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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
16.03.12 Penguin Waddle 2012
It is estimated that the African penguin could be extinct in the wild within 15 years.
Water is Life, Conserve it, Enjoy it!
24.01.12 Wetlands: Source of Life
Even though wetlands have many benefits to society, such as purifying water, controlling erosion and providing habitat for wetland dependent species, they continue to be destroyed and poorly managed.