Landscaping the yard

Advice on Maintaining Common Land Together

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In many residential areas of Australia, there can be land which needs to be looked after by the nearby residents in common with one another. Some business communities also have land which needs to be maintained jointly because there is no single owner. The trouble is that all too frequently a leasing organisation or a maintenance firm takes control of the care of all the common land, such as car parks, walkways and gardens, and charges home and premises owners a flat annual fee to do so. Read More»

Factors To Consider When Building a Retaining Wall

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When building retaining walls, you don’t have to choose between aesthetics and function. The primary purpose of retaining walls is to hold back soil where erosion is a concern and where a steep change in elevating a property is needed. However, with a variety of materials and methods available, retaining walls can be used to maximise usable space in your garden or yard, and control erosion at the same time. Once you are aware of the basics, you can customise it to meet your needs and increase the value of your property. Read More»

4 Steps to Help You Bring a Touch of Japan to Your Garden

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There is nothing quite as peaceful and harmonious as a traditional Japanese garden, and there is a reason for this. Japanese gardens originated from a desire to experience the beauty and peace of the countryside, and over time this tradition has become a big part of the Japanese culture, combining the basic elements of water, plants, and rocks, and clean, simple lines to create a calming haven. If you fancy bringing a little Zen landscaping to your own garden, read on for some ideas to help you along the way. Read More»

What perennials are easy to take care of?

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If you want a beautiful garden, but are new to plants and flowers, you might want to start with perennials. There are a variety of perennials that are easy to grow and take care of without the long-term commitment that comes with annuals. Here are some perennials that are easy for anyone to take care of. Coneflower A popular perennial to plant in your garden that is also easy to take care is of a coneflower. Read More»

Landscape Supplies | 3 Tips To Mulch Your Soil For Growing Healthy Plants

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Landscape supplies like mulch generally consist of tree bark, decaying leaves and compost spread around soil to enrich and insulate it. Mulching prevents the top surface of the soil from drying out by preserving water and essential nutrients in it. Mulching also blocks the formation of weeds, which can destroy your plants because they compete for nutrients and moisture. With so many benefits, you’ll naturally want to mulch your soil for growing healthy plants by following these tips. Read More»