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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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Leucophyta brownii in Vermont South landscape design
Gardening is an enjoyable hobby (or, for some of us, an obsession ), but not all of us have the time or energy to maintain a garden that requires constant upkeep. If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your outdoor space with minimal effort, try these 12 low maintenance garden ideas. Plant Drought-Resistant Plants Many types of succulents, cacti and other plants are naturally adapted to survive in…
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Purple metal screen lit up in Wantirna South garden
Heard of the saying “You pay for what you get”? Well, that’s the case when it comes to landscaping. There’s a lot of work involved and a lot of long hours put in behind the scenes by the landscaper. Depending on how big the job is, they may well have someone working with them as well. I’ll give credit where credit is due, hiring a landscaper isn’t something that you…
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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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Backyard merbau decking in Ashburton landscape design
The details are critical when creating an outdoor space you can be proud of. Paving and decking are essential for creating a safe and attractive area for you and your family, but knowing where to start when choosing the perfect option can be challenging. Let’s look at the different paving and decking options available to create the outdoor area of your dreams. Assess Your Needs and Style Consider a few…
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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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Side view of Ashburton landscape design with different types of succulents
If you think of your home as your ‘castle,’ your driveway is the entrance.  It ‘welcomes’ you home every day. Because of this, it needs to be something you enjoy looking at and, ideally, needs to be low maintenance, as many of us are time-poor these days. Your driveway is a prominent feature of your house, so it’s a crucial decision. These days, you’re spoiled for choice in the type…
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Close up of bluestone paving and oversized pebbles in Burwood landscape design by Parveen Dhaliwal
Bluestone - what is it? Bluestone is not a geological term but refers to different types of stone depending on which Australian state your located. In Victoria Bluestone means Basalt. Basalt is one of the most commonly occurring igneous or volcanic rocks used in construction.  It is supplied as building blocks, cobblestones and statues.  Bluestone paving comes in all shapes and sizes and until recently it was the trendiest stone…
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Street view of front entry stepper path in Burwood landscape design by Inspiring Landscape Solutions
Thought it may be worthwhile doing a writeup of the main questions I get asked about paving. Hawthorn East - granite Ashburton B Blackburn - bluestone Glen Waverley Ashburton A Vermont South B Brighton Caulfield Camberwell Maribyrnong Surrey Hills Paving v decking Which one should you go for?  Basically it boils down to a couple of considerations ranging from your personal preference to use of space and cost drivers.  If…
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