Category: Landscaping

Newest Innovations in Landscaping

Newest Innovations in Landscaping

Technology and trends change over time, so how our homes and businesses look today tend to be nothing like they did decades before. And the same can actually be said for landscaping and landscape construction.

The world of landscaping is changing all the time, so in 2021 and beyond, you can expect some of the following innovations:

More Cellphone Technology Integration

It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that the only way to control something outside was by physically going up to it. For example, to know what your swimming pool needs and to learn its temperature, you would need to visit it.

Now, all that information is readily available on your smartphone, courtesy of smart technology. Landscaping experts also rely on cellphone apps to help them with landscaping material calculations and working out plant quantities and types for certain property styles.

Battery-Powered Equipment

Fuel-powered landscaping equipment still has its place in gardening and landscaping, but battery-powered equipment is becoming far more popular. It’s lightweight, low-maintenance, and clean. You also can’t deny that it’s better for the environment.

Battery technology is advancing at an incredible rate, which means landscaping teams can get far more time out of a single battery than ever before.

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5 Tips For Landscaping When You Have A Limited Budget

5 Tips For Landscaping When You Have A Limited Budget

There are a number of elements that will constrain every landscaping project. These include the size of the area being landscaped, the personal preferences of the person who is creating it, and the prevailing climate with respect to which plants and flowers will thrive there.

Another key element which controls what you can or cannot do with your landscaping is obviously the available budget. This can be limited, either through choice or simply that the amount of money you can easily justify spending on your landscaping is low, and a finite amount.

Whichever the reason or reasons for you having a low budget for your landscaping project, it does not mean that you cannot create something which is beautiful and will give you, and anyone who sees or sits in your garden, an enormous amount of pleasure. There are several ways you can make your low landscaping budget stretch a lot further than you might have first imagined, and here are 5 tips to help you do just that.

Make A Plan

Whether it is a landscaping project or a project of any other kind, its chances of success will be greatly enhanced if there is an effective plan in place. This is even more prevalent when part of that project’s success is keeping its costs within a preordained limited budget.

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Designing your Swimming Pool

Creative Ideas for Designing your Swimming Pool

Professional landscape design Perth have found recently, residential swimming pools are no longer a mere luxury commodity. Small homes and tiny backyards are also becoming ideal places to design and install a cozy and compact swimming pool. The key factor to be taken into consideration is the special arrangement of the home and its surroundings. Accordingly, a number of ideas can be put together to design your swimming pool effectively.

Some of the popular ideas have been collected and compiled by us, so you can benefit from them.

  • In-ground pools – Pools like these are designed to be exactly at ground level, and you can quite literally just walk into them. These pools can be created out of a number of materials like fiberglass, concrete or even vinyl. Adding trees and tall plants along its borders and edges can increase the mysterious look of the pool.
  • Indoor pools – If your home does not have a lot of outdoor space, but you would love to take a dip anyway, it is an ideal plan to move your dream pool inside your home. Indoor pools are the answer in such situations. Besides, you can enjoy long hours in the water without the worry of being exposed to too much sunshine or harsh weather conditions.
  • Ceilings for indoor pools – You might want to replicate the night sky in your indoor pool. The best way to do this is to install LED fixtures in the ceiling of your indoor pool. Additionally, you can also paint your ceiling with radium paints to make them resemble a star studded sky.

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How Hard Can Landscaping Be?

If you believe that art imitates life, then a quick scan of the TV Guide will have you believing we can all sing, cook, renovate, dance, lose weight, catch alligators, find antique bargains and of course, landscape our gardens to manicured perfection. So how hard is landscaping anyway? And what, precisely, is it?

Make no mistake, landscaping is a very lucrative industry and there are literally dozens of providers in any local area and hundreds, even thousands in each state. Some focus on the big end of town and do corporate work for big firms, making the surroundings of their factories and office complexes blend in harmoniously with the bush land (or urban) setting of their new premises. Others work out of a ute and a mobile phone with just an ad in the local rag and perhaps a Facebook page put up for them by the wife.

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6 Tips for a Backyard Makeover

Backyards are an extension of your home, when they are carefully planned and landscaped they can become an outdoor oasis, another living space where you can spend quality time with family and friends.

Here in Australia we are fortunate to live with beautiful weather for most part of the year, allowing landscapers to create wonderful outdoor spaces for living and entertaining. If you are considering giving your backyard an overhaul, it may seem a bit daunting; however there are many simple things that you can do that will improve the look and feel of your outdoor space.

We’ve thought of all the things that we love about our favourite gardens and balconies, and have come up with some ideas to help you create your own green sanctuary.

Lawn matters

If your garden seems to have more weeds than grass, it might be worthwhile to lay down some new turf and get a decent reticulation service. This is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to make an instant, bright change, and it will also create a safe, soft place for little feet to play. New homes can benefit from laying down turf, for it is an inexpensive way to green things up while you wait for all your other garden additions to grow.

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Your Lawn – Seeds or Turf?

We are already half way through winter and spring is quickly approaching, and thoughts turn to lawns. No matter if you’ve just built the house of your dreams, or you want to redesign your garden space, a lush green lawn will complete your home’s overall look.

When it comes to growing a lawn, there are two options – you can opt for the quick fix of roll-on-turf or take your time and grow it from seeds. Here are the facts about both:

Grass seed

Grass seed is an option that offers more control and less expense, often recommended for large areas.  However, it can also be the most work intensive and has a high risk of being eaten by birds, or being blown away by the wind.

To successfully grow grass seed, first you need to determine the type of grass that grows best in your climate, it is generally a choice between cool-season or warm-season grass. Once you have established the best grass for your climate you need to determine the best time to sow the seeds. For cool-season grasses it is ideal to plant them in late summer to early autumn, when the ground is still warm enough for them to germinate and they have the winter months ahead to allow them to become established.  Spring is the best time to sow warm season grasses, giving them a few months to get established before the hot weather sets in.

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Great Ideas For Border Plants

HGTV has some great suggestions for 11 great plants for borders and screens. These are all just ideas to think about – you’d of course want to individualize for economy and local climate. This article tells you why border plants are important. They can enhance the feeling of containment and order, and taller ones help enhance privacy.

Explore Modernist Australian Landscapes

A jaw-dropping photo essay we have to share is over at Grass-Trees and Butterfly Chairs, showing off a delightful outdoor decorating bonanza. Even any one of these photos would make great inspiration for a full-scale design, but the rich combination of all of them makes it all too much. If we lived here, we would never go inside.