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Most Popular Australian Landscaping Trends

Most Popular Australian Landscaping Trends

Australian landscaping trends aren’t just for Aussies. Our international writer, Diana Smith, shares her tips on the best Australian landscaping trends for you to try in your own home. Landscaping and gardening are two very popular hobbies all over the world and Australia is no different. It’s great for the body and the soul and it brings many other benefits as well. So I wanted to share with you some of my favourite Australian landscaping trends. Having a simple lawn and a few flowerbeds can become a bit boring after a few years, but these Australian landscaping trends will certainly…

Easy Ways to Add More Storage in a Small House

Easy Ways to Add More Storage in a Small House

Do you want to add more storage to your small home? With a few slick tips it will be easier than you thought. In fact, it is probably easier for you to add more storage than if you had a complete clear-out. However, the rules of decluttering do still apply because an organised home with clean surfaces is also good for your soul. True fact! Add More Storage with… Hooks The hook is the ideal choice for those who are challenged spatially. Try and embrace the look of the hook around your home. You can have coat hooks in the…

Garden Comfort: 5 Ways To Make Your Outside Space Liveable

Garden Comfort: 5 Ways To Make Your Outside Space Liveable

Garden comfort allows us to utilise outdoor spaces as an extension of our indoor spaces. With just a few tips and ideas, your outdoor area will have a desired level of garden comfort for you to enjoy for longer. When it comes to making the most of your garden, comfort is an essential consideration. Regardless of whether your outdoor space is a balcony, patio, courtyard or bigger garden, the level of garden comfort will denote how useful is the space. Now is a great time to start thinking about maximizing the comfort in your garden. If you begin to plan…

Next Level Garden: Tips To Up The Awesome this Summer

Next Level Garden: Tips To Up The Awesome this Summer

Your next level garden is within reach with a little imagination, some planning and, of course, great style tips from Don’t Call Me Penny. You’re welcome 😉 Now, it’s not overly difficult to get a presentable garden or even a next level garden. Ensure the grass is green and trim, that the garden and patio areas are cleaned up, and you have a table and chairs. At this point you’re essentially ready to bask in the sunshine in a fairly acceptable way. But when it comes to loving summer the proper way, then who wants to settle for ‘acceptable’? Not…

Is it Time for You to Tidy Up Your Outdoor Space?

Is it Time for You to Tidy Up Your Outdoor Space?

Tidying up your outdoor space is not the huge chore it might sound like. If you’re tired of not being able to use your garden and outdoor space properly because of the lack of real attention you’ve paid to it up to now, it’s time to change all that. There are so many things you can do to make the right changes, and they’ll make the space not only more attractive but also more functional for you and your entire family. So read on to find out how to approach this. Make Your Exterior Walls Look Fresh Again The first…

Create The Perfect Outdoor Space

Create The Perfect Outdoor Space

An outdoor space is vital for healthy living with Vitamin D from the sun’s rays and fresh air to breathe. Even the smallest outdoor space will have a positive effect on your well-being. So do you have one? If so, do you make the most of the outdoor space you have? Sometimes gardens can become a bit of a dumping ground for kids toys, garden tools and washing. With people starting to realise the benefits of outdoor living it’s time to get your garden in shape so it’s an extension of your home. This article aims to show ways of…

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…

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…

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…