landscapes we agree with Eliot Coleman – "information is like compost, it does no good unless you spread it around." And today, the 29th of May, is Learn about Compost Day so we are going to be sharing some composting facts. With years of experience getting our hands dirty…
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Green your life with Life Green Group

Life Green Group has expanded our service offering as part of our green journey. The services offered by Life Green Group now include grey water, designated smoking areas and food waste recycling. Life Green Group offers eco-friendly, sustainable and affordable services for clients. Life Green Group can assist corporations looking to improve their Green Star…
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The Heron IVC means zero food waste to landfill in 2020 is achievable

Putting food waste into landfills is a rubbish idea! Currently between one-third and one-half of all food is landfilled. It’s time to take a look at your rubbish and think about the cocktail of rotten eggs, lumpy custard, prawn-braai leftovers and banana peels festering in the trash, harbouring maggots and flies. The Heron IVC is…
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Do you speak tree?

When installing a tree on a landscaping site Life Landscapes has to take into consideration many things. Planting a tree is a 20 year investment and you need to make sure you do your investigation root and branch! Depending on the motivation for planting the tree, here is what a responsible landscaper does before purchasing…
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