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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.

Fruit Trees for the Fresh Food Lover

We all love fresh fruit salad and a juicy apple or fresh lemon. But there is nothing better than when you know it was grown with love in your own garden. Save yourself some of the hassle of researching fruit trees for the fresh food lover and find out what is available and a [...]

Bird Feeders and Beyond – Everything You Need to Know

March and April are excellent months to provide nesting, resting, feeding and water sites for birds in your garden. Here at cape Contours Landscaping we are taking some time to think about our feathered friends who add so much life and joy in our gardens and finding out what you can do to bring [...]

By | 2017-04-05T11:46:31+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|DIY Garden Guide, Garden Design Tips|1 Comment

Creative Use of Indigenous plants

With the drought still in full swing in the Cape, many of us Landscapers and gardeners and again looking to our indigenous plants to fill in the bare areas of our gardens that have succumbed to the lack of rain. Many of these plants in our indigenous palette, are tough, beautiful and water wise [...]

By | 2017-03-29T11:37:17+00:00 March 28th, 2017|DIY Garden Guide, Garden Design Tips, News|0 Comments

March is for Maintenance

March is typically a very busy gardening month with a lot of gardening maintenance tasks that need to be done. It’s time to clear out the dead growth of summer, and make room for the new garden you can imagine! Raking up leaves, cutting back shrubs, feeding certain plants, dividing and garden planning will [...]

By | 2017-03-29T11:37:08+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|DIY Garden Guide, Garden Design Tips|0 Comments

Plant of the Month: Nandina domestica

Excerpt: A very useful plant that is tough, blazes a fiery red in autumn and that can give a Zen feeling to your garden! Find out how they grow, what conditions they like and why our Garden Designers at Cape Contours Landscapes love them. This blog explores all about the commonly available Nandina domestica [...]

By | 2017-03-20T09:10:57+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Global Greats, Plant Database|0 Comments

Have you heard about ZEOPLANT?

Extract: Want to know how to save up to 50% on your irrigation water needs and associated costs? A volcanic mineral compound called Zeoplant is the solution. Added into existing garden soil, it is an amazing organic compound with a crystalline structure that contains Zeolites that make it so good at retaining moisture where [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:52:43+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Product Reviews|0 Comments

Water Wise: Grey Water

Greywater Harvesting Extract: Grey water harvesting is another way in which to save our planet’s most precious resource, water. There is a lot of debate about the advantages and disadvantages of the current systems on offer in the landscaping industry. In this blog we look at what exactly it is and how [...]

Our Best Water Wise Plants – Part 2

Part two of our popular blog on our best water wise plants that we as Cape Contours use regularly in our gardens. We have broken them down into categories that make these hardy plants such tough water champions, we share why we keep them firmly in our water wise plant palette. [...]

By | 2017-03-16T08:54:34+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Global Greats, Plant Database, Water Wise|0 Comments

Tillandsias – Ethereal Airplants!

You probably remember these interesting plants from your gran’s garden in the 80’s? They hang from a tree branch and survive on very little other than air, and make a pretty show of pinky and purple flowers in the summer. You may have a spray of them in your tree that you have never [...]

By | 2017-03-09T14:45:30+00:00 February 20th, 2017|DIY Garden Guide, Garden Design Tips, Plant Database|0 Comments