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Growing up: 5 Tips to Create a Vertical Garden Having your own organic garden requires a lot of space right? Fortunately for all the city slickers out there this isn’t the case at all. In fact growing your own veggies, fruits and herbs doesn’t require having a garden at all.…

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How do you run a household on 50% or 80% less water? Can you keep a pool with no water at your disposal? These are the questions that homeowners are grappling with as South Africa suffers from the biggest drought in 30 years. Caused by the extreme weather system, El…

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Young children love a sandpit and can spend to hours in with a bucket and spade making sandcastles and having fun. This DIY sandpit has a lid that can easily be placed over the top to ensure the sand stays clean. It also doubles as a daybed or play platform…

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You may have a small, unused space outside that you’ve been meaning to plant a flower patch or small herb garden in. If you haven’t yet gotten to planting anything, it’s possible, that space now works as the dumping ground of old warn tools.  The floor space of that area…

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The Summer Club residential lifestyle estate in Somerset West is set for a revegetation project. Located between the N2 highway and Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, the area has issues like clay laden earth, eroded soil and excessive waterlogging. The developers, Omwieco commissioned Anton Comrie of Greeninc, asked David Gibbs…

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Make your own tikki torches using copper pipe and a few other essentials that you will find at your local Builders Warehouse. Push your torches into the ground throughout your garden or around your patio, light them and relax.     Note: I was unable to find a copper oil…

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As homeowners gravitate outdoors, the sky is the limit when designing an outdoor living or entertaining area. This area, like any other area in a home, should incorporate green design in a way that it is harmonious with the surrounding vegetation and buildings, and provide a relaxing haven that is…

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Feng shui is a Chinese tradition that is usually associated with interior design but now experts are saying feng shui also has benefits for a home landscape.  Continue reading to learn more about feng shui, the benefits and ways of transforming your home into a space that helps you and…

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 The South African National Biodiversity Institute’s (Sanbi) Kirstenbosch team made it 33 gold medals in 38 attempts for south Africa at the centenary Chelsea Flower show, which is widely regarded as the international floral Olympics. The event was held in London over 5 days with participants from all over the…

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