International Trends

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Contemporary Garden Design

The word ‘contemporary’ means ‘of the time’. What does a contemporary garden these days look like? In the past, gardens have been used as purely functional spaces for growing vegetables and herbs or for purley aesthetic reasons for growing pretty perennials and making a visual statement, or a mix of the two. There is [...]

By | 2016-12-05T12:49:21+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Garden Design Tips, International Trends|2 Comments

Why We Love Heirloom Veggies

Have you ever seen a red or yellow carrot? Or white, purple and black corn rather than yellow? Well more and more you may see them being sold at your organic greengrocer and the reason is that many more micro-farmers are climbing onto the wagon with the growing demand for vegetables that are [...]

By | 2016-12-05T12:51:40+00:00 November 6th, 2016|DIY Garden Guide, International Trends|0 Comments

Cape Contours Shines at the Cape Town Flower Show 2016

When the Cape Town Flower Show 2016 told us they were planning on launching a revamped, upgraded, and completely re-imagined Flower Show after years of absence, Cape Contours leapt at the chance to get involved. Aiming to celebrate all things garden, from international planting trends and designs for living outdoors, to innovative products, [...]

By | 2017-01-20T17:22:20+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Garden Design Tips, International Trends, News|2 Comments

Designing an English Country Garden

Spring has sprung! And everywhere riotous colour is popping in the garden…or should be. Perhaps you like me, have some garden envy, after spending Sunday on the weekend getting swept away in a gorgeous open garden in Constantia where everything was looking so beautiful! Why is my garden not looking like that [...]

By | 2017-01-23T10:54:02+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Garden Design Tips, International Trends|0 Comments

What is Aquascaping?

In a nutshell, aquascaping is the art of creating an underwater garden or ‘aquascape’ in a tank or vessel with aquatic plants and other materials, with or without fish. The humble fish-tank aquarium ‘decoration’ has evolved into an art form of its own, where the emphasis is on re-creating a very realistic, natural underwater scene [...]

By | 2017-01-23T10:55:26+00:00 August 10th, 2016|International Trends, Product Reviews|1 Comment

Indoor Terrarium Rooms

We all know that plants provide us much needed oxygen and clean the air we breathe. It has also been found that they calm us and slow our heartbeats and soothe us when we are stressed out. Perhaps this is why indoor terrariums have long been used in Japanese architecture to bring a piece of [...]

Fynbos Showstoppers

To the casual observer Fynbos can appear rugged and dull. Yet on closer inspection, Fynbos actually boasts a much higher variety of colour, shapes and texture than any other plant kingdom. Even after years of living in the Fynbos biome, aptly named ‘The Garden Route’, I am still astounded by some [...]