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13.11.12 Protect our Fish
The fish population of the Vaal River live within certain environmental conditions. Changes within this environment may result in fish kills, a world-wide phenomenon that occur due to natural or man-induced factors.
07.11.12 Drought and the impending water crisis
In a recent address, our Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, highlighted what has been labelled ‘a looming water crisis’ in South Africa.
04.10.12 Land Pollution
Land pollution is generated by human activities. Most often it is forgotten that the land we live in forms part of our environment, together with the air we breathe and the water we drink. Land pollution often results in habitat loss, land degradation, littering and soil contamination.
31.08.12 Using Grey Water in the Garden and Home
The prediction by the Department of Water Affairs that Gauteng’s water supply will outstrip its demand in 2013, highlights the necessity to intensify our water conservation strategies, both in the business and in the home. Every South African can do something to reduce their water consumption, and it all begins in the garden as well as the home. Between 31% and 50% of water supplied for urban and domestic use is consumed in landscapes such as office parks and residential gardens. Furthermore, 90% of household water leaves the home as wastewater.
01.08.12 Container Gardening
Container gardening is the practice of growing plants in containers or pots instead of planting them directly in the ground. This method is useful where the soil and climatic conditions are not suitable for plant growth, if space is limited or for indoor planting. Container gardens are easy to start up, especially if you are a new gardener, they can be economical because you can use anything as a container and it can be adapted to suit your style and personality. Water Wise principles should be applied to container gardens to conserve water.
04.07.12 Winter Gardens
Gauteng’s Highveld winter has settled in for the next few months, as is evident by the conscientious effort of gardeners and nurseries all over Johannesburg in keeping plants in their gardens safe from the cold. Often falling to below zero, winter temperatures in Jo’burg and southern areas into the Free State and Eastern Cape, can mean challenges for home gardens. However, this does not mean that winter is a time to forget about gardening or garden maintenance, or to suffer with colourless landscapes and empty vistas. Winter gardens require just as much work as summer gardens, and can be as rewarding and beautiful