Garden Design Tips

Unlocking the Wow Factor With Garden Maintenance

Every season in the garden brings with it changes that your plants undergo, requiring different tasks to be done to preserve the plants, trees and features of your garden and create longevity of your home’s green asset. Optimising your garden through maintenance and unlocking the factors that contribute to its longevity and value, are [...]

Not Just Rocks In A Box Part Two

As landscapers we have access to a lot of different varieties of stone and rock that can be offered as fill materials for gabions. Using these materials cleverly and with professional experience is important for designing retaining structures in your house or landscape. The diversity of the fill materials combined with [...]

The Time Is Now – Preparing To Plant

With rain sporadic this May, many of us gardeners are breathing a sigh of relief that water for our drought-parched gardens is on the way! Many gardeners, including us Landscape Designers, are starting to plan for planting, after putting this off for a few months to coincide with the rain. What can we do [...]

By |2018-06-25T09:46:18+00:00June 11th, 2018|Garden Design Tips, News, Seasons Guide|4 Comments

Not Just Rocks In A Box – The Power of Gabions

Want to add some drama and raw appeal to your garden? Gabions can do just that. Stone and rock have long been part of our human experience and natural language of the earth and when added into your outdoor living space, add warmth, a sense of time, stability and a unity with the landscape. [...]

Understanding The Landscaping Industry – Who To Call And When

A well-designed plant palette by our in-house Landscape Designer, Cara Smith – and planted by our in-house Landscaping teams Excerpt: Have some big dreams for your garden or new home? Getting overwhelmed by your garden ideas and are not sure where to start, what your budget is or what to [...]

By |2018-04-19T13:01:57+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Garden Design Tips, News|1 Comment

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+00:00February 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, [...]

Landscaping Trends and What’s Driving Them

Change is inevitable they say – and in our industry it is a valuable opportunity to evaluate how we design and bring gardens to life. Changes in response to the ongoing water crisis are leading to wonderfully creative and practical new thinking and ways with plants and materials. Here at Cape Contours Landscape Studio [...]

By |2018-02-07T16:07:30+00:00February 6th, 2018|DIY Garden Guide, Garden Design Tips|0 Comments

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 |2018-05-27T20:29:08+00:00December 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 [...]