Water Wise

Designing For Water Scarcity – Beyond The Drought

Cape Contours Landscape Solutions would like to encourage our valued followers to read the below linked article ‘’Beyond the drought’’, this wonderfully informative & well written article by author Anno Torr of the Indigenous Gardener encourages us to change the way we think about utilising every drop of water. This article [...]

By | 2018-03-04T17:49:26+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Garden Design Tips, News|0 Comments

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, [...]

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 [...]

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

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

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

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 [...]

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