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LANDSCAPING STEYN CITY PARKLAND RESIDENCE PEARL VALLEY OUBAAI GOLF RESORT Technological advances at their disposal through Golf Data is an industry landscaping expert, successfully each stage have also been a boon to the industry: involved with all aspects of the landscaping architectural from advanced computer modelling for landscape and project, with a focus on holistic design. The multidisciplinary irrigation design through to more efficient irrigation team integrates environmentally sensitive processes and systems dispersing accurate volumes of water with ecology with aesthetic resolve. Golf Data engages with vastly more control and risk mitigation, not to forget the people and the environment through research and team responsible. observation, with a key understanding of history, culture Advances in so-called soil amendments are perhaps less sexy but just as impressive, with the potential to advance the sustainability cause for landscaped areas. Rehabilitating bad soils and adding advanced water retention capability can considerably reduce the amount of irrigation water required. This not only saves on water but also on pump sets and repairs, as well as maintenance to the irrigation system. While knowledge and discipline are not as much fun to write about as GPS and the natural environment. This enables them to successfully translate needs into detailed design, technical resolve and environments that invoke excitement. Golf Data’s experience has afforded them the opportunity to work on both intimate and large-scale projects, including Steyn City, Thesen Islands, Oubaai, St Francis Links, and Pearl Valley estates, to mention but a few. mapping soil, monitoring probes and irrigation systems linked to weather stations, they still remain the most important facets of managing the sustainability of green areas. Ultimately there is no silver bullet, but employing the services of a professional company from the outset will result in savings for both the environment and an estate’s long-term finances. PAGE 55