Our Best Water Wise Plants – Part 2

Part two of our popular blog on our best water wise plants that we as Cape Contours use regularly in our gardens. We have broken them down into categories that make these hardy plants such tough water champions, we share why we keep them firmly in our water wise plant palette. [...]

By |2017-03-16T08:54:34+02:00February 27th, 2017|Global Greats, Plant Database, Water Wise|5 Comments


Landscapers always extoll the virtues of mulching…but why is it so good for your plants and garden? Did you know that mulching your garden beds is one of the best pro-active water-saving things you can do in your garden? Mulching dramatically reduces water loss from the soil due to evaporation, so [...]

By |2017-03-16T08:59:12+02:00February 12th, 2017|DIY Garden Guide, Garden Design Tips|Comments Off on MULCH MULCH MULCH!

Best Waterwise Tips for your garden

We are now in the grips of a serious drought and everyone’s gardens and trees are showing signs of the lack of water. The likelihood of water demand outstripping supply to the Cape Peninsula between 2013 and 2020 is well documented which means water restrictions are probably going to remain in force for the [...]

By |2017-05-17T10:44:20+02:00February 6th, 2017|DIY Garden Guide, News, Water Wise|Comments Off on Best Waterwise Tips for your garden

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 [...]

By |2017-05-17T10:44:30+02:00March 7th, 2016|International Trends, Product Reviews, Water Wise|Comments Off on The Future Of Waterwise Technology Is Here!

Drought survival tips for your garden

Your garden is taking strain in the relentless hot weather and lack of rain. Current water restrictions mean that we can only water twice a week on irrigation from mains and borehole and hence many of our landscapes and lawns are looking brown and forlorn. In this blog we look at a few practical and [...]

We get the low down on Boreholes and Wellpoints

Water is a scarcity…and a necessity if you, like us, love gardens and plants. It has been predicted that the Western Cape will be the first region to run out of water unless steps are taken to manage the demand for water more efficiently. With the current water restrictions that are in place, our landscapes [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:22:53+02:00February 29th, 2016|DIY Garden Guide, News|61 Comments