Are you looking to transform your outdoor space into an eco-friendly retreat? With summer on its way out and with winter on the horizon, if there is one thing we have learned over the summer months, it is that water should be used sparingly. If you are looking to transform your outdoor space into an eco-friendly sanctuary, then you are going to love our low maintenance garden landscaping ideas.
One of the country’s biggest problems right now is the fact that the Western Cape is in the midst of a serious water crisis. Not only is each individual limited to 50 litres of water a day, but the days of green polished lawns with lush rose gardens are long gone. Predictions from climate change suggest that even more trying conditions can be expected, and that the likelihood of water demands exceeding supply in Gauteng is not far from being a reality, just like the city of Cape Town.
The new buzzword on everyone’s lips this year is “water-wise”. With the Western Cape in the midst of one of the worst droughts ever recorded in South African history, provinces throughout South Africa are finally waking up to the fact that water is a valuable commodity, and no province is immune to the possibility of drought. Whether you reside in the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal or Gauteng, if you are looking to create a sustainable, water-wise garden, then start with evergreen trees.
Have you ever walked passed a nursery and saw the most beautiful colourful blooms, but thought that there is no way you can afford to buy these beauties? To put it to you simply, this labour intensive beautiful, colourful blooms have probably taken many full moons of TLC to get it to this size, so if you can afford it, buy it because it is worth it!
Are you looking to design your dream home landscape? Lucky for you, when it comes to gardening ideas of 2018, we’ve compiled some affordable and inspiring landscaping ideas that are sweeping South African homes by storm. While setting up a colourful rose garden, installing a super flashy water feature and an over-scaled chess game, will make an unforgettable impression (if you happen to live in the swanky suburb of Sandhurst), our simple, affordable and inspiring landscaping ideas are not only guaranteed to spice up your home, but they also add significant value to your property.
Lower Priced Plants Under Windy Willows’ Shade Cloth Canopies
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A First-Class Plant Nursery, Well-Rooted in Johannesburg
An internet search, using keywords like “plant nurseries Johannesburg”, quickly reveals that there are numerous such nurseries listed; prominently among them, you’ll find our Johannesburg wholesale plant nursery – Windy Willows. Continue reading
Generous Characteristics of Ground Cover Plants
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Time to Purchase Wholesale Nursery Plants
The final days of 2017 are drawing ever nearer, a time when most people take their annual leave. It is also the perfect time to get stuck into your garden, either putting in new plants, replacing those that are past their prime, relocating plants that don’t mind being moved and need a new spot, or tidying up in general. Continue reading
One of Gauteng’s Most Affordable Customer-Centric Plant Nurseries
South Africans love the outdoors and they love their gardens, regardless of how large and sprawling, or small and modest they may be. For a long time, Gauteng gardens were almost all spacious by today’s standards, but as urbanisation increased and land became more expensive, property and garden sizes decreased gradually.