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Simple Tricks To Make Your Garden Easy To Maintain

Simple Tricks To Make Your Garden Easy To Maintain

Whether or not you are a keen gardener, you will likely want to make your garden easy to maintain. You may enjoy gardening but not have the time to attend to it every day to keep the plants alive. Thus, easy maintenance tips might be what you are looking for. If so, don’t worry this post will have you covered. Here are simple tricks to make your garden easy to maintain. Source ready to plant flowers and trees Planting seeds and waiting for your flowers and trees to grow can be a dull experience. You may water them every day…

Garden Design for Family, Friends, and Pets

Garden Design for Family, Friends, and Pets

Your garden design can be as minimalist or fantastical as you like because enjoying outdoor living is a constitutional right. Right? If you own a home, you’ve probably already invested thousands of dollars in creating the perfect home environment for the whole family. A liveable garden is a place for everyone in the home to enjoy and for guests to feel welcome. So why not enjoy some garden design? Your garden is really another room of the house, and it’s often the biggest and most versatile. It’s easy to make a few stylish changes so that this fabulous space can…

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…

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…

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…

Party Ready Gardens For Hot Summer Nights

Party Ready Gardens For Hot Summer Nights

Party ready gardens will be on the minds of home lovers everywhere who want to entertain friends over summer. Socializing outdoors is what we all love so get party planning. You may already be planning to host lots of barbecues or parties this year. So, it makes sense to improve the outdoor area or garden well ahead of time. As the good weather has already arrived in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, those living there will want to get started as soon as possible. Not only are these three ideas great ways to create party ready gardens but they’ll…

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…

Outdoor Living Space Maximised Beautifully

Outdoor Living Space Maximised Beautifully

Australians love to maximise their outdoor living space. It could be a well-designed balcony, tailored pergola configuration, or enhanced decking. Whatever the solution, you’ll find most Aussies enjoying their outdoor space for as much of the year as possible. However, it’s not simple to create an outdoor living space that is appealing. To READ MORE please click the title.

Decking Options for Outdoor Living

Decking Options for Outdoor Living

Decking options offer as many visual treats for the outdoors as there are homes. And you know Aussies swarm to the outdoors like seagulls on a hot chip! So being having a great useable deck is highly popular and a great way to expand your outdoor living areas. As an extension of your living space, you will want to use your decking options to include everything from reading a good book to family gatherings. Decking needs to cope with variant weather, heavy traffic, furniture and often BBQ spills and food getting dropped; nothing worse than oil-stained decking when it’s not…

Embracing The Tiny House Movement

Embracing The Tiny House Movement

If you’re not aware of the tiny house movement then you might wonder what all the fuss is about. Everyone from newly-weds to empty-nesters are eschewing the McMansion and opting for the cute-as-a-button Tiny House. To READ MORE please click the title.

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…

Need More Space? Four Popular Additions You’ll Love

Need More Space? Four Popular Additions You’ll Love

There is no doubt that Australians love their indoor-outdoor lifestyles. Many homeowners want to utilise their indoor-outdoor space, no matter the size, as much as possible. From balconies and patios to decks, courtyards and sun rooms, a well thought-out addition will add years of enjoyment to your lifestyle as well as greatly increasing your property value. If you need more space and have been considering an addition, ask yourself some key questions; What is my lifestyle? How will the space be used? Will it accommodate a small or large gathering? Does it need to be kid-friendly? What will be the…