Monday, 23 October 2017

The Right Way To Choose A Retaining Wall In Brisbane

You have recently purchased a house that is a fixer upper and although you are done with almost all the interiors, there is still the matter of the outside of the house. You have, along with the house, a large area of land, which you want to convert into a garden. Your first task is to hire someone for garden clean ups, because you really do want a blank canvas on which you can work.
However, if you have a house that sits on multiple levels of land or even on a hillside, then one of the first things that you will have to get done would be to get in a retaining wall put in. A good landscaper will be able to tell you exactly what kind of wall you need and what kind of wall will work best with your garden. In case you do need a retaining wall in Brisbane, the landscaper will be the best person to talk to you, because not only will they be able to help in terms of creating the entire garden design around it, they will also be able to assist you with someone to put the wall in.

Most people are of the opinion that retaining walls are boring stone walls that are only meant to reign in loose soil or create a leveling effect on uneven land; but the fact of the matter is that you can actually experiment a fair bit with these walls. From mosaic walls to timber retaining walls, Brisbane landscapers will offer you with a range of options! 

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Get Creative With Your Retaining Wall In Brisbane

Need a retaining wall in Brisbane? Why do you think it has to be a typical wall, that only offers the protection, without adding anything to your garden? In the recent past, there has been a lot of creativity in landscape designs and a lot of it is spilling into the domain of retaining walls as well because people now want even the retaining wall to become a style statement.

The fact of the matter is that there is a lot that you can do with your retaining wall, provided you are willing to think a little out of the box. If you actually have a plot of land that is on multiple levels, a retaining wall could be used to create terracing. Once you have these multiple levels, you could use the levels for multiple purposes – a sandbox for your children or your multi layered herb and vegetable garden! A retaining wall in Brisbane could also create the space that you needed to put in your hot tub or even a wading pool for your children.

If you are considering stone for your walls, then you could hire someone to paint something on the walls, making them a conversation starter at every party. Hollow bricks can also be used to construct a retaining wall and the cavities created in the process could be the start of a vertical garden! However, if you are planning something to do with water bodies, then timber retaining walls in Brisbane, might not be the best idea. In such scenarios, look at other materials, which can be used to construct retaining walls. 

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

A Brisbane Industrial Landscaper Who Brought Life To A Dead Space


I was recently at an office building for a meeting, and as I drove to the front, I couldn’t help but notice how stunning the garden was. The entire area around the building had been given a green facelift, and it looked like an oasis in an area that is normally quite arid. Inside the building, I knew that I had to know more about the magician who had transformed this area and I got to know more about the Brisbane industrial landscaper who had created this little piece of heaven.
The head of the office, with whom I was having a chat, told me that he had found this piece of land, on which the office building was sitting through a real estate agent. And because the area was so dry, he was able to purchase it for such a reasonable rate. But once he had the land and the building was starting to rise, he knew that he needed to add some elements of green, which was when he came in contact with the Brisbane commercial landscaper who had transformed this once barren piece of land into a stunning urban garden.

Once the landscaper had been brought in, he first laid an intricate system of underground watering, which meant that land was no longer dry and parched. And the minute the soil began to remain hydrated, he knew that he was now ready to create a garden beyond compare. From the Brisbane sandstone boulder wall that was now painted with a stunning motif to rows of flowers and perennial shrubs, this was a garden that would eventually feature on magazine covers! 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

What I Have To Do As A North Brisbane Landscaper


In the past few years, the Brisbane landscaping has emerged out of its shell and a growing number of people are now looking at it as their choice of profession. Having been in this industry for the past few years, there are a lot of people who come to me, asking me what it is to be a landscaper. They want to know whether it is a good enough choice and whether there is job satisfaction in it. Many also want to know whether there is any scope for growth in this domain. I tell all of them – if you do what you enjoy, you will always grow.
If you are considering becoming a landscaper in Brisbane, then you need to know well in advance what you are getting into. For starters, you need to realise that you will be spending a lot of time outdoors and you will have to get more than just your hands dirty. Landscaping is more than just gardening – it is about creating a vision in your mind and then bringing it to life. As a landscaper, you should be able to look at piece of land and then make it your blank canvas – fill it not only with the most vibrant colours, but also create a space that will allow the home owners or whoever will be using the space to enjoy it.
As a North Brisbane landscaper, I have spent years understanding what exactly a particular client needs and then translating that into a stunning reality. From creating play areas for families with little children to Zen gardens, which transport you to Japan – I have had the chance to do it all! 

