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Laying Pavers Part 1 – Measuring

Laying Pavers Part 1 - Measuring Paving an outdoor entertaining area, patio or driveway is simple if you know how. This series of articles will attempt to take you through the process step by step. Each step is easy, there are just a few of them. Preparation is the key to paving an [...]

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Laying Pavers Part 2 – Digging Out

Laying Pavers Part 2 – Digging Out The Back Breaking Work. We have now measured our area, and have the total number of square metres of paving we need to lay. The next step in the process is to 'dig the area down to the right level'. A few things need to [...]

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Is A Dripper Irrigation System Right For You?

Is A Dripper Irrigation System Right For You? Dripper Irrigation Vs. Spray Irrigation Dripper irrigation systems are a relatively new introduction to the landscape industry. They were devised in the middle of an Australian drought as a water saving initiative. The benefits were clearly self evident and it soon became law that [...]

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Laying Pavers Part 3 – Setting Out

Laying Pavers Part 3 - Setting Out Setting Out Your Paving Now that the physically hard stuff has been done, its time to prepare the area for laying. The area has been excavated to 175mm below the finished height of the paving. Its time to get our crushed rock/roadbase into place. What [...]

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What Is The Difference Between Landscaping and Gardening?

What Is The Difference Between Landscaping and Gardening? Some people I meet, when I'm out and about, seem to get gardeners and landscapers mixed up. Or to be more precise they can't determine the difference between the two. I often get phone calls from people wanting me to maintain and weed there gardens [...]

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Five Questions You Need To Ask Yourself

Five Questions You Need To Ask Yourself There are 5 questions you should ask yourself before you engage a landscape professional to complete any work. Not asking these questions may turn out to be costly. 1. Are they a member of the Landscape association? - Landscape Associations are a great place to begin. [...]

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Design Tips For Small Gardens

Design Tips For Small Gardens Nowadays it seems our gardens and backyards are getting smaller and smaller, especially when property development and sub division is increasingly more common place. The challenge is, how do we get the most from our courtyard areas without feeling claustrophobic. There are a few techniques you can impliment [...]

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Hedge Your Bets – A Quick Overview

Hedge Your Bets - A Quick Overview Hedges are a bordering and design tools used for dividing spaces. They enclose and subdivide fields, orchards, yards, parks and gardens. They form vegetative walls, garden rooms, gateways, screens and enclosures, within the garden landscape. It is believed that the Romans may have first planted hedges [...]

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Water Features – Some Things To Think About

Water Features - Some Things To Think About Water is very important to humans and all life on earth. It covers approximately three quarters of the earth  and is responsible for shaping the landscape - cliffs, riverbeds and caves. It is also one of the most useful tools for creating atmosphere in the [...]

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Shiver Me Timbers

Shiver Me Timbers It can be a daunting and overwhelming task, choosing the right timber for your outdoor area. How will it look? Will it be durable enough? Can we afford it given our budget? What sort of maintenance does it require? There are some basic rules to go by - such as [...]

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