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The effects of climate change can already be seen worldwide and these impacts are likely to get worse. There is an urgent need to take action in order to mitigate these effects and landscape architects can play a major role in this field. They can work along with regional and…

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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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Green roofs and walls can significantly reduce rooftop temperatures and result in savings on energy. Yet more health facilities are investing in green roofs for another reason. The simple reason is that connecting people with nature allows patients to relate to natural systems and decreases stress. This all helps quicken…

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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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Much of Singapore’s architecture is generic but that is about to change. After a creative design team developed a concept to make the city green starting with a hotel design.   Advocates of the “Green City” concept, the creative team at WOHA designed the surreal PARKROYAL on Pickering hotel with…

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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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So you want to improve or create a beautiful landscape for your home, get some easy ideas that can help you create your dream garden. Your garden will surely leave your guests “green” with envy.  Here you will learn the basics from lawn and weed maintenance to spending enough time…

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Plants seem to survive in all surroundings, however, Ross Nevette had a challenge when he needed to design a garden at the entrance of Romead Business Park. This was because he needed to create a vertical garden. Read about his solution that used a product called Terramesh from Maccaferri which…

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