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Curling Bluestone

September 12th, 2017|Landscape Design, Landscaping, Paving|

What is curling bluestone and why does it affect specifically bluestone paving? I have personally had an area of bluestone paving curl after I had laid it. Up until that point I had never encountered this before. I’m hoping this article, will give you some insight into what the term 'bluestone' means, why some [...]

What Is The Difference Between Landscaping and Gardening?

April 13th, 2017|Landscaping|

Some people I meet, when I’m out and about, seem to get gardeners and landscapers mixed up. Or to be more precise they can’t determine the difference between the two. I often get phone calls from people wanting me to maintain and weed there gardens on a regular basis. When I politely tell them that [...]

Hedge Your Bets – A Quick Overview

April 13th, 2017|Landscaping|

Hedges are a bordering and design tools used for dividing spaces. They enclose and subdivide fields, orchards, yards, parks and gardens. They form vegetative walls, garden rooms, gateways, screens and enclosures, within the garden landscape. It is believed that the Romans may have first planted hedges in Britain however most of the few ancient [...]

Five Questions You Need To Ask Yourself

April 13th, 2017|Landscaping|

There are 5 questions you should ask yourself before you engage a landscape professional to complete any work. Not asking these questions may turn out to be costly. 1. Are they a member of the Landscape association? – Landscape Associations are a great place to begin. They continually educate there members with new products [...]

Autumnal Colour

December 26th, 2016|Landscaping|

It sneaks up on you – autumn that is. I was paving a client's front courtyard last week, when I saw a deep red coloured leaf fall from an ornamental pear tree. My initial thought was ‘bit early, its still hot’, but then I realised that it is in fact late march, and that [...]

Landscaping and the Law

December 26th, 2016|Landscaping|

In 2005 the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) passed an amendment to the law, that stated – any work in excess of $5,000.00 needed to be carried out by a landscaper who is a licensed/registered builder. The VBA then created a sub-category to the main Domestic Builder license and named it Domestic Builder Limited – [...]