Waterwise Gardening

Let us create the waterwise garden of your dreams. What is waterwise gardening? It is creating a beautiful garden, which requires a sensible amount of water for the location it will be grown in.

Waterwise1 Automatically the proverbial tumble weed blowing over a vacant grassland springs to mind! This does not have to be the case at all. There are many exciting and diverse options available -from the obvious succulent garden to revisiting the traditional English Country Garden, by adding grasses and mulch as well as deep composting (which will not only assist in retaining water, but with the plants as healthy as they can be, they will be able to withstand less watering).

The use of pebbles and rocks in the landscape has become fashionable, and used together with some specimen plants and plants to soften the harshness of the stones can be a very attractive and effective feature requiring very little water.

Plant selection is vital. Plants should be chosen that are best suited to the local conditions. It is important not to be confused between drought tolerant plants and waterwise plants. A lot of plants can withstand drought conditions but this does not mean that they will have the desired aesthetic effect. Lawn selection in Gauteng is always controversial with Kikuyu being the default choice. Cynodons are more drought tolerant however are not aesthetically pleasing during this stressful process. As gardens become smaller a lot of gardens are doing away with the traditional lawns and moving to other forms of surfaces.

Along with all the different plans that can be done to assist your garden requiring less water an important aspect that should not be overlooked is the capture and storage (water harvesting) of most grey and gutter water. Let Catscapes Landscapes come and install your grey water harvesting system.


Let Catscapes Landscapes create the waterwise garden of your dreams which will not only increase the value of your property, but will make a valuable contribution to future generations by good stewardship of limited resources.