Landscape design

Building and living in an eco-friendly home

Are you torn between building your dream home and building a green home? The concept of green living may suggest some degree of austerity, but you don’t have to compromise to build an eco-friendly luxury home. When you consider that green building techniques and products will make your home more comfortable to live in, you’ll […]

Big ideas for little spaces

Expert tips on how to give small spaces a big impact. Not everyone has a big backyard to get creative with. For many people, especially those who live in the inner city, their “backyard” is limited to a balcony or small courtyard. And, just like any outdoor area, without a little design inspiration these spaces […]

Shady gardens

What to plant in a shady garden is only a dilemma if it isn’t thought through properly. Many options exist when it comes to manipulating the amount of shade in your garden. But, how shady is the area to start with? Obviously, a shady garden is one with limited light. Solid shade, where light is […]

Have barbecue – will travel

Barbecues have come a long way in the past decade – and portable ones are the latest trend. Alfresco dining, outdoor kitchens and even wood ovens have become the norm in countless backyards, with many Aussies cooking several meals outside each week. Likewise, barbecues themselves — and what we cook on them — have changed […]

Spring clean your outdoor surfaces and furniture

Spring is in the air! The days are growing warmer and the sweet scent of flowers fills the senses. After cold winter rains, winds and frosts, outdoor spaces are in definite need of a spruce up. So it’s time to shake off those winter blues and get spring-cleaning outdoors. To start, cast a critical eye […]

Outdoor showers and tubs

Add a touch of luxury to your outdoor space with an external bath or shower. There’s nothing like taking a cool, refreshing shower under a sun-drenched sky, or slipping into a warm bath to soak away the cares of the day surrounded by the beauty of nature. Stylish & practical Outdoor showers and tubs have […]

Gardener’s delight

This attractive side courtyard and front garden has more than 40 different plantings within its walls. The owner of this courtyard is a knowledgeable and passionate gardener who wanted the outdoor space to be a real “gardener’s garden”; one that was botanically rich and also provided space for seating and casual relaxing. Ben Scott, from […]