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With Footballing Children, Regular Lawn Maintenance is Inevitable and Necessary

With Footballing Children, Regular Lawn Maintenance is Inevitable and Necessary

Football is part of everyone’s life in England. It is the national sport, and it comes with the territory if everyone wants to play. While grownups are still fond of going to matches and screaming for our teams, children are most fond of the sport. Furthermore, if they want to become professional footballers in the…

Conquering Crabgrass the Right Way

Conquering Crabgrass the Right Way

Warm weather is something of a rarity in this part of the world and people want to take advantage of the opportunity whenever it presents itself. The same, however, goes for plants, and their biological chemistry does a better job at this. The best example of such opportunistic tactics is the infamous weed that plagues…

Stormwater Disaster: Why Keep Excess Water Off Your Garden

Stormwater Disaster: Why Keep Excess Water Off Your Garden

Stagnant water can suck out the life of your garden. Here at Oakleigh Manor, we know how garden drainage can be tedious, uncontrolled and downright disastrous. Stormwater Disaster During rainy seasons, some gardens suffer from storm water and puddles that can ruin the biotic components in it – plants and organisms alike. Too much water…

Adding Blooms for Your Blooming Garden

Flowers are beautiful additions to any garden or landscape. Their colourful and playful appearance adds charm to plain grass and leaves. These beautiful blooms make a statement, catch your neighbour’s eyes and increase your home’s entire appeal. Beautify your garden by adding a wide array of flowers. An amazing garden begins with selecting the right…

Signs Your Landscape Needs a Makeover

The excitement that comes with gardening is so high that most homeowners tend to go right ahead without giving it much consideration. Gardening is both an art and a science. Since it is a science, you will need the opinions of experts to come up with the technical details that comprise the schemes most suitable…

Water Features Your Garden Should Have

Flowers in full bloom, lush green grass and perfectly still ornamental stones are just a few of the elements of a beautiful garden. Nevertheless, there are ways to still make it better, more aesthetically appealing. Water features are an essential part of every garden, as these give an impression that your space is alive and…

Five Cardinal Rules in Garden Design

Out of everything you can design in your home, your garden will give you the most opportunities in expressing your individuality and personal style. With a proper system in designing your garden, you can have a little piece of nature in your home. On a single sheet of paper, you can visualise how the garden…

Drive Up Your Driveway Design: 3 Ideas for an Amazing Driveway Project

There is no steering around it: driveways play a big role in the appearance of any home. The typical 20 by 40 foot suburban driveway occupies an estimated 800 square feet of the front yard, which is almost half a tennis court. Most homeowners, however, look at their driveways as mere slabs of concrete. With…

Stop Hurting Your Garden: Avoid Fertiliser Burn

Most home gardeners know the importance of a good plant fertilisation program in an effort to grow bigger and healthier plants. They pay attention to the proper use of fertilisers to provide plants the nutrients needed for optimum growth. A common mistake committed by first-time gardeners, however, is centred on using too much of it….

Garden Design: Getting Focal Points Right

Emphasis is one of the most important traits of a garden. A space without at least one focal point almost always pales in comparison to other spaces that have something to catch the eye of every onlooker and passer-by. Every designer will agree that a focal point is essential in ensuring that your garden exudes…

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