Lawn Care Gold Coast. The ideal time to top dress and renovate your lawn. Lawn Care is best done in early Autumn on the Gold Coast. Take the time to assess your lawn and plan for some renovation and repair work. Start by walking over your lawn and checking for any bald patches, or high … Continue reading Lawn Care Gold Coast
At Red’s Landscaping & Design, we put a lot of thought into exactly which plants best suit your local environment and your specific outdoor area. There’s never a one-size fits all solution. While one tree or shrub may be good here, perhaps it just does not suit there. But one of our favourite go-to plants … Continue reading 10 Reasons The Murraya Paniculata is perfect for your next Gold Coast Landscaping Design
Landscaping Costs Landscaping costs are, not surprisingly, one of a client’s biggest areas of concern. Like other fields of construction, often some labour-intensive processes are needed as well as the use of heavy machinery. Also, with good quality landscaping, much of the infrastructure work is unseen. These include sub surface installations such as irrigation systems … Continue reading Landscaping costs and landscape designs.
Landscaping and Gardening ideas Award winning eco garden. Amongst the many great Landscaping and Gardening ideas on display at the Chelsea flower show, was the LG Eco-City Landscape Garden. This display garden was a brilliant representation of what could be achieved in the landscaping of green space allocated to a single unit amongst a vertical … Continue reading Landscaping and Gardening ideas from the Chelsea Flower Show
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.
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.
Creating a hedge and tree pruning are gardening techniques which can be used to great effect in any visually any size of garden. These techniques can be used to control and direct the size, shape and direction of plant growth. When combined with plant supports, such as trellises and other plants, an interesting garden effect … Continue reading Espalier, Hedge Trimming and Pleaching to the Converted.
There is no doubt that the Australian garden style, especially prior to the 1930s, was heavily influenced by the English classic garden design. These gardens were in turn influenced by French, Italian and Spanish gardens and ideas brought back to England from the Grand Tour. Italianate classic garden design can be seen in the lines … Continue reading English classic garden design
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.
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.