Creating a new lawn or regenerating one that’s not in its best condition can completely transform your outdoor space. Grass immediately gives colour and vitality to gardens, as well as giving you a pleasant surface to walk, sit and play on.
Many people opt for having turf laid instead of getting grass seed, planting, waiting to see what happens and then potentially having to do further work. Once it’s done, it’s done — mostly. Read More»
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»
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»
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»
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.
A popular perennial to plant in your garden that is also easy to take care is of a coneflower. Read More»