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Transforming Your Backyard into an Oasis of Privacy

May 17, 2017 Lillian Conners

There is nothing worse than trying to soak up some sunshine in your backyard while knowing that the rest of the world can see you at any moment. The lack of privacy can be quite frustrating, but luckily there are plenty of effective and cheap solutions you can implement in order to create your own private backyard oasis. Let’s take a look at some of the best backyard transformations out there.

Grow a garden

One of the most beautiful and effective view-blocking solutions is raising a garden. You can add to the height of the plants by growing them in raised beds or even berms.… continue reading

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Inground Fibreglass Pool: Maintenance Checklist

April 14, 2017 Lillian Conners

If you’re a lucky owner of an inground fibreglass pool, then you’ve got it easier than the rest who have a concrete or vinyl pool because of the substantially lower maintenance requirements. Nonetheless, a fibreglass pool requires proper care and today you’re going to find out how to keep your swimming pool in mint condition year-round.

Always use the cover

You should cover up your pool whenever you’re not using it, no matter the season – it only takes a minute to uncover it in the morning and a minute to cover it up in the evening.… continue reading

Autumn
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Top gardening tips for Autumn

April 13, 2017 David Best

Autumn is the ideal time to focus on your garden landscaping, particularly as the weather cools and it becomes much more pleasant to undertake the important tasks that will make your garden vibrant when Spring returns.

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Here are some helpful Autumn gardening tips for Australian gardens.

Fertilise your lawn

Autumn is the best time to give your lawn a good feed, as the cooler nights have slowed down the growth of your grass but the roots are still thriving in the warm soil. These are ideal conditions for lawn repair, particularly with a slow-release fertiliser that will help develop thicker grass and stronger roots.… continue reading

Paving Patterns and Designs
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The 6 Most Popular Paving Patterns and Designs (With Examples)

March 25, 2017 David Best

The widespread use and popularity of paving patterns dates back centuries. Starting with the Romans, who experimented with and pioneered various paving designs spanning thousands of mosaic and cobbled paths and roads, these earliest paving patterns and designs can still be seen in ancient cities around the world today.

Paving patterns: from past to present

Of course, these early paving patterns were basic and crude, matching the limited tools the medieval builder had to work with. Today, paving designs are modern, intricate and sophisticated, and the range of paving patterns and designs that modern builders can work with are vast because high quality modern pavers can be easily and meticulously cut and shaped.… continue reading

beautiful backyard getaway
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5 Ways to Create a Beautiful Backyard Getaway

March 10, 2017 Chloe Taylor

Creating your own backyard getaway doesn’t have to be too difficult but it can forever change the way you rest and relax at home. You can also play with various DIY options and transform your backyard in a budget-friendly way. If you want to create a perfect backyard getaway, you should consider many aspects. So, don’t rush to complete everything at once. Take your time and analyse your best options so that you can achieve the look that suits your personality perfectly. The following ideas can help you focus even better.… continue reading

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4 easy-care plants that will improve your home

February 22, 2017 David Best
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Indoor and outdoor plants are a cheap and easy to way to bring a little nature into your home and in turn make your home life that much better. Whether it’s the relaxation that comes with watering and tending a backyard garden, or that little bit of green colour from a small house-plant contrasting with the off-white hues of cement and mortar, plants can improve your home in more ways than you might immediately think.

The downside is, of course, the maintenance that is often involved in keeping plants healthy, which can put some people off when it comes to investing in them.… continue reading

Landscaping on a budget
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Landscaping On A Budget

September 27, 2016 David Best

Our gardens are, more often than not, the last item on the list of household duties we need to do. If your garden is huge, the scale of the project can be intimidating, whilst small backyards pose the overwhelming pressure of maximising the space when you have very little to begin with.

Regardless of the size of the project, landscaping a backyard involves a cost, and when you have to repair a leaky roof or fix a mould problem, not much is left over for your garden. However, it is possible to transform your garden into a space that you can be proud of, without the expense.… continue reading

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6 Tips For A Low Maintenance Garden

August 26, 2016 David Best

While it’s lovely to have a lush, vibrant garden to escape to for relaxation, rejuvenation, or to spend time with friends and family, gardens that require a lot of maintenance aren’t always viable if you have a busy lifestyle.

But don’t despair: there are many low maintenance garden landscaping options that will allow you to have your own garden paradise, without hours of upkeep. What will you do with your free time!

Here are 6 simple and easy low maintenance garden tips to inspire you.

Minimising weeds

A fantastic way to keep weeds at bay, as well as save your feet from the torture of stepping on prickles while out in your backyard, is to install a weed mat.… continue reading

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Garden Design: Minimal is All the Rage

August 26, 2016 Lillian Conners

If you’re one of those people who simply love spending time in their garden because it has a lot to offer and because it reminds you so much of real nature; if you want to step into it and immediately feel as if you were in a forest or a park, you probably won’t really like the trend that is taking the world by storm.

The “less-is-more” concept now dominates garden design, too. The days of cluttering our garden with every plant, item of furniture or water feature that we found attractive, without thinking how they would fit in are now gone.… continue reading

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Wallet-Friendly yet Stylish Poolside Makeover

August 10, 2016 Lillian Conners

Installing a pool can be heavy on your budget, especially if you have a lot of features to add. But, it does not have to mean that you need to break a bank, you can make it easy on your wallet if you pay attention to small details. Moreover, be sure to look into finding the best deals and getting only the things your pool really needs. Future maintenance and pool improvements can be a cinch if you come up with a budget for it.

Upgrade Your Tiles and Pool Paving

Although it might seem like a costly update for your pool, it does not have to be, tiles should be replaced but paving may come up well with a pressure wash or being relayed.… continue reading

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