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Gardening for the first home buyer...

Tiffany Cornell . Monday, July 24, 2017 . Comments
Gardening for the first home buyer...

Have you purchased a property with an amazing garden? If so, good for you! It's just a matter of of good garden maintenance, making sure it gets watered and fertilised regularly.

If you have recently purchased a home that needs a garden makeover then how exciting! It can be a family project taking time to create it together or you can call in our landscape crew to design it and bring it to fruition for you!

Firstly decide what fashion of garden you would like. Try to stick to the theme of your house if you can. Visit your local garden centre for ideas. Pick out the plants you like and make note of the ones that you dislike. Everyone has different tastes when selecting plants. Make sure you are also aware that some plants are children and pet friendly and some are not.

Don't forget to leave a small section in your garden or an area where you can pot up your herbs and edibles. Now is the perfect time to get your edibles growing so that you have a healthy harvest to take advantage of.

Coloured tropical gardens are one my favourite themes! Pick a sunny spot in your garden and layer it with coloured foliage plants, close to your outdoor entertaining area so you can enjoy the ambience while relaxing.  Or you can create it away from your outdoor area altogether and create a completely seperate haven in your backyard. The Top End has some of the most colourful and vibrant foliage in the country! You can layer your gardens with Bromeliads, Calatheas and Ferns which are all low growing, complimented by Heliconias, Gingers and Cordylines for height and privacy. Add a statue or water feature to enhance the area and to give it your own personal touch.

If you are still unsure of what to do in your garden, come in and see us! Our friendly team can show you a range of different plants and help you design your dream garden. If you would rather get the professionals in to do all the work then we are more than happy to work with you to create your own garden haven! We create it so you can enjoy it!

Happy Gardening!!! 


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