Category: Landscaping

what to plant in spring

What to Plant in Spring

Everyone becomes a passionate gardener around spring. The sight of green grass, blooming flowers and the smell of pollen in the air remind us that this is the time to till the soil and start planting some seeds. Of course, it’s not just a matter of picking your favourite plants and selecting a spot for

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how to start a garden from scratch

How to Start a Garden from Scratch

Starting a garden from scratch is one of the most exciting projects you can undertake. It’s one of the few times in life where you actually get to play god. Yes, you create your own little patch of life, and you get to choose absolutely everything from the soil, to the plants and even the

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landscaping design tips for beginners

7 Tips for Landscape Design for Beginners

If you own a home, you’ll probably need to engage in some landscape design at some point. Landscape design is a vast and varied practice, that ranges from the very simple to the incredibly complex. Of course, not many of us have undertaken studies in landscaping, so we are very much beginners and novices when

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The Advantages of Cladding

Cladding is a fantastic addition to any home, especially as it achieves that rare feat of offering both functional and aesthetic benefits. It is a construction technique where one material is placed on top of the base material so that the building receives increased protection from the elements. Typical materials for cladding include wood, imitation

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gardening tips for spring in melbourne

Gardening Tips for Spring

Spring is already here, and haven’t we earnt a bit of sunshine. Spring means a lot of things, firstly, it means footy finals. Secondly, it means your garden is about to spring back to life. If you think you’re looking forward to the sun, you’ve got no idea how much your plants are looking forward

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Closed Shot of Tarp Pergola

6 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Backyard

Like the rest of your house, your backyard does need a bit of love every now and then. When we say a bit of love, we mean more than just watering the garden, replacing some mulch or sweeping the rock garden into place (although these are all great starts.) Upgrading your backyard means increasing both

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How to Choose the Best Grass for Your Lawn

How to Choose the Best Grass for Your Lawn

Every Aussie backyard needs a lawn. They are the centre of everything from backyard cricket, to kick-to-kick and even just lying on the grass and watching the clouds go by. However, Victoria does have some difficult weather conditions, from long baking summers to wet and windy springs and of course, morning frost in the winter.

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how to create the ultimate outdoor kitchen

How to Create the Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

Who doesn’t love an outdoor kitchen? They are among the most impressive backyard features around, and they are an instant value-adder. Of course, the best part about an outdoor kitchen is that it completely revolutionises your backyard. There’s nothing quite like entertaining around your outdoor kitchen and spending balmy nights cooking outdoors. We are lucky

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things to consider when landscaping your yard

11 Secret Money Saving Landscaper Tips and Tricks

Landscaping often comes with a few out-of-pocket costs. A well-manicured garden however, speaks for itself. It can do more than just recoup your investment. But with any investment, you need to be smart about how you’re spending your money. Here’s a look at how you could be stretching your dollar out to help you get

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Why You Should Consider Locally Made Products

It’s easier than ever now to buy products and materials from overseas. Often offering cheaper prices and lower overheads, buying from abroad is certainly a tempting option for many homeowners. But for anyone invested in the livelihood of their community, locally made products are the only ones worth considering. Besides, Australian made building materials are

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