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Make your garden water efficient

Make your garden water efficient We’ve just sweltered through another heat wave in the southern states. Temperatures soared well above average maximums and it was unusually humid. In Victoria we experienced our hottest night of the summer. While you’re seeking refuge under the air conditioner or under the water at the local pool, beach or…

February 1, 2018 Posted by in Advice

Give your garden the edge

Give your garden the edge Garden edging. It’s something we get a lot of questions about. Edging serves a practical purpose in your garden, keeping everything where it should be, but it can also be an attractive and creative feature, defining a border, adding texture, structure and colour and drawing attention to all the right…

December 21, 2017 Posted by in Advice, Blog

Choose the right pool fencing for safe swimming

Choose the right fence for safe summer swimming The weather’s warming up and if you’re a pool owner that means it’s time to roll back the cover and get ready for another season of swimming. We love our backyard pools in Australia. It’s where we socialise, we exercise and we play. But there’s a serious…

November 9, 2017 Posted by in Advice, Blog

Plants aren’t expensive, but design mistakes are.

‘We tried to save money by designing our own garden, but it ended up costing us a fortune in lost plants that didn’t survive. How could you have prevented this if I came to you in the first place?’ We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: ‘plants aren’t expensive, but design mistakes are’….

October 7, 2017 Posted by in Advice, Blog

Nitty Gritty – September Edition

Nitty Gritty - September Edition In this episode we talk to Suzie at Coolabah Turf in Echuca, about Sir Walter turf - and why it's out favourite turf. We also gain some tips from Suzie about looking after Sir Walter turf.
September 7, 2017 Posted by in Advice, Vlog

Nitty Gritty – August Edition

Nitty Gritty - August Edition In this episode we talk to James at Rock Solid in Echuca, about a simple and effective garden edging product that's available for DIY gardeners.
August 14, 2017 Posted by in Advice, Vlog

What can I expect from the landscape design process?

At The Garden Planners we believe everyone has the right to a beautiful landscape that doesn’t cost the earth. We are passionate about what we do and strive to make the design process as enjoyable and painless as possible for our clients. From the moment you make contact with us, our experienced landscape staff will…

June 7, 2017 Posted by in Advice, Blog

New Council Landscape Guidelines To Ease Planning Permit Pains   

When planning a property development, it can be difficult for people to understand which landscape plans are required to meet council expectations. The key to a stress-free development is to plan ahead. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to understand your obligations from the outset and to ensure you allow enough time to complete all requirements….

May 7, 2017 Posted by in Blog, News

Lifting The Lid On The #1 Garden Design Mistake

If there’s one gold nugget of wisdom we could offer those embarking on a new garden landscape or overhaul of an existing outdoor space, it would be this. ‘Plants aren’t expensive, but design mistakes are.’ We’d be billionaires if we had a dollar for every person that tells us plants are too expensive, and who…

April 7, 2017 Posted by in Advice, Blog

Do I need to submit my landscape design to council?

Whether you’re building a new home, renovating an existing property or planning a standalone landscape design project, it’s important that you know from the outset what is required to obtain your certificate of occupancy. Like most things in life, it all comes down to the fine print. Not all projects must be submitted to council…