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Cottage garden planting in Blackburn front garden design
Knowing your soil pH and choosing plants that will thrive are essential when planning a garden in Melbourne. Melbourne's diverse climate and soil conditions offer an ideal canvas for gardening enthusiasts to experiment with various plants. Some plants prefer acidic soil, while others grow best in alkaline conditions. The soil pH in Melbourne typically ranges from slightly acidic to neutral. While both types can thrive in Melbourne's unique environment, understanding…
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Salvia leucantha used in Mount Waverley garden design
Having a small garden space doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your green dreams. In fact, with the right approach, careful planning, and creativity, you can transform even the tiniest outdoor area into a flourishing oasis of beauty and productivity. In this blog, we'll explore a range of strategies to help you make the most of your limited garden space. Plan with Purpose When planning your small garden space with…
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Aerial view of Mount Waverley right garden
A well-designed landscape can transform a mundane space into a picturesque haven. While many homeowners take pride in nurturing their gardens, there's a distinct advantage to entrusting the artistry of a landscape garden designer. Beyond the allure of a beautifully curated garden, these professionals bring a wealth of expertise and benefits to the table, saving homeowners time and effort. Let's explore the advantages of hiring a landscape garden designer to…
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Closeup of orange espaliers in Bundoora landscape design
In a world where sustainability, self-sufficiency, and healthy living are central, designing an edible garden is the best way to connect with nature and your food. The concept of an edible garden has gained significant traction in recent years as more people become conscious of their food sources and the benefits of growing their produce. Designing an edible garden provides fresh, organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs and connects people with…
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Fireproofing your house and garden is vital in Australia
Australia's unique climate and landscape make the country particularly vulnerable to fires, especially during the hot and dry months. As a homeowner, it's crucial to proactively fireproof your outdoor area and protect your property from the devastating impact of bushfires. Fortunately, you can take several proactive measures to minimise the risk and create a fire-resistant outdoor haven. In this article, we'll discuss five essential steps to fireproof your outdoor area…
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Bluestone cats paws pavers in Vermont South garden design
In the hustle and bustle of modern life, many yearn for a tranquil and lush outdoor space that doesn't demand constant attention. The reason is that we are innately connected with nature and that the colour green is connected to our feeling of being happy, at peace and calm. A flourishing, low-maintenance garden is an achievable dream and a source of solace and beauty. However, this is separate from a…
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Ben the envy of your neighbours with lush green grass for all to see
A lush green lawn has long been a symbol of suburban living, but maintaining it isn’t as easy as it sounds. Looking after your yard can be time-consuming, resource-intensive, and even environmentally unsustainable. With increasing concerns about water scarcity, chemical usage, and biodiversity loss, many homeowners are reconsidering the traditional grass lawn. Fortunately, numerous creative and eco-friendly alternatives can transform your outdoor space into a stunning and functional area.  Whether…
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Bright pink rose arbour
Australia's diverse climate and unique flora make it a paradise for garden enthusiasts. Whether you're a city dweller with a balcony garden or lucky enough to have a sprawling backyard, gardening in Australia offers many possibilities. If you're a novice gardener eager to nurture your green thumb, we've got you covered with essential tips to help you successfully embark on your gardening journey. Gardening is rewarding and fulfilling, especially in…
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Water logged soil
Swampy or water-logged soils can be a complex problem to deal with. They can wreak havoc on your garden and ruin the look of your yard, not to mention how uncomfortable they can make it when you’re walking around outside! This issue takes time to fix, and sometimes it has to be tackled from many angles.  No single solution resolves excess drainage (in my view), especially with the continued heavy…
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Backyard merbau decking in Ashburton landscape design
Winter is a beautiful time to be outdoors, with the crisp air and warm sun providing the perfect setting for entertaining. However, it's also a season of harsh conditions that can take its toll on your outdoor timber decking if you're not careful. Timber decking adds a touch of natural elegance to any home but requires proper care to withstand winter's harsh conditions. Fear not! Whether your deck is a…
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Rear alfesco area in Wantirna South garden design
Are you looking for ways to maximise your outdoor entertaining space? Look no further! Whether you're hosting a summer barbeque or huddling around the firepit on chilly winter evenings, here are some tips and tricks to help you create the perfect space for all-year-round entertaining. Let Your Style Shine When creating an outdoor area, the sky is the limit regarding style. Whether you want to create a traditional entertaining space…
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Chickens are easy to look after and make great pets. It also brings you just that bit closer to nature, and if you want to start moving towards a sustainable life, having chickens is a great way to start.  Before purchasing chickens, check with your local council about the rules and regulations they impose. Most councils allow you to keep at least five chickens without a permit. Some impose other rules,…
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Productive vegetable patch in metal planters in Kew garden design
In a world where sustainable living and self-sufficiency are gaining momentum, growing your fruit and vegetables has become an increasingly popular endeavour. Not only does it allow you to enjoy fresh, flavourful produce right from your garden, but it also connects you to the natural world profoundly. However, several important things must be considered before diving into gardening. This blog will explore critical factors you should know before growing fruit and…
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Where flowers meet wildlife
