Creating spectacular landscapes in small spaces

  • Factors That Affect the Stump Grinder Used on Your Property

    11 May 2018

    In most cases, tree stumps are annoying and inconvenient to deal with. They can interfere with the look of your landscape, harbour pests and insects and injure children playing in the yard. It is not uncommon for homeowners to hire stump-grinding services to get rid of inconvenient tree stumps. To get the job done, a stump grinder will need to be used to grind and remove the stump from its current location.

  • The 2 Main Features To Consider When Designing A Hardy And Drought Resistant Garden

    9 January 2018

    Whether you're revamping your existing garden or starting from scratch with a newly built home, planning a garden is an exciting yet challenging project. As well as creating an outdoor living environment that looks amazing, you'll no doubt want to create one that functions well and is fairly low maintenance. One important aspect of garden design in the often harsh Australian climate is making your new garden as drought resistant as possible.

  • How to Make a Straight Line With a Lawn Edger

    18 October 2017

    A lawn edger can be a useful tool for cutting the grass around your driveway or landscaping, but you need to take precautions to ensure the line is as straight as possible. Looking for tips? Check out these ideas. Use a Standalone Edger Ideally, if you want a straight line, you should use a lawn edger for the job. You can use a strimmer or weed wacker, but that won't get the line as straight.

  • Building A Herb Garden With Pavers

    24 June 2017

    If you are looking to create a garden feature that is both useful as well as beautiful, creating a herb garden with pavers is a great option. Imagine stepping out into your garden to pick your own fresh herbs. This is the type of garden that can be built in practically any space. Pavers are one of the easiest ways to build your herb garden and can be used to create a winding pathway around your herb garden or as a retaining wall.

  • Beyond Xeriscaping: Other Tips to Reduce Water Usage in Your Landscaping

    12 May 2017

    Xeriscaping can be a great way to reduce the amount of water you need for your home or business landscaping, but if you aren't fond of xeriscaping aesthetically or if you've already put all the drought-resistant plants you like into your design, you may want to explore other tips to reduce water useage. Here are some ideas to consider. 1. Focus on Drip Irrigation Drip irrigation typically consists of hosepipes with small holes in them.

  • Why Should You Consider a Shade Sail Instead of a Pergola?

    24 April 2017

    If you want to have a place where you can enjoy your outside space without being struck full by the sun, you might have thought about having a pergola built. That should do the job, but you should still consider going with a shade sail instead. These large sails are suspended in the air above you, creating plenty of overhead cover when the sun is at its hottest, and they come with plenty of advantages over pergolas.

  • Honour Your Loved Ones With Beautiful Monumental Stones

    23 February 2017

    Although losing a loved one is almost always a heart-wrenching affair, giving them a fitting send-off is a great way to honour their legacy. By crafting a thoughtful design, you help memorialise their life for centuries to come. Monumental stones (also known as headstones or gravestones) are the ideal way of honouring the life and accomplishments of the recently deceased. Today, memorial plaques and monuments may be constructed in many different sizes and shapes, and they can be decorated as elaborately or as minimally as you desire.

  • What Do You Need to Consider When Planning for Roadway Landscaping?

    29 November 2016

    There was a time when a roadway was seen as being purely functional, a method to get from A to B, with little thought being paid to any beautification. However, today architects and designers are charged with the responsibility of making as little impact as possible to the environment in general and to other landowners specifically. This means that much effort has to be put into landscaping, and this extends to more than just the planting of a few trees here and there.

  • A Guide To Topsoil

    18 April 2016

    If you enjoy growing flowers and veggies in your garden, it's essential that you have good soil.  Gardens with poor quality soil may benefit from the addition of some new topsoil, which you can obtain from your local landscape supplies company.  But what is commercial topsoil and what are its uses in your garden?  Read on for a brief guide to topsoil. What is topsoil? As its name suggests, topsoil is the dirt that forms the top half metre or so of your garden's surface.

  • Creating a cool oasis in your backyard

    10 February 2016

    If you are currently searing in the Australian summer you might be looking for ways to make your garden cooler. Here are some of the landscaping tricks and hacks you can use to keep the backyard as cool as possible in summer.  Lots of shade When you are planning a garden you want to make sure there is as much natural shade as possible. Be sure to consider the movement of the sun throughout the day so that you don't just have a shady oasis at midday and hot sun all morning and afternoon.