Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Benefits of Edging your Path or Driveway

The Benefits of Edging your Path or Driveway

Edging the garden path is one of the last things homeowners think about when landscaping their garden. Although it is only a small, subtle thing, garden edging can have a huge impact on the appearance and functionality of your garden. This week, we take a look at four key benefits associated with installing edging along your garden path or driveway. Aesthetics From a design point of view, garden edging adds depth to your landscape and is a great way to give your

5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Driveway

The average asphalt driveway has a lifespan of around 25 years, but many residential and commercial property owners don’t know how to recognise the signs that it needs replacing. This week, we take a look at 5 sure fire indications that your asphalt driveway or parking lot is deteriorating and will soon need to be replaced. It takes a long time for water to drain  If you’ve noticed water pooling or running in streams off your asphalt when it

Designing the Perfect Garden Bed

Planning out a garden bed seems like an intuitive sort of process, you choose what you like, you plant it, and it grows. But unfortunately unlike the spontaneous beauty of plants in nature, your average suburban flower bed requires careful thought if it’s to look anywhere near as aesthetically pleasing as you imagine. This week, we take a look at the essential elements required to design a perfect garden bed.   Balance size and colour Even the most abstract looking wildflower gardens have