Outdoor Living

Ways to Create a Comfy Backyard Oasis

Ways to Create a Comfy Backyard Oasis

A backyard oasis is within reach for home owners who have even a small garden they wish to use more effectively. Turning a bland outdoor space into an exciting and beautiful backyard oasis extension of your home may be easier than you think. While most magazine-featured, extravagant backyard architectural solutions may come across as pompous and virtually impossible to reach, there are actually a few tricks you could use to inject your outdoor space with charm, personality, and luxury of your own choosing. Read the tips below and get inspired to create your very own backyard oasis. Build a water…

Designing A Sustainable Outdoor Space

Designing A Sustainable Outdoor Space

A sustainable outdoor space can be achieved by following expert advice from the horticulture and landscaping professionals who have been applying eco-friendly ethods for many years. According to the Great Australian Backyard Survey 2017, 36% of homeowners said sustainable outdoor home improvement projects were important to them. So I’ve asked celebrity landscaper, Jason Hodges, to provide his best tips for designing a sustainable outdoor space. You may know Jason from the Channel Seven lifestyle TV show Better Homes and Gardens and as a Brand Ambasador for AdBri, Australia’s leading masonry manufacturer. Jason is also a four time Melbourne International Flower…

How Does Your Garden Grow? Not Well Enough!

How Does Your Garden Grow? Not Well Enough!

How does your garden grow, with pretty maids all in a row? Great for nursery rhymes but not so good if you have a black thumb. If your garden isn’t growing well enough, then you’ll love these tips. All homeowners want the prettiest and healthiest gardens possible for their families to enjoy. Of course, depending on where you live in the world; you might not have the best soil, a great climate, or even enough room. However, if you want a great garden, even a small one, then follow some simple advice. To make your garden grow in a way…

Christmas Countdown: Is Your Home Ready for The Holidays?

Christmas Countdown: Is Your Home Ready for The Holidays?

It’s official, December is here, and now the Christmas countdown can really begin! While Christmas is still a few weeks away, you can guarantee they’ll fly by in a haze of present buying and festive dinners and parties. If you’re hosting Christmas this year or plan on having some visitors, you’ll want to make sure that your home is ready in plenty of time. Ready to tackle that Christmas countdown to do list? Here are some handy tips on getting your home ready for Christmas. Clear the cupboards Cooking and preparing food over Christmas is stressful enough in itself, without…

Devilishly Simple Details Will Make Your Garden Picturesque

Devilishly Simple Details Will Make Your Garden Picturesque

It’s the simple details that can often make all the difference. Don’t overthink a solution for interiors or the garden when something easy may give the best results. Are you eager to transform your garden into a stunning space? Perhaps even make the neighbours a little green with envy? You might think you need to make massive changes to your garden. Luckily simple details may be all that is required. You’re about to discover that those big garden overhauls won’t mean much if you don’t get the little details right. Here, let me show you what I mean, and we…

In The Night Garden: 4 Essentials For Enjoyable Evenings

In The Night Garden: 4 Essentials For Enjoyable Evenings

A delicious night garden is the perfect venue for entertaining friends in the months from spring to autumn. So is your garden night time ready? With the weather heating up, you may be looking for ways to get the most from your outdoor space. In particular, to maximise the use of your garden as a beautiful night garden in which to cool off during those long summer evenings. The guide below will offer the best results for a delicious night garden. #1 Shelter and Privacy While you may not be too bothered about shelter overhead while it’s warm, having some…

Smart Gardening Tips For Success

Smart Gardening Tips For Success

Smart gardening doesn’t require fancy technological gadgets to analyse topography, soil nutrients, and the best time of the day to get into the garden. No. Most people who start gardening as a hobby don’t necessarily understand smart gardening. They assume it won’t be too difficult to get good results the first time around. I fact, there are a hundred different things that could go wrong and it’s difficult to diagnose what the exact problem could be. It could be your soil that’s not providing enough nutrients, or you could be watering a tad too much. Gardening conditions can be different…

