Fencing Faux-Pas
Carrying out your own landscaping can involve gardening, paving, decking, lighting, and much, much more. It can also mean fencing, which can be a significant undertaking for any homeowner. While hiring a landscaping team can make the entire process a whole lot easier, it’s okay to want to do it yourself. In saying that, when it comes to fencing, there are some common mistakes you may want to avoid. Read on to find out what those are. Not Knowing Where Your Property Boundary Is When the time comes to put up a new boundary fence, don’t assume that the current boundary is the actual boundary. Long-ago handshake agreements between previous neighbours may have resulted in more space being allocated to you or your neighbour that you may not have known about. Before erecting a new fence, check your property title and boundary. Take the correct measurements and place the new fence in the right place. Going by the current boundary may result in boundary disputes in the years to come. Failing to Check in with the Utility Company If you are going to be digging into the ground to install fence posts, then a friendly phone call to your utility company won’t go astray. Pipes and wires are hidden underground for a variety of reasons, so being aware of these can save you from costly repairs. 570
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Garden Pot Trends of 2019

Posted by Divine Landscapes Sydney on  October 23, 2019
Category: Landscape Design
If you’re still trying to get over the fantastic garden pots variety and trends of 2018, then what’s on offer in 2019 will amaze you. This year, gardeners are out in force, trying to create the perfect oasis or paradise with the latest and greatest garden pots and plant varieties. If you’re ready for a new round of planting, but you’re still trying to get your décor right, then read on. It might be time to include the following pots to your shopping list. Cylindrical is In If you thought a traditional garden pot was cute, then check out the cylindrical variety now available. Appearing kind of like a tube, a cylindrical planter is long and narrow, beautifully sleek, and contemporary. While they look stunning on their own, they look equally as so when you pair them with other pots of the same shape and style. Choose different heights to add depth to your collection, and choose a colour that will suit vibrant green plant life such as succulents and jade. Keep it Traditional While gardeners are looking to keep up with the trends, sometimes it’s an excellent idea to sit back and remember what you used to have. Get back to basics and traditional styling with Italian terracotta pots. The best terracotta pots are those which feature locally-sourced clay and no nasty additives that could impact your plants. It should contain earth and water, and nothing else. Your plants will love you for it. 479
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Australia’s hot climate can make it challenging to bring colour to your landscape design. Luscious, green grass and shrubbery are sometimes off the menu due to arid conditions, and homeowners have to get creative with how they incorporate vibrancy in other ways. If you are about to work on your yard and need a helping hand with bringing it to life, then here’s how. Colourful Furniture Outdoor furniture doesn’t always have to be beige, wood, black, or grey. It can also be vibrant colours like blue or yellow. If you’d prefer not to make a significant investment when your current furniture is fine, then what about pillows? A few bright cushions on your existing furniture can break up the dull and drab shades of beige. Feature Wall If you have a section of fence that sits pride of place somewhere central, then take advantage of its position and make it stand out even more. Give it a makeover with a lick of paint. You can then use it as a backdrop for plant life. The beauty of a feature wall is that it costs next to nothing. You can buy a small volume of paint and use the materials that already border your property. 493
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How to Landscape for Full Privacy

Posted by Divine Landscapes Sydney on  January 12, 2019
Category: Landscaping
Homeowners used to have large, sprawling lawns, plenty of privacy, and even uninterrupted views of farmland and beyond. With population growth and substantial developments, those days are gone. Inner-city and suburban dwellers have to think smarter when it comes to landscaping and obtaining privacy in the comfort of their own home. If you are one of the many thousands of people who struggle to feel like your home is your haven, then read on. We’ve got some fantastic landscaping tips for achieving privacy when you thought you couldn’t. Go Big with Plants If you have a specific area in your section, such as a patio area, that is within full view of your neighbours; then you can take corrective action with minimal effort. Buy some beautiful pots, large plants, and create a subtle screen between your neighbour’s prying eyes and your private entertainment sessions. Some excellent, and fast-growing pot plants for privacy include clumping bamboo, Little Gem Magnolia, Chinese Start Jasmine, and Mother-in-law’s Tongue. Your local garden store or landscaping expert may also be able to recommend some others. Plants are a quick, easy, and affordable option for serenity and privacy in your own space. 502
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How to Create a Healthy Lawn

Posted by Divine Landscapes Sydney on  August 7, 2018
Category: Landscaping
If you have never been all that invested in your lawn’s health or lawn care in general, then it can be hard to know where to start. Sometimes, you only see the need for such information when your grass is not looking at its best, or you’re envious of your neighbour’s property. The grass indeed might be greener on the other side. However, there’s no better time to start than now, to understand those few magic ingredients that lawns just love. The sooner you can learn the lawn lingo; the faster your lawn can bounce back from its poor state. Nitrogen One of the most vital nutrients for your lawn is nitrogen. Nitrogen is the perfect solution for adding colour to your lacklustre lawn and promoting growth. If you’re worried about your grass because it’s a little yellow or not as vibrant a green shade as you would like, then a lack of nitrogen could be to blame. Nitrogen is responsible for producing enzymes and proteins for premium growth, while it’s also present in chlorophyll for that vibrant green shade. Talk to your local lawn care expert about your options regarding nitrogen application. 507