National Eucalypt Day is on Friday 23 March 2018. Events and celebrations will be taking place around Australia. Although its natural habitat is almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere. the Eucalypt, or gum tree, is now one of the world’s most widely planted hardwood trees. Part of popularity is the tree’s characteristics of being fast … Continue reading National Eucalypt Day
Palm trees form a quintessential part of the Gold Coast Landscape. Canary Island Date Palms (Phoenix canariensis) were amongst the earliest landscape garden plantings on the Gold Coast seaside parks. These, along with other varieties are often used to create a feature or a focal point in Gold Coast Gardens. The humid climate of the … Continue reading The importance of Palm maintenance and pruning in the Gold Coast garden.
Red’s Landscaping can provide all your tree planting services on the gold coast and around the region. 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 … Continue reading Tree planting services on the Gold Coast
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 … Continue reading Small Garden Design Ideas
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 … Continue reading Weed Control on the Gold Coast.
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, … Continue reading Japanese Garden Design. Zen and the art of Garden Maintenance.
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 … Continue reading Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens Benowa
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 … Continue reading Lawn care on the Gold Coast. Tips for creating a beautiful lawn.
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 … Continue reading The benefit of Insects in the Garden.
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 … Continue reading Melaleuca in the Gold Coast Garden