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5 ways to transform your outdoor entertaining area

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With the Australian summer fast approaching, now is the perfect time to think about revamping your outdoor space and make it a haven for entertaining. Bozzy Shade Blinds have put together a few ideas of how to transform your outdoor area and make it the perfect space to host guests or simply enjoy a relaxing family meal. Invest in durable ... Read More »

Iris plants for any garden type

Iris plants for any type of garden in Australia #aboutthegardenm

Iris have managed to equally capture the imaginations of artists, authors, poets and garden lovers on a global scale. The large variety available make Irises adaptable to suit different garden and pond planting situations.   Iris originate primarily from the northern hemisphere from Europe, Asia and into North America. Apart from the many hundreds of hybrid cultivars of bearded and Louisiana iris ... Read More »

How to design the Perfect Outdoor Lighting Setting

How to Design outdoor lighting #aboutthegardenmagazine.indd

  It was only a hundred years or so ago that electrical lighting was a luxury, not something virtually everyone in the Western world enjoyed. Today, advancements in light bulb technology mean we can illuminate our homes using a fraction of the electricity of the past. But are we really limited to just brightening our homes? Landscape lighting is an ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Pressure Pumps

Everything you need to know about pressure pumps about the garden

Looking for a way to get more out of your tank water, but without hurting your bank account – or the environment? It’s time you got to know all about pressure pumps.  The primary job of a pressure pump is to make your tank water supply as effective, powerful and versatile as mains water. Without one, your harvested rainwater is ... Read More »

Maintaining your swimming pool

Maintaining your swimming pool hints and tips

Swimming pools can be expensive both to buy and to maintain. Whether you’ve got an in ground pool or an above ground pool you need to make sure that you look after it. Without proper care your pool can easily become dysfunctional. The good news is that looking after your pool isn’t too difficult and shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes ... Read More »

7 Things to Consider Before Planting a Shade Tree

seven (7) things to consider before planting a shade tree #noelburdette #summer #aboutthegarden

A well positioned, healthy tree can bring a lush, leafy ambience to your home or work environment as well as protection from the elements. The following check list will ensure you choose the best tree for your situation. 1. Take a hike Look at trees growing in your own neighbourhood. This will give you an idea of how trees will ... Read More »

Poolside Gardens for Small Spaces

Vertical and potted poolside gardens for small spaces

Swimming pools require a significant portion of our increasingly space-limited backyards, however this does not mean the pool area has to be void of plant life, you can still have a splash and enjoy the colour too!  Climbers. Consider making the most of vertical walls and fence lines with densely foliaged, evergreen climbing plants such as Chinese star jasmine (Trachelospurmum jasminoides) or ... Read More »