Landscaping On My Own

Should I Attempt Landscaping On My Own?

In general, landscaping can be a difficult and time-consuming process. And yet, many people continue to attempt to do it alone. It’s certainly not for everyone, and you will need to think very carefully before committing to completing your landscaping projects on your own.

Because of this, it’s important to understand exactly what landscaping involves and why it’s so difficult. Ultimately, we always recommend using a professional landscaping team, such as Landscaping Sydney but in the end, the choice is yours. We’ve put the following guide together to help you out.

When Can I Consider Landscaping Alone?

Ultimately, there are a few times when deciding to take care of your own landscaping projects is a good decision. Some of these times include:

  1. When you’re a handy person with gardening/outdoor building experience.
  2. When your project is only small. For example, installing a new garden bed or laying new artificial turf.
  3. When your budget is extremely low and you want the most bang for your buck.
  4. When you already have a strong landscape design plan and you feel you can take care of everything on your own.


Even if you do decide to do things yourself – and yes, it is possible, if a little difficult – you should still always start with a detailed design blueprint.

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Winter Landscaping Ideas

Best Winter Landscaping Ideas

Many people decide not to sell their homes in winter because their yards look depressing. Plants appear to be dying or in hibernation, and all the greenery is gone from your stunning feature trees. There’s no denying that winter weather can put a dampener on your mood and property’s attractiveness, but it doesn’t have to. Here are a few of the best winter landscaping ideas that can make your property shine in all seasons.

Keep Colour with Evergreens

Deciduous trees can transform a property in the warmer months of the year, but come winter; they are an eyesore. Deciduous trees lose all their leaves in winter and look but a mere skeleton of their former selves. You can avoid this problem by planting evergreens instead.

Evergreen trees, such as Silver Sheen and Leighton Green Conifer retain all their foliage throughout the seasons to keep your yard looking as vibrant as ever before.

Rely on Four-Season Perennials

Many gardeners dream of having their flowerbeds thriving and surviving in winter, but that’s not always the case. Many flowers and shrubs go into hibernation, and you’re left with a dull, brown and often-barren landscape that offers no appeal. When you are undertaking landscaping around your home, consider four-season perennials.

Star anise, aloe topaz, silver swan, and jelly bean plants are all examples of perennials that withstand wintry conditions and come out the other side looking lovely.

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eco-friendly garden

A Complete Know-How On Environmental Friendly Gardening

In this age of condo and apartments, gardening is limited to balconies and few potted plants that appeal to aesthetic sense and go well with the décor of the house. Those living in houses built on their own land create a garden in and around the home with care. Both attempts are worthy for the environment.

All household dwellers with gardens shall make a conscious attempt to make an eco-friendly garden that protects the environment and the soil.  Make a choice of products that sustain the earth and are easily recycled. Waste reduction is also very important. The facts highlighted by research are that home gardens:

  • slow down climate change through carbon imprint,
  • reduce energy cost, and
  • cut down waste

Composting Pit

Use garden waste to make manure pit for the garden. It breaks down quickly into moisture and nitrogen. It will diminish landfill waste, enrich the soil and reduce the cost of market manure for your garden. Household waste takes long to rot comparatively. It gives carbon and fiber. Both composts are good for plants. Compost pit is harmed by weeds, pet ease, sick plants, and soiled nappies as unwanted pests live on it.

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Designing Your Dream Pool

Considerations for Designing Your Dream Pool

With intense heat a standard part of an Australian summer, it won’t be long until you start looking at pool design options. After all, there’s only so long a blow-up paddling pool will tick all the boxes. As soon as you start looking at what a landscaper can do for you, you will realise there is much to consider. Here are a few things to consider in your pool design to make it work for you.

The Size

The size of your new swimming pool can depend on many things, including your legal requirements. Before you get too involved in your sketches, consult an expert landscaper and local council representative. There might be things you can and can’t do.

However, make sure the size suits your pool’s purpose. For example, if you want to swim laps, then make it the length of a lap pool. If you want it for sitting in, then let it conform to your yard’s shape.

Features

The pool design itself is only one facet of the design process. What materials will you use? What will go around your pool? Will you have a lot of plant life? Will there be a diving board or a waterfall? Think about what will make you happy.

If you want your new swimming pool to be the picture of luxury and perfection, then talk to a landscaper. They have enough industry experience to know what works and what doesn’t.

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