Turf Lawn

The Right Variety of Roll on Turf

January 10, 2018 The Amateurs Digest 0

One of the challenges a homeowner has is being able to grow a full, lush lawn in an area that is mostly in the shade. When the natural conditions seem to be working against sunny growth of plants such as grass, a keen gardener and homeowner needs to look at some of the different varieties that exist to fulfil their needs. If you really want beautiful, manicured lawns, you need to visit a turf farm.

While a shady area presents a challenge, it can still be covered in a lush, dark green grass which will improve the home’s appearance and satisfy the finicky homeowner who wants that even look over the whole lawn. There are a couple of varieties of grass that do quite well in shady areas, out of the sun.

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Local Landscaping

New Trends In Landscaping

June 21, 2017 The Amateurs Digest 0

According to professional landscapers Lone Pine Landscapes he domain of Landscaping is witnessing newer trends. The modern trends in Landscape design deal with comparatively larger areas of the landscape. Some of these trends are listed below:

Grand Scale Local solutions
New landscaping projects are attempting to service the necessities of increasing populations at a local level. These projects often require private as well as public funding. Landscape architects are devising solutions to create better cities and communities with the help from local people and the state government.

Climate Adaptation
Recent research and landscape practices are focusing on climate adaptation via climate change solutions. This move is accomplished by using the elements of climate adaptation for creating holistic design solutions adaptable to changing environmental conditions. Under this step, urban spaces can be designed to better adapt to the changing environment.

Alternative Transport Modes
Nowadays, people are increasingly embracing ride-sharing. Also, established car companies, as well as start-up tech companies, are competing for autonomous vehicles. The state governments are developing initiatives as well as regulations to design spaces and services for targeting new technologies. With increasing use of autonomous vehicles as well as ride sharing; the need for parking lots and wide road lanes gets highly reduced. In turn, needs for the areas required for drop-off and pick up riders at airports, offices, train/subway stations, retail districts, and tourist precincts increases.

Nature
We asked the experts at www.jsbearthmoving.com.au and they said Landscape architecture designers are creating more designs that mimic and emulate nature. As a trend, the ephemerality, as well as the messiness of nature, is transformed in a structured manner for creating beautiful landscapes.

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landscape-design

Latest Trends in Landscape Design

August 24, 2016 The Amateurs Digest 0

Older people would remember that some years ago the latest trend was to bring the outside in with the use of floor to ceiling windows and some landscape design elements repeated inside. Nowadays one of the latest trends is to take the inside out. According to villa experts Easy Villas this is done by creating comfortable outdoor spaces that mimic the inside or creating an oasis to give you the feeling that you are on holidays in a nice villa. There are outdoor kitchens, comfortable seating, fire pits  or a chiminea to create warmth and solid pavement of some kind underfoot so we don’t get muddy feet should it rain.

In fact, there is often a roof over the space in order to shelter us from a sudden shower, or shade of some kind – perhaps from a sail – and don’t forget the windbreak. This can be a stone wall, or a lattice with vines growing over it, a clear plastic ‘wall’ or almost anything else that will create a little bit of shelter from the prevailing breeze.

Another trend is the use of water features. Once these were only seen in mansion landscapes, but the upsurge of smaller water features that can be easily installed by the amateur has made them available to everyone. What is now seen is a mid-cost water feature that does need to be installed by a professional, but is still not as expensive as what is often seen in the garden of a millionaire.

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garden-pots

8 Advantages of Choosing Light Garden Pots

February 18, 2016 The Amateurs Digest 0

Whether you have a high-rise apartment with a balcony, or live at ground level growing plants in pots is something that many people take great enjoyment in. Older people find digging and weeding in a garden difficult, so turn to using garden pots for their gardening needs. High rise dwellers don’t have any option but to use pots for their gardening activities.

There are several advantages to choosing light pots for your gardening activities: –

  • One trouble with many pots is their weight. If you suffer from a bad back, lifting a heavy pot is impossible – sometimes it’s impossible even if you don’t have a bad back. Moving the pot and plant together is a job that requires a lot of muscle. A lighter pot is much easier to move without risking injury.
  • If you live in a high rise there are usually load limits to balconies. A heavy pot filled with potting mix and a well grown plant could well exceed that limit. Certainly, several pots are likely to. Knowing that you are even close to the limit would make you want to stay off the balcony in case it all went tumbling down.
  • Lighter pots are much easier to move around on the balcony so you can adjust the position of those potted plants as they grow to take advantage of the sun or the shade, whichever is needed.
  • You can move it more easily when you need to sweep or clean behind or under it.
  • There is no need to worry about the load limit, so you can sit in peace and enjoy your plants and the sun or cool breeze in the evenings.

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swimming-pool

How to Take the Stress Out of Installing a Swimming Pool

February 9, 2013 The Amateurs Digest 0

Concrete swimming pools are quite a big investment, but having a pool will really enhance your lifestyle as you can take a dip in private anytime you want to. But it is important that everything is done properly. In fact, when you install a pool, that’s not the only thing that needs to be done. You need proper landscaping and a automatic kreepy krauly as well as a safety fence, so choose pool builders that do it all, for the least amount of stress.

If you choose a company that just does the pool and nothing else, there will be a lot of hassle and stress as you try to get someone in to install the safety fence and then another company to attend to the landscaping so your pool doesn’t look like it’s sitting on an alien planet with heaps of soil or rock spread over what was once your lawn.

Take the least stressful way out and choose builders that also do landscaping and fencing. They can discuss the size and shape of your pool and ensure that it will fit really well into your property. They will get all the council permissions that are needed and then start to build your concrete pool. All you have to do is watch and enjoy the progress they make day by day.

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landscape-design

How to Make Your Landscape Dreams Come True

March 24, 2012 The Amateurs Digest 0

Many people dream of having a beautifully landscaped area surrounding their home, but they just can’t seem to make it come true. This is mostly because they don’t have the time or the expertise to design something that will suit their home. landscape design is easy – for the right person. Someone who has been trained in creating a beautiful garden using all the many elements that are available, can bring your dreams to fruition.

A qualified professional understands what works and what does not and can also bring your lifestyle needs into the equation to create a garden that really suits the home and your needs as well. For instance, if you have little children, you will need to be careful about any water features you might want. Toddlers don’t understand the risk of falling in or how to get themselves out. But with older children you can find something larger and deeper for your water feature without having to worry.

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