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Three Reasons Why You Should Select Kikuyu Grass for Your Lawn

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Kikuyu grass is native to Africa and has become one of the popular warm-season perennial grasses in Australia. The leaves and stems of the grass are covered with fine hairs that give it a coarse texture. The difference between this grass species and the Bermuda and St. Augustine species is that Kikuyu grass has a flat leaf blade and pointed tip, and its fringe of hairs is a little longer. Here are the three main reasons that you should consider having Kikuyu grass on your lawn or backyard. Read More»

2 Important Things To Remember When Working With A Landscape Designer

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For most Australian homeowners, the outdoor living spaces of their home are considered as important as the internal ones. Backyards are no longer simply large, grassy areas. They’re considered an external room that serves multiple purposes, such as dining, recreation and entertaining. For this reason, many people are turning to professional landscape designers to create a beautiful, functional and personal look for their outdoor space. Whether you have a regular size garden or one that is bigger or smaller than usual, a landscape designer will help you to make the most of the available space, ensure privacy and create a garden that you can easily maintain. Read More»

3 Helpful Features of Irrigation Controllers

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Some people may not benefit fully from the irrigation controllers that they have installed due to having limited knowledge about all their features. Below are important features that owners of irrigation systems need to know, whether you use it only for your home or for offering commercial landscape services. Use this information to help you to get more value from your irrigation controller. Circuit Check Feature Different manufacturers of commercial irrigation controllers may call this feature by different names. Read More»

What Ride-On Lawn Mowers Are and The Various Types of Ride-On Mowers Available

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When it comes to keeping a residential lawn well-kempt, a good lawn mower is a home owner’s best aide. But with many different types of lawn mowers being sold out there, a lot of Australian home owners usually find it hard to choose a machine they can use for their routine lawn mowing tasks. If you are facing the same conundrum, read on below to learn about what ride-on mowers are and the various types of ride-on mowers you can choose from for your residential lawn mowing. Read More»

Reasons You Should Get That Tree Stump Removed

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If you’ve had a mature tree cut down in your garden, you might be left with a stump. And, unless you were planning on planting a new tree or doing some other kind of landscaping in the same spot, you might be intending to just leave the stump where it is. After all, removing a tree stump can be rather difficult if you don’t have the equipment or knowledge to do so, and an old stump can even make quite an attractive feature. Read More»

How Short Should Grass Be Cut? It Depends on the Variety

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Looking after a lawn isn’t normally too difficult, particularly compared with other plants in your garden. Even if you often forget to fertilise and leave most of the watering up to the rainfall, it’s unlikely that you’ll have too many serious problems. Of course, the one thing that you will want to do regularly is mow the grass. Mowing keeps your lawn at a tidy, attractive length, which helps prevent it getting out of hand. Read More»

Organic Lawn Care Tips

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If there’s a lawn on your property, then you’ll want to spend time maintaining it on a regular basis. When it comes to lawn care strategies, there are many options available. Organic lawn care methods are especially popular today, and for good reason. By using organic methods and materials while maintaining your lawn, you eliminate the need for toxic fertilizers and pesticides that could harm the environment. Below are five great tips for successful organic lawn care: Read More»

Safety Tips for the Summer Mowing Season

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Mowing the lawn is as much a part of spring as the reappearance of robins and the return of warm weather. No matter where you live or how much grass you need to cut, safety is an important consideration. Lawn mowers can be very dangerous, but many people do not treat them with the respect they deserve. Every year these simple machines send thousands of people to hospital emergency rooms. If you fail to take the proper safety precautions you — or someone you love — could become one of those sad statistics. Read More»

Smart Ways to Budget Your Remodeling Costs

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If you are thinking about remodeling your home or modernizing your kitchen or bathroom, you are probably wondering how you will pay for the work. The cost of a full home remodel can easily reach five or even six figures, and even a simple room remodel often costs thousands. That may be why so many homeowners turn to home equity loans, second mortgages and lines of credit to finance the cost of their home remodels. Read More»

2 Projects You'll Need To Undertake To Prepare Your Bush Block For Building

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Buying a bush block in the countryside to build a secluded and serene home on is a popular choice for many Australians. The peace and solitude of a forest setting and having many acres of your own land to enjoy is an attractive idea, and you may be looking forward to escaping the hustle and bustle of urban life. Before you can commence the building of your country home, you’ll need to prepare your block for access and create a suitable site to build on. Read More»