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Water saving tips for a beautiful water wise garden

With water often as scarce as hen’s teeth in the Eastern Cape, water wise gardens have found their rightful place in this year’s Die Burger and PE Express PE Garden of the Year competition.

According to Lara Maritz, of the Garden Emporium in Builders Warehouse, it is not always possible to limit your plant choices to water wise, but there are a few golden rules that can help you save water.


Autumn pests can infest your garden

With autumn on the horizon, so too is the emergence of a number of annoying garden pests set on destroying your garden’s va va voom.

Well-known Greenfingers horticulturist, Hilton Rishworth, says participants in this year’s Die Burger and PE Express PE Garden of the Year competition can expect unwelcome visitors like lawn caterpillar, weeds, conifer or cypress aphids, sooty mould, snails and ants.


Focal points can help to create a good first impression

Like any relationship, the first impression your garden makes can enhance or destroy your chances of success in this year’s Die Burger and PE Express PE Garden of the Year competition.

So says well-known local landscaper, Sonette Gouws, who is no stranger to titivating gardens to look their best for special functions such as weddings, barmitzvahs or, in this case, competitions.


Garden of the Year competition kicks into gear!

Local residential and corporate gardens of all shapes and sizes will be in the spotlight over the next two months as the PE Express Garden of the Year competition kicks into gear from today.

The competition is held in conjunction with PE Express’ sister publication, Die Burger, and the Sherwood Garden Centre. Other sponsors include Re/Max Independent Walmer and Swabey Velthuysen Attorneys.


Opheffing van moratorium kan grond meer bekostigbaar maak

Die bekende eiendomsagent en ontwikkelaar van die Oos-Kaap, Jaco Rademeyer van Jaco Rademeyer Estates, het gister gesê die metro so opheffing van die moratorium op ontwikkelings in Lorraine kan op die oog af ’n positiewe effek op ontwikkelaars se sak hê.

“Uit ’n grondkoop-oogpunt is dit goeie nuus vir ontwikkelaars, want met meer beskikbare grond vir ontwikkeling, sal dit pryse in dié gebied laat stabiliseer.” Hy het gesê die min beskikbare gesoneerde grond se pryse het tydens die moratorium die hoogte ingeskiet.


Top property man supports proposed municipal by-laws

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has received support from one of the region’s most influential estate agents and businessmen for their proposed new by-laws, which require landlords to take more responsibility for the state of their buildings.

Jaco Rademeyer of Jaco Rademeyer Estates in Port Elizabeth, himself a multiple property owner, has praised the municipality’s vision in wanting to create a vehicle to clamp down on persons who allow their property to fall into a dilapidated, neglected or unsightly state.


Prime seafront development near Jeffreys Bay released

Phase two of one of the most striking property developments in the country, which is under construction on a prime seafront location near Jeffreys Bay in the Eastern Cape, has been released.

The R500 million Milkwood development between Jeffreys Bay and Aston Bay will be a five-storey building with 120 luxury units when completed. Starting with a price tag of R3,3 million, all the units have a sea view and distinctive imported accessories to ensure an opulent lifestyle.


Eastern Cape estate agents dealt body blows

Estate agents in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape have been dealt severe body blows by recent interest rate hikes and the effects of the new National Credit Act.

The knockout punch could be just around the corner for some, says Jaco Rademeyer, principal of Jaco Rademeyer Estates in PE.


Property industry welcomes initiative to clean up Central

Leading estate agents in Port Elizabeth have praised efforts by the police, security companies and business people to restore Central to its former glory.

The area is the historical heart of the city, but in recent years it has become dilapidated and acquired a reputation as a hangout for drug dealers and prostitutes. The new initiative, dubbed Operation Harmony, aims to clean up the area through improved visibility of police and security personnel.


Port Elizabeth property agent honoured

A young Port Elizabeth property agent has received national recognition for his contribution to the industry in terms of sales, exceptional service, leadership and development.

Jaco Rademeyer of Jaco Rademeyer Estates was one of 16 agents honoured at this year’s Nedbank Property Professional awards evening held in Cape Town recently. The 25-year-old property agent was the only agent nominated from the Eastern Cape.


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