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How to Install a Rain Garden (Video)

Rain Garden Installation Guide Raingardens are a great way to utilise rainwater from your rooftop and reduce stormwater runoff.  Rainwater can also be directly harvested into water tanks for use as garden irrigation water or for domestic use.  To see what types of rainwater tanks and water tanks are available in South Africa, see below.

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Plan for Greener Landscaping

If you’re trying to make your landscape more sustainable, one important thing to do is to reduce the size of your lawn and add more native plants, trees and shrubs. If you’re trying to make your landscape more sustainable, one important thing to do is to reduce the size of your lawn and add more […]

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How To Stop Soil Erosion In Your Garden (Video)

Slowing Water Stops Soil Erosion At its simplest level soil erosion is caused by water washing away soil. Stopping soil erosion is not rocket science either. By reading the land, watching out for heavy slopes and gulleys, and understanding the flow of water on your property, you can identify where water is washing down and […]

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Save Water & the Environment with a Rain Garden

What is a rain garden? A rain garden is an attractive landscaping feature planted with perennial native plants. It is a bowl-shaped or saucer-shaped garden with deep, loose soil, designed to absorb stormwater run-off from impervious surfaces such as roofs and parking lots. Rain gardens can be small, formal, home-owner style gardens, large complex bio-retention […]

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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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Managing Stormwater

Ever thought of where stormwater ends up? Poorly-managed stormwater can damage your property and the wider environment – but, managed properly, it can be good for your garden. Stormwater is the water that runs off surfaces such as houses, roads, driveways, footpaths. In urban areas, it runs down drains into stormwater pipes or channels and […]

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Reduce Stormwater Runoff

A reduction in stormwater runoff is good for the environment.  As the video explains, there are a number of things that you can do to reduce stormwater leaving your garden and house.  Rain gardens help reduce runoff and save on irrigation costs. Water Rhapsody water conservation systems include rainwater harvesting systems and grey water recycling […]

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