rainwater harvesting

Rain Water Harvesting in Water Tanks

Rain Water Harvesting in Water Tanks

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

Our SALI Award-Winning Garden at Simbithi Eco-Estate, Pigeonwood Close

Our SALI Award-Winning Garden at Simbithi Eco-Estate, Pigeonwood Close

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.

Five must-do tips for winter garden care

Five must-do tips for winter garden care

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:

Beat The Drought: Water Zoning practices to ensure conservation

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

Beat the drought: Summer Rejuvenation the Eco Balance Way

Beat the drought: Summer Rejuvenation the Eco Balance Way

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.

Beat the Drought: Watering with Mulch

Beat the Drought: Watering with Mulch

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.

Beat The Drought: How Mulch can be the difference

Beat The Drought: How Mulch can be the difference

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.

Three Major Benefits Of A Professional Garden Maintenance Plan

Three Major Benefits Of A Professional Garden Maintenance Plan

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.