Landscaping the yard

New Home With A Lawn To Maintain? A Guide To The 3 Main Types Of Lawn Edgers

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Moving into a new home after living in an apartment or townhouse is an exciting time for many people. Along with the extra space and privacy comes maintenance, particularly in the garden. Keeping the lawn tidy and attractive is one of the most important and frequent tasks you’ll have to complete. If you’ve just moved into a new home with a big expanse of lawn, then you have probably purchased a lawn mower for keeping the grass short and manageable. Read More»

Aftercare Tips to Keep a New Turf Lawn Beautiful

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Creating a new lawn or regenerating one that’s not in its best condition can completely transform your outdoor space. Grass immediately gives colour and vitality to gardens, as well as giving you a pleasant surface to walk, sit and play on. Many people opt for having turf laid instead of getting grass seed, planting, waiting to see what happens and then potentially having to do further work. Once it’s done, it’s done — mostly. Read More»

Advice on Maintaining Common Land Together

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In many residential areas of Australia, there can be land which needs to be looked after by the nearby residents in common with one another. Some business communities also have land which needs to be maintained jointly because there is no single owner. The trouble is that all too frequently a leasing organisation or a maintenance firm takes control of the care of all the common land, such as car parks, walkways and gardens, and charges home and premises owners a flat annual fee to do so. Read More»

Factors To Consider When Building a Retaining Wall

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When building retaining walls, you don’t have to choose between aesthetics and function. The primary purpose of retaining walls is to hold back soil where erosion is a concern and where a steep change in elevating a property is needed. However, with a variety of materials and methods available, retaining walls can be used to maximise usable space in your garden or yard, and control erosion at the same time. Once you are aware of the basics, you can customise it to meet your needs and increase the value of your property. Read More»

4 Steps to Help You Bring a Touch of Japan to Your Garden

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There is nothing quite as peaceful and harmonious as a traditional Japanese garden, and there is a reason for this. Japanese gardens originated from a desire to experience the beauty and peace of the countryside, and over time this tradition has become a big part of the Japanese culture, combining the basic elements of water, plants, and rocks, and clean, simple lines to create a calming haven. If you fancy bringing a little Zen landscaping to your own garden, read on for some ideas to help you along the way. Read More»