Rain Water Harvesting is quite simply the collection of rain water for use elsewhere. One of the common forms of rain water harvesting is to collect the water from the roof of a building into a storage water tank - here we show you how
Eco Balance Landscaping recently won a SALI (SOUTH AFRICAN LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE) SILVER award in the Garden and Turf Maintenance category for 7 Pigeonwood Close, Simbithi. This garden was installed by Eco Balance Landscapes in August 2015. The residents requested lots of flowering plants and were blessed with a great outcome.
Winter in KZN can be harsh and it’s a good idea to give your garden a little extra attention in the coming months. You don’t want to lose all the hard work you’ve put in so far!
These five garden maintenance tips will help you protect and sustain your garden through winter’s dry days and chilly nights:
With water restrictions looming and water shedding in various municipal areas, it is a great idea to become familiarised with ways to create an efficient watering system. If you've prepared for the summer with rainwater harvesting containers like Jojo Tanks and proper tools for administering water wise solutions for your new or existing garden, it is important to be sure your garden is designed to maximise water usage
Time to fine tune your rainwater harvesting skills. If you missed our previous posts on tips for your JoJo Tank - you can find them here. Otherwise, you can read on for a few quick tips on how to make sure you're running at 100%
With the holiday season looming, if your garden has suffered over the last couple of months due to the drought and water restrictions, then you'll need to aggressively implement a strategy for bringing your plant life back to a healthy state. Part of this is ensuring that your plans for January and February consist of not only water retention, but also efficient splitting, dividing and pruning to make sure ever square meter of garden is maximising intake.
Mulched soils are the perfect arena for healthy plant growth. Especially in a drought, all that water retention is deeply appreciated by plant roots. While it is still necessary to water plants, if you've been a recent buyer of a Jojo tank unit and have commenced rain water harvesting, you can easily target root zones with your reclaimed water.
In this dreadful season of drought, it is important to understand the role of mulch and the basic need of its benefits for not only your plants, but the soil that feeds them. Its benefits are quite vast to cover in one post, but we'll unpack your soil first and then we'll point to specific drought indications that could potentially creep up in the coming summer months.
There are huge benefits when utilising a proper garden maintenance plan - including not just how your garden looks, but is more in tune with how a planned ecosystem can create a longer lasting garden. With proper moisture retention, an efficient and eco friendly irrigation system and the proper balance of indigenous plants that rely on the seasonal whims of our beautiful North Coast, you can have an asset to your property that will enhance value and add character to your experience.