Maintenance Free Landscaping

21 Jul Lock and Leave: Hassle-Free Landscaping Ideas

Around four percent of Australian housing stock has been used or is being used as an Airbnb. That means there are about 350,000 unique listings, not including those on alternative platforms. So, essentially, 350,000 people have mastered the art of hosting, cleaning, and landscaping a lock and leave property.

The sheer volume of people doing it doesn’t mean that it’s easy, though. It just means that property hosts have scoured the internet for ideas on how to landscape their properties in a low maintenance way. And, now, you can too. Read on to learn some hassle-free landscaping ideas for lock and leave homes.

Focus on the Hardscape Elements

When people book Airbnb accommodation, they are quite often on holiday. They want to entertain, relax, and enjoy their surroundings. You can accommodate those needs and wishes with an entertainment-style outdoor area.

That means instead of gardens you have to maintain, you can opt for outdoor furniture on paved patio areas, built-in bench seating, and expansive deck areas that take up a significant portion of the backyard. You can then accessorise these areas with lighting and other fun elements. Gardens aren’t the be-all and end-all of landscaping design.

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Commercial landscaping ideas

11 Jul Ways Landscaping Can Benefit Your Business

We all know that landscaping can benefit our home lives. It gives us a sense of pride and somewhere to relax after a hard day at work. But did you know that top-quality landscaping at your place of business can also be of benefit? How it is might just surprise you.

It Can Improve Your Image as Eco-Friendly

Being an eco-friendly business is becoming more and more important, so let landscaping offer that illusion. Alongside making changes to your operations to limit your environmental impact, you can also pay attention to your landscaping. Invest in native plants, grass, and a natural environment that customers and employees will love.

It Can Increase Your Property Value

If you have space in front of your business to make a real impact with landscaping, then don’t let the opportunity pass you by. Having hardscape and softscape elements can not only make your business stand out from the crowd but make the real estate under it far more valuable, too.

Your Employees Can Be More Productive

Something as simple as a serene outdoor area for lunch, some native plants, and a patch of grass can be the difference between a productive and unproductive team. Plenty of studies have shown that nature can promote more productivity in the workplace. If you have been wondering how you can get your team to increase their output, then a landscaping expert might have the solution.

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Landscaping For Entertainers

17 Nov How to Create an Entertainer’s Paradise by landscaping right

For as long as humankind has existed, there has been an area set aside for entertainment at everyone’s homes. Cave people would invite visitors to sit around their fire, and drawing rooms were popular additions in English homes in the 15th century. It’s almost in our DNA that we must entertain, and we must have somewhere to do it. When you’re landscaping, it can be no different. Factor in somewhere to entertain and enjoy the obvious social benefits that follow.

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05 Jun Selecting the Right Plants for Coastal Regions

One of the most important aspects of landscaping is selecting the right plants for coastal regions that can adapt to the local climate and suit the desired aesthetics. While it may not seem to be such a challenge, getting these two factors right can be a challenging task even for the most adept landscape designer.

Coastal regions pose a unique challenge, which can really test your ability to plan and design the landscape.

Coastal Region Soil

If you have ever been to a beach, you would notice two things about it: sand and salt. The soil along the coasts is predominantly sandy; as a result it is very porous. Porous soil means that the water is not retained and along with the water, even the nutrients are drained leaving very little for the plants to absorb.

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05 Mar Sustainable Landscaping : Power conservation

While a lot of the aspects of Landscaping including water features, fertilisers, harsh chemicals are commonly associated with sustainability, one of the most important but typically forgotten is sustainable designs for your landscaping.   

Interestingly right from laying the landscape to the garden maintenance, we use power. However, this is typically ignored when it comes to conservation. With proper planning and a good choice of landscape design you can conserve power in your lawns, and achieve sustainable landscaping.

Power Equipment

There is a host of lawn care processes, which typically require the use of power equipment. While power tools and equipment make life easier on a very large scale, many of the mid-sized and small lawn owners  opt for such equipment, and does not offer much in sustainable landscaping. There are many low cost, power efficient alternatives to lawn care equipment that can be used.

1. Lawn Mower: Gasoline mowers are very common. The primary reason for the popularity of such mowers was the reduced effort required to mow lawns. Traditional manual push powers were bulky and difficult to handle. However, with advancements in technology, the design and weights of push mowers have gone down significantly.

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15 Sep Understanding the soil for Landscaping

The devil is in the details they say – this is a very common phrase! It is very true even with landscaping. While many designers would like to focus on the kind of plants and the weather, the soil for landscaping is equally important to get the whole concept just right.

Different kinds of soil provide different kind of nourishment and moisture to the plants and hence understanding the soil is very important.

Sandy Soil

Sandy soil is typically found along the coastal regions. The most striking feature about such soil is that it is porous and is usually well drained. This means that if you were to use the soil for Landscaping, it will not hold water for long. Besides, with no water even the nutrients do not stay in the soil for long. Lastly, since this soil is typically found along the coasts, the salinity levels can also be high. In short, sandy soil is not ideal for growing plants. However, some special coastal region plants thrive in such conditions.


Clay is the fine shiny soil, which is also used to make pots and similar ceramics. Soil with high clay content is usually sticky and can be rolled up into balls or sausages. Clay has some very unique characteristics, which make it quite a difficult soil type to adapt to. Being sticky, clay can retain moisture for long periods unlike any other soil for landscaping.

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24 Oct Sustainable Landscaping: Reusing non-degradable Materials

Sustainable landscaping is not just about ensuring the resources you use are biodegradable but by reusing non-degradable materials in your new design, you will have a wider impact in saving the plant.

And as a result of reusing non-degradable materials like glass bottles, plastic tubs or even tyres in your sustainable landscape, you will have a beautiful natural garden.

Here are many ways these discarded materials can be used to build works of art.

Buying New Things

People like their landscaping to be filled with trees and new artwork, this is a easy way out and expensive, while adding to the problem of waste.

Now imagine if you were to come up with an interesting piece of artwork from some discarded material in your own house.

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