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Landscape Design: Bridge the Gap between Art and Functionality

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..

7 Questions to Ask before Hiring a Landscaper

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 help y..

Building A Fence – Questions To Consider

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 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 Fenc..