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Garden Clean Ups and A Treasure Hunt!


My father is a really creative man, and at times, he comes up with such wonderful ideas, that I wonder, how he does it. This holiday season, he was expecting all four of his grand kids and he knew that he needed to keep them busy with something or the other. However, there was another thing that was lingering on his mind – a garden clean up in his North Brisbane home and he knew that he had to get it done as soon as possible, because this was where his grand kids would be spending a lot of their time. 

That is when he came up with his genius idea – a treasure hunt, which would keep the kids busy and get his garden cleared up as well. His first job was to clear out all the shrubs that had thorns on them, because obviously he did not want his little ones getting hurt. However, he did leave all the weeds and small pebbles lying around for them to clean up. When the kids arrived, the very next day, grandpa had a treasure hunt all set for them. He gave them each a task –remove the weeds, trim the hedges, pick out all the pebbles, clear away all the dead leaves, create new furrows for the seeds and so on. Each time the kids completed a task, they were given a treat and then a new task. 
Within a few hours, the children were exhausted, loaded on sweet treats and my father had his garden clean ups done and dusted with! And what the most important part of this all is that the kids had so much fun and a great sense of accomplishment too! 

Monday, 10 July 2017

How The Design Went Beyond A Brisbane Sandstone Boulder Wall


A Brisbane sandstone boulder wall – that was pretty much all that I had initially planned, but once I spoke to a landscaper, I knew that while I was getting the wall put in, there was so much more that I could get done. For starters, I could get my entire garden cleaned out – they told me that they could bring in a crew that would not only clear out all the weeds, but even give me a clean slate, if that was what I wanted. 

I decided that it was high time that my entire landscape took on a new look and I hired a Brisbane commercial landscaper to handle the task. The first thing he did was come in for a site visit and after taking his time, he gave me a brief vision of what he intended to do with the space. He made sure that he took in my ideas and incorporated them into the plan that he was creating. Since I had to get a boulder wall put in, he gave me the idea to use them to my advantage. He suggested that I get a terraced look, in which I could create partitions. Each partition could hold something different and this was actually the perfect way for me to get my own kitchen garden!

Had I spoken to a Brisbane industrial landscaper, they might not have been of much help, but hiring someone who knew how to work smaller space was a great revelation and within days, I had the garden of my dreams! 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Things to Know About a Retaining Wall in Brisbane


For most people, a retaining wall is nothing more but a way to keep soil locked in and ensuring that it does not spill out. However, there are a creative few who understand that this wall is actually the chance to show off some creative skills. A retaining wall in Brisbane need not be just about giving your garden area definition; it can actually be used to create spaces that will define your concepts of living. For instance, a retaining wall could also house your fireplace or grill or you could have rounded walls, creating beautiful niches for water features or even flowers.

In case your land is such that it flows from a higher level to a lower, you could always consider terracing as an option, and this will not only create the illusion of space, but also allow you more chances to get creative. So while one level of your terrace could have flowers, another could have cactus, and yet another could have herbs and kitchen greens! 

Even if you are considering timber retaining walls in Brisbane, you would have plenty to choose from. As a matter of fact, these days, when it comes to material for retaining walls, the options are innumerable and you will be able to choose from a range of ready made materials. 

However, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind, while putting in a retaining wall, and ensuring a proper foundation is one such thing. In addition, you should also take care of putting in proper drainage system.