People trying to sell their homes often look for any way possible to increase the property value. Kitchen and bathroom remodelling, as well as painting and depersonalizing the space are safe bets. However, sometimes, even doing these things won’t get you exactly where you want to be. As a last resort, people often turn to improving their exterior and landscaping in particular. Still, this poses yet another question: does landscaping really increase one’s property value? Let’s find out. ..
With your busy lifestyle, it can often be the case that when it comes to home improvement, the little spare time and energy you do have is put in behind closed doors - to the detriment of your garden. But your garden is your own slice of paradise, and just because you're pressed for time doesn't mean garden landscaping should be put to pasture. Here are some effective, easy garden tips to breathe new life into your personal paradise without breaking the bank. 1. Keep your lawn beautif..
Choosing pavers for your garden landscaping? Before you go looking at paving patterns and designs it's important to know the best type of pavers for your purpose, budget and taste. In this post we'll help you choose the right type of pavers for pools, driveways and paths. Let's look at the pro's and con's of the most common types of pavers, clay, concrete and natural stone. Clay Pavers – As Rock Solid as Their Origin The Romans paved their streets with clay bricks everywhere they wen..
Gardens are alluring oases that provide healthy food and shelter from everyday stress. They are also inviting green sanctuaries adorned with a rich spectrum of colours. More and more people are migrating to outdoor spaces in pursuit of a rejuvenating pastime, and there is no better decoration than pretty flowers dotted across the landscape. The stunning natural environment ornamented with splashes of colour will leave you and any visitors standing in awe. So, roll up your sleeves and let your gr..
Most people see landscaping design and garden functionality on two different levels. Ask yourself: Do you want to create a garden which is a work of art meant only to be viewed, or do you want to create an extension to your home that will allow you more comfort and more pleasurable moments in your backyard? In order to achieve the latter, while considering the aspects of colours, shapes and balance, the design should always go hand in hand with purpose. A retaining wall or a bench can be turn..
Hiring a landscaper means trusting someone to improve the aesthetic appearance of a piece of land by changing its contours, adding ornamental features, creating lakes, planting trees and shrubs, and so on. Deciding to hire a landscaper is a more complex matter than calling in a garden service. This is because you commit to greater expense, and a failed job can cost even more to put right. Fortunately, this is avoidable when you ask the right questions and insist on answers. Oh, and we can he..
Before you even attempt to build a fence, it’s important to work out why you are building a fence in the first place and what it needs to achieve. This will have a major impact on the type and size of the fence you buy. Just like carpets, there are many styles to choose from. Some of the key questions to ask are: Height and Privacy Should the fence be see-through or will it need to block visibility? How tall a fence? Do you want to stop next door peeking over? Reason for Building a..