Do I Need Council Approval For A Retaining Wall In Perth?

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Regulations regarding retaining walls vary from council to council. The first step we recommend you take if you’re considering installing a retaining wall on your property is contacting your local council to find out more. General rules regarding retaining walls Typically, if the height of your proposed retaining wall is close to 1 metre, you need a structural engineer…

Guide To Reticulation Repairs In Perth

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A well-installed reticulation system can make all the difference to your garden’s appearance. Perth’s often harsh summer climate can affect the growth of even the hardiest plant species, which is why it is so critical to ensure your retic system is working well without any problems. Perth introduces water restrictions over the warmer months. Reticulation…

What Are Pool Headers For?

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What are pool headers? Pool headers (which are also known as pool coping or capping) are the sections of capping that run around the top rim of a swimming pool to reduce the risk of injury. Headers separate the swimming pool from the adjacent surface area, therefore, also protect the pool’s structure. Aesthetically, headers can…

Understanding Retaining And Their Purpose In your Garden

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Retaining walls have played an important part in landscape design plans for hundreds of years, and due to the sheer variety of garden and landscaping needs, retaining walls can be successfully erected and utilised for a wide range of purposes. Here’s a brief description of what a retaining wall is, and a few examples of…

Things To Consider When Planning A Landscape Design

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Know everything you need to know about your garden This first step is one of the most important aspects of planning your landscape design. Knowing your garden includes knowing the topography of your garden, the climate your garden will be exposed to, and the soil type(s) within your garden. Based on the sun and shade…

How To Make A Small Garden Look Bigger

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For those without much landscaping experience, those trying to makeover small urban gardens into bigger-looking outdoor oases will likely face some typical hurdles like over-cluttering, cramped entertaining areas and awkward, inaccessible spots in your garden. However, with the right landscape design plans in place, there are a few simple ways you can help create the…

Pros and Cons of Artificial Grass

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What’s the difference between artificial grass and real grass? Artificial grass is made up of synthetic fibres (namely, polyethylene, nylon and polypropylene) that, when clumped together, are made to look like natural grass. There are many varieties of artificial grass options on the market, with some offering a lifespan of up to 25 years. ‘Real’…

Landscape Design Trends 2022

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With more and more of us spending time at home (and in our gardens) as the pandemic continues, you may be looking for a few ideas on how to spruce up your garden with some effective landscape design techniques. Here are some key landscape design trends to look out for in 2022. A seamless work-life…