Essential Tips for Landscaping

Essential Tips for Landscaping

Whether you hire landscaping experts or you’ve decided to go on this journey on your own, there’s much to learn. Of course, you pick up a few tips and tricks by watching online videos and talking to garden store workers, but some things don’t become apparent until you actually get stuck in and get the landscaping process underway.

If your new adventure is about to kick off, the following tips may help make sure it goes as smoothly as possible.

Don’t Waste Money on Weed Mat

Most people joke about how hard it can be to grow plants, but how easy it is to grow weeds. Weeds can grow in the strangest of places, so there’s truth in saying that there is no point in purchasing weed mats for planted areas.

While it looks great initially, the layers of soil and mulch on top of that weed mat are what ends up growing weeds. Save that weed mat for walkways to stop gravel, mulch, and other landscaping materials from sinking into the ground.

Don’t Skimp on Garden Tools

One of the many reasons people hire landscaping teams is that they don’t have the right tools for the job. Who needs thousands of dollars of tools for something you’ll do just once? It makes economic sense to outsource your landscaping.

Although, if you do decide to undertake landscaping on your own, make sure you pay attention to tool quality. Entry-level tools are okay for the occasional weeding exercise but may not last the distance for those extensive new landscaping jobs. It can be worth spending close to top-dollar for tools that serve you well for years to come.

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Why Landscaping Could Require an Expert’s Touch

When many people decide they are going to look at their home’s landscaping options, they consider doing it on their own. After all, surely the local garden store has everything you need to do an excellent job, right? Wrong. Believe it or not, your next landscaping could require an expert’s touch for the following reasons.

You’ve Got Tough Terrain

In a perfect world, everyone’s section would be smooth, flat, and without any imperfections. That’s far from the reality though. Many people have to contend with building on slopes, tackling steep terrain, and trying to figure out what to do with boggy areas or other challenging parts.

When you have a particularly challenging section, elevation, or other similar issues, then expert landscapers can come to the rescue. They can provide custom solutions that incorporate those challenges into your design in the best way possible.

Your Yard is Small

Many people have dreams of large swimming pools, expansive composite decking and giant sculptures adorning their yards. They then find their dream home and realise it’s on a postage-stamp-sized section. You can still have a yard of which you’re proud, but it can take a landscaping expert to bring it to life.

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Pool Fence

Top Tips For Making Sure Your Pool Fence Meets WA Safety Requirements

Western Australia has extremely strict rules surrounding the enclosure of swimming pools or outdoor spas. Pool fencing is an absolute must, otherwise you risk substantial penalties, including large fines. Most people use professional swimming pool fence businesses to install their fences, but there’s no reason why you can’t do it yourself if you’re willing to put the time and effort into it.

However, advise that installing your pool fence yourself will be difficult. You will need to create a design that meets the relevant Australian Standards and other safety requirements. This plan will need to be approved by your local council or whoever else is in charge of pool fence approvals in your area.

To help you comply with WA’s tough pool fencing laws, we’ve put together a short list of tricks and tips:

Even If You’re Doing It Yourself, Buy A Kit From A Professional Supplier

Pool fences are notoriously difficult to get right. The best way to make sure that you’re complying with the relevant regulations is to buy a DIY kit from your local pool fencing company. Everything from steel and wood to glass pool fencing can now be completed using DIY kits from professional suppliers.

Make Sure You Consider Your Pool’s Surrounds

There are strict no climb zones associated with new pool fences, which means that you need to think carefully about the exact placement of your fence. If you’re thinking about installing a pool fence which passes close to a house, garden or other feature that offers climbing potential, make sure that you’re staying within the relevant rules.

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