Understanding geotextiles and gravel stabilisation methods

What are Geotextiles? Geotextiles are permeable fabrics or materials associated with landscaping and soil. Geotextiles are used to: separate, filter, reinforce, protect, or drain soils.Typically, geotextiles are made from polypropylene or polyester. When it comes to gravel stabilisation products (made from geotextiles) the porous membrane is typica...
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Lighter, better more efficient green roofs

Green roofs are a trend on the rise. In South Africa, the city of Durban is at the forefront of this phenomenon. While Germany, is listed as having the most green roofs in the world.  BERA Urbanscape  has created a green roof product that helps landscape architect, engineers and construction companies with installing roof top gardens. In ...
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Why permeable gravel surfaces is an option for a holiday home

Managing a holiday home remotely can be a source of stress for home owners. The garden needs like weeded, watered, mowed and pruned. Most second home owners rely on garden service companies to maintain their gardens while they are not there. However, there are ways to make your holiday home garden more self-sufficient, eco-friendly and hassle free,...
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Three ways BERA is helping save water in Cape Town gardens

Capetonians may have weathered the drought but water problems are not going away in the foreseeable future. It has citizens digging for boreholes, planting indigenous water-wise plants and investing in grey water recycling systems. The 22 March is World Water Day, water is a basic human right, for thousands have lived without love but no one withou...
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Gravel that won’t scoff your shoes this International Women’s Day

Who said gumboots are the only shoes to wear in the garden?! Be kind to the environment and your shoes. Gravel is generally not considered to be shoe-friendly, especially when it comes to high-heels of stilettos. The heel of the shoe sinks into the ground and is damaged by small sharp stones but not with BERA Gravel Fix . Ladies, how often have you...
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