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5 Things to Know Before You Landscape

5 Things to Know Before You Landscape

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have. Just because you have an internal commentary about how it’s not enough, it should have been another way and if only you had……… is a waste of energy What you have is fabulous starting point, just...

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Swimming Pools – Fiberglass or Concrete?

Swimming Pools – Fiberglass or Concrete?

A swimming pool is too often considered as the focus of the garden, the main point of purchase, the Landscape item that everyone wants; and if you want a pool what is the logical thing to do? Ring a pool builder or supplier of course. As such, people often will ring...

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5 Top ideas for Garden Sculptures

5 Top ideas for Garden Sculptures

Purchasing sculpture for the garden can be truly an amazing experience. Garden sculptures are the superior form of art, representing exquisite art skills. Every garden deserves to have at least one piece of sculpture. It reinforces the place, forges the relationship...

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Landscape Design adds value to your home

Landscape Design adds value to your home

Far too often the Landscaping is considered as an afterthought rather than as an all-important frame for the architecture. It is the frame that can add or subtract considerable value to the house, not to mention your life style. Often the landscape design and...

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No such thing as dead space in Landscape Design

No such thing as dead space in Landscape Design

It takes considerable experience; imagination and skill to perceive how an outdoor space can be landscaped to not only to look fabulous, but also serve as a functional and maintainable space. In other words, a space to be admired, and used. Making a fantasy landscape...

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Landscaping Trends for 2020

Landscaping Trends for 2020

Article written by Liz Buckley - Visit Liz's website Considering the current climate, a staycation in our own backyard is preferable to traveling these days. For 2020, there are some important features that seem to be cropping up in gardens, such as sustainability, a...

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Why have a Pool?

Why have a Pool?

With all that is going on with COVID travelling overseas in the next two years may not be an option so perhaps think about investing in a swimming pool. You don’t get your money back on a holiday whereas a pool designed well will at the very least break even with the...

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5 Tips on Landscape Design

5 Tips on Landscape Design

Far too often the Landscaping is considered as an afterthought rather than as an all important frame for the architecture. It is the frame that can add or subtract considerable value to the house, not to mention your life style. Far too often the landscape design and...

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Winter Flowering

Winter Flowering

Winter is a time when we sometimes think of the garden being a time of no color or scent. When trees have lost their leaves and plant are dormant. Well have I got news for you. I have listed below just a few of my favorite winter plants and mind you this is just tip...

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Outdoor Creations Winter garden guide

Outdoor Creations Winter garden guide

Its winter planning time. Time to get out and prepare things for the spring burst If you have sufficient water storage you can plant some bright camellias, showy azaleas, I say water storage is important, because don’t be fooled by this wet water. All the boffins who...

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Are school grounds important?

Are school grounds important?

Absolutely and far too often are simply relegated to the external area for children to let off steam or provide places to eat. Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that a simulating outdoor environment enhances cognitive development, physical coordination and even...

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What you don’t see that makes the difference

What you don’t see that makes the difference

Engaging an inexperienced or unqualified Landscape designer or contractor can be often be a recipe for some very wasteful and expensive work that ultimately will have to be replaced, resulting in you paying far, far more than if you had had the correct advice from the...

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Permits for your home and renovations

Permits for your home and renovations

Council’s planning departments are often considered as self-employment centres, creating a myriad of paper work, ever changing rules and regulations to be complied with that all require payments to be fulfilled on. But without the rules and regulations and associated...

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Practicalities of Landscape Design

Practicalities of Landscape Design

How often is the laundry located on the east or even worse the south side of the house? The Architect having absolutely no thought for the owner, but rather he or her focused entirely on the look. The owner, invariably the woman, is then left to having to lug the...

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Ongoing Maintenance

Ongoing Maintenance

I like to go back some time later and visit the sites we have transformed from a weed ridden paddock to a landscape masterpiece that is vibrant to look at and I know that if taken care of will provide years of pleasure and usability. Some of these gardens we create...

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Drainage

Drainage

Drainage is one of the most critical things that is so often left out of garden construction. This can often be for two reason, either the contractor has not the necessary knowledge or design on where why and how to correctly install the drainage layout, or secondly...

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