February 19, 2016 Light 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…

February 23, 2015 Light 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…

February 22, 2013 Light 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…

August 2, 2010 Light 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…

February 22, 2009 Light Design

When your lawn is a tangled mess of weeds and creeping vines but 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…

October 16, 2008 Light 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 farms 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…