Winter Garden Groundwork for Summer Glory

Winter Garden Groundwork for Summer Glory

If you haven’t yet felt the slight nip at your heels, you can be sure it will happen soon. Winter is almost upon us and whilst our gardens on the coast take much less strain than those inland, there is still a lot of activity you can undertake in your winter garden to prepare for a beautiful summer garden. 

6 Great South African Succulents for your Garden

6 Great South African Succulents for your Garden


For a start, succulents are not to be confused with Cacti. The latter are part of the succulent family but are mostly thorny and not proliferous in South Africa. They occur most commonly in the Americas (yes, a picture of Mexico should pop into you head!).

Your April Garden

Your April Garden


You’ve noticed the subtle change in the air, haven’t you? The sun is rising a little later, there’s a fresh crispness to the air, the air conditioner is taking a well-earned rest, and you’re not waking up drenched in sweat

Competition Winner Shares Her Joy

Competition Winner Shares Her Joy

We are always super-excited to have super-excited customers! One of the lucky-draw winners of our birthday competition held on Life & Style Radio in March, recently enjoyed an extra garden maintenance visit as her prize. She shared her joy with us in the following comments:

“I just wanted to say what an awesome job your team did here today. 

What an amazing bunch of people they are, and they hardly drew breath all day! Worked so hard in the heat (and despite our resident green mamba who made an early appearance)! They are an absolute credit to you and could not do enough to make sure I was happy with everything. Thank you.

Thank you too for the Easter basket – we have planted it into one of the empty pots outside and my own new pots look fabulous all planted up.

Thanks again for the great service and please pass on sincere thanks to your fabulous team.”

Simbithi Resident & Competition Winner

Competition Winner

It's Competition Time!

Eco Balance are giving away 3 great garden-maintenance prizes, in celebration of our 10th birthday

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This competition was launched on Life & Style Radio on the 1st of March during our 10th Birthday interview. You can listen to the interview in the block alongside. 


Garden maintenance includes the maintaining of any garden environment, whether it’s a domestic garden, a commercial garden, an office garden or a factory garden.

Entry to the competition is simple: 

Book a site visit for a quotation by clicking below - the first 3 clients who accept our quotation will get their first months garden maintenance service for free!  Winners will be announced in April.


Eco Balance Landscaping is 10 Years Old

Eco Balance Landscaping is 10 Years Old

How did it all begin?

As founders we decided after working together for some time in other businesses, to form a business partnership and on 1st March 2008 Eco Balance Landscaping was formed. Since then we have had the most rewarding journey!

With one voice, the most rewarding part of the adventure for us has been the experience of seeing the Eco Balance staff growing in experience, knowledge and stature within the business as well as in the local community. We have to chuckle at the fact that horticulturist’s are meant to enjoy growing and cultivating plants, which shows in the success we have tasted over our 10 year journey. But, giving back to the local community, where we have committed to drawing our staff from, still remains the most satisfying achievement for us both.

Eco Balance Landscaping’s success can largely be attributed to the people involved. Staff and clients have been our inspiration, support and encouragement.  Staff being the key component, and clients who have spurred us on to deliver the excellence that is synonymous with Eco Balance Landscaping.

There have been some very interesting variations in the spectrum of clients we have worked with that have driven the service levels higher and higher. We are truly grateful for their support and contribution to our reputation of successful excellence.

The many phases in the life of Eco Balance over the past 10 years were influenced by various factors that enabled us to maintain a healthy and viable business. The biggest of these being that we have remained light on our feet, always looking around to see how and when to adapt, improve and make changes. These are all crucial aspects for growth and remaining relevant in our highly competitive industry.

The many mountains we have climbed were summitted on the back of countless answered prayers.

We are thrilled and grateful to still be a flourishing, growing operation 10 years on.

The next 10 years…..?

The Eco Balance Landscaping team is working on some wildly important goals for 2018 and beyond to make our client’s gardening experience even more enjoyable and fulfilling.

Thank you for journeying with us!

Tracey Miller-Smith and Joy Wolmaraans