Landscaping tips to pretty up your place

August 14, 2015 - 2 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 increase its overall value.

Lawn comes first


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


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


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


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


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!