WINDHOEK, Jan. 9 – Namibian Alan de Bever is an academically trained Horticulturalist. For a number of years, de Bever has worked in the horticulture sector, successfully mixing it up with the landscaping sector first in South Africa, and the last five years here in Namibia.
Armed with that experience, Garden Guys Landscaping was recently established as de Bever’s brainchild, and the company employs and trains local-based Namibians. Under his stewardship, Garden Guys Landscaping finds it a necessity to develop and train its employees who are associated with the business, so that they can aid to the growth and the business, as well as to diversify their individual skills-set and growth.
Garden Guys Landscaping encompasses numerous activities and aspects regarding landscaping as well as on-going gardening services; working on both residential as well as commercial properties and projects. Gardens undergo transformation into ‘water-wise’ gardens that thrive in Namibia and
Windhoek’s arid climate without using a lot of water or alternatively, just maintaining existing gardens.
In Namibia, water is a scarce commodity in Namibia, therefore efficient and effective irrigation systems do not just make economic sense, but are essential. From concept, design to recommending what plants, trees and flowers would work best for the garden, however big or small, the specialist knowledge provided has the capability of transforming gardens completely.
Furthermore, the expertise acquired by Garden Guys landscaping over the years, having worked on big and small projects mean that the irrigation systems are of the highest standard and fully automated if desired. There is always an eco-friendly way to maintain a residential or commercial property when it comes to the garden.
Apart from these activities; arboriculture, garden clean-ups, maintenance, paving interlocking, cement products, greenhouses and installation thereof,
plant nutrition and pest diagnostics, lastly suppliers of compost and fertilizers for residential and commercial use are all part and parcel of
the expertise and service available.
With the recent drought across the country, the Garden Guys have predominantly focused on water wise gardening. Numerous clients have been
successfully assisted with installations and plant choices, to make their gardens a remarkable aspect of their homes while efficiently using water.
As well as often improving the look and the value of the house. Assisting clients with garden maintenance on a regular basis while focusing on service
quality and delivery for the customer.
The business has started supplying and installing green houses for food and ornamental plant production best suited to the Namibian climate. Future undertakings of the Garden Guys will predominantly focuses on organic gardening, supplying heirloom vegetable seeds and establishing a urban
vegetable farming sector using modern farming techniques that are more efficient and productive. Giving people the tools and the knowledge to start
vegetable gardens and become more healthy by having access to organic home-grown vegetable, fruit and herbs. – NDN Staffer