Category Archives: Water-wise gardens

Aloe allure: the case for planting amazing Aloes in your garden

For some reason, Aloes have traditionally been rather overlooked in local gardens. It’s only really in recent years, with the need for a more water-wise approach to gardening, that these delightful indigenous plants have started to rise in popularity. There really is no mistaking these distinct, contrasting succulents, with their gorgeous foliage, textured leaves and…
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Indigenous inspiration: why planting local is right on trend

The movement towards locally-sourced products, services, and just about anything and everything you can imagine has been going strong for a few years now. The ‘Local is Lekker’ concept is a great way of supporting local industries, but it’s about time we extend that sentiment to promoting and celebrating indigenous flora! South Africa has an…
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The water-wise succulent garden

Let’s face it, water is perhaps our most precious natural resource and we are notoriously bad at conserving it. The recent ‘day zero’ scenario in Cape Town was an ominous sign of just how scary life can be without water, and although it may have caused a few nervous breakdowns in Constantia, it’s no doubt…
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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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