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Six Tips to Pimp Your Garden and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Take a look at the fruit and veg section of your local supermarket. Usually, you’ll see endless crates of carrots, rows of apples all the same shape and size, and runner beans that look like they’ve been neatly made by a machine. Worse still, you might see all of that produce wrapped in enough plastic to make yourself a passable three-person tent. Chances are it’s been flown in from all over the world, from growers who use harmful pesticides and fertilisers which drain every ounce o..

Transforming Your Backyard into an Oasis of Privacy

There is nothing worse than trying to soak up some sunshine in your backyard while knowing that the rest of the world can see you at any moment. The lack of privacy can be quite frustrating, but luckily there are plenty of effective and cheap solutions you can implement in order to create your own private backyard oasis. Let’s take a look at some of the best backyard transformations out there. Grow a garden One of the most beautiful and effective view-blocking solutions is raising a gard..

Top gardening tips for Autumn

Autumn is the ideal time to focus on your garden landscaping, particularly as the weather cools and it becomes much more pleasant to undertake the important tasks that will make your garden vibrant when Spring returns. [caption id="attachment_5379" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Source: Flickr[/caption] Here are some helpful Autumn gardening tips for Australian gardens. Fertilise your lawn Autumn is the best time to give your lawn a good feed, as the cooler nights have slowed down the..

4 easy-care plants that will improve your home

[caption id="attachment_4093" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Source: flickr[/caption] Indoor and outdoor plants are a cheap and easy to way to bring a little nature into your home and in turn make your home life that much better. Whether it's the relaxation that comes with watering and tending a backyard garden, or that little bit of green colour from a small house-plant contrasting with the off-white hues of cement and mortar, plants can improve your home in more ways than you might immedi..

6 Tips For A Low Maintenance Garden

While it's lovely to have a lush, vibrant garden to escape to for relaxation, rejuvenation, or to spend time with friends and family, gardens that require a lot of maintenance aren't always viable if you have a busy lifestyle. But don't despair: there are many low maintenance garden landscaping options that will allow you to have your own garden paradise, without hours of upkeep. What will you do with your free time! Here are 6 simple and easy low maintenance garden tips to inspire ..

Garden Design: Minimal is All the Rage

If you’re one of those people who simply love spending time in their garden because it has a lot to offer and because it reminds you so much of real nature; if you want to step into it and immediately feel as if you were in a forest or a park, you probably won’t really like the trend that is taking the world by storm. The “less-is-more” concept now dominates garden design, too. The days of cluttering our garden with every plant, item of furniture or water feature that we found attract..

5 easy garden tips to spice up your paradise

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..

The United Burst of Colours in Your Garden

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..