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Brighten Up Your Garden!

Great news: those miserable, grey months are over and done with for the year. Now it’s time to celebrate by cranking up the brightness and colour levels for your outdoor areas to 100! We have handy hints to get your yard looking 👌👌👌 – and they’re easy and affordable, so don’t worry if you’re short on green thumbs or greenbacks.

Go Native!

You may not know this, but many councils in Western Australia offer a highly subsidized native plant program. For example, if you live in Bayswater, you can get yourself 10 seedlings from EnviroHouse for a donation of $4. You can’t beat that. And seeing as they’re native to that area, you know they’re going to be easy to keep alive.

Hit up your council to see what they’re offering.

Make a Bird Call!

A great way to bring some colour and life into your yard is by planting some bird-attracting plants. Banksia, Birds of Paradise, Kangaroo Paw, Spider Flower and Bottle Brush will have birds flocking to your garden. You could have Rosellas, Grey Fantails, and Fairy Wrens whistling their birdsongs all day.

Kid Around! 

There are ways you can make your yard fun for kids, while adding a whole lot of style and whimsy. There’s the classic storybook-look you get from hanging a swing-tyre from a tree. Or you can get creative (and help your kids get more creative) by coating a large wooden sheet in some chalkboard paint to create a giant canvas for them to draw on outside.

If you want to give your kids a beautiful and shady reading nook, why not try making a vine teepee? You can find tonnes of how-to guides online.

You’ve Reached the Furnishing Line!

While you’re thinking about what to plant in your garden, you should also think about what to plant yourself on!

Built-in furniture is a great way to make your great outdoors even greater. Not only does it look stylish, but if you use the right materials it won’t just last for years, it will actually look better as it gets older.

Don’t Lose Buckets

If you want to stop money from going down the drain, you should take measures to make your garden more water-wise. There are heaps of easy, cost-effective ways to do it, starting with choosing drought-resistant plants. Here’s some other ways you may not know about—

Built-in furniture is a great way to make your great outdoors even greater. Not only does it look stylish, but if you use the right materials it won’t just last for years, it will actually look better as it gets older.

  • Keep your lawn length at two-inches. This extra bit of shade prevents evaporation within the soil.
  • Water the roots, not the leaves. Trust us, that’s where the plant benefits from the water the most. On top of that, it will prevent fungal diseases and sunscald.
  • Mulch can help you muchly. Seriously, you’ll be amazed at the difference a thick layer of mulch makes in stopping evaporation and keeping your soil moister longer. Plus, if you use organic mulches it will enrich the soil too.

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