Garden Ideas

Landscaping your Dream Garden

Designing one’s own garden is something that requires thought and planning, and it is advisable to consult the experts, who have the hands-on experience in creating the ideal garden. In Western Australia, the climate is temperate, and this means the garden can be utilised for much of the year. So, armed with a budget and a few ideas, one needs to talk to a landscape contractor about possible designs.   The experts As any gardener will confirm, one should first consider what is already there. Trees and shrubs, and any land undulation should be taken into consideration. Large trees can sometimes be a blessing, as they provide valuable shade in the summer months. If a large tree has to be removed, stump grinding by Perth Arbor Services, will totally remove the roots, without damaging the...

Tips for a Keeping Your Garden Shed Tidy

With summer here (in theory), you may have recently gone to your shed to do a bit of gardening only to close the door in fright and disgust at the amount of clutter and disorganised mess hidden behind the wooden box. Organising your garden shed and keeping it tidy will ensure you can access your tools and equipment with ease, and taking a day to sort and declutter will keep you in good stead for years to come. In this guest post, York Timber Products offer some tips on the best ways to tidy and organise your shed:   Sort Everything If your shed is stacked to the roof with bits and pieces, take time to remove everything from the shed and place it in your garden, organising everything into blocks such as power tools, garden tools, storage, and items you feel you can do without. We envis...

Clean up your Yard!

Clean up your Yard! While many homeowners are focused on taking care of the interior of their property, it is very easy to forget about the exterior but it is just as important to ensure that the outside of a home looks as good as the inside, especially if the property is about to go on the market. Many people simply don’t have the spare time to dedicate to maintaining a garden or a yard area and it is often far easier to employ a professional company to do all of the hard work. From cutting and trimming to pruning and felling, there are lots of outdoor jobs that a professional company can handle in a garden or yard and companies like this can be found with a quick online search. Expert tree loppers in Perth or indeed any major city in the entire world can be found on the internet and it i...

Low Maintenance Landscape Ideas to Save You Time and Money

Mowing the lawn, watering and other yard care projects can take a large chunk of time out of your weekend. Outdoor projects are costly, especially if you have to purchase the tools to get the job done. The following are low maintenance landscape ideas to help reduce your workload and keep your expenses to a minimum.   Devise a Plan The first step in devising a plan for your yard is to take photos of your outdoor space. Working from the front curb, make your way throughout your entire property. This allows you the chance to identify issues with your yard and areas that may need more work and time. Mark the dimensions to get the most accurate readings. Blooming flower beds, waterfalls and ponds will beautify your yard. But you want to ensure that your plan doesn’t take up a lot of time ...

Add Kurb Appeal to Your Home

Add Kurb Appeal to your Home …If you want to put your property onto the market and add some kurb appeal to your home, then there are lots of things that you can do from repainting it in a fresh new colour through to buying new furniture and tidying up the garden. However, there are some simpler things that you can do to increase the appeal of your home to potential buyers and getting a new fence erected is one of them. You can hire a professional company to do the installation work for you and all you need to do is choose a style that will complement your property. Fences come in a variety of styles and designs, so you will need to work out which one best suits your home and your garden. You can invest in good quality fencing in Perth when you shop online through a specialist company...

More Living Space With A Patio

Homeowners invest a lot of time and money into their properties because it provides them with the most accessible place to relax. People may enjoy a 2-week break once a year where complete serenity can be truly experienced, but their home should provide them with the space they need to unwind after a long day at work and enjoy spending time with the family. Given the fact that many homeowners wish to invest their money wisely in home improvements that are as practical as they are attractive, patios are a popular choice because they create extra living space. During the summer months when the weather is favourable, people love to spend time outdoors and enjoy the sun with their family. However, when the sun is glaring and UV rays can be damaging, it’s often not easy to relax in a garden for...

Wonderful Garden Water Features

It’s been said many times that a garden is never truly complete without the element of water for it completes the circle of nature. On that note the circle of nature consists of Earth, Wind, Fire and Water and there are many gardens that purposefully include all four elements so that the garden encompasses the full array of natural elements. Unless you concrete your entire garden it’s safe to say that it will contain the element of ‘Earth’ but what about water? The most common train of thought when it comes to including the element of ‘Water’ into the garden is to build a garden pond.  However, for many this causes a dilemma. Firstly a garden pond can take up a lot of your time in maintenance. Secondly, and this is specifically for those with young children, there is a worry that a garden ...

Discover a Passion for Contemporary Gardens

There’s no questioning our love of gardening and people go to great lengths and expense to create a garden that not only meets their needs but also reflects their personalities. When it comes to contemporary gardens the remains a divide; some feel these types of gardens lack a natural feel which a garden is traditionally meant to be while others feel that a garden should be an extension to the home, provide maximum functionality and ultimately require the bare minimal amount of time in having to maintain it. Most of us lead busy lives and with work taking up most of our time there’s a growing feeling that the garden should be a place of relaxation; not a place where more work is required. It’s unquestionable that the trend over the last 20 years or so to create gardens that require less wo...

Relaxing garden lighting

With LED technology, lighting has a bright future, and for garden areas, this is wonderful news. Low-power solutions that reflect the eco-friendly trend the world is going through, enable one to really enhance an exterior space, creating a unique ambience. Here are some ideas to help turn that quiet corner into a place where everyone wants to be.   Moods Lighting is a major factor is a person’s mood, so for complete relaxation, and the right combination of shade and light can create a warm environment. The clever use of outdoor lights can transform a garden, and with state-of-the-art switching, one can finely tune the lighting to complement the occasion.   Strip lighting Light Emitting Diode, or LED strip lights are both economical and environmentally friendly. They use as much a...

Bright Ideas For The Yard

The yard of any home serves multiple purposes – as a play area for kids, a work place for adults, a leisure space for the family, and an inviting area to welcome guests. Whether it is used for just one or all of these, it can be improved in a variety of ways with the following ideas.   Tidiness is bliss ‘A place for everything and everything in it’s place’ is a key adage for utilising a yard to it’s best effect. Ensure there are sufficient storage areas in and around the yard, for garden tools, kids playthings, temporary seating, and, of course, the barbie and it’s accoutrements. Depending on the size of the yard, this can vary from small weatherproof storage boxes to a large shed (or two!). Lockable storage is also a good idea.   It’s a pain, but you must maintain Aside fr...

How to Maintain Your Pond This Summer

Your pond is often the focal point of your garden, it is a stunning water feature that creates a calming and relaxing environment for you to enjoy, as well as being a haven for an array of wildlife to call their home. But, if you do not properly maintain your pond it can easily become an overgrown eyesore, with weeds and murky water that is unhealthy for fish and other wildlife. As a landscaping trend that has remained popular, incorporating a pond into your garden isn’t as simple as pouring some water in a hole and chucking a few fish in; maintaining your pond is as important as cutting your grass. You wouldn’t want your garden to be overcome with weeds, so why let your pond? During the summer months the warmer weather can cause a number of problems to arise, therefore you should be maint...

Summer Tree Care Tips

The warm summer weather makes us want to eat outside, hang out in our backyards, swim in our pools and soak up the sun. With thoughts of vacations, barbecues and relaxation on the mind, it can be easy to neglect our yard work, specifically our trees. Our surroundings should be aesthetically pleasing if we’re going to spend a lot of time outside. We may love the sunshine and warm weather, but our trees can suffer if they’re not taken care of properly. Maintain the health of your trees this summer with these tips.   Check your tree for infections and diseases. Bugs may disappear in the winter but come spring and summer, they are back in full force. Where you are located and the type of tree you have will determine what types of insects or diseases your tree can obtain. Many ...

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