In my garden, I have arranged a couple of hanging basket chairs for a place where me and hubby can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the surrounding trees and shrubs or read on our Kindles.
Modern landscaping practices include a diversity of styles and trends, but whatever the garden of your dreams is like, knowing some of the basics of this fascinating discipline will be very useful when designing it.
As summer heats up many are spending more time outdoors in the garden but if your garden is mostly foliage, concrete or lawn, we offer some ideas on easy ideas to bring colour into the garden.
It has been over 10 years since I first installed artificial grass, and with all the changes taking place in the garden, it's now time to replace with new artificial grass.
With thousands of Instagram posts and an exceedingly large number of monthly searches, #balconygarden is a popular trend, but knowing where to start and how to create a cohesive overall space can seem like a daunting task.
It's all too easy to lay down a square or rectangle of lawn and plant flowers around the outside, but there are ways to make your garden more interesting.
Here are some quick and easy ways to spruce up your garden, whether a balcony, courtyard or garden, for a colourful and inviting space where you love to spend time.
With the restrictions of a countrywide pandemic, more people will be spending time at home in the garden, so update your outdoor area for a garden you will enjoy - on a budget.
Designer Philipp Aduatz experiments in the design and creation of sculptural objects that are both functional and unique, as can be seen by his latest designs.
If you still have not installed security lighting around your home, here are some good reasons why you should consider this as an option.
This year, most of us will be spending our holidays at home so we have some trends to bring out the best in your garden for entertaining at home.
If you are moving into a new house, or your old house needs some curb appeal, check out this affordable garden makeover.
The main aim of many homeowners is to create in a backyard paradise where they can enjoy fresh air and comfort.
What factors should you consider when you decide to hire a landscaper?
A well-built and properly designed conservatory can raise the value of your property by five to ten percent.
Many things can be the cause of a dispute with your neighbours, but here are some things to consider before it reaches that stage.
For those who find a garden a break from everyday life, here's how to design your garden to have beneficial therapeutic effects.
Many homeowners have a long, narrow garden, but see how you can transform this uninspiring space into a functional outdoor living and entertainment area.
Installing a DIY garden irrigation system isn't as hard as it seems, and will not only work towards saving water but also ensuring that all your plants and vegetables receive enough water.
Just like the interior of a home, a garden also needs an overhaul from time to time by using creative ideas to give the garden a refreshed look and appeal.
A well-designed garden not only offers you a beautiful landscape to gaze upon, but it can also provide health benefits by being therapeutic and calming - when it is properly planned and laid out.
With cooler weather on the horizon, it's time to start giving some thought to setting up a permanent area where you can enjoy evenings all year round with a firepit and seating.
You can use garden edging as both a decorative and functional addition to your garden landscaping.
There are a few considerations before buying a garden shed is best suited for your needs, so consider the following...
Installing landscape lighting to your outdoor area or garden lets you take full advantage of the space - during the day and in the evenings. But there's more...
A beautifully landscaped garden with outdoor living that meets all your needs is something that needs to be planned well in advance.
With 2020 upon us, many are looking to make some changes in their lives, and spending more time outdoors is a change that will enrich body and soul, especially if you tackle just one or two of these gardening projects.
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Homeowners are starting to realize the benefits of artificial grass and learning that it can be a better choice over natural grass.
There are many brilliant ideas on how to create a warm and relaxing atmosphere in a garden.
It doesn’t require too much work to make your garden more welcoming for your guests but just a little restoration and refitting with the stuff you already have.
This article delves into top lawn maintenance tips that can transform your garden into an exciting exterior!
When looking at options for lighting up your garden or outdoors, keep in mind the affordability and ease of installation when using LED strip lighting.
Not everyone home has a large plot of land for a fully landscaped garden, but there are plenty of ways to make a small garden appear visually larger.
There are many beautiful indigenous trees that are an excellent choice for small gardens, and we’ve created a list of some of the best indigenous trees for Highveld gardens.
