OVERVIEW OF WORK

Clayton’s 20 years of Landscaping experience and your needs for your garden, are combined to ensure your garden suits your requirements.

STYLE

During Clayton’s partnership with the founder of Paarman Landscapes, much of the company’s work was produced in “African Zen” style. A Camps Bay garden in this style was featured on Top Billing. However, Clayton has no signature style, preferring to give each client what best suits the client’s life-style, the site, any existing buildings and plants which the client might wish to retain, while taking into account the Cape’s prevailing winds, the climate and any “borrowed landscape” in terms of views and plants in neighboring gardens. Clayton enjoys “Greener Options” by encouraging clients to use Bokashi bins, compost heaps, rain water harvesting etc.

CHOICE OF PLANTS

Clayton’s preference is to use indigenous plants wherever possible, taking into account the water-challenged summers of the Western Cape.

CAREER CV

Education: Landscape Technology Diploma (N.Dip. Land Tech.) - Technikon of Science and Technology in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, graduated in 1996.

Background: Having grown up in the ‘greenest’ heartland of South Africa, namely the Natal Midlands, and schooled in Pietermaritzburg, Clayton has a special bond with nature and a passionate love for trees and plants. Work experience : After graduating in 1996, Clayton started working with Robyndale Landscapes in Durban and was then head-hunted to start up the landscape division of a very small but successful company in the Bluff called Petra Styling, a water-feature manufacturing business. Within two years he had expanded the company from a small domestic landscape firm tackling projects worth around R5 000 to his last project for Petra – installation at the Value Centre worth R150 000. In Feb 1999 he moved to the Cape, and started Laue Landscapes. Initially, he sub-contracted to (Nov 1999) the company of which he is now sole owner – Paarman Landscapes. He bought the business in September 2004 , and has expanded it to two drivers and their team vehicles, plus his own vehicle.The company is a Principle Member of SALI (SA Landscaping Institute) & we belong to LIA (Landscapers Irrigation Association)we are now Principle members as of Aug 2010 Clayton and his team have been installing irrigation for the last 12 years.