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Water Conservation – What is a Rain Garden?

Rain gardens are one one way to slow and reduce stormwater runoff and they can also be installed in conjunction with rain barrels or rain water tanks. A rain garden is a garden which takes advantage of rainfall and stormwater runoff in its design and plant selection. Usually, it is a small garden which is designed […]

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Rainwater tanks & rain gardens save money & the environment

Rainwater harvesting is becoming better-known in South Africa as homeowners and businesses realise that water conservation must be embraced in our water scarce country.  Rain water tanks combined with rain gardens can ensure that there is enough water for domestic use as well as irrigation, during water restrictions or water outages.  Rain water tanks and […]

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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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