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Home Living : September 20th 2011
2 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, September 20, 2011 Keep it simple, dig the results Create your own piece of paradise. Formal or informal, it's sure to be a hit. Your garden can be as simple or sophisticated as you fancy. While some people enjoy a simple, small garden with fuss- free plants, others challenge themselves to grow gardens that scream out their personality or are the envy of all. In recent times, many homeowners have chosen to landscape their gardens for more rewarding results. Landscaping gardens yourself