Features

  • Container Contains Your Excitement

    Humans have employed containers to grow plants for both function and decoration for centuries. Various cultures such as the Egyptians, China, India and the Romans grew many varieties of medicinal and...

  • Fertilisers, Mulches, Aggregates And Soil

    At first glance this heading should be self-explanatory. However, these words mean different things to different people. Let’s talk more about fertilisers, mulches, aggregates and soil. Some gardeners often use liquid...

  • Taking It To The Streets

    Early on, I had what seemed like a simple job, “taking it to the streets” – redesigning the front yard of a medical practice opening onto a busy road. Path winding...

  • Rust Never Sleeps

    The use of Corten steel products in landscape design continues to push the boundaries of contemporary landscapes with designers often utilising this interesting and popular material to create architectural design solutions...

  • Swimming Pools Living the Dream!

    Once upon a time, backyards were large swathes of lawn with a solitary path to the hills hoist. Today, Australians see their backyard as so much more – an essential part...

  • Healing Gardens

    In these troubled times we all need less anxiety and stress on a daily basis. Relief of stress helps to bolster our immune system and stimulate the body’s natural healing ability....

  • Vertical Gardens

    Green walls are a concept that Australians are embracing in commercial and residential spaces. Designed by world renowned Botanist Patrick Blanc, One Central Park in Sydney features 23 green walls comprised...

  • Fire and Brimstone

    When the four Aristotelian elements of earth, wind, water and fire are brought together with the elements of stone and wood, a synergy can develop that brings both function and form...

  • Water-Sensitive Urban Design

    Australia – the world’s hottest, driest continent. How much can a koala bear? Well, sadly, not a lot! It seems that koalas have developed a new response caused by our drying...

  • Green First Aid It’s Not Easy Being Green! (Part 2)

    So, this guy comes over to me, puffing out the last of his cigarette, “What are you spraying?” “Confidor,” I reply. “Oh, I don’t use chemicals, I prefer a more natural...

  • Show Stoppers 2020

    Shows, expos, conferences, conventions and summits (call them what you will) are must-attend events for all commercial and residential landscape contractors, landscape designers and architects, landscape service and product suppliers, maintenance...

  • Mix And Match

    Trending – Australian landscapes in the early twenty-first century packed with hardy native plants showing off our unique and diverse ecology. Yet, it’s always fashionable to ‘mix and match’ – mixing...

  • Cooking Up a Storm

    Urban landscapes have become so much more than just places where plants produce and flowers are grown. Homeowners have embraced the concept of incorporating the garden as part of the home....

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