ECO Landscaping Ideas to Turn Your Garden Into a Botanical Hideaway

South Africans love the outdoors – not only do they love to spend their weekends outside braaing and entertaining family and friends, but South Africans love their flora. But as climate change wreaks havoc throughout South Africa, it’s difficult keeping a garden green and pristine. Everyone has an idea in their head about what they’d like their dream garden to look like, and while it’s easy to know what you want, it’s far harder to implement. Yes, garden landscaping is no easy feat, which is why we’ve rounded up some ECO-friendly garden landscaping ideas guaranteed to turn your garden into your personal botanical hideaway.


Amid a serious water crisis, many landscapers and homeowners are xeriscaping. With water now considered as a limited resource, xeriscaping is a method of gardening that refers to a set of principles that are practical and environmentally friendly. By selecting the drought-resistant plants and an irrigation system, xeriscaping allows for easy maintenance and water-wise design. Offering homeowners countless benefits, not only is this a low maintenance alternative, but xeriscaping can save homeowners and businesses up to 70 Percent in water usage. Also, by using drought-resistant plants, shrubs, and trees native to your area, you will eliminate the need for fertilizers and pesticides. Besides the above, xeriscaping can also increase property value.

Install a green outdoor entertainment area

While a green lawn is always pretty to look at—unless you own a golf course—it really doesn’t serve much purpose, especially in areas where water is lacking. If you want to utilise your garden well, then it’s time to ditch your lawn and install a green outdoor entertainment area. By following ECO design principles, and by using recycled or locally sourced materials, such as stone, rock, timber or bamboo, you can create a space that is inspirational, productive, spatial, and maintenance free. And there is no better garden landscaping idea than an outdoor entertainment area that can be used for dining, lounging and just hanging out.

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Transforming, creating, building and maintaining landscapes since 2001, we are a professional garden landscaping company that offers a full-service garden landscaping service to businesses, commercial developments, private homes and residential estates throughout the entire Johannesburg and Pretoria region.

Reputable, reliable, skilled, efficient, ECO-friendly, and affordable – not only do we practice environmentally sustainable methods, but we can design and install any garden design you desire according to your precise needs and constraints. Whatever type of garden design or landscaping services you require – we are the landscaping specialists that can do it all.