December 3, 2017Light Design

Landscaping is an art that beautifies your home and makes it more conducive to living. Everything that’s treated as an art isn’t just about the “creativity.” It also needs to be logical — and smart. You come up with a beautifully manicured garden when you merge creativity with logic. Thus, you need to have a smart landscape design. Here are some of the best ways to have one.


Maintain the focal points

Standing out is different from sticking out because the latter doesn’t go with the flow. You need to make sure that your landscaping design has a focal point which complements its environment. A repeated texture, shape, or color greatly helps. It should capture people’s attention and make them want to look at it for as long as possible without feeling bored. The purpose here is to move through the garden experience seamlessly.

Always have movement

Movement is key to having a great landscaping design. You want to add movement so that your garden will have life. Gardens aren’t like paintings that you just hang on a wall. It’s an environment where you interact. You can add flowers to attract butterflies, or perhaps have an ornamental grass that sways gently in the breeze.

August 10, 2017Light Design

You may think that a shade sails installation business like Shade Sails Perth, is quite simple and so there is no real need for insurance, after all, you always take care when you are working, right? You may take care, but it’s far better to have insurance anyway, because other people don’t always take the same care that you do.

Public liability insurance

What if you were installing a sail in a public area such as a park, and a jogger came along listening to their music and stepped right into that hole you just dug for the post? They couldn’t hear your warning because they had their ear buds in. Even though it was basically their own fault, they could still sue you and very likely win. Your business would quickly go down the drain without public liability insurance. This also covers you for accidental damage caused by you as you work.

February 19, 2016Light Design

Many blocks of ground are situated on sloping and sometimes very steep ground. Such blocks still need to have fencing, but fencing contractors would agree that there are more challenges to overcome on such a block. First you must take care to implement sustainable practices to preserve the ground and any surrounding habitat, especially if the block is located in the mountains where diverse flora and fauna occur.

When the block is steep, it’s important not to dig a deep trench straight down as this can cause erosion during heavy rain if it storms before the fence is finished. It can not only wash away half your topsoil, but affect properties that are located below yours.

The two main methods of erecting a fence on a slope are raked – sometimes called racked – and stepped.

February 23, 2015Light Design

These days with air travel so fast and easy, it’s no wonder our world is referred to as a global village. We can quickly visit places like Bali and enjoy a change of culture and scenery.  We can get many great ideas from such countries and implement them in our own when we return home. Outdoor furniture is a prime example. Bali has many fine examples of furniture that they use out of doors for the comfort of their guests.

Enjoying rest and relaxation as well as the excitement of all that Bali has to offer is a great way to spend a week or two.  You might wish you could bring some of that beautiful furniture home with you, but of course, it is too large and heavy to take to the airport, even if the plane would accept it. If you are truly dedicated to the idea you might use up a few days of holiday time in finding out how to import it to your own country.

However, there is a much easier way – one that does not use up your precious holidays.  Many Australian furniture stores already import outdoor furniture from places such as Indonesia and Bali. It would be far easier to wait until you return home and purchase the furniture you like from one of these stores. They have already done the hard yards of importing furniture. They have the right contacts in those other countries that enable them to import what they want and get a whole container full of furniture – or several – all at once.

February 22, 2013Light Design

People often ask themselves whether they need to employ a landscape designer for the garden renovation or improvement project they have in mind. Others may consider whether they are going to need a landscape designer for a particular construction project that they are working on.

With regard to hiring landscape specialist, it will certainly depend on the task at hand. Where one project might be specifically geared toward needing a landscape architect, another might need a couple of gardeners or labourers to do the grunt work so that your plan can be realised.

Perhaps by looking at some scenarios it might help to know which particular one could use some real professional help and which one might just need a landscape contractor to help you with the project.

August 2, 2010Light Design

While traditional landscape design emphasizes setting out everything in advance in detail in a drawing that designates the place of every tree, flower bed, and other garden elements, nowadays designing can be done on the go. While basing your landscape design on a comprehensive plan is useful, landscaping can also be a spontaneous affair that designers can partake with relish.

Whether sticking to a plan or taking a more spur-of-the-moment road to landscape design, a right approach is necessary so that creating great landscapes will not entail undesirable costs associated with the absence of any blueprint. Problems may come in terms of poorly placed plants or even precious garden elements that may have to be destroyed to make way for future developments.

To avoid any future migraines and heartaches, here are 3 tips on getting the right attitude to landscape design.

February 22, 2009Light Design

In a report sent to us by Landscaping Sydney, when your lawn is a tangled mess of weeds and creeping vines but you lack the time or patience to do all that weeding and mowing, you might want to get the help of landscaping professionals.

But what sort of landscaping services do you actually need?

  • Landscape managers are there to take care of your landscape’s regular maintenance, if you don’t want to take care of it yourself.
  • Landscape contractors will help with the installation of landscape features in the form of hardscapes (stones, water elements, fences, and walkways) and softscapes (vegetation and soil).
  • Landscape architects, following your specifications and budgetary requirements, will plan and design the landscape of your dreams.
  • Landscape designers do the same things that landscape architects but without the academic degree that the latter usually possess.
  • Arborists are experts on everything practical about trees, from planting, pruning, removing, cabling, bracing and giving care to them.
  • Horticulturists are plant experts that can be trusted to know everything from controlling pests, stimulating plant growth, up to adapting your plant to harsh climate.
October 16, 2008Light Design

There’s nothing like having an instant lawn that you can use, all within four to six weeks of laying. Using a reputable supplier is as important as laying the lawn. Turf Perth can supply a number of different types of grass, and you need to ensure that you will be getting properly cultivated turf that has been watered, fertilised and looked after. Be careful that you don’t buy a pasture turf that may contain weeds, or weed seeds and is of a lesser quality.

Preparation

Whether you are seeding grass or laying turf, the soil preparation is the same. The time you spend getting the soil and laying area ready is time well spent and will result in a great looking lawn. The turf has more than likely been grown on a soil different to the one you have in your yard. It makes no difference at all as you do not have to match the soil type.