Category Archives: Landscaping Tips

Front Yard Hill Landscaping Ideas

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An upward sloping front yard can be an eyesore without proper landscaping. Left to its own devices, it may soon become bare as erosion and a lack of water absorption thin out the plants that manage to grow there. The front yard is an important part of your home’s first impression on visitors and passers-by, so finding solutions to a front yard that slopes down to the house with landscaping is important. Ideas for Landscaping a Hill One common recommendation for landscaping a slope on a budget is to plant a hardy ground cover. This can work well with short…

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Simple Landscape Ideas for Small Backyard – Landscaping Your Backyard

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Landscaping Your Backyard The front yard is for impressing your neighbors, but landscaping your backyard is all about you. Even when you’re working with a small backyard area, you can create a space that acts as a private retreat for you to relax with friends and family. Landscape design pictures and inspiration often seem to involve huge areas, but working with a small backyard requires a focus on functional and simple landscapes with maximum effect. Small Backyard Landscape Ideas The perfect backyard for you is unique depending on the total area available, any slopes or uneven ground, the availability of…

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Ground Covers

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Ground covers are a great way of adding colour to your garden. They can be used in between trees, plants, pavers or as a feature in their own right. Ground cover by definition means the plants grow outwards rather than upwards and can often cover large areas. Some of the benefits of these plants are that they can help protect the soil from erosion, supress weed growth and are low maintenance, making them ideal for a low-maintenance garden. The range is diverse, from evergreen to annual, just make sure you assess the spot you have in mind and choose appropriately....
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Soil Misconceptions

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Our industry association, Landscaping Victoria, held a conference on 'Soil in the Landscape' to help improve our knowledge of how to deal with soil in different situations. For several reasons there has been a misconception built over time where we have been advised to dig out the existing soil without consideration and import new organic soil, when in many cases we are better off using and treating the existing site soil. Senior Soil Scientist at SESL Australia has some tips on the process to undertake in assessing existing site soil and how to treat it correctly. o   Test soil PH...
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Grow your own herbs

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Do you love the taste of fresh herbs but are sick of spending money on herbs you only use once then throw away? Why not have a go at planting your own herb garden? It is great to be able to grow your own fresh herbs and pick them directly from the garden as you need them. The hardest part is deciding which herbs you want. With many to choose from, try and work out which ones you would use most often. Common cooking herbs are; Parsley used in Italian cooking including pasta, salads and sauces Coriander for Mexican and Asian...
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Indoor plants

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Indoor plants are extremely popular right now and no matter what the size your home is, there is always a space or a nook waiting for some greenery. Once you have installed some plants in your home you will be amazed to see what a difference it can make to a room. Benefits to indoor plants are; Adding greenery inside can instantly lift a room. By simply adding a potted plant you can easily add another style element to a room which isn’t too pricey and instantly adds personality to a home. Indoor plants purify the air and filter out...
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