Corymbia ficifolia or Flowering gum.

Tree planting services on the Gold Coast

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As the Chinese proverb goes, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now”. With Autumn not far away, there is no better time to be planting some trees. Attractive Trees and shrubs can provide an interesting focal point for your garden and form an integral part of your landscape design. Many …

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Small Garden Design Ideas

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If you are living in a Gold Coast townhouse with a small backyard, you might be thinking about what can be achieved in such a small space. Designing as small garden for your Gold Coast front yard or backyard can present some unique challenges for the home gardener. Whilst some similar design philosophies to large garden design can be followed, …

Weed Control

Weed Control on the Gold Coast.

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One of the great things about gardening on the Gold Coast is the enormous range of plants that can be grown and also how quickly everything grows especially when some good rain comes. Unfortunately, this also applies to the weeds. There is also a wide range, and they grow rapidly under certain weather conditions. The key to effective weed control …

Japanese Garden with raked gravel and Chokushi-Mon

Japanese Garden Design. Zen and the art of Garden Maintenance.

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Japanese Garden Design The design of the Japanese garden evokes the feeling of peace and tranquillity. These gardens are not only beautiful, but they are practical too. The gravel allows rain to seep into soil and nearby plant roots thereby saving you water.To get the full impact of the colour contrast of the Japanese Garden, you probably need to be in …

Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens, Benowa

Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens Benowa

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Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens If you are looking for garden ideas or landscape design ideas, then a great place to visit is your local botanical gardens. In most of these  you can see exotic ,native and indigenous plants and get some ideas on how to plan your own landscape. On the Gold Coast we have the Gold Coast Regional …

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Lawn care on the Gold Coast

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It is often a dream of home owners to have a beautiful patch of bright green lawn in their backyard. Many people will be have been watching the cricket and admiring the beautiful condition of the outfield turf covering the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Some people are a little less enthusiastic about the wicket. With the Commonwealth games beginning in April …

A beneficial insect on a Flower.

The benefit of Insects in the Garden.

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It was alarming to read recently of the decline in populations of flying insects in Europe. Studies in Germany alone has seen a reduction 76% since 1989 in nature reserves. The reasons for the die off are thought to be manifold. Although the exact cause of the die off is not known, amongst the theories are an increase in the …

Melaleucas as screening plants.

Melaleuca in the Gold Coast Garden

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The Melaleuca or Paperbark The melaleuca is a genus of flowering evergreen Australian native shrubs and trees. It is a member of the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. They generally prefer well drained friable soil and full sun. The smaller varieties have been known as honey myrtles, tee trees, ( including tea trees or ti trees) or bottlebrush. The Larger species are …

Pet friendly garden design

Pet friendly Garden Design with couch lawn and potted plants.

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Lawn Selection A patch of lawn, even if it a small patch, will provide recreational space for children and pets in your backyard. In this garden design, a stepped brush fence creates a screen for the colorbond garden shed. If you have a lot of brush fence, consider breaking it up with some vertical gardens. Having a shed in the …

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Screening Plants for Garden Privacy

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In today’s blog we will look at garden design for privacy using screening plants. We will show you some options for improving privacy with fast growing screening plants or mature sized moderately growing plants. This garden design featured courtyard paving with sandstone pavers running very close to the fence. For improved privacy a fence extension was added. The screening plant …