Garden Lighting Features in the Landscape Lighting offers an interesting dimension to a garden, bringing it to life at night. As well as their aesthetic appeal, lights also offer great security. It is a well-established fact that burglars are far less likely to break into homes which are well lit at night. Position security lighting to illuminate the most likely places of break-in (i.e. doors, windows, roof etc)....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Garden Steps A step consists of two main parts: ...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
How to Build a Green Roof Growing plants on a roof has lots of benefits, both aesthetic and practical; but it can also be a little tricky. The last thing you want to do is destroy a building in the process of trying to make it look better. A roof garden is quite literally a garden on the roof of any type of building whether it be a dwelling such as a house or apartment block, a commercial premises like an office block or factory, or an outdoor structure like a gazebo, garage, shed or even something as small as a dog kennel! There are some very well-known roof gardens around the world. For instance, the Roof Garden in Kensington, near central London, UK, is a very notable landmark. The gardens are divided into several themed areas including a woodland garden, Spanish garden, and Tudor garden...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
How to Build Green Walls Green walls are most often made by fixing panels directly to a wall or to a framework which supports them. They are therefore either attached to existing walls or built as freestanding structures. Often, but not always, freestanding types are anchored to walls in various places to provide additional stability and strength. Green walls can be made using different types of media and planting modules. ...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
How to Build Ponds Whether it be for watching birds cooling themselves off, or just a place of quiet contemplation, there is nothing quite as relaxing as a water feature in the garden, and high on the list comes the garden pond. There are three basic types of construction method for making garden ponds; concrete, liners or pre formed fibreglass moulds....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Landscape Planting a Cottage Garden A well-designed cottage garden is a rich tapestry of colours and textures. It doesn’t happen by chance; each plant should be carefully chosen for its individual qualities, as well as its overall effect in the garden bed....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
LANDSCAPING The best gardens are created through a fusion of skills and ideas both artistic and practical....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Landscaping with Limited Money If money is limited, one way to  approach landscaping is to develop your garden in stages! ...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Pavers, Concrete, Stone, Gravel Surfaces USING PAVERS, CONCRETE, STONES AND GRAVEL...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Pergolas A well designed, and maintained pergola, can be a feature in itself as well as the ideal way to provide some shade in your garden during the hot summer months. It can provide seclusion, and create the ideal place to relax, for kids play, or for you to entertain. Shade is important in the garden both for plants and people. Even the family pets need and appreciate a little shade in the hot Australian summer. With the prevalence of skin cancer in Australia, shade is particularly important to provide protection from this serious disease. ...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Retaining Walls in a Garden Any retaining wall design should consider the following:...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Slate Paving Slate stone has been mined for hundreds of years and blue-grey slate adorns the roofs of thousands of houses in the UK. In recent years the choice and quality of slate stone available has improved, largely due to imports of colourful Indian slate embossed with fossils. Whatever its origin, slate makes a wonderful paving material....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Using Timber in a Garden Timber looks great in the garden and it’s versatile. You can construct just about anything from timber - from a shed or deck to a wall or wheelbarrow. If time isn’t a problem, it’s cheap too – you can grow your own!...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Walls in gardens Walls are good keepers of privacy, particularly if made of brick or concrete. If they are built for this purpose make sure they are of a height which does the job, that is above eye level. Extra high walls though will need extra support....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
What Garden Buildings Do You Need Garden buildings can be used for many different things. They provide a place to get away within the garden, somewhere to escape and do things you need shelter for, but don't want to do for one reason or other in the house. Some people use garden buildings as a workshop or a storage area; others might use them to play loud music or read a book; where you won't disturb other people or be disturbed yourself. Whatever your reason for having a garden building, there are lots of different structures to choose from....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more