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Lovely, Lively and Likable Landscaping Ideas: A Landscaping Blog

Hello! My name is Heather, and I absolutely love gardening and landscaping. I decided to start a blog about it because I wanted a creative project, and I hadn't written anything in a while. I work as a real estate agent, and I see first hand how important landscaping is in terms of curb appeal. In this blog, I plan to write about a range of landscaping topics, and I hope you like the results. I am married to Steve, an incredible and supportive husband. We have two daughters, Hillary and Sasha, and we spend a lot of time together in our yard. They are at the heart of everything I do, and this blog is dedicated to them. Enjoy!

4 Great Reasons to Buy a Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

12 July 2017
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While plenty of homeowners now opt for ride-on mowers, there are plenty that still stick with the walk-behind mower. If that's the kind of mower you're after, you might want to think about picking a self-propelled model. As the name suggests, a self-propelled mower largely moves forward under its own steam, and that comes with plenty of advantages. Here are just four. 1. Reduced Mowing Time and Effort Perhaps the most obvious reason to pick up a self-propelled mower is that they are a lot easier to use. Read More …

How to Decide Whether Buffalo Grass Is Right for Your Location

15 June 2017
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Did you know that Buffalo grass was almost wiped out across Australia recently? Many people put down its resurgence to the lab scientists, who invented several different new varieties, with soft leaves that make the grass more pleasant underfoot and nicer to work with. If you've just recently heard about its resurgence, you may be considering this option for your front lawn at home. Is it right for you? How to Choose Read More …

How to Know What Type of Grass to Use in Your Reseeding Project

2 May 2017
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You may have fallen in love with the home of your dreams and have decided to purchase, even though you're not particularly happy with the look of the front lawn. You may realise that you need to reseed it, but are not sure about what type of turf you should consider. What do you need to know, as you're planning ahead? The Usual Choices In Australia, you usually have three different types of grass to consider in a residential setting. Read More …

Asphalt Maintenance: What Seal Coating Will (And Will Not) Do For Your Driveway

24 February 2017
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Seal coating asphalt is one of the best preventative maintenance techniques for prolonging the life of your driveway or pavement. Often, homeowners fall prey to unscrupulous and inexperienced contractors who give unrealistic promises regarding the performance of sealers on asphalt paving. Here you will learn what seal coating will and will not do so that you can make an informed decision on whether to seal or not to seal your asphalt driveway. Read More …

Driving Traffic: Elements to Consider for Roadway Landscaping

24 January 2017
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Many elements of infrastructure are underappreciated, and roadway landscaping is probably one of them.  On long and often monotonous, traffic-ridden drives, members of the public do spend a lot of time looking out of their car windows at the landscape of the roads beside them, but how many are actually grateful for any beautification work that has been done there?   Anything to break up the repetitive road they're moving along is a plus, but few people probably actually think about the creation of roadway landscaping. Read More …