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Get Out in the Garden

Hello, my name is Gina and this is my garden equipment and supplies blog. For many years, I lived alone in a small flat in Sydney. It was quite a lonely existence. However, all that changed when I met a lovely man. We fell in love and I moved into his large home out in the country. My lover has a very large and wonderful garden. He taught me how to care for the plants and trees and how to use different forms of gardening equipment. I decided to start a blog to pass on everything I have learnt to others.


Get Out in the Garden

Landscaping Tips and Supplies for Your Garden Improvement Project

Steven Lee

A beautiful landscape not only improves your home's appeal but also increases the value of your home. So how do you create an exceptional garden? Below are some landscaping supplies you may require.

Water Drainage System

Your landscape should have a proper drainage system; otherwise, your compound will flood once it rains. Collect rainwater from your roof using gutters and direct it to a tank or underground drainage system. Check the slope of your landscape and identify areas with poor drainage. Install land drainage coils in these areas to prevent soggy conditions when it rains. 


Your choice of grass should be suitable for your region. For example, consider warm-season grasses such as Kikuyu or Buffalo grass if you live in a warm region. Cool-season grasses include Fescues and Bluegrass. Plant fast-growing grass such as Ryegrass in sloppy areas to prevent erosion. Grasses with excellent self-repair properties such as Kentucky are best suited if your landscape will have high traffic.

Both sod and seed are suitable options. However, sod does not require a lot of maintenance compared to seeds. On the other hand, the seed is likely to give quality grass.

Trees and Shrubs

Below are a few tips to help you choose the best trees and shrubs:

  • Avoid planting trees with long fibrous roots as they will damage concrete installations and your driveway.
  • Give your garden some flair by planting a variety of shrubs and flowers.
  • If you have a large garden, allocate some space to plant vegetables and herbs such as carrots, tomatoes and coriander.
  • Plant vines along the garden installations such as patios and gazebos; you could also plant them at the base of some of the trees.  


For your pavements, you will require building supplies such as cement, sand and concrete. Depending on your budget, you could go for brick, sandstone, interlocking pavers or aggregate to build your pavements. Contact a driveway contractor if you would want an asphalt driveway at your home.


Wall and live fences are suitable ways to secure your home. If you choose to work with wood, it must be treated. Otherwise, the poles might rot due to water damage. Besides, they could get attacked by termites. Consider environmentally friendly and durable materials such as PVC, wrought iron and vinyl. The colour of your fence should complement that of your home's exterior. 

Remember to maintain your landscape by watering plants, mowing the grass and trimming the hedges. The best way to go about a landscaping project is by listing all supplies you may need and allocating a budget for the various works.