Family Fitness With Three Great Family-Friendly Activities

Family Fitness With Three Great Family-Friendly Activities

Family fitness will engender good habits and provide a familial network of support. It’s win:win for parents and children to get involved in three family-friendly activities. More and more families today are overweight. Overweight parents are more likely to raise overweight children and childhood obesity is one of the biggest issues facing our society.So family fitness is now more imperative than ever. There are a few different things that contribute to this epidemic, and unfortunately, there are no fast or easy fixes for the problem. Some parents are simply uneducated when it comes to eating healthily and leading an active…

A Perfect Poolside and How To Get It

A Perfect Poolside and How To Get It

What is your idea of the perfect poolside? The weather? The company? The drinks? Depending on your mood, budget, and garden there are some different ways to ensure you have the perfect poolside you crave. The Ancient Romans got it right, and in some places like Marrakesh, it’s still used as an iconic and necessary part of daily life. It’s a pool of glorious cool blue water in an outdoor space. It’s the perfect poolside around which to entertain and in which to cool off. In fact, this is a simple design that you can use for a relaxed outdoor…

Dangerous Garden Traps You Need To Fix

Dangerous Garden Traps You Need To Fix

Dangerous garden traps are not what any of us expect when we venture outdoors to work in the garden or entertain friends. For so many of us, the garden is a truly valuable outside space. It’s a place that we can relax, entertain, and spend time together as a family. It’s not a place where we think of the dangerous garden traps that may lurk in the shadows. Of course, that means you will want to be as safe and happy in this space as possible, and definitely don’t want anything horrid ruining that time. That is why you need…

Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm… Make An Impression

Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm… Make An Impression

Don’t curb your enthusiasm when it comes to creating the right first impression for the front of your home. 4 easy ideas will make all the difference. In life and in our homes, first impressions matter. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or simply looking to make it look nicer from the outside, then improving your curb appeal can be money well spent. So don’t curb your enthusiasm for some weekend projects. Having said that, it doesn’t need to cost very much to make the front of your home look better. It can make all of the difference, though,…

Using Your Green Fingers To Create An Income

Using Your Green Fingers To Create An Income

Green fingers, or a green thumb, could be your vehicle to creating more greenbacks by being more green. The demand for artisan brands and locally sourced produce is on the rise, as people are beginning to lose trust in the major global businesses and corporations. One sector where this is particularly prevalent is in the food industry. Having green fingers has never been more important. Consumers are becoming savvy as to what goes into their meals and from where their ingredients are being sourced. Therefore, if you have some land and a penchant for growing fresh fruit and/or vegetables; you…

Garden Maintenance That’s Easier Than You Think

Garden Maintenance That’s Easier Than You Think

Garden maintenance can actually be wonderfully therapeutic when you tend to plants, get rid of weeds, and commune with nature. Now that the summer is in full swing, it’s time to break out the garden tools and start properly tending to your garden. Most people shiver at the thought of garden maintenance. It’s messy work, tiring and the blazing sun doesn’t exactly make it easy. However, if you’re willing to put in a little bit of work and research, maintaining a garden is surprisingly easy. In fact, we’ve made it even easier by writing up this simple guide that contains…

Yes, 4 Ways Your Dentist Can Revolutionise Your Health

Yes, 4 Ways Your Dentist Can Revolutionise Your Health

Are you one of the many people who hate going to the dentist? Yep, the idea of a strange man or woman poking around in your mouth never seems appealing. And, they don’t help their cause when the drill starts up and he or she begins digging for gold. “Excuse me, it hurts!” Well, dentists may not have the best publicists in the world, but that doesn’t make them less essential. In a sick twist of fate, a dentist may be the difference between you leading a healthy or unhealthy life. Through your mouth, they really can revolutionise your health….

Sustainable Living With Four Starter Ideas

Sustainable Living With Four Starter Ideas

Sustainable living has certainly had a great increase in profile over the last 20 years. If you’re new to the idea, then try these four sustainable living ideas to get you started. I’m sure we can all agree that climate change is one of the biggest problems facing humanity right now. It’s making headlines all over the world, and there are some startling changes to the weather occurring in most regions. Lots of people want to do their bit to try and prevent any more catastrophic climate changes, but is that really possible? Well, if this is something that is…