If you venture out to Maboneng Precinct, the rejuventated business and residential district in the heart of Johannesburg, you will discover the Living Room – a rooftop bar and the brainchild of Tiakaya Designz owner, Taryn Jacobson. Tiakaya is a design company offering interior/exterior spatial solutions and unique landscaping installations
Hardscaping is often described as the yin to landscaping’s yang, as Andy De Wet the owner of De Wet Enviroscaping explains. “Hardscaping is the construction or installation of a garden using alternative materials, other than live plants,” he adds.
Landscaping and gardening in general has always been about the beautification of man’s surroundings. The quest for something new and better, always drives man to expand into new, previously neglected avenues. Aloes have been overlooked as landscaping plants, but the recent introduction of great new aloe hybrids has changed that.
Debbi Rebelo of Plantscapes Landscaping and Irrigation says that each style of house has an obvious, complementary style of garden. According to Manus Swiegers, owner of Manus Swiegers Landscaping, it is important to first analyse the architectural style of the house and then decide which style of garden will complement it.