Muddy paw prints. Bugs, fleas and other insects. Australians spend thousands of dollars on lawn care just to have their pets ruin it. If you’re a dog owner with a lawn, chances are you have to deal with it all the time. If that’s the case, maybe it’s time to consider landscaping alternatives to real
If you’re planning to landscape your lawn, garden, or backyard in a low-maintenance style, you have two main choices; artificial turf or concrete. But what’s the better material? Let’s look at both landscaping options to help you decide which to choose for your house’s outdoor areas. The choice between artificial turf and concrete will depend
Picture this: it’s a cold winter evening, and you’re gathered around a campfire with your friends and family, roasting marshmallows and basking in the warmth. If this sounds like the perfect winter activity to you, you should invest in a fire pit for your home! Fire pits are a fun and effective way of heating
Everyone wants their lawn turf to look beautiful and healthy. The benefits of a well-maintained lawn go beyond enhancing the visual appeal of your property, as the lawn is a great place for kids and pets to play on and even for social gatherings with friends. Instead of a vibrant green lawn, what if the
With so many beautiful varieties of natural timber on the market, Jarrah still manages to stand out from the rest. This stunning native hardwood has been a feature in many Australian homes for decades. Jarrah is a classic choice for flooring and joinery, but the potential of Jarrah extends far beyond this traditional use. More
Both buffalo grass and couch turf are frequently found in backyards across Australia. Known for their hardy nature and resistance to wear, both make excellent choices for your yard – but that doesn’t mean these two grass varieties always get along. Anyone who’s struggled with an invasive grass will understand how difficult it can be
Nothing spoils the look of your nice timber decking like slimy green algae growth in grooves and cracks. It can be tempting to lather on a layer of paint right over the top for a nice clean finish – but out of sight is not necessarily out of mind. It’s a common myth that painting
If you’re tempted to skip oiling your timber deck, think again – oiling provides essential protection from sun, wind and rain which can easily cause long-term damage. Decking oil is a must to ensure your deck both looks fantastic and stays structurally sound for many years to come. But what is the best technique to
Drip irrigation is an incredibly versatile approach to watering for both residential and commercial spaces, and can be used in far more scenarios than first meets the eye. If you’re keen to save both time and money on the upkeep of your garden, there’s a good chance drip irrigation can help you achieve that goal.
Sprinkler valves are a vital part of any irrigation system, translating the instructions from the main control box into changes in water flow. Without these valves, we’d have a much more difficult time telling our sprinkler system what to do, and automated valve control has made backyard irrigation more convenient than ever before. When taking
A well-designed sprinkler irrigation system is one of the best investments you can make for the health and wellbeing of your garden. But if you’re resting on your laurels after the installation phase, it’s all too easy for undetected issues to undermine the performance of your sprinkler system, and small faults can snowball into a
Building a thriving vegetable garden means balancing a whole range of factors that can make or break the quality of your produce – and irrigating effectively is often one of the biggest challenges that backyard gardeners face. A soaker hose is often the method of choice for vegetable and herb gardens, particularly when making the
Paving is a landscape investment that can give you a lot of benefits. There are varying types of paving materials that are found in the market. To choose the right one from the sea of choices, all you have to do is consider the purpose for laying pavers. Whether it’s about increasing the safety of
Flagstone patios and walkways give a more rustic intrigue to your home. They are large, flat stones more commonly used for walkways, patios, and pool decks. They are very popular due to their durability, natural look, vibrant colours, and their versatility in installation. You can either set them in sand or mortar. Also, it can
Entrances are the first part of the landscape that people see. Therefore, these areas should not only be designed in a way that enhances the home or garden’s appearance but should also create a warm, welcoming feeling, enticing others to take a closer look. One way to achieve this is by placing attractive flagstone pathways.
Everyone loves a beautiful lawn, so having filthy paving slabs can be a big problem. Not all people think this is a problem because plants are supposed to be the main star in gardens, right? But a patio can make or break a garden because this is where most people spend their time. So, if