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Indigenous Landscaping at the Sisonke District Office Ixopo

being build for the KZN Department of Public Works

The landscape design, selection of plants and the implementation was done by Michael Hickman


The design and installation was undertaken in collaboration with Steve Kinsler Architects by  The Green Roof Team  consisting of Clive Greenstone of Green Roof Designs and Michael Hickman of Ecoman

Our brief was to landscape key portions of the site to the highest standard possible on the rest of the site we were to establish natural grasses and wetlands to create as near as natural as possible functional urban wildlife habitat. All plants used are exclusively local plants.

This building inclusive of the Bio-Diverse Green Roof which Ecoman designed and constructed and surrounding landscape has been awarded a 5 star rating by the South African Green Building Council

 
Click here to see our Bio-Diverse Green Roof at Ixopo

Indigenous landscape construction the ground modelling and initial planting phase

landscape ground modelling at ixopo using grader
The first stage of landscape construction was to do the ground modelling here using a road grader
Landscape construction at ixopo using road grader 2
Another view of the ground modelling during the landscape construction
landscape construction at Ixopo
Landscape construction at Ixopo
cultivating with a tractor before seeding grass
During the landscape construction a tractor ripping the areas to be seeded with local grasses after the first spring rains
Stormwater retention pond as part of the landscape design
Construction a storm water retention pond as part of the landscape design
drainege lines planted to wetland plants as part of the ladscaping plan
  All storm water on site is lead down these wetland areas to the storm water retention pond as part of the landscape design
agapanthus praecox planted at entrance Ixopo as part of landscape plan by ecoman
Planting at the main entrance of  the Sisonke office complex at Ixopo
The landscape design by Ecoman called for the exclusive use of locally sourced indigenous plants which grow naturally in this area
planting up the parking area with local indigenous plnats
Planting the main parking area
The landscape design plan by Ecoman required the exclusive use of locally sourced indigenous plants which grow naturally in this area
                                   tecomaria capensis indigenous plant at Ixopo     
                                         Shrub border of Tecomaria capensis                                             
                                   The local indigenous plants Aloe barberae, Aloe ferox  Agapanthus preacox, Cussonia spicata were all sourced locally                    
The local indigenous plants Aloe barberae, Aloe ferox  Agapanthus preacox, Cussonia spicata were all sourced locally


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This page was created on 13.06.12
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