CCA Treatment

CCA Stands for Copper Chromium Arsenate. This treatment was designed specifically to protect timber from the attack of insects such as termites as well as the decay of fungus like dry rot etc. It has been more successful with soft wood such as Radiata Pine because...

Lawn Care

I don’t think there is anything more pleasing to the eye in a garden than a lovely groomed lawn, however the reality is that this takes a lot of work to maintain and create. So before you go down this path, be aware that the result you are looking for might not be...

Outdoor Lighting

So what’s the real purpose of Outdoor Lighting in your garden, well I don’t know about you but I love being with friends on a summers evening and looking out over the garden that has been cleverly lit up with a variety of lights. So I just wanted to write this posts...

Rocks and Pebbles

There’s no doubt that the use of rocks and pebbles in your landscape will increase the character as well as the function of your garden, it’s a big reason as to why they are becoming more popular in their use, with a wide range of colours and sizes available today....

Landscape rocks.

If you happen to drive around town you will notice that most of the yards look the same. Sure some may have beautifully manicured lawns and others may not, but the overall look is the same, green grass, trees and flowers. If you’re longing to make your yard different...

Overflow from Ponds and Tanks

Dealing with the overflow of either a pond or a tank is relatively easy, the main thing to consider is where you are going to take it. As far as the tanks go I would plumb the overflow back into the house gutter system and let it go to where the outlet is for that,...

Draining your Garden Bed

It should go without saying but I’ll say it anyway… that some garden beds will need a drainage system put in place, this can be as simple as you like, from collecting the water deeper in your garden beds by means of an agg line or even using a combination of multiple...

Draining off a Hard Surface.

Draining off a Driveway, Paths, Patio or a Courtyard can prove to be quite a challenge but if your design has thought this process through then it can be just a matter of implementing it. Some ideas that might help are the following:  1.  If you have a driveway that...

Your Drainage Plan

Working out the drainage plan for your home and Landscape design can turn into a nightmare if you don’t start with a few basic procedures, so I have outlined some points that I hope will help. The first and most important is to establish where your outlet is going to...

Landscape Software

I often get asked “What I think of the Landscape Design Software”  and “should they get one for their home design” well, my simple answer to that is “NO” but it never ceases to intrigue me the need for it if you are only going to...