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Home Living : April 21st 2009
HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, April 21, 2009 1 Thriving Habitat In the garden Judy Horton is an adviser for Yates Sustainability in the garden was the dominant theme at this year's International Flower and Garden Show. The horticultural and floral extravaganza, held in Melbourne recently, saw Phillip Johnson's Habitat garden (pictured) win overall best in the show. The garden was a total celebration of the environment. He says he hopes people are inspired to get back to the grassroots and to ecosystems that support the future of the planet. As part of Phillip's holistic approach, the Habitatgarden had no connection to mains power. The lighting, the hot outdoor shower and the waterfall were powered by strategically-sited solar collectors. A billabong was designed, in true Aussie fashion, to fill up after rain and drop its level in dry periods. Chooks, a rotary clothesline, a vegetable patch and a hive of native bees were other features that could be easily incorporated into the home garden. But the stars of this garden were the granite boulders thathad been craned in, including the 12-tonne beauty behind the shower. He says he rescued these from a quarry -- they would normally have been crushed into roadbase. Details: www.yates.com.au Shower grouting solution » ADVERTISING FEATURE If you would like to renovate your bathroom but can't afford to spend thousands of dollars on a new one, try regrouting. Marsh Services owner Andrew Marsh says it's amazing the difference a tiled area can look after it's regrouted. ''Regrouting creates a fresh, clean look and brightens tired, dull tiled areas at an affordable price,'' he says. ''No amount of scrubbing and cleaning can bring back that new look or remove mould that builds up under silicone. Regrouting is giving the bathroom a makeover.'' Mr Marsh says regrouting is not only used to improve the appearance of a bathroom, it also repairs a leaking shower which cancause costly structuraldamage. Over time, grout starts to crumble away which causes leaks. Water then gets behind the tiles, causing damage. Water canleak through walls to rooms on the other side and can rot timber, damage carpets and create mould. Dampness not only looks unpleasant but creates an ideal environment for germs and mites which canleadto respiratory problems, Mr Marsh says. ''Professional regrouting and sealing is an economical option and is available at a price to suit all budgets,'' he says. The process involves the careful removal of old grout and silicone, tile cleaning and, if required, broken tiles, soap dish or shower screens canbe replaced. All this is done in one day and the rejuvenated bathroom canbe used after 24 hours. Details: Call 0402 001 577. HOMELIVING ................................................... Enclose your EXISTING patio. 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