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Small Garden Magic And How To Achieve It

Small Garden Magic And How To Achieve It

Small garden magic can be achieved with some thoughtful planning and fun ideas. Whether you have a small balcony, patio or courtyard, use these easy tips. You’ll find small garden magic is more achievable than you think. When searching for garden design ideas, you might constantly be met with big projects that you can neither afford nor accommodate. This can be very frustrating if you only have a small garden space or balcony, but still want to create fun, exciting things within the space you have. Well, look no further! In this blog you will find great ideas for creating…

Sustainable Home Life… and how to get it

Sustainable Home Life… and how to get it

Having a sustainable home can take a little time to adapt to. However, we’re all more than capable of making it happen. As we progress further into the 21st century, the protection of our planet and sustainable living has become paramount. Here are some ways to create a more sustainable home and to help the environment as well. A Sustainable Home Will Have Solar Panels Solar panels are a great way to be more sustainable because you can end up using your own energy supplies without relying on the national grid for it. That means you’re contributing more and wasting…

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…

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…

Relaxed Garden Living: How To Create A Sweet Space

Relaxed Garden Living: How To Create A Sweet Space

Relaxed garden living CAN be obtained with a few simple tips and ideas. No matter the size of your outdoor space, you can create relaxed garden living to suit your lifestyle… and budget. When it comes to relaxing at home, most of us are pretty handy at ensuring our living rooms and bedrooms cater to our comfort needs. But relaxation stretches beyond four walls; there’s also the matter of relaxed garden living. Regardless of how big or small your garden space is, finding ways to increase the level of comfort will encourage you to entertain friends and family over the…

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…

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…

Common Apartment Living Style + Design Problems Solved

Common Apartment Living Style + Design Problems Solved

Apartment living can be a tremendous experience. You could be part of a huge community of residents, some of whom you will be friends with for life. There are a multitude of features for modern apartment living these days, too. Not only are they ultra secure, but they also offer a huge range of facilities, from gorgeous rooftop gardens through to in-house gymnasiums, swimming pools, and even movie theaters. However, it’s not all sweetness and light when it comes to apartment living – particularly when you are trying to design and style a comfortable and unique home that shows off…

Value Boosting Outdoor Renovations (That You’ll Actually Enjoy)

Value Boosting Outdoor Renovations (That You’ll Actually Enjoy)

Outdoor renovations can sometimes be very expensive. And if they are not done well they won’t significantly increase the value of your home. To add value and not over-capitalise, picking the right project is the key. Building projects can be stressful and there is a risk that your plans and investment don’t add the value you desire. So, as with any renovation project, it’s advisable to ensure your outdoor renovations will add value AND enable you to enjoy your time at home. Gutter protection Okay, so it’s difficult to say that people actually enjoy their gutter guards in the traditional…

Transforming Your Wasted Outdoor Space

Transforming Your Wasted Outdoor Space

We all have them, that one area that’s wasted outdoor space. Regardless of how big or small the outdoor area, there’s usually a way to maximize the space and make it more useful; if not prettier. I have two areas in my one-acre garden that are begging for redevelopment. I have built-in seating and a fire pit in mind for one area and a Balinese-style deck and spa design for the other. This got me thinking about different ways homeowners can maximize wasted outdoor space and create something useful, and pretty.

Ethical Living : Green Is The New Black

Ethical Living : Green Is The New Black

Ethical living isn’t only about food and fair trade homewares. If green is the new black, is it possible to have a stylish home and be ethical? Yes! Of course it is. Architects have mastered some of the most beautiful homes in the world using ethically sourced products and sustainable materials. From simple touches such as a living roof to solar heating and upcycling. It is now easier than ever to create a stylish ‘green’ home and enjoy ethical living.

Backyard Blitz : Top Tips from Expert Jason Hodges

Backyard Blitz : Top Tips from Expert Jason Hodges

AdBri Masonry recently commissioned the Great Australian Backyard Survey and found five things Aussies aspire to have in their outdoor areas. Jason Hodges, AdBri Masonry Brand Ambassador, celebrity landscaper and four-time Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show Gold medallist, has added his top tips to help you maximize these favorite aspects of Aussie backyards. Contemporary Courtyard by Melbourne Architects Bagnato Architects Outdoor dining/entertaining area: Large or small, most Aussie homes have some form of outdoor eating area. It adds a new dimension to entertaining whilst adding great appeal to a home. Outdoor dining allows the host to continue the meal…

Great Australian Backyard Survey

Great Australian Backyard Survey

The Australian backyard has changed considerably in the last few decades so a Great Australian Backyard Survey was commissioned by AdBri Masonry to get a handle on what’s going on… or in our backyards. Rustic Garden by Sydney Interior Designers & Decorators Luci.D Interiors Contemporary Garden by Sydney Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes Tropical Deck by Sydney Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Harrison’s Landscaping Country Garden by Sydney Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Nicholas Bray Landscapes Beach Style Courtyard It’s hard to know what is a ‘typical’ great Australian backyard anymore because space and lifestyle play…