Imagine entering your backyard and being greeted by wildlife: a symphony of chirping birds, the delicate fluttering of butterflies, and the mesmerising dance of fireflies as dusk sets in. A vibrant garden brings joy to your life and provides a sanctuary for local wildlife. Creating a garden that captivates your senses and nurtures local wildlife is a rewarding endeavour that benefits both nature and your well-being. By making thoughtful changes,…
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Private and Colourful Balcony Garden
Living in an urban apartment often means compromising on outdoor space. While you may not have a sprawling backyard, you can still create a functional and inviting small balcony with the right design approach. Urban balconies, regardless of size, offer a unique opportunity to connect with nature and create a personalised outdoor haven. With just a bit of creativity, even the tiniest city balcony can become a charming outdoor oasis.…
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Circular corten garden edging in Nunawading landscape design
A beautifully landscaped garden can transform your outdoor space into a haven of tranquillity and beauty. One often-overlooked element that can significantly affect your garden's overall aesthetics and functionality is garden edging. Garden edging serves both practical and aesthetic purposes, defining the boundaries of different garden areas, preventing soil erosion, and enhancing the visual appeal of your outdoor space. This blog post will explore options and offer guidance on choosing the…
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Rear courtyard planted with citrus trees and clivias in Hawthorn East courtyard garden design by Parveen Dhaliwal
Whether you want to create a unique outdoor space or upgrade your existing garden, the right walls and fences can make all the difference (especially if you like privacy). We’ll give you all the inspiration and guidance you need to choose the perfect walls and fences for your garden. From picket fences to brick walls, there are many options. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of each and offer tips…
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Side stepped path of a new build in Camberwell paved with bluestone pavers with narrow garden beds
Embarking on an outdoor design project is an exciting journey, but ensuring longevity and enduring beauty requires careful consideration, especially regarding natural stone surfaces. Applying a sealant on natural stone outdoor pavers is not readily discussed, but it is the better way to protect your investment in that stone for the long term. What Is A Sealant? It is a protective coating to stone-based surfaces, such as patios, driveways, and…
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Hedge Garde Maze
Hedges have been a prominent feature in gardens and landscapes for centuries. They serve various functions, from providing privacy and security to defining garden boundaries and enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of outdoor spaces. To ensure your hedge remains healthy and eye-catching, it's crucial to understand the principles of pruning and maintenance. But beyond the basics, hedges also offer creative design opportunities, enabling you to transform them into intriguing and…
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Full view of the horse topiary with air plants at the 2023 MIFGS
Gardens are often considered sanctuaries of natural beauty and tranquillity. They are spaces where we can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, reconnect with nature, and find solace. While the lush greenery, vibrant flowers, and well-tended landscapes are essential elements of a beautiful garden, there is another facet that can elevate these spaces to new heights: garden art. The question that often arises is whether garden art is…
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Closeup of garden sculpture used in Bundoora garden design
When it comes to gardening, the possibilities are vast, and enthusiasts are always looking for new ways to make their gardens beautiful and functional. Edible flowers are visually stunning and can elevate the overall appeal of your garden. Their vibrant colours and intricate shapes create a beautiful contrast from other plants. Growing edible flowers is a fantastic way to add a touch of culinary delight to your garden. These delicate…
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Bee pollinating a stunning purple flower in a garden
Australia's gardens are home to various pollinators, including bees, butterflies, moths, wasps and flies. They play an essential role in gardens and ecosystems. Each has a vital role in helping plants reproduce and thrive, so it is necessary to provide suitable habitats for these animals if we want our gardens to be full of colour and life. Pollinators transfer the pollen between flowers so plants can be fertilised and produce…
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Family planting together and teaching their child about how plants and fruit grow in their backyard
A child-friendly garden can be a fantastic way to help your children explore and learn about nature. It can provide hours of entertainment and adventure while being outdoors and not on their tablets or computers. With proper preparation, you can ensure your backyard is safe and enjoyable for them. Potential Dangerous Areas In Your Garden *Sharp objects should always be kept out of reach of young children; if any areas…
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Bright pink rose arbour
It's no secret that spending time in nature can calm our minds and bodies. We all know that laughter is good for us, and we often feel better after we’ve had a good laugh. What if I told you that gardens and plants could be better for your health than a good laugh? Let’s look at both laughter and gardens. Always Feel Great After A Good Laugh Laughter is great…
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Custom deck shaped like a river bed joining a wall to wall cascading water feature in Maribyrnong landscape design
Creating a healing garden in your backyard can be incredibly beneficial and relaxing. Not only does it provide you with an outdoor escape to enjoy the beauty of nature, but it can also help improve your physical and mental health. Healing gardens are places of tranquillity and refuge. They have been used for centuries to restore, refresh and relax the body, mind and soul. They may be small or large, but…
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Before picture of Glen Waverley front garden designed by Parveen Dhaliwal, Inspiring Landscape Solutions
Knowing your site is the first step to creating a wonderful garden. One of the first things landscape designers do when working on a garden plan is to make a site survey. This involves looking at the existing features of your backyard and collecting information about them. What A Site Survey Should Include A site survey should cover the following: *The location and orientation of the garden *The shape, size,…
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