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Waterwise Gardening in South Africa

South Africa’s water consumption is increasing despite the fact that we live in country that is predominantly semi-arid with regions that experience regular drought periods. As a country our average annual rainfall is just 450mm per annum compared to the world average of 850mm. Waterwise gardening has therefore now become an essential facet of responsible […]

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Rain garden design tips

Rain gardens are one way of reducing and managing stormwater runoff.  When planning one, contact your local nursery and explain what conditions the plants will have to deal with.  Wherever possible, choose indigenous species. See an earlier rain garden post that contains a written explanation of how to build a rain garden.  If rain gardens […]

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Edible Rooftop Gardens

RISC is an inspirational edible roof garden project atop the Reading International Solidarity Centre, a development education centre in the heart of the busy city. It is designed as a permaculture garden, following permaculture principles established in Robert Hart’s permaculture forest garden in Shropshire. With a rooftop education room opening up onto the garden, the […]

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Quick Tips on Saving Water in your Garden

Watch the short video below for 9 tips on saving water in your garden. In addition to the above tips, you can save substantially more water in your garden and home by installing grey water re-use systems and rain water harvesting systems.  Water Rhapsody’s water conservation systems make eco-friendly landscaping easier. The Water Rhapsody grey […]

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Eco-friendly Landscaping

Ways to ‘green’ your lawn and reduce its consumption of fresh water The above video is sure to make you re-think your ideas about lawn. The dependence and amount of water that domestic grass lawns use is usually only noticed when there are droughts and/or water restrictions in place.  There are certain grass species and […]

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