Category Archives: Environment
The Top 5 Things You Need To Know Before Designing A Lomandra Seascape Design

  Introduction to the Evergreen & Drought Resistant Lomandra Plant   The Lomandra plant is considered a common plant in Australia and a key feature of any Gold Coast Seascape. Hardy and drought resistant, thrives in the salty air of the Gold Coast and always looks green and gorgeous. The name Lomandra is from the … Continue reading The Top 5 Things You Need To Know Before Designing A Lomandra Seascape Design

Mediterranean Garden design ideas for landscaping Gold Coast Gardens

Mediterranean garden design The Mediterranean garden design is not just beautiful, it is often a very practical low maintenance garden solution for landscaping Gold Coast gardens. Historically Gold Coast winters are cool but short in duration. The summers are mostly wet, humid and warm, although we have experienced more of the hotter drier weather over … Continue reading Mediterranean Garden design ideas for landscaping Gold Coast Gardens

The coastal Pandanus tree (Pandanus tectorius) under threat.

Pandanus tree under threat on the Gold Coast The coastal Pandanus tree (Pandanus tectorius) is now under threat from the native leaf hopper (Jamella australiae) in South East Queensland. Although the two have co-existed for a long time, the leaf hoppers numbers are normally kept in check by its natural predator a tiny wasp known … Continue reading The coastal Pandanus tree (Pandanus tectorius) under threat.

Neonicotinoid pesticides banned in the European Union.

On the 27 April 2018 the European union has banned the use of the three neonicotinoid pesticides on open ground. This is an expansion of the moratorium introduced in 2013 on the use of these pesticides on flowering crops. Pesticides are often coated onto seeds to protect them from soil pests. The Pesticide is absorbed … Continue reading Neonicotinoid pesticides banned in the European Union.

Landscaping with Xanthorrhoea the Australian grass tree.

Whether you are designing a small garden, a medium sized garden or a large garden, the Australian Grass tree or Xanthorrhoea is a great choice. For a small garden, it is a great focal point with its dark charcoal coloured truck its green leaves and its beige cream coloured flowers. The impact can be even … Continue reading Landscaping with Xanthorrhoea the Australian grass tree.

Orchids and Bromeliads for indoors, outdoors and vertical gardens.

For the creation of vertical gardens, the use of epiphytic species from the Orchid and Bromeliads families are a beautiful and practical solution. These plants are also great as indoor plants and also have terrestrial or soil based species for your outdoor garden. If you are living in a Gold Coast townhouse with a small … Continue reading Orchids and Bromeliads for indoors, outdoors and vertical gardens.

Tree planting services on the Gold Coast

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

Weed Control on the Gold Coast.

Weed Control 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 … Continue reading Weed Control on the Gold Coast.

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

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.