Turg-Ag showcases Domestic Irrigation installation by Paarman Landscapes

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El Shaddai School

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Cape town Flower Show @ the Castle of Good Hope 2016

Cape town Flower Shows.

Paarman Landscapes gets a get a mention on the Prolandscaper page.

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SAPS Durbanville, Paarman Landscapes cleans up.

Paarman Landscapes, with the help of Paul’s Hire, clean up the SAPS Durbanville.
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St Thomas Pre-Primary School

Thank you From:
Heideveld St Thomas Pre-Primary School
Gary Bedderson
Rector | St Thomas Church
Area Bishop | Western Cape
165 Heideveld Road, Heideveld, 7764

Paarman Landscapes has Wonderful Clients,
Mr. & Mrs. Gibbon had no further need to keep their play structure.
So we moved it to a new school in need, installed some irrigation and new lawn (Discounted by our supplier Visser Gardens)for the children.

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SABI MAG, Paarman Article


LIA Award, November 2013

Paarman Landscapes takes home their first Irrigation Award and it’s a Silver Award from the LIA (Landscape Irrigation Association)
Not just landscaping in Cape town but also quality Irrigation work by our own team. Congrats to Mr Trust Ndhlovu and the team.

African Business Journal

Cape town landscaper gets a mention in the African Business Journal 2013

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SALI Awards of Excellence 2013

Cape town landscaper contractor wins SALI Award of Excellance 2013

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Die Burger Article


Kirstenbosch Talk

This was Clayton’s 2nd talk at kirstenbosch.

Fairlady Mag, Paarman gets a mention

Fairlady July 2012, Article

SALI Awards of Excellance 2012

Small Business Awards on 567 CapeTalk

Paarman Landscapes makes the Top 30 list.

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Small Business Awards 567 CapeTalk and Softline Pastel

SALI Awards of Excellance 2011

SALI (South African Landcape Institute)


LIA (Landscape Irrigation Association)Principle Member


The Gardener on DSTV

Tanya Visser of The Gardener interviews Clayton Laue of Paarman Landscapes

Decorex 2010 Weekend Argus article by Kay Montgomery


TITLE: Garden design at Decorex, Designers paradise, Green trends on show, Going green at Decorex

Top Cape landscaper, Clayton Laue is among the many designers taking part at Decorex (April 23-27) which opens on Friday

Water heaven. Clayton Laue’s gold medal winning modernist water garden in Stellenbosch uses grasses and water-permeable pebbles.

Decorex (23-27 April) opens at the Cape Town International Convention Centre this Friday and promises to offer gardeners a host of green design ideas, designer birdhouses, prefab wet wall water features, Victorian romanticism, fantasy and all things feathered.

With the theme, ‘Breath of Fresh Air’, the show hopes to reflect the green movement’s influence on new trends such as frugal chic, re-cycling, up-cycling, salvage design and cutting-edge DIY. This back to basics theme reminds one that even in the garden, you can ‘reuse the past, recycle the present and save the future’.

Top local landscaper, Clayton Laue of Paarman Landscapes will spearhead the landscaping industry’s participation this year. A trained landscape designer with extensive experience in indigenous flora, Clayton has been landscaping in the Cape since 1999.

At the 2008 South African Landscapers Institute (SALI) Awards of Excellence, he was honoured as a top Gold Medal winner for the installation of a garden in central Stellenbosch.

“The owners wanted a low maintenance, simple garden with a Zen feel”, says Clayton, recalling his prestigious national award. “Interestingly, that garden had no lawn at all”, he adds, referring to an issue increasingly addressed by eco-conscious landscapers. The result was a tranquil garden with a large expanse of water designed in a geometric pattern. “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for us”, he says.

Clayton’s website (www.paarmanscapes.co.za) includes a gallery of photographs that reflect work commissioned by his landscaping company since then. As one of the signature landscaping designers taking part at this year’s Decorex, his garden exhibit was planned months ago. “Our garden will combine the natural elements of wooden decking with a unique and eye-catching cascading water feature that will inject movement and sound into the design”, he says.

“Our planting palette is restricted, with the emphasis on low-maintenance, architectural, textured and colourful plants. “Visitors will be able to sit on our benches and we will also have edible plants in simple planters”, he says. “Most importantly, we will also be showcasing the versatility of prefab wet wall water features”, he concludes.

