On Our recent turf laying project in Mermaid Beach, we chose Oz-E-Green Oz Tuff couch grass. (Cynodon dactylon) “Oz-E-Green”. This is a variety of Bermuda or green couch that was developed in Queensland to be hard wearing, salt tolerant and drought tolerant. An added bonus is that it requires mowing less often due to limited … Continue reading Mermaid Beach Nature strip with Oz Tuff "Oz-E-Green" couch grass turf lawn.
For our recent Gold Coast poolside planter-box project in Broadbeach, our choice of screening plant was the BANKSIA ROBUR or swamp banksia. This banksia was chosen because it is an attractive and hardy plant, suitable for both low hedges and pots. Growing to a little over 2 metres, the flower spikes appear usually in autumn … Continue reading Banksia Robur as a screening plant in a planter box.
The Outdoor Pool Shower If you are living one of the Gold Coast seaside suburbs like Mermaid Beach, Palm Beach or Miami, an outdoor pool shower is a great idea for your Gold Coast Garden Design. The outdoor pictured features matching pool tiling, copper pipe and brass shower head. Outdoor pool showers are very practical … Continue reading The Outdoor Pool Shower as a Landscape Design idea.
With its beautiful blue grey foliage and elegant weeping habit, it is no wonder that Australian native grasses like the Lomandra Seascape is so popular. What might be surprising, is to see it growing in the Belgium city of Bruges. The Lomandra is both drought tolerant and frost tolerant. It is evergreen in most situations … Continue reading Lomandra Seascape
Lawn grown in the shade of a tree or building often becomes sparse from lack of sunlight. Choosing a lawn grass that is tolerant of moderate shade can help, when combined with appropriate turf care. Normally lawn grass grown in shade will struggle due to the lack of sunlight even on the Gold Coast. Choosing … Continue reading Growing lawn in the shade.
Wildlife In The Garden Australian cities are rapidly expanding into greenfields areas to accommodate our way of life, however, this is threatening the habitats of Australia’s wildlife. In order to sustain healthy populations of native wildlife, we need to adapt our methods of gardening in urban environments. While the average suburban backyard is not likely … Continue reading Wildlife in the Garden. Choosing plants to help create food and habitat.