Laura's Landscaping Advice

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Laura's Landscaping Advice

Your surroundings can have a big impact on how you feel. For many years, I didn't realise how unhappy the landscaping around my home was making me. It had been a lovely space when we bought the house but over the years, my husband and I had let the trees, shrubs and lawn fall into ruin. One day, I realised that I had to do something about the situation so I called in a team of professional landscaping contractors. They helped me to plan and carry out work on my property. I am so happy with the results that I decided to start a blog.

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4 Tips for Planting and Maintaining Buffalo Grass on Your Lawn

7 December 2017
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Turf areas such as lawns could use buffalo grass because of the ease of planting and low-maintenance regimen. That is why cheap buffalo turf is described as dependable, rugged, and hardy. Over the years, the grass will remain low, requiring little mowing, fertilising and watering when compared to other lawn grasses. Here are some top tips to help homeowners grow and maintain buffalo turf on their lawns. Sunshine is Key -- Buffalo grass needs direct sunlight in the range of 6 to 8 hours every day. Read More …

What to Avoid When Selecting Borehole Locations

6 December 2017
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Are you wondering whether your property has an ideal location for a borehole to be drilled? Below are some precautions that you should take when selecting an ideal location for borehole drilling. Septic Tanks and Sewers Make sure that the borehole drilling location is far from the septic tank or sewer system of your home. For example, the location should not be within the drain-field of the sewage system. This is because the groundwater under such a location stands a high chance of being contaminated by the wastewater released into the soil at that point. Read More …

The Rubble Drain: It’s Anything But Rubbish! Here’s Why You Need One For Your Property

5 December 2017
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The rubble drain is one of the most common drainage systems used today. Whilst its name might not be terribly impressive, you might just be surprised at how attractive and useful rubble drains can really be. Here are the most fascinating facts about rubble drains -- and how they can help you with a stubborn drainage problem.  Rubble Drains and Rainfall = The Perfect Combination Rubble drains are are one of the most effective ways to route water away from your home. Read More …

What Type Of Mulch Should You Apply On Your Yard?

5 December 2017
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If you want to start growing plants in your yard, whether in the form of a vegetable garden or would like some blooms to inject colour to your landscape, you should consider the application of mulch first. Mulch is organic matter that functions to increase these nutrients in the soil while enhancing the structure of the soil too. Mulch would also provide a favourable environment for plant growth be maintaining optimum temperature levels and reducing the rate of soil erosion. Read More …

Arranging Professional Cleaning of Your Stonework

29 November 2017
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Stonework can be found in many places. From beautiful and ornate statues adding interest to landscaped gardens to flagstones set in patios, this type of feature is centuries old and yet never goes out of fashion. If you have stonework installed anywhere on your property you will need to arrange stonework cleaning at regular intervals to keep your features looking their very best. Stone can be susceptible to the elements and this can make it look dull, mouldy and dirty. Read More …