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.
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.
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.
22 December 2015
With much of the Australian community living and working near the coast line, designing outdoor areas for communities that can be easily maintained is a challenge. Here are some of the specific challenges that commercial landscapers face and some solutions that they use. Challenge: salinity The water in coastal areas can often be quite saline and this can restrict amount of plants, particularly ground covers such as grass, that can be used.
10 November 2015
If your front garden is looking worse for wear, then you may be thinking about hiring a contractor to give it a makeover. However, this can be costly, and a much cheaper option is to do it yourself. If you're not an avid gardener, then this may seem like a daunting task. Yet, even the least green-fingered gardener can create a simple yet modern and beautiful front garden in a single weekend.
14 September 2015
For most homeowners, lush green grass would be the epitome of a perfect front and backyard. However, when you opt to achieve this with natural grass, you will find that this is not only tedious, but time consuming too! If you have kids, this can even prove to be more of challenge as they walk all over your freshly planted grass. If you would like to avoid the inconvenience of grooming the perfect grass but would still like to have lush, green patches on your lawn, then you should consider bowling green grass.
9 September 2015
Landscaping your garden is made up of decision after decision. A decision that people often skip over is considering what options are available instead of turf. Having a turfed section of a garden has become such a standard that most people don't stop to think about the alternatives you can get from stores like Aussie Rockmen. This is a shame, as there is one alternative in particular that stands out for a number of reason, and it's bark.