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Landscaping Solutions from the team at Cape Contours. We are always looking for garden design tips and tricks that we can share with our followers.

Artificial lawn – What You Need to Know Before You Install Artificial Lawn

The pros, the cons and what you need to know before you install artificial lawn, fake grass, synthetic turf. It is completely waterwise! This is why we at Cape Contours Landscape Solutions are loving artificial lawn right now! If you have a new area of lawn you [...]

New Court at Steenberg

This new exclusive residential estate, New Court at Steenberg in Cape Town was designed to capture the existing character of the neighborhood with its semi-rural quality, made up of large mature trees, extensive lawns, and panoramic mountain and treed views. The 18 spacious double story three-bedroom homes open onto a secluded terrace with a [...]

By | 2017-11-20T08:57:30+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Garden Design Tips, News|0 Comments

Level 5 Drought Survivors – What Are our Garden Designers Planting?

Tried and tested - What our designers are planting now in preparation for the hot summer. This summer in the Cape is predicted to be very dry with very little rainfall over our catchment areas compared to previous years. Our gardens need to be as resilient as possible to be able to withstand the [...]

By | 2017-10-16T08:08:04+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Garden Design Tips, Plant Database, Water Wise|3 Comments

Sandstone

All about Sandstone Sandstone is a beautiful, natural and wonderfully textured rock that is easily available in the Western Cape. At Cape Contours Landscaping, we use sandstone rocks, pebbles and gravels in the garden in a number of different ways for pathways, retaining, gabions, water features and more. Sandstone rocks and gravel can be [...]

By | 2017-09-12T13:41:46+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Garden Design Tips, Product Reviews|2 Comments

Project Akal

The Brief The brief for this project came from the creative vision of the client’s Interior Designer, Andre Kleynhans. The house interiors had been redesigned with a modern, minimalist feeling, using a lot of natural materials of grey steel and timber. The existing garden was already a lush, tropical feeling space with many mature [...]

By | 2017-09-12T13:41:55+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Garden Design Tips, News|0 Comments

Project Valkenberg Hospital

The Valkenberg Hospital Brief Set in the old suburb of Salt River, between the banks of the Liesbeek and Black Rivers, is the site of Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital where the Cape Contours Tenders Team undertook the revamp of this historical institution’s gardens. The brief was to create a water wise, recreational area for the enjoyment of [...]

By | 2017-09-12T13:42:03+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

House Davisson

Location:                             Llundudno – up against the mountain Project type:                      Granite stone Gabion retaining Project Manager:             Ackson Gweta   Set on a sloping site and overlooking the dramatic views of Llundudno beach below, this garden project is a beautiful example of the skillful craftsmanship that our Landscaping [...]

By | 2017-07-24T16:33:39+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Garden Design Tips, International Trends, News|2 Comments

Rainwater Harvesting – Does It Work In Cape Town?

With the increasing pressure on our municipal fresh water supplies and the increasing restrictions per household and costs, it surely makes sense to collect and store rainwater for domestic use. This is a regular question we get asked at Cape Contours Landscapes. We interviewed Evan Brighton, a local supplier of mini [...]

By | 2017-07-17T17:23:58+00:00 July 17th, 2017|DIY Garden Guide, Water Wise|0 Comments

House Spokes

Location: Nova Constantia Garden size: 1500m2 Landscaping Budget: R1,2M Garden Style: Contemporary Meadow & Stream gardens Age of garden: 2 and a half years old. Started in 2014 and completed in 2016. Set against the panoramic views of the Constantiaberg mountains, and bordering the vineyards, is a [...]

By | 2017-09-12T13:42:26+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments