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21 Sep Top Landscaping Ideas for Entertaining

Life can’t be all about work and no play. After all, you work hard so that you can get more enjoyment out of your downtime. So, if you are about to get started on your landscaping, then make sure you can take full advantage of it. Keep reading to find out what it takes to create an outdoor space that’s fit for entertainment.

Hire an Expert

One of the easiest ways to create an outdoor entertainment area is to call in the experts. Landscaping teams are full of wonderful ideas that you may not have even considered for your yard.

As you see your property every day, it’s hard to imagine what it could be over and above what it now is. Let a landscaper offer their insight and decide if their idea of an entertainer’s paradise is one that you share.


Entertaining is something you can do outside during the day, but what are you supposed to do once the sun goes down? You could retreat to the comfort of indoors, but why not make sure entertaining outdoors can happen long into the night?

Lighting is something that can have a dramatic impact on your outdoor space. You can use solar lights to enhance your favourite plants, or stair, deck, and wall lighting for illuminating your usable areas. Even path lighting is worth your consideration, for it lets you navigate your property in the dead of night.

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07 Jan Sustainable Landscaping – Water Conservation

There are many aspects to sustainable landscaping and water conservation. The basic concept of sustainable solutions is to minimise the use of resources like water, power, fertilisers and maximise their impact.

One of the most important resources used in landscaping is water and conserving water is quintessential to modern life given the dearth of pure clean water globally. There are some simple but useful techniques that can be used to conserve water while ensuring a healthy, green landscape.

1. Harvesting Natural Water

In areas with decent rains, rainwater harvesting is a great technique for water conservation. During rains, the running water is usually wasted. With a good lawn design, this surface water flow can be redirected to some a collection pond within the lawn itself. Though this may not seem a lot, in the long run this water could prove the difference between a good lawn and great lawn – especially in the drought periods.

2. Creating Hydrozones for water Conservation

Hydrozones are areas in the lawn where you have plants with similar water requirements. This is extremely important for sustainable development. By grouping plants that require similar irrigation you can actually create zones within your lawn that require different levels of water. This will let you irrigate the lawn in sections and ensure optimum use of water. If you are not careful you could end up losing some plants that die due to lack of water, or waste a lot of water trying to satisfy all the plants. Hydrozoning is a very simple but highly effective alternative to sustainable landscaping and water conservation.

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22 Aug Selecting the right plants for cold weather

Cold weather is one of the toughest to survive for both humans and plants, and for this reason, one must consider carefully the plants for cold weather they choose. While a perennial cold weather climate is rare, there are cold seasons when you really need your lawn or garden to look good and more importantly survive.

There are some tips that you can follow while picking your plants to achieve both these goals.

Cold Weather

Depending on where you are, the cold weather varies drastically, and the same applies to applicable plants for cold weather. Regions that are closer to the poles tend to have harsh winters with snow and freezing winds. These are found in regions closer to the poles. As one moves away from the pole, the cold weather is not as harsh but is certainly cold enough. Typically in temperate regions, cold weather is marked by low temperatures and wet weather. Frost is also very common and this can be quite damaging to the plants.

How do Plants Adapt to Cold weather

Regardless of where they are, local and native plants tend to adapt to the cold weather in different ways. The most common adaptation in snowy regions is spiny leaves with branches tapering down to let the snow slide. In the more temperate climate, trees tend to shed their leaves and enter a dormant state. Right through the winter, these plants look like a dead stump, springing back to life with warmer climates. Of course, if a plant is not native to cold weather, there is a very good chance it will not survive a very harsh winter.

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Landscape Planning

24 Aug Landscape Planning

There are many things to consider before deciding on whether or not a landscaped garden is for you. In this case, cost is the most important factor for many people. More often than not a landscape planning idea settles in, and we are so excited we forget to plan out how the idea can be enforced. You proceed to get into the idea haphazardly, and hit a brick wall because of our lack of planning. 

It happens to the best of us, especially when we are excited with something.

And landscaping a garden can be an exciting venture. After all you get to see the space behind your house transform into an area made with exactly your specifications.

Knowing how much you can afford to spend on this endeavor will mean you know what can be bought, used or considered, making it better for the landscape planning and new project ahead.

Hire a professional landscaper

Consider whether to hire a professional garden designer, a landscape architect or a company specialized in garden designs to take care of landscaping your garden or to do the garden design yourself.  Then just get in the necessary construction help, this depends on how specific your requirements are.

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01 May Fencing To Enhance The Garden Atmosphere

One thing we all have in common as humans is personal space. Be it our individual space, or our ‘space’ for our homes, we all have a certain limit when we deal with people, wherever we meet them, be it at work, in the train station or at our neighborhood coffee shop, which often comes in the form of fencing making space.

How is that any different when it comes to marking our ‘space’ for our homes? And the best way to make sure the lines are drawn is to have a garden fence around the house.

This is where landscaping can come in handy. Yes it is possible to have rough fencing going around your property, but what better way to make your home look beautiful whilst making sure no one steps into your property unannounced than to have a landscaped garden with a garden fence?

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