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Garden Redesign That’s Divine Not Disasterous

Garden Redesign That’s Divine Not Disasterous

A garden redesign can be great fun when you have a blank canvas onto which you can project your creativity. Even if you have just a small space, it’s redesign can be exciting and successful if you follow a few simple rules. If you are having a hard time figuring out what you want from your garden redesign these tips and rules will help you. Your outdoor space, no matter the size, is a place of leisure, pleasure and peace… so enjoy. Mark Out Your Garden Redesign Plan The first thing to do is mark out the area you want…

3 Ways To Save Water In Your Garden

3 Ways To Save Water In Your Garden

The need to save water has become one of the major cornerstones of modern environmental policy. We now recognize that the small contribution we make at home can have a major impact. So these 3 ideas to save water will help YOU make an impact too. Have you thought about how to save water? Everyone is always looking for ways to save money around the home. More people are increasingly concerned with their impact on the environment, which is why saving energy is a priority. But people tend to focus on cutting down their electricity usage which, while important, isn’t…

Stylish Small Garden Ideas for Casual Gardeners

Stylish Small Garden Ideas for Casual Gardeners

A stylish small garden can be achieved in even the tiniest of outdoor spaces. Whilst we may all want a large green space in which to relax, if it’s not possible then small can still be stylish, colourful and functional. If you were born with green fingers you may already grow your own flowers and vegetables. However, in a stylish small garden you will need to get creative about maximising the space.. You can still have a lawn or a patio where you can relax on summer nights, and a space to grow your favorite fruit and vegetables. A Stylish…

Garage Space Reinvention with Simple Tips

Garage Space Reinvention with Simple Tips

Garage space can be a great opportunity for storage, a home office, games room or other valuable home improvement. So.. are you embracing or squandering this important space? If you are blessed with a garage space adjoining your home, the chances are that you are using it only for car storage or… horrors, as a dumping ground. Your original idea was to create an ornate storage area complete with shelves, alphabetised items, filing cabinets, and labelled boxes, right? What you’ve ended up with is more reminiscent of an interior garage sale that has been thrown together, quite literally. You don’t…

Designing a Contemporary Garden with Warmth

Designing a Contemporary Garden with Warmth

A contemporary garden is the desire of everyone who values even a small piece of nature in which to relax. Our writer, Stella Ryne, goes in search of the perfect way to add a contemporary garden to your home. If you’re a huge outdoors lover who can’t wait to relax and unwind in the comfort of their own contemporary garden after a long day at work – welcome to the club! I completely understand what you’re talking about, so here are a few tips on designing a contemporary garden with warmth, so that you can enjoy it even more. Just…

Plant Health: How To Keep Yours In Check

Plant Health: How To Keep Yours In Check

Plant health is vital when you have an outdoor area or garden you want to enjoy. And maintaining plant health also makes it easier for you to work in your garden too. So what should you be doing? Being green fingered in the modern world may seem out of reach when we lead busy lives and plant health contin ues to be a bit of a mystery. Gardening can take a huge amount of time with many gardens ending up in the same state; unusable. Through lack of maintenance, plant health suffers and weeds can quickly take over. So this…

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. In 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…

Creating A Lush Garden In A Dry Climate

Creating A Lush Garden In A Dry Climate

Creating a lush garden in a dry climate is perfectly achievable with a few simple tips. Everyone wants a lush, green and vibrant garden so I’ve come up with some ways in which you can achieve it. The most vital elements to creating a lush garden is water. Very few plants flourish when they are placed in an environment which keeps them hot and dry. With water being a huge part of their structure, they simply can’t live without it, and even the hardiest will often lose their colour. When you’re trying to create a beautiful garden, this can be…

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…