Monthly Archives: December 2018

‘Tis the Season: Making Your Yard Stand Out this Christmas

Guess what? It’s Christmas in less than a month – are you feeling jolly yet? Whether you’re a spritely Yuletide enthusiast or the most seasoned Scrooge on the block, there’s no way to escape the festive season in December, especially if you live in a neighbourhood known for showing its Christmas cheer with colourful decorations and flashing lights. This festive season, treat your yard to some Christmas spirit and make sure you’re the talk of the suburb with these easy landscaping ideas.


Get Colourful!

One of the reasons Christmas is beloved by so many Australians is because of the opportunity it presents to express yourself: whether you’re giving something special to someone you love or simply belting out Christmas carols around the office, it’s definitely a time to show your true colours. This season, get rid of the tangled up lights and plant some Christmas-themed native plants like Grevilleas and Kangaroo Paws to add a natural, vibrant touch of red and green to your home.


Decorate Naturally

On that note, if you do have any classic touches of Australiana in your front yard, utilise them to their fullest potential this Christmas. Hang some festive baubles off any low-lying gum tree branches, or if you’ve got wattle trees or banksias, lash out with a bit of tinsel to add a bit of dazzle to your garden – it’s guaranteed to help Santa find your house a little bit quicker on the big night!


Get Lit, But Not TOO Lit

If you’re the kind of household that does like to splurge out on fancy Chrissie lights and flashing ornaments, make sure you have a good look around your suburb to see what the vibe is this Christmas: you definitely don’t want to be the only house in the neighbourhood who gets into the spirit! Also, be conscious of your green footprint this season: copious amounts of Christmas lights and automative Santa’s will send your power bills skyrocketing at a time when you’re probably most strapped for cash.


Treat Yourself!

It’s the end of the year – you’ve worked hard, you deserve it. Maybe you should consider gifting yourself with a makeover for your front yard this Christmas! Imagine what the neighbours would think of your lavish new deck in the summer time, or what a difference a freshly manicured lawn would make to your recently renovated unit. Get in touch with Watersave Landscaping to see how we can fill your stockings this Christmas.

5 Tips to Keep Your Garden Thriving This Summer

For most months of the year, Australia plays host to the perfect climate for cultivating beautiful, lush lawns and immaculate flowerbed displays. However, the brutal nature of the Australian summer can present significant issues to those attempting to get out into the garden, with the searing heat and lack of rainfall making it extremely difficult to maintain a healthily landscaped garden. Don’t let your house’s front lawn be the eyesore of your neighbourhood – follow these five tips to keep your garden healthy this summer.

Water Your Garden at Sunrise and Sunset

Throughout summer, it’s always a good idea to try water your lawn or landscaped garden at the coolest time of the day, which is usually early in the morning or just before dusk. This will give your plants plenty of time to soak up all the hydration they need to keep them going through the heat of day, and will also help to minimise the effects of mildew. It’ll also be a lot easier for you to water the garden without the heat bearing down on your back!

Get Irrigating

A quality irrigation system can make all the difference to maintaining your garden through the hotter months, allowing you to avoid racking up excessive water bills trying to keep your garden thriving. Whether you choose a sophisticated automatic moisture sensing system or go with a simple homemade contraption, an irrigation system will give you peace of mind and allow you to focus your energies elsewhere in the garden.

Choose Your Soil Wisely

Make sure to utilise quality soil rich in clay minerals to optimise the expanding properties of your flowerbeds. This will allow your soil to hold water much more efficiently and evenly, which means you don’t have to waste your efforts on constantly watering your garden.

Grow the Lawn Out

Although it’s commonplace to cut your lawn low over summer, it’s actually better in the long run if you mow them as high as possible. A longer lawn will help to fend off pesky Australian weeds like bindiis and capeweed and will wear better over time – just make sure you’ve got a flat patch somewhere for your front yard cricket matches.

Keep Your Pots Cool

If you’ve got terracotta pots in your yard, make sure they don’t overheat in the summer. Lightly mulching can make all the difference to their appearance and longevity, letting them thrive all summer long.

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