Product Reviews

Artificial Plants & Faux Flora

Save the drop! Go Faux! There have been great leaps in the manufacturing of artificial plants, greenery and flowers and these days it is getting harder to tell them apart from the real thing. In this blog, we look at the many new possibilities that Artificial Plants are being used to soften balconies, offices, [...]

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

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|4 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

When it’s okay to be fake.

There’s nothing quite like the cool, soft green plumage of a trailing, creeping or climbing plant to soften a hard surface or sharp edge of a building. Not only does it hide unsightly brickwork or crumbly concrete, but immediately adds a soothing, and natural feel – breaking the stark uniformity of an otherwise entirely man-made [...]

By | 2017-01-23T10:55:31+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Product Reviews|2 Comments

How To Build A Fire Pit

Keep warm and cosy this winter Staying warm while still using and enjoying your garden space in Winter can be challenging with all the cold rain and freezing temperatures. Having a fire pit in the garden is one way to prolong an evening outdoors around a cosy fire with good company [...]

Why we love beautiful, versatile bamboo

Bamboo – it’s been a buzz word for a while, and rightly so.  5000 years ago the Chinese discovered and starting using bamboo for construction of houses. Bamboo is used today to manufacture everything from flooring, furniture, carpets and home décor, to even scaffolding and bridges and would you believe it…underwear! Technically a type of [...]

By | 2017-01-23T10:56:26+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Product Reviews|0 Comments

All you need to know about Vermiculture (worm farming)

The humble earthworm is the topic of today’s blog…and more specifically his poop! Vermiculture is defined as worm growing or worm farming and here in Cape Town the trend to start your own worm farm began about 5 years ago. There are now a handful of companies and individuals who can sell you the specially [...]

By | 2016-10-17T10:22:42+00:00 June 8th, 2016|DIY Garden Guide, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Why you should visit Buitenverwachting

“Buitenverwachting, meaning ‘Beyond expectation’, forms part of the original Simon van der Stel Constantia farm, and is situated in the heart of the Constantia Valley on the east-facing slopes of the Constantiaberg mountains, looking towards the blue waters of False Bay, only 12 km away”. This beautiful property [...]

By | 2017-01-23T11:04:32+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|News, Product Reviews|0 Comments

The Future Of Waterwise Technology Is Here!

Keeping in line with our waterwise theme during this dry period, we have put together an article showcasing the technology available in practice around the world that is doing it's part in saving and providing safe to drink water. We have become increasingly aware that water is simply not an infinite natural resource. And we [...]