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Little Paradise: Childproofing Your Yard

Aug 5, 2014   //   by shm@rk   //   blog, Fencing, Fencing Design Tips, Fencing Maintenance, Fencing News, Home Design Tips, Landscaping Design Tips, News, Privacy Fencing  //  Comments Off

Spending time outside is a great way for kids to grow and to learn. Here, Amazing Fencing shares yard childproofing secrets to keep kids safe.

Kids are naturally curious and active. They need lots of space for running and exploring around – making your front lawn or backyard the perfect place for endless playtime. Apart from fitting your home interiors with childproofing measures, you also have to make sure these parts of your property are safe for them, too.

There are many aspects to consider when childproofing your backyard. Given how it is exposed to the elements, you have to consider hazards like bugs and plants. Making sure the backyard is safe for kids is of the essence. Take a look at the following preventive measures:

Secure the Parameters

The first thing you want to do is to define boundaries. How far out are children allowed to run and play? It’s easy to look after children if you are sitting within arm’s reach, but that can’t always be the case. Fences are a great solution for enclosing the yard, and there are many types available – timber, screen, and chainwire.

Choose Non-Chemical Pest and Weed Control

If you are going to use pest and weed controls, make sure that whatever products you get are chemical-free. There are safe ways to control pest or weed infestation. If you really have to use these products for gardening or lawn maintenance, make sure the young ones are away from the area.

Remove Toxic Plants

Gardening is a great activity for kids, but you have to make sure all the plants are safe. Always consult with horticulturists or expert gardeners regarding the plants grown in your garden. Oleander and azalea are some of the plants to avoid.

Lock Up the Tools

Do not leave any tools not meant for children’s use lying around. Lock these items up in a shed and put away all chemicals.

Time spent outdoors contribute to a child’s holistic development. Do not be afraid to let them dig their fingers into the ground and get themselves dirty. These experiences will have a positive and lasting effect on your kids.

When it comes to your child’s safety, it is always best to go with the most ideal solutions. Here at Amazing Fencing, we fully understand what it takes to keep your yard looking good and make sure it’s functional, too. We install high quality fences that suit your every need. Give us a call now to learn more about our products and offerings.

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Garden Tips: Creating a Haven for Pets

Jul 10, 2014   //   by shm@rk   //   blog, Fencing, Fencing News, Home Design Tips, Landscaping Design Tips, News  //  Comments Off

Gardens are the perfect sanctuary for animals. Amazing Fencing discusses a few ideas to turn your garden into a haven for household pets and wildlife alike.

Backyards can be havens for household pets and wildlife alike. While modernisation has made neighbourhoods less habitable for animals, homeowners can make a difference and make them more habitable.

Who says you do not have any say in the matter? With a few adjustments, you can turn your own backyard into a haven for wildlife and your own household pets.

Dogs

While dogs are generally indoor pets, do not forget that they are active animals that need to run around and roll in the grass every once in a while. Building a warm and cosy doghouse should be enough to provide backyard shelter. Be sure to make dog entrances so that your home can be accessible to them should they wish to enter.

Birds

Remember that the best way to attract animals is by giving them access to food. Afterwards, make your garden as habitable for them as possible by providing birdbaths and installing birdhouses for them to settle into conveniently.

Fish

Gardens are the perfect setting to place ponds for fish to thrive in. Garden ponds provide a serene atmosphere as well, making it a relaxing place for the homeowner at the same time.

The winter season is the hardest time of the year to attract wildlife into your backyard garden. Unless you are willing to make burrows in the ground for rabbits and holes in your backyard tree for birds, it would be best to accept the realities of winter migration.

While the goal is not necessarily to turn your backyard into a menagerie, having a few animals in the backyard is a great way of turning your backyard into a cosy haven. Let your lawn grow and grow as much greenery as you can to make the perfect setting for your own backyard animal sanctuary.

