40+ Tips to conserve water in your home, garden and landscape designs

40+ Tips to conserve water in your home, garden and landscape designs Have you ever wondered how you can contribute to help save and conserve our water resources? There are a lot of articles and blogs that give water-saving tips, but this post makes it super practical, hands-on and easy to implement, so enjoy! Australia. …

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Landscape design concepts for maximising the privacy of your backyard

Landscape design concepts for maximising the privacy of your backyard As a homeowner, spending time in your backyard with friends and family is something you look forward to, especially in the warm spring and summer months. Whether you want to plan a family cookout or kick back in your favourite lounge chair, creating a backyard …

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What are the essentials of koi ponds?

What are the essentials of koi ponds? Koi pond design is becoming more and more popular among the variety of artificial water reservoirs. This is one of the most attractive garden ponds with great decorative value. As the name suggests, the pond differs from other artificial ponds as it is populated with carp fish. The …

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What are the best tips for designing small backyards or gardens?

What are the best tips for designing small backyards or gardens? Your backyard is the extension of what is happening inside your home, and this space is usually more relaxed, colourful, fun and without having any ceiling to cover the desires and needs. In the yard, you can see the trees and the vines climb …

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What is the best software to design your home landscape?

While you could plan your garden or landscape design just by using your imagination, visualizing it on paper or a design software usually yields better results. You don’t have to spend money on expensive software to plan out a patio, deck, or garden—you can access plenty of free tools right from your browser. That way, …

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Top landscape design ideas for your pool

Backyard pool design is a field that features numerous and various designs. Whether you plan to build a pool in a small backyard or you have a huge outdoor space, the possibilities are limitless. We shall show you a variety of inspiring backyard ideas which will be helpful in the search for the best pool …

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The Seven Principles of Landscape Design

Hello, my fellow landscape enthusiasts! Today seemed like as good a day as any to explore the Principles of Landscape Design. We’re going to talk about the standards used to create, measure, discuss and evaluate our landscape designs.  We’re going to start with creation; the backbone of the design process. How do you create a …

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The Top 5 Benefits of Hiring and Working with a Professional Landscape Designer in Melbourne

When planning to transform your outdoor space in Melbourne into something the entire family can enjoy for years to come, it’s of utmost importance to hire an expert instead of trying to self-create. Landscaping entails a unique balance of magnifying the natural beauty of a space in a way that truly brings its features to …

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February Tree of the Month: the versatile Silver Birch

Straight from the mind of James Seyffer, an award winning landscape designer based in Melbourne. Common name: Moss White Silver Birch. Botanical name: Betula pendula (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betula_pendula) Height 8-10m Width 3 – 5m A favorite of landscape and garden designers everywhere (also undoubtedly one of Melbourne’s most popular trees and with good reason), this beautiful tree …

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Landscape design concepts for award-winning landscapes and gardens

I can’t stress enough the importance of getting a landscape design done, especially when it comes to pools in Melbourne. There are so many factors in regards to pool design which can impact the garden as well as delay the overall project, provide undue stress (on the plants as well as the homeowner) and blow …

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Director James Seyffer's love and passion for gardens began at Melbourne University's Burnley campus in 2006. Inspired by this platform, James realised his dream of creating live canvasses that captivate and delights his audiences. His drive and passion were soon rewarded after receiving an award at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show in 2011. His designs showcase his love for plants, variations in natural textures and hard surfaces.

In addition, James has over a decade of experience as a qualified tradesman in landscape construction and horticulture. This experience cultivated a sound understanding of how to construct aesthetically pleasing landscapes which are now baked into his design philosophy.

 

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