Creating spectacular landscapes in small spaces

  • 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.

  • Coastal Commercial Landscaping Challenges & Their Solutions

    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.

  • Create A Modern And Low Maintenance Front garden In Five Simple Steps

    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.

  • Reasons to Opt For Artificial Grass for Your Home

    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.

  • Landscaping alternatives: Exploring the world of bark

    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.

  • Factors to Remember When Choosing Building Supplies for a Home Renovation Project

    8 September 2015

    When it's time to tackle any type of home renovation or repair project, you will probably need to buy your own building supplies or work with your contractor to make the best decision about the supplies you choose. While it's good to note professional recommendations as to what materials you'll need for a particular project, you might also want to keep a few additional factors in mind. Consider the following. 1. Environmentally friendly choices

  • Three unique situations, three unique lawns

    27 August 2015

    You've spent the past few weeks doing battle with nature: digging, raking, hunting down weeds and sorting out the topsoil. You're finally ready to get your turf supply to complete the project and soak in the rewards. Unfortunately, buying turf isn't as simple as it may sound; fortunately, this article is going to give you the top breeds for three unique situations. The low maintenance Garden maintenance isn't for everyone. If you are looking to have a green garden without all the hard work, then look for Zoysia grass.