What does Clayton believe that gardeners should be doing in their gardens this year? With enormous local landscaping experience, these are Clayton’s tips for your garden this weekend:
* Always make sure your water features are custom built so they are unique and make sure that they don’t leak.
* When installing wooden decking, always use timber from renewable sources and never use materials from exotic indigenous forests.
* Take a good look at the areas between your hard (paving, paths) and soft (plants) landscape areas. Paving should never overpower the plants in the garden – and vice versa. A sense of scale is very important in any garden.
* Keep your planting designs simple and your hard landscaping low maintenance. The combination of both should always create a visually pleasing and interesting design.
* Incorporate natural products such as stones, pebbles, gabions and cladding into your designs.
* Add indigenous plants, restios (grasses) and succulents to your landscape to create a tranquil, but water wise environment.
* Using fragrant and fruiting plants to attract birds and wildlife into the garden to encourage biodiversity and conservation.
* Install rain water collection tanks, a wormery and compost bins for recycling organic waste into your garden. (See www.suburbanearthworms.co.za)
* Discover the benefits of using recycled materials as focal points or art in your garden.

Interested in visiting the Paarman Landscapes garden stand at Decorex? April 23–27. Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre. Entrance: R45. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.decorex.co.za

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Kirstenbosch Wed talks

Clayton has been invited to give a Talk/Presentation at Kirstenbosch Gardens.
Theme of the talk will be “Finding Gold and Silver in the garden.”
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Weekend Argus article by Kay Montgomery

Water-wise gardening
July 12, 2008

Global warming is clearly influencing the way landscapers are designing local gardens. This could be seen at the 2008 South African Landscapers Institute (SALI) Awards of Excellence which recently honoured the country’s top landscapers.
Among the Cape’s winning domestic gardens entries was Clayton Laue of Paarman Landscapes who received a Gold Award for the installation of Hannes and Mari Van Zyl’s garden in central Stellenbosch. This year’s Cape entries were judged by well-known Cape landscaping personality Jean Wouters and top landscape architect Claire Burgess.
A trained landscape designer with extensive experience in indigenous flora, Clayton has been landscaping in the Cape since 1999.
“As avid gardeners, the Van Zyl’s wanted a low maintenance, simple garden with a zen feel,” says Clayton. “The result is a tranquil garden with a large expanse of water.”
“Interestingly, the garden had no lawn at all,” says Clayton, referring to an issue increasingly addressed by eco-conscious landscapers.
“There were also many challenges, as although Ann Sutton had done the original concept design, the design of the water feature changed many times during the project. We worked off and on the site for between 12-18 months. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for us,” he says.
Are you planning to revamp your garden this spring? Gardens designed by leading landscapers showcase the latest trends developing in the world of gardening and will provide you with inspiration to get started.
• Conserving water. Despite a week of torrential rain in the Cape, the water smart approach to garden design is really necessary for the Cape. Strategies include the use of low water usage plants (both indigenous and exotic), zoning the garden into low medium and high water usage areas, as well as irrigating each area on a different watering programme. Less lawn is fashionable and when lawns are planted they use indigenous lawn species such as buffalo or cynoden species which need less watering.
• More use of indigenous plants. Fynbos plants, including architecturally attractive restios are now used in gardens.
• Eco-friendly gardens. Many homeowners now want a garden for wildlife, complete with a pond that attracts small creatures.
• Use of natural rocks. Instead of using pavers and cladding which require the use of energy to manufacture, landscapers are opting for using natural stone, and preferably that found on site.
• Grass and perennial plantings. This trend is steadily increasing as landscapers use these water wise plants in massed plantings in areas where a decade ago a lawn would have been the norm.
• Permeable hard landscaping surfaces. Instead of solid paving there is a trend towards a surface that allows water to penetrate into the soil instead of running off and being lost to the garden. For example, paths of stepping stones interplanted with low water usage groundcovers.
• A natural look. The above techniques tend to result in a garden that is less tidy than the lawned garden and flower-filled borders of 20 years ago and less formal than the Tuscan style.
Interested in working with a top landscaper? The landscapers honoured by SALI for the installation and design of gardens across the Western over the last year were:
• Gold Awards: Paarman Landscapes for constructing the Van Zyl garden in Stellenbosch designed by Ann Sutton and Clayton Laue

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