Garden Design Tips

Meulplein – Stellenbosch

Forming part of the “Beautification of main routes into Stellenbosch” by the Stellenbosch Municipality, this odd little piece of land caught between Bird, Mill and Church Streets was previously forlorn and uninviting, with awkwardly sloping levels and haphazard planting. The desire to renovate the area stemmed from Dr Daniel Louw of Arts Association Stellenbosch, [...]

By | 2017-11-22T16:28:11+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Garden Design Tips|0 Comments

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

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

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