Landscaping Ideas In South Africa

What is a Landscaping?

Landscaping refers to any activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land, including the following:

Living elements, such as flora or fauna; or what is commonly called gardening, are the art and craft of growing plants to create beauty within the landscape.

Landscaping Ideas In South Africa

Best Landscaping Ideas to Start in South Africa:

See-Through Security

Above: South Africans are security conscious. Transparent steel screens are safer than solid walls because they do not obstruct sightlines, but do provide a deterring barrier between the street and the home. And they can double as trellises.

Here, in a suburb of Cape Town, a raised bed below the screen’s brick footing allows good soil to be contained above street level for rose bushes and a spring planting of screen-climbing annual sweet peas.

Feline Friendly

Above: Garden with friends. Grow organically so that your furry companions can eat grass with pleasure and indulge in worry-free catnip.

And always keep a litter box indoors, cleaned daily and well-stocked with fresh litter to discourage the feline from using the vegetable beds as his local loo. 

Shady Discovery

Above: Underplant trees with shade-loving shrubs and perennials, and make a walkway in an unused space.

Here, at the Relais & Chateau Cellars Hohenhort, lush plectranthus and mophead hydrangeas flank a narrow mulched path, creating a sense of exploration and discovery in an otherwise forgotten and negative part of a garden.

Invite The Neighbors

Above: Birds bring enchantment to a garden. Lure nectar-loving birds with the plants that delight them. At Kirstenbosch National Botanic Garden, this lesser double-collared sunbird sips from native agapanthus.  

Pack Away the Mums

Above: Think ahead for fall planting. There are alternatives to mums. South African plectranthus has spread its wings and has flown to the rest of the horticultural world, performing in most climates as an annual. Plant it now for a gorgeous late-season show in semi- and full shade.