Category Archives: Small Garden Design


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At Normark we like our gardens to have a consistent pallet around the perimeter. This can be achieved in numerous ways but a cost effective and high impact solution can be installing a climber frame. It would be priority to paint all boundary fences with a dark colour exterior paint so that the green of the plants are exaggerated when growing up the mesh frame. We like to use the one plant type for the perimeter to provide an elegant backdrop for the garden.
Climbing frames can either be a steel weld mesh, timber lattice or stainless steel yachting wires. Material used will depend on the end result desired.
Have a look at some of these climbers, they look so much nicer than a plain fence.

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Garden Mirrors

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By using mirrors in the garden you can trick the eye into believing the space is larger than it actually is. It is also a great way of adding depth and reflecting light into your garden. Depending on the shape and size of the mirror you can give the illusion that it is a window or a door through to another garden. Give some thought as to where you want your mirror to go and then visit your local nursery or op shop and get creative!

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How to keep your lawn weed free

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Love walking on grass with bare feet but don’t want to risk the sting of weeds? With a little effort you can make your grass safe to walk on without having to do the hot shoe shuffle!

First and foremost it is vital that you use a good quality soil before you lay down the grass. The cleaner the soil with the less weed seeds in it the better. It will make a big difference so in this instance go with the more expensive and higher quality soil.

Treat it with broad leaf weed killer 8-12 weeks after laying and for ongoing treatment once or twice in winter. If you don’t like chemicals try pulling the weeds out or using steam or hot water on them.

Another key to avoiding weeds altogether is to mow regularly.

Remember it is important to stop the weeds before they seed, that way you will stop the next generation.

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Outdoor Entertaining

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Outdoor living can add a whole new dimension to your home and your lifestyle. Entertaining becomes easier and with warmer weather it makes alfresco dining much more appealing.

As seen here, Marie and her family are enjoying their newly custom built outdoor kitchen and entertaining area by Normark which includes a bbq, grill, pizza oven, spa and decking.

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