Follow our handy guide and we’ll have you container gardening straight away!
With climate change bringing about unpredictable weather, how can you prevent your garden from being flooded - or possibly even your home?
South Africans love spending time outdoors, and summer is most definitely the season for entertaining, so make sure your outdoor area is ready for summer.
In this article we look at how solar garden lights can transform your outdoors for garden parties.
If you are investigating ways to cool down your home or patio during the hot summer months, think about installing an awning.
It will officially be Spring in a couple of days, so it's time to put on your gardening gloves to refresh your patio and outdoor entertaining areas.
There are plenty of creative ways to reimagine your backyard into a beautiful space where people enjoy spending time.
A beautiful garden shouldn't be something you can enjoy only certain months of the year, rather design a front garden for year-round curb appeal.
When you rent your home you are limited as to what you can do in the garden, but this DIY deck solution is ideal for anyone renting their home.
If you love DIY landscaping, you'll LOVE this list of the 7 best DIY landscaping websites, tips, tutorials and more!
South Africans love spending time outdoors and autumn in one of the most beautiful seasons in the garden.
Whether the size of a small balcony, a generous courtyard or an acre of land, your garden can always be upgraded into something spectacular to suit you.
This weekend we had the first signs that winter isn't far away, so now is the time to get busy and prepare your garden for winter.
Summer might be over but if you need outdoor furniture, now is the time to shop around for furniture that is comfortable, practical and durable - before the next season arrives.
There's a new craze stirring up the Internet recently... miniature succulent gardens - a pot in a pot!
With climate change affecting weather around the world, many homeowners are replacing turf with low-maintenance landscape ideas.
Update your outdoor spaces with the latest designs in non-slip outdoor tiles from WOMAG.
South Africa has an abundance of sunny weather, making it the perfect location for harnessing the power of the sun with solar lighting.
The time has come. Your baby has left the cradle and entered into their exploratory phase. Their growing muscles and expanding curiosity can only mean one thing—it’s time for them to play outside.
If your garden is blank and sterile, take inspiration from these lush urban gardens that offer a tranquil place to relax.
Outdoor kitchens are a growing trend, as homeowners look outdoors to extend living space. A well-designed outdoor kitchen can become the perfect feature in an outdoor entertainment area.
Global warming is bringing about climate change that will have a huge impact on how we conserve and use water. A smart garden is one that incorporates water wise gardening techniques and clever landscaping.
See how a luxury, 5-star game lodge in Botswana transformed its outdoor and indoor spaces using Cemcrete.
Discover how to create your very own 'She Shed' at Decorex Joburg this August.
Builders looks at the latest landscape trends that reflect a desire to bring the indoors outside, creating a comfortable landscape that is both functional and beautiful.
Turn that boring braai into a wonderful casual entertainment area where you can sit and relax and enjoy meals with family and friends.
Whether you live in a townhouse development or city flat, we offer some great design ideas for compact gardens.
We are already starting to feel that spring is on the way, and it looks like it's going to be a hot one - one where you will want to spend more time outdoors relaxing in the garden or on the patio. Refresh your outdoor space with colourful, patterned fabrics.
For those who don't have the luxury of a large garden, or only a concrete courtyard, there are plenty of ways to transform these areas into outdoor spaces where you will love to spend time relaxing or entertaining.
From July 25 to August 30, 2015 see spring flowers in all their abundance at this year’s Spring Festival at Garden World.
As valuable resources dwindle and water quality worsens, replacing lawn with hardscaping or artificial turf is not only good for the environment, it saves on your monthly bill and cuts down on maintenance.
Many gardens have some sort of drainage issue; drain pipes that don't carry water away from the foundations, areas that become waterlogged during the rainy season, and a myriad of other reasons.
Vibracrete - or precast concrete - walls are a common feature in many South African homes. They offer an affordable way to close off a property and create a private outdoor sanctuary. But vibracrete walls can be an eyesore, or at least an unattractive feature.
