Sustainability & Organic Practices

The earth laughs in flowers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sustainability & Organic Practices

Selecting Planted Passion Horticultural Services for your landscaping requirements will not only reduce your environmental impact, but we guarantee results with our soil improvement practices and water-saving products.

Sensory Gardens – Designing for your wellbeing

As part of your landscape design consultation, we encourage our clients to first explore what goals they seek to achieve. The impact of outdoor spaces has a surprising emotional effect, and we aim to deliver a full sensory experience for our clients.

How you use and interact with your garden is an extension of your household; we seek to energise, restore, evoke or transform and look forward to working with you to achieve your desired emotional experience. When designing for sensory gardens we go beyond colour and vision (see) delving into the senses by deepening the atmosphere created through smell (scent), touch (feel), sound (hear), memories or nostalgia, energies and temperature.

Permaculture – Dining from your own food forest

Sustainable agriculture or permaculture can be defined as “consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fiber and energy for the provision needs.”

The philosophy of permaculture design goes beyond growing perennial plants for man’s self-reliance at all levels; it recognises solutions to the many social, economic and environmental constraints we face locally and globally.

Composting for soil improvements, reused and recycled materials, seed saving for planting heirloom or heritage varieties, bio-intensive gardens (often known as potager or kitchen gardens) and rainwater collection through swales or tanks are all examples of how simple design and installation principles can be included in your urban outdoor area. We seek to improve garden biodiversity through the inclusion of ponds and beehives.

The watering design principles used by Planted Passion Horticultural Services are unique. Rainwater collection through swales or tanks, self-watering (Wicker garden beds) and gray-water reuse - ensuring one areas output, is another’s input - are just a few examples that could be included in your outdoor area design.

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