Landscaping tips to pretty up your place

August 14, 2015 - 4 min read

Is your sub-standard garden not doing your home any favours? You can spend thousands of dollars renovating, but a poorly designed and maintained garden can make your home look dull and dreary. While landscaping can seem like a pretty daunting task, it only takes a couple of simple changes to green up your home and […]

Is your sub-standard garden not doing your home any favours? You can spend thousands of dollars renovating, but a poorly designed and maintained garden can make your home look dull and dreary. While landscaping can seem like a pretty daunting task, it only takes a couple of simple changes to green up your home and increase its overall value. If you’re not the DIY type or you just need some general landscaping advice, we’ve also featured a couple of Shellharbour landscaping experts who can lend you a hand.


Lawn comes first

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It sounds simple enough, but a well maintained lawn can change the whole look and feel of your garden. At the very least, ensure you’re mowing the lawns regularly and cut it to a lower level if you want to achieve a crisp finish—being very careful not to scalp it. Defining the edges using a brushcutter is another great way to keep your lawn looking pristine.


Fix it with trees

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Whether your property sits low and is vulnerable to the wandering eyes of neighbours, or you can hear traffic from a nearby road, planting a few trees can be the perfect solution to your property’s shortfalls. Trees make for great visual and sound barriers, as well as helping your backyard to look more natural and lush.


Don’t go over the top

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When it comes to choosing plant species for your garden, it can be tempting to throw in a range of varieties. While this can give your garden a lot of colour, it can also make it look messy and out of control. Restricting your selection of plants can give your garden a cleaner, crisper and more uniform look.


Good soil + mulch = minimal weeds

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Nothing ruins a beautiful garden more than a patch of weeds. If you’re sick of spending your weekends weed picking, then a it might be time to make a few changes. Using a high-quality soil will not only help your plants grow healthy, but will discourage weeds from sprouting. Couple this with the addition of a nice-looking mulch and the weeds won’t stand a chance!


Prune the perfect amount

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Pruning is a fine art. Don’t prune enough and your garden becomes overgrown; prune too much and your garden will look bare and unhealthy. Tidying up your plants on a weekly basis without getting carried away, will have your garden looking beautiful and well-cared for in no time!


Need a hand with your garden?

If you’re not sure what you’re doing when it comes to landscaping, don’t worry! Your local landscaping expert will be happy to help with all your planting, mulching, pruning and other landscaping needs. We’ve featured a couple of Shellharbour landscaping professionals who can attend to your gardens.

Shellcove Landscaping & Maintenance Pty Ltd

Quality landscaping service, Shellcove Landscaping and Maintenance Pty Ltd - Shellharbour
Quality landscaping service, Shellcove Landscaping and Maintenance Pty Ltd – Shellharbour

Looking for a landscaping company that does it all? With a range of landscaping construction and maintenance services available, there’s no job too big or small for Shellcove Landscaping and Maintenance. Whether you want to completely re-turf your lawn or just need some general garden maintenance, the hard-working team of landscapers will provide a personalised service unlike any other. If you need a hand with your garden, give the team at Shellcove Landscaping and Maintenance a call.
Servicing: Shellharbour, Kiama and surrounding NSW South Coast areas


Illawarra Gardening Men

Perfect lawns every time, Illawarra Gardening Men - Shellharbour
Perfect lawns every time, Illawarra Gardening Men – Shellharbour

Servicing all areas of Shellharbour, you can’t look past Illawarra Gardening Men for all of your landscaping needs. Specialising in garden and lawn care, as well as design and construction, the team here will be happy to give your garden a complete makeover. Perhaps you want a vegie garden for the kids? Illawarra Gardening Men can help design and construct you a raised vegetable garden for endless fun with the family—not to mention cheap fruit and veg! Call the friendly team for a quote today.
Servicing: All areas of Shellharbour

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