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. The best way to start is by planning correctly and to design a garden that will suit your budget.
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.
As homeowners gravitate outdoors, the sky is the limit when designing an outdoor living or entertaining area.
Not only practical, adding lighting to your outdoor or entertainment areas extends the amount of time you can spend relaxing in the garden.
Today's gardens not only consider the environment, they are designed to partner with the surrounding area and consider the needs of local wildlife. Take a look at a selection of garden design ideas that incorporate local plants and vegetation to the fullest.
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?
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. The product consists of a wooden framed box, which securely holds an array of pot plants.
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?
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?
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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
We all want a home that is welcoming and attractive to look at. So how would you go about adding curb appeal?
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.
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.
Just like your indoor living spaces, outdoors areas can become an integral part of the home by providing more space for seating, entertaining or casual dining.
We South Africans naturally move more of our attention toward the outdoors as the weather starts to warm up. Thoughts of sipping cool beers while sitting comfortably atop cozy loungers and braais instantly come to mind at the mere mention of summer.
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.
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.
Make a combination of different light sources in order to make your garden lighting system more impressive and less power consuming.
Sheds, or Wendy houses, added to summer home yards or gardens offer homeowners extra space, without costing a fortune.
Grass can be challenging to maintain, so if you are looking for something that is less demanding, there are more options than you might think.
This holiday season is to make a Christmas light tunnel for your driveway.
Developing a fantastic landscaping does not really have to be that much of an overwhelming task if you have a small idea of how you want the outdoor of your home to like.
We take a look at some of the unique ways you can use your backyard shed for much more than just storage for yard tools and accessories.
Establishing a garden is not as easy as it seems, especially when setting up your garden requires a degree of planning.
Here are some tips to make your house feel as if you are living on an island.
There are different kinds of lawn mowers and all of them come with unique features.
There is nothing more vibrant and welcoming than a landscape with a bustling population of well-tended plants.
Here are seven must-buy products for your summer garden.
Don’t fret - you can effortlessly achieve the backyard look you want with just 3 easy steps.
Here is a selection of some of the best small garden ideas you can try in your own garden.
Artificial greenery or grass looks real and such artificial greens are usually seen in residents, offices, playgrounds, football grounds, and more.
Transform the backyard to your favorite place with all the leisure amenities like swimming pool, play area, and coffee table.
We discuss inspirational and extraordinary ideas to fascinate your garden, while giving it a more creative and colorful, finished look.
The purpose of this article is to provide you some tips on how to save energy and money, so let’s begin!
Here are a few landscaping tips listed to help you achieve that beautiful yard you’ve always wanted.
Check out some of the must-haves that give your backyard great character and charm and a luxurious feel.
In this article we list the essentials that you can use to design your backyard with plants.
Take a look at these few tips on how to make an epic backyard.
You may wonder what are the advantages that a privacy fence can bring to a homeowner, and why are they a good investment.
For those looking to create a therapeutic garden landscape, below are some helpful tips.
The use of the floating docks makes it easier for you to hop on and off your watercraft.
There are many possibilities you can do to make a beautiful driveway for your new drive.
In case you have already entered a dispute with your neighbor regarding your territory, below are some tips on how you will be able to resolve your conflict.
Transform your garden into a cozy or a beautiful quiet sanctuary for all your family members or a nice view from your kitchen window.
Decorative garden stakes and ornamental rain gauges come in a variety of designs and materials that you can use to embellish your garden with creativity.
If you truly want to spruce up your backyard, here are some of the 2020 outdoor living space trends that you can use as inspiration.
If you have yet to install outdoor security lights and still need convincing why you should do so, then read further.
People have then put great importance on remembering their loved ones and one way you can do this is by putting up a memorable garden setting.
We offer some inspiration on how you can make the most out of your outdoor areas.