The sustainability and health of our planet are concerns that have moved to the forefront of public consciousness and the standout landscaping trends of the past year reflect this point. Covering everything from eco-friendly water features to permeable paving; the experts at EARTHFORCE Landscapes present you with a list of the top landscaping trends of 2016.
South African Landscape Institute (SALI) has awarded EARTHFORCE LANDSCAPES with the
- Just Trees SALI Trophy Award of Excellence for Best Landscape Construction (with design by others) (2016) for The Houghton
- Gold Award of Excellence for Landscape Construction (with design by others) for The Houghton (2016)
- Trophy Award for the Best Landscape Construction (with design by others) (2016) for The Houghton
EARTHFORCE LANDSCAPES has been privileged to be involved in the landscaping construction at The Houghton over all four phases of its development over the past few years, and have been doing the garden maintenance of the Houghton for the most recent 2 years.
The scope of work included the construction of metal edging frames, installation of stabilised gravel, Jap-slabs and stepping stones, importing of topsoil/compost mix, irrigation installation, planting of large trees and soft landscape, mulching, placement and planting of Pots and “street furniture”.
We have recently begun construction of phase 4B & 4C at The Houghton.
Previous SALI awards (2011) :
- Gold Award of Excellence for Landscape Construction (with design by others) for:
End Street Park
Maurice Freeman Park
- Silver Award of Excellence for Landscape Construction (with design by others) for:
African Design magazine feature article – The Houghton Residential Apartments: SALI Just Trees Trophy for Best Construction with design by others
This article showcases the Multiple SALI Award winning project for The Houghton and EARTHFORCE Landscapes’ role in the project’s landscape construction and garden maintenance. Please click here to read more.
Award winning Garden Maintenance from Earthforce Landscapes
At EARTHFORCE Landscapes, it’s not enough to leave you with beautiful grounds, once we’ve worked our magic, we believe that Garden Maintenance is absolutely vital. Our dedication to stellar garden maintenance can be seen in the awards we’ve won. Make sure your perfectly landscaped garden always looks pristine and beautiful with the award winning garden maintenance team from EARTHFORCE Landscapes.
Environmental and Eco-Friendly Approach To Landscaping
The sustainability and health of our planet are concerns that have moved to the forefront of public consciousness and the standout landscaping trends of the past year reflect this point. Covering everything from eco-friendly water features to permeable paving; the experts at EARTHFORCE Landscapes present you with a list of the top landscaping trends of 2017:
Eco-Friendly Water Features
There are a number of different types of eco-friendly water features on the market many of which have the ability to recycle rainwater. This means that a minimal amount of water will be used to keep your water features running and thereby conserving water in these dry times.
When we speak about ‘permeable paving’ we are referring to a collection of techniques used to produce pavements that are equipped with both a base and a subbase, which permit the transfer of rainwater from the surface to the soil.
Yet another great way of reducing your household’s consumption of electricity is to have a stunning fire pit built on the property. Fire pits offer a cozy setting in which to socialize and entertain guests while decreasing the size of your electricity bill.
Solar LED Lighting
The term ‘solar lighting’ refers to an LED light, lamp or lantern equipped with solar panels and battery. The batteries are able to charge using the natural energy produced by the sun resulting in an eco-friendly lighting method.
At Earthforce Landscapes, we specialize in all areas of landscaping. Our experts are always on hand to help you with all of your unique landscaping needs, whether you are looking to add stunning new water features to your commercial property, a cozy fire pit to your home, installation of instant lawn, commercial garden maintenance, or any other aspect of your landscaping needs – we are here to help!