To ensure you have a great haven for animals while still maintaining your privacy and garden’s appearance, consult our team today. At Amazing Fencing, we know what it takes to create a safe and beautiful environment through our quality products and services. We design, supply, and install slat and screen fencing, gates, and retaining walls,among other solutions. Contact us today for a free quote!

What Timber is Best When Building a Fence?

Sep 30, 2013   //   by Kim Jones   //   Fencing Design Tips, Landscaping Design Tips  //  Comments Off

While technology has meant there are many new materials which can be used for fencing Australians still tend to favour timber, preferring a more traditional look. Timber fencing is aesthetically pleasing, secure and allows for good privacy without creating the feeling of being closed in. For those who love a classic home, the white picket fence is still a dream of many.

However, as Home Improvement Pages points out, while timber fences look great they do require a certain level of maintenance, with some needing more than others. So what is the best timber for a fence?

Most fences have three components: fence posts, fence rails and fence siding. All components are subject to the elements, but it is the posts that carry the most risk of decay and termite infestation. Choose the wrong timber for your posts, and you put the rest of your fence in harm’s way.

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Solutions to Wood Rot

Jul 22, 2013   //   by Kim Jones   //   Landscaping Design Tips, Landscaping Projects  //  Comments Off

Most types of timber will rot if a sufficient supply of moisture and air is present. Rotting is a form of fungal attack which can cause significant, permanent damage to timber, and by the time the spongy, damaged wood crumbles in your hand, the problem is usually well established.

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Colour Selection Guide for your Garden

Jun 30, 2013   //   by Kim Jones   //   Landscaping Design Tips  //  Comments Off

Selecting colours for your garden can be difficult and it is easy to end up with a dull looking brown mess. With some forward planning, you can really bring your garden to life and have it looking stunning all year round. Herein we consider how to get the best colours in your garden so that it looks the best that it possibly can through all seasons.

Define Your Borders

The first important step in getting the right colours in your garden is to define your borders. If you do not have borders clearly defined it will be difficult to manage the colours within your garden because they will blend with the colours outside of your property. Installing fencing is a good way to set borders and this can be made to blend with the environment. Green or brown fencing usually provides the best background with which to create clear but non-imposing borders.

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Easy Ways to Make Your Backyard Better

Feb 28, 2013   //   by Kim Jones   //   Landscaping Design Tips  //  Comments Off

For the majority of people their backyard is one of their favourite parts of their home, and even though you might have a great backyard already there are always ways to make it much better. The following looks at a few easy ways to improve your backyard.

Establish an Entertaining Area

The best backyards are those that make it easy to entertain, because while you can host your mates in just about any yard, if you want to do so in style it can help to have a few basic elements in place. At the very least you need to have a hard, flat area where you can set up chairs, a table and a barbeque, so whether you get professionals in or have a go at it yourself, pave a decent sized square to set up on out there.
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3 Ways For Using your Fence as a Gardening Tool

Oct 4, 2010   //   by Kim Jones   //   Landscaping Design Tips  //  Comments Off

The garden fence isn’t just an ornament, even if good landscapers often make it look like one. The major functions of garden fences are to protect the garden and provide useful structural additions for the plants. Garden fencing can look a bit confusing at first, but the easy way to find the right fence is to associate the type of fence with the needs of the garden.

Garden fence types

Fences all have their own special functions:

Solid timber fencing: Strong, reliable, and almost indestructible, these fences are real protection from the elements for any garden. They look great, and they’re very low maintenance propositions for the family home.
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Top 4 Tips for Good Landscaping Design

Sep 29, 2010   //   by Kim Jones   //   Landscaping Design Tips  //  Comments Off

For property owners, landscaping can be an exciting, and technically daunting, experience. Landscape design is both an art form and a science. It’s design in the macro sense of the word, literally shaping the environment. Every facet of landscaping includes a full range of design elements, from timber fencing and pool fencing to fully landscaped garden retaining walls, fountains and water gardens.

Landscaping design factors and issues

Landscaping, by definition, has to work with the state of the land. The design issues have to be addressed in these contexts.
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