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Curve trend hideaway
It’s the perfect time to explore the latest outdoor space trends. From incorporating vibrant colours like bright yellow marigolds and diverse textures such as soft, feathery ferns to embracing cultural influences and the timeless allure of sculptures. The world of gardening is abuzz with exciting trends that are reshaping the way we design and experience our outdoor sanctuaries.  Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just beginning to cultivate your green…
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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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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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Lavender patch in Brighton landscape design
A modern cottage garden is a combination of traditional and contemporary styles that are intended to create a quaint and cosy atmosphere. It combines plants and flowers that were once widely used in traditional cottage gardens with more modern varieties and design elements. This includes roses, daisies, lavender, and hollyhocks. Modern cottage gardens typically feature lush, colorful plantings, bold shapes, and unique pathways or walkways, which create an intimate atmosphere.…
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Closeup view of the slate wall used to create the water feature in Maribyrnong courtyard garden
Water features in your garden Water features are perfect for large gardens as well as for small courtyards. With or without aquatic plants, they will transform your garden into an amazing space! Sometimes it’s a bit confusing to choose which one will be appropriate in your garden.  When choosing water features for your garden, try to consider the price, the size of your space and the design of your garden.…
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Edible landscaping using trellis in Blackburn landscape design
Trellises or frames are probably one of the more useful structures to be considered in garden design.  Why? They add a bit of visual interest and are at times functional!  Therefore, if you're thinking of creating a space that seems like an enclosed room or a special destination where you want to be in the garden, don't hesitate to use one! With trends in landscape design shifting towards ideas of…
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Front garden in Camberwell landscaped using perennials and Australian natives
A retaining wall using sleepers are not difficult to install and can definitely be attempted by any DIYer with a bit of time and muscle! Sleepers generally come in two types – treated pine or red gum. Although we have installed some in railway sleepers (looks amazing but it is costlier). What's the right type of wood based sleeper for you? Using treated pine sleepers for building a retaining wall is…
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