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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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