Landscaping Company Craighall
January 16, 2017
A Landscaping Company in Craighall at the Forefront of Water-Wise Landscape Design
As a major city in a water-stressed country, it should come as no surprise to learn that Johannesburg is running out of water. With no drop to spare in local rivers, dams, and taps, many businesses and homeowners are looking for ways to manage their water usage – and one place to start is in their own backyards.
Yes, areas in Johannesburg such as Craighall, Sandton, Morningside, and Houghton are witnessing a movement towards environmentally favourable landscapes. With water-wise lifestyles becoming a major priority throughout Johannesburg, not only are businesses and homeowners looking for ways to reduce their water consumption, but landscaping is evolving and is seeing many landscaping companies working hard to design landscapes that suit the new reality of water shortages. If you’re looking to achieve a green, stylish, low-impact outdoor space, then hiring a water-wise landscaping company in Craighall is the way to go. Here’s how a water-wise landscaping company can help you garden for the future:
- Rainwater Catchment or Drip Irrigation – with stringent water restrictions and strict penalties in place, a water-wise landscaping company will set up built-in sprinklers or drip irrigation with timers to avoid overwatering. Another excellent method of water catchment is to harvest water by installing a rainwater tank.
- Ditch Your Lawn for Pavers – in a time where water is scarce, do you really need your thirsty lawn? If you want to utilise your landscape well, ditch your lawn and replace it with either round or geometric pavers. Considered as the new green, pavers can easily transform any backyard space into a beautiful, low maintenance show area.
- Plant Indigenous and Focus on Companion Planting – there are valid reasons why you should choose indigenous plants, trees, and shrubs as the backbone of your landscape. South Africa is home to some of the most beautiful floral kingdoms of the world, and our indigenous annuals and perennials are well adapted to the local climate and also extremely drought resistant, which means they don’t demand constant watering. While indigenous is the way to go in times of water shortage, there is also a science to choosing plants, flowers, and trees – it’s called companion planting. A method used to create a balanced and healthy eco-system, companion planting is all about pairing plants that work well together. Whereas some plants should never be planted together, it’s important to pair plants that feed, protect, and encourage each other.
In business for over 15 years, we are a professional landscaping company at the forefront of sustainable, water-wise landscape design. Passionate about nature, landscape architecture, natural balance, plants, sustainability, and the environment, we can design, develop, build, install, maintain, or restore any outdoor space through sustainable practices within your budget. To view our portfolio or to get a quote, chat to us today.