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Wembley Downs Landscape Project

In this article, Andrew Newton of Wembley Downs talks about his project to improve the front and back gardens at his home. Andrew managed the project over several months with help from friends and paid trade support. The project involved a complete front and backyard renovation with new paving, lawn, decking and retaining wall. The…

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Landscaping The Front of Your House To Increase Value

If you are putting your home on the market, maybe your thoughts are turning to what you should do about the garden. Simply Soils asked some Perth Real Estate agents about what buyers like and dislike when it comes to front and back gardens. We quickly found out that buyers in different suburbs are looking…

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How Best To Improve Your Perth Soil

Simply Soils are a bulk distributor for Richgro soils and soil conditioners. In this interview, Nick Lenzo from Simply Soils talks all about soils with Rob Gileno. Rob is the Manager at Richgro Landscape and Commercial at Landgate. We cover what goes into their soil blends, which blend suits which circumstance, and their Australian Standards…

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DIY The Lawn of Your Dreams

In this article, James Collins talks about his project to redo the struggling lawn in his backyard in Fremantle. He talks about what motivated him to tackle the job, equipment used and advice for people planning to install their own lawn. Four years ago we re-landscaped our whole backyard and front yard as a part…

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Native Verge Garden Ideas for Perth

Creating a native front garden and verge was part of Serena and Damien’s renovation plan for their 80’s chocolate brick house in Bibra Lake. What started out as an idea for a native verge project turned into a much larger and more enriching journey that connected them with neighbours, friends, and a network of helpful…

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The Best Mulch for Perth Gardens – The Inside Story

How do you choose the most suitable mulch for your garden? In this article, I’m going to answer some of the most common questions people ask me about mulch. I’ll talk you through the different varieties of mulch, how they are made and the pros and cons of each. Frequently Asked Questions About Mulch What is…

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How To Repurpose a Swimming Pool As a Landscaped Entertaining Area

Recently we completed a project involving the repurposing of an old swimming pool. The landscapers are a husband and wife team who’ve been working together for many years. They were contacted by a client in Joondalup who wanted a backyard renovation. The client had a pool, which they had drained. They originally wanted to remove…

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Here’s How The Professionals Lay Artificial Grass

Recently I got to chat with Matt Beedham, owner-operator of BB Artificial Lawn and Landscaping, who was working on an artificial grass project in Helena Valley. Matt had ordered 2m3 of cracker dust to use as the base material under the synthetic turf he was installing. Just like clockwork, as soon as I jumped out…

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Perth Landscaper’s Front Yard Makeover

I wonder what you think of those instant garden makeovers that you sometimes see on TV? With a few crafty edits and a time-lapse or two, these great projects seem to come together in an instant. In my experience, a big project, like the front yard makeover that Jeff Stone from Method Landscapes recently undertook…

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