The design and installation of water-wise and low maintenance gardens has become our forte. Everything revolves around water, but sadly we are still putting far too much pressure on this limited resource. So, for those of you thinking of installing well points and boreholes, please be aware of the implications. Water is most definitely a finite resource.
Before you even start choosing the plants, it’s important to do a bit of investigating in your neighbourhood first. Find out which birds live in your area. Although birds can fly long distances, they are bound by climate, terrain and altitude, by food and the availability of nesting sites.
We are re-inventing the way we landscape. We are making better use of succulent plants such as Aloes which require way less watering. We are also making use of a lot more paving, river stones, marine stones, chip stones, bark and peach pips to cover the soil and prevent unnecessary evaporation. Between the soil and the stone we install a special material called "Weed Guard", which is porous but prevents weeds growing through it and from your stone sinking into the soil. Unlike plastic, it is not affected by the heat and will not climb through the stone. We are also using pots and water features to create the desired effect, but we are planting up the water features which has a stunning effect.
Root systems of some trees can cause absolute havoc on the grass, boundary walls, drains and the road. This is why it is imperative to consult for advise regarding planting the correct trees in the right positions. Aggressive root systems can damage foundations, boundary walls, pools, drainage, paving, roads and can get into machinery such as pool pumps. If you have trees growing too close to your walls, pools or drains, be sure to give me a call.