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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…

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…

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…

Make Your Garden A Fabulously Social Space

Make Your Garden A Fabulously Social Space

Social space at home is where you relax, entertain friends, or hang out with the family. A garden is usually the perfect place for a social space and socialising. Is yours? You can host garden parties in the summer, play games and have meals al fresco. To help encourage this, it could be worth making a few changes to your garden space. Here are a few ways that you can make your garden a more social space. Tidy it up If your garden is an unkempt jungle, people won’t want to congregate out there. Make tidying up your first priority….

Don’t Mow Before You Go

Don’t Mow Before You Go

Don’t  mow before you go. Ensure your garden looks great while you are away. Even if you are a very dedicated gardener, there will come a time that you want to go away for a while. And when you get back, you don’t want to find that all your hard gardening work has gone to waste with wilting plants and a tired-looking lawn. If you are to be gone for a significant period of time, you will want to enlist the help of someone else to look after things for you. But if it is just for a few days,…

Handy Gardening Tips To Drive Your Neighbours Green With Envy

Handy Gardening Tips To Drive Your Neighbours Green With Envy

You’ll need these handy gardening tips if you are tired of looking over the fence at your neighbor’s beautifully laid out and flourishing garden? Well, there’s probably a reason why her lawn looks a lot nicer than your overgrown patch of land, with more brambles and thistles than actual flowers. It’s because she doesn’t need handy gardening tips. You need to spend more time outdoors to bring a sense of style to your garden that will make your neighbors green with envy for a change. Here are some practical and handy gardening tips that won’t take too much effort, but…

Stylish Outdoor Overhaul… It’s Easy

Stylish Outdoor Overhaul… It’s Easy

Stylish outdoor living spaces are an extension of our home environment. They provide a unique place for entertaining, exercising, relaxing or dining…the only limit is your imagination. Sometimes it feels more natural to rise to the challenge of sprucing up an indoor space, where limits stop at the four walls around you. It’s easy to spend time perfecting your interior. But then spring hits and you realise you now want a stylish outdoor area in which to spend the summer. With something as unique and full of potential as your own home’s outdoor space, knowing where to start can be…

Small Gardens : Maximise Your Space Stylishly

Small Gardens : Maximise Your Space Stylishly

Small gardens can be BIG on personality, style, and usefulness… with a few key tips. In designing small gardens there are different ideas to consider. But it doesn’t mean you can’t have a garden that feels more spacious. In fact, there are many advantages to having a small garden; the biggest being that it’s low maintenance. It is possible to turn small gardens into havens or practical spaces for kids and pets to play. If you’re wondering how to turn your small garden into something mesmerizing, take a look at these great ideas. Ideas Perfect for Small Gardens Pot Plants…

Best Deck Designs for Your Garden

Best Deck Designs for Your Garden

Best deck designs are a commonly searched topic because there is a deck option for every garden. They are as individual as your garden. Having said that, however, coming up with the right decking isn’t as simple as you may imagine. There are actually a lot of different factors that come into play when deciding on the best deck designs for your lifestyle. You need to think about what you already have going on in the garden, and how you can add to it rather than take something special away. If you have a relatively large space, then the hardest…