10 Ways Sydney Homeowners Can Deter Bugs And Pests From Visiting Their Landscaped Gardens
If there is one thing that the gardens in Sydney that have been created as a result of landscape design all have in common, regardless of their size or shape, it is an aversion to bugs and pests. Most of what grows in these gardens is at risk of being damaged, or worse, killed, due to specific bugs or pests deciding that they are to be their next victim. On occasion, Sydney’s home and garden owners have had to endure seeing the plants they have nurtured and maintained gone within as little as a few days due to the activities of certain pests or bugs. Well, we are here to tell the homeowners of Sydney how to fight back, and better still, we have, in no particular order, ten highly effective ways to deter pests and bugs coming anywhere near your landscaped garden or the plants in it. Keep Soil Healthy The healthier your plants, the more chance they have of resisting bugs and pests and that requires the soil to be healthy too. Ensuring your soil is healthy, with the use of compost, for example, ensures it is nutrient-rich and has the optimal consistency. Acquire ‘Pest-Resistant’ Plants Not many Sydney homeowners are aware that they can purchase plants that are proven to be pest-resistant.  For example, for those who have vegetable patches in their gardens, some carrot types are fly-resistant, and certain potatoes can stand up to eelworms. Take time to research this subject as there are lots of other plant types that are resistant to pests. Maintain And Clean Your Garden Regularly This might not be the most original suggestion you will ever read about your garden, but it is worth repeating that a well-maintained garden, and more importantly, a clean garden will be less attractive to many of the bugs the pests that are a danger to what is growing in your garden. 645
7 Ways Our Landscape Designers Augment The Tranquillity Of Your Garden
Whenever we undertake a landscape design project for a residential client, we are fortunate that there is no shortage of features and design elements we can include to make that design the very best that it can be. Notwithstanding our knowledge and experience as landscapers, which we rely upon, we also have a vast array of options for what we can include in each garden we create. Indeed, one of the problems we sometimes encounter is that we have so many great ideas that our client loves; the discussions often take longer to decide what we should leave out of their landscape design than they are for what we will include. Over the years, we have seen certain features that most of our landscaping clients love us to include in their garden’s design, especially requests for their garden to be a tranquil oasis where they can relax peacefully. So, if you are contemplating landscaping your garden and want a head’s up on what features will enhance its tranquillity, keep reading as we are about to highlight seven of these landscaping features. Comfortable Garden Furniture: Where you are sitting or lying must be comfortable if you wish to relax within a landscaped garden. This is why we ensure that any furniture we include in landscape design will be comfortable enough based on the customer’s requirements regarding seating, loungers, soft furnishings, cushions, and so on. Privacy Hedges Or Fencing On The Borders: It is not conducive to having still, uninterrupted relaxation time in your garden if distractions are walking or driving past that you can see. To combat this problem, we often recommend installing fencing or planting a line of tall shrubs and bushes that act as screening to provide enhanced privacy and seclusion. 607
5 Ideas For Using Decorative Stones In Your Landscaped Garden
One of the many ways in which landscaping can enhance your garden is with the use of decorative stones. The fact that it is almost a certainty that each stone within your landscape design will be unique compared to any other garden is undoubtedly due to stones having an infinite number of shapes, textures, and colours and, thus, no two stones being 100% identical. This provides an almost unlimited landscaping canvas for you or your landscape designer to use stones within your garden to maximum effect both in terms of their functionality and more especially, their aesthetics. Whilst stones can undoubtedly have several practical uses in a landscaped garden, such as walkways, driveways, and patios, their aesthetic attributes mean they are regarded by many as essential to a landscape design with visual appeal. We mentioned the infinite number of appearances that stones can have. However, landscapers have created several common ways to collectively be used to great effect. Read on, and you will see that we have highlighted five of the most popular landscape design ideas for these decorative stones. Garden Edging One of the best ways to enhance the appearance of your landscaped garden is to ensure that the edging around it is neat and attractive. That can be achieved using decorative stones. You can choose stone textures and colours to augment and complement the rest of the garden’s features and foliage, plus using different-sized stones for specific sections of the edging also adds to the aesthetic appeal. River and sandstone are two of the most popular decorative stones for garden edging. 641
Outdoor Living Space
Home landscaping isn’t just about beautiful flowers, shrubs, and lawns for as far as the eye can see. It can also be about making sure these things shine – even when there’s no natural light to help with the process. Read on to learn how you can brighten up your outdoor living space with various lighting options. Path Lighting Path lighting can be as much about function as it is about aesthetics. Sure, path lighting can help you get from your house to the tool shed, but it can also look beautiful once the sun sets at night. Imagine looking out over your yard at night and seeing lovely lights shining across your property? The beauty of path lighting, too, is that it’s easy to install and inexpensive. You can opt for stab-in-the ground solar lighting, or you can talk to your local landscaper about in-built lighting while creating a new path at the same time. Plant Lighting Have you got particular plants that you want to admire during the day and at night? Then consider plant lighting. There are specific lights you can buy to sit in front (or behind) your favourite plants. Once again, these can be built into particular foundations, or they can be stake solar lights. Fairy Lights Fancy a bit of fun lighting in your outdoor entertainment area? That’s where fairy lights come in. You can purchase these as solar lights or as plug-in ones. Make sure you’re aware of their waterproof rating before you buy them. Some fairy lights for sale are only suitable for use under shelter. 568
Hiring Landscaper
It’s worth stating that landscaping is something that you can do on your own. You can create a plan, buy plants and hardscaping items, and bring that plan to life. There’s no denying that it’s also a rewarding process when you turn that sketch into a real-life creation. Still, did you know that you may be able to save money by hiring someone to take care of your landscape design? Read on to find out how. They Can Work Quickly It may take you several days, weeks, or months to achieve the landscape design of your dreams. You have to work on it in between your other jobs and commitments, and it can seem like a never-ending task. In the meantime, changing weather can impact the elements you have finished, which can end up extending the project’s length. When you hire a landscaper, they work quickly. Landscaping is their job, so they dedicate all the time it takes to finish the task to your exacting standards. They Know Which Plants Will Work Australia’s climate is, in a word, challenging. Depending on where you reside, you can find yourself with too much heat or not enough. So, you may struggle to find the perfect plants for your climate. Get it wrong, and you end up having to buy them again and again until you get it right. 555