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Garden Ideas & Inspiration

Disguise vibracrete or precast walls
Vibracrete walls can be an eyesore, or at least an unattractive feature. Planting colourful shrubs is just one of the ways to hide vibracrete walls, and in this feature we look at easy and child-friendly ways to  disguise and cover up vibracrete walls.
Benefits of sustainable landscaping
Sustainable landscaping is more than just planting a few indigenous shrubs in the flower beds. It’s about creating a lifestyle in which both we and the environment benefit.
Low maintenance garden design
As climate change wreaks havoc on gardens, with high temperatures and either low or high rainfall, designing a low-maintenance garden makes a lot of sense.
Green design for outdoor spaces
As homeowners gravitate outdoors, the sky is the limit when designing an outdoor living or entertaining area.
Add lighting to your outdoor spaces
Not only practical, adding lighting to your outdoor or entertainment areas extends the amount of time you can spend relaxing in the garden.
Sustainable garden design inspiration
Today's gardens not only consider the environment, they are designed to partner with the surrounding area and consider the needs of local wildlife.


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Establish a beautiful lawn
Buying a brand new home more often than not means planning a garden from scratch. But where do you start when starting a new garden.
Mooibos vertical hanging gardens
The Mooibos garden is a collaboration between 6 UCT students. The concept behind the Mooibos Garden is to allow anyone to have a vertical garden on their wall.
Privacy in a townhouse garden
Townhouse living does offer some benefits, but privacy is definitely not one of them. Most townhouse gardens have hardly any privacy, and many are overlooked by units on higher levels. So how do you establish some privacy in your own garden?


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Make the most of your garden
If you're like many homeowners, you consider the patio an extension of your home. So it's fair to ask: Would you be just as comfortable nestled in with your favourite book or preparing a meal in your outdoor space as you would in your living room or your kitchen?
Plan and plant your dream garden
To plan the garden of your dreams it’s important to think about how you will use the space. Will it be used for entertaining family and friends? Is it a place to retreat? Will it be used as a play area for children ?
Garden design through the years
Is your garden old fashioned or trendy? Gardening has evolved over the past six decades and eras of fashionable plants have come and gone. We take a look back at the highlights ... of where gardening has come from and where it is going.
Moonlight globes
Add soft illumination to your outdoor spaces with the Moonlight Globe. These beautiful orbs add atmosphere and light to any garden, patio, pool deck or entertainment area, or can simply be used for contemporary decor.
Xeriscapes - the new design standard
Becoming a standard gardening standard in many new, upscale homes, Xeriscaping is a method of gardening that allows for easy maintenance and water wise design.
Take a break from the heat
When at home in the garden you need a cool, shady spot to sit and relax - a garden oasis - and this feature will inspire you to create a wonderful spot for taking time out on weekends.


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How to add curb appeal
We all want a home that is welcoming and attractive to look at. So how would you go about adding curb appeal?
A beautifully landscaped garden
Winter is the perfect time to action any changes you want to make to your garden, or put in a pool. It allows the garden and pool time to settle in and be ready for the summer months.
Glorius evening garden
Illuminate your summer garden with an enchanting space for relaxing or entertaining after the sun goes down. You can easily transform a garden space into a nocturnal paradise perfect for evenings in the garden.
Outdoor spaces that shine
Just like your indoor living spaces, outdoors areas can become an intergral part of the home by providing more space for seating, entertaining or casual dining.
Create an outdoor oasis
We South Africans naturally move more of our attention toward the outdoors as the weather starts to warm up.
Choosing the right patio furniture
There are plenty of different materials used to make patio furniture. Remember what your main use of the patio will be, that will help you decide on your purchase.
Landscape lighting
Lighting up the garden around a home not only provides a wonderful atmosphere for summer entertaining, it also serves to provide additional security, reduce the number of accidents in a night garden, and even increase the value of a home.


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