Gabions Are Way More Than Just Simple Rocks In A Box!

Do you 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 the natural language of the earth. When you add them to your outdoor living space, they not only add warmth but also a...

Leucospermum Pincushion – All you need to know

In this blog, we at Contours Landscapes will discuss the striking Leucospermum. It is more commonly known as the Pincushion or Sugarbush. This fynbos plant, which is part of the Proteaceae family, is in full flower from the end of winter right through spring. What...

How To Select Fantastic Fynbos Showstoppers For Your Garden

Fynbos, often perceived as rugged and dull by casual observers, is, in fact, a realm of remarkable diversity. This is especially true regarding colour, shapes, and textures, surpassing many other plant kingdoms. A Unique World of Flora The Fynbos biome, aptly named...

How To Build A Fire Pit In Your Garden

KEEP WARM AND COSY THIS WINTER with your own fire pit With all the cold, rain and freezing temperatures of winter, you might find it challenging to stay warm. This is especially true if you still want to use and enjoy your garden space. A fire pit in your garden, with...

Shrubs as architectural focus points in the garden

This blog lists shrubs, small trees, and other shrub-like plants that you can use as architectural form plants to create an eye-catching piece in your garden. When you add a couple of carefully chosen trees and shrubs and other shrub-like plants, you can go far in...

Lights in the Garden – How To Let Your Garden Shine!

Who wouldn’t want to follow the path of lights in the garden into the cool night air? So you’ve spent hours perfecting your garden. Perhaps you had help from a professional garden design company to create the perfect garden. You considered the most functional layout,...