5 Landscape Design Principles To Guide Your Garden

  Designers often consider the four principles of landscape design to be order, proportion, repetition, transition and unity, with emphasis placed on cohesion and visual interest. Whether the sprawling gardens of an expansive estate or the small space backyard of a single family home, green spaces have the potential to transform an entire property. By…

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5 Building Blocks of a Good Landscape Design

Just as the interior of your home must complement the architecture and honour the landscape, the design of your home’s exterior must also respond to the needs of your family and the history of your site. From the tenets of colour theory to the philosophy of Feng Shui, landscape design is informed by both the…

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5 Tips – Landscape Design for Beginners

Though indoor-outdoor living offers dozens of benefits for mental, emotional and physical health, getting started on a garden can be complicated, costly and time-consuming. Choosing the layout, types of plants and overall design of an outdoor space can take just as much intention and commitment as creating a stunning interior. Both the exterior and interior…

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How To Choose The Right Landscape Professional

If you love spending time outdoors in your garden, one thing you naturally want is for the area to look awesome! The aesthetic appeal of your garden can have a big impact on how relaxed you feel when you are outside, so it is well worth investing in your outdoor area. When your garden is…

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5 Tips For a Winter Landscape Design

Winter is just around the corner and while people in Europe generally lock themselves indoors for the winter, the beauty of Melbourne (or Australian weather in general) is that we don’t have to! Implementing good landscape design practices is a fantastic way to ensure your yard is not only utilised during the colder months but…

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What To Expect From An Initial Design Consultation

YES – Questions about what you want to achieve with your garden YES – Questions that will give your designer a better understanding of your taste and style YES – Some suggestions based on your answers YES – A fee proposal for producing a landscape design NO – A complete comprehensive solution to your garden including plant selection NO – Recommendations or thoughts without first…

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Curling Bluestone

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 bluestone…

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5 Reasons To Engage A Landscape Designer To Design Your Garden

I have seen many people attempt to design and install their own landscapes over the years. Some are successful in their attempts; however, others lack the understanding of what it takes to design and construct a practical, well thought out connected garden. Expertise in many areas of construction and horticulture is essential to the success…

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What Is The Cost Of A Typical Landscape Design?

The cost of a landscape design is influenced by many factors. The three main factors that effect the cost of a design include, the overall size of your property, how detailed you require the design, and the features you want to include in the landscape. These three factors have will effect the amount of time…

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A Quiet word on budgets

On occasion we meet clients who have a reasonably well-formed concept of what they want in there garden, and all they needed is a quick sketch to complete the picture. In this instance we will usually offer to draw it up for them. My first question when undertaking such work is to ask the client…

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Design Tips For Small Gardens

Nowadays it seems our gardens and backyards are getting smaller and smaller, especially when property development and sub division is increasingly more common place. The challenge is, how do we get the most from our courtyard areas without feeling claustrophobic. There are a few techniques you can implement to give your courtyard a feeling of…

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