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What to know when using climbing plants in your garden design

climbing ivy

What is a climbing plant?

 

Climbers, or creepers, are plants which naturally grow up vertical structures such as cliffs, walls and trees using twining stems, tendrils, thorns and suckers. Many of these can also grow on a flat surface as a groundcover.

Climbers can be a gorgeous addition to every design and make walls, or any vertical space into a great feature in your garden.

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How to check your plants and soil for nutrient deficiencies

taking samples for soil testing

Checking nutrient deficiencies in the garden

 

The last thing us garden-proud, green thumb types want to find when out caring for our gardens, are leaves with yellow spots, stunted growth or curling leaves in plants that should be green and healthy!

Obviously, something is wrong but what? And how do you know how to fix it?

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Roses in design – and how to take care of them!

single pink rose perth garden

Oh to be able to stop and smell the roses – and not need to plant and care for them as well!

But in all seriousness, and despite the care required, I’m sure we can all agree that the beauty and fragrance they add to your garden is worth all the effort!

We love using roses in design, so here are our tips on how to buy, prune and use roses in Perth.

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Do I need a Landscape Designer?

landscape design perth garden

Another way to put this is – What to expect from a Landscape Designer?


Even if your project seems simple, maybe laying a new lawn, a garden bed and doing some paving, it can be a massive help, and save money in the long-run, to get a professional landscaper in to assist. Why not make sure the work is done well the first time around?

We’ll explain here what you get when you hire a designer for your project. And if any of it sounds like something you want but can’t do yourself – then you probably need to get an expert!

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Where to begin with a landscape design?

Landscape design project

Are you tired of your current property?

Just bought a house and need a makeover so you can really call it your own?

Your next move is to get a landscape design, but where to begin?


Before you take the plunge and hire a landscape designer, there are a few things to consider so you can…

  1. Help the designer understand exactly what you are after.
  2. Be sure you will get a design you love.

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How to choose the best lawn for your landscape project.

perth new lawn install

Choosing the best lawn for your landscape project in Perth.

Does your lawn resemble a very large sand-pit – but not one you would let small children play in?

That is more common than you might think in Perth, due to its sandy soils and hot temperatures, but choosing the right grass for a new lawn install can transform your property into a lush green oasis anyone would be happy to play on!

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Why colours matter in a garden design

How to use colours within your garden design

Colours and their varying shades and hues have a massive effect on the mood and perception of a garden design. Whatever theme or feel you are trying to convey within your design is heavily influenced by the colours you choose to use, in both plant and material selection.

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How to Plan a Winter-Friendly Garden

garden at night winter perth

While most of your time will be spent in the garden during the summer months, a Perth winter isn’t as extreme as other places around the world so you can still get enjoyment from your garden in the colder months. Sometimes autumn will stretch longer than usual or spring will come earlier, so even though technically winter is June – August, you can often get more time outside than you might think.

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How to take care of my new lawn?

New roll on Palmetto turf

How to take care of my new lawn in Perth?

So, you’ve just had a vibrant new carpet of lawn (otherwise known as roll on turf) laid down, and you absolutely love it!

But now of course the worry is – how do you look after it so it grows healthy and doesn’t give up on you – especially in those first few weeks.

We get asked this question by concerned clients all the time, so here we will outline the best practices in taking care of your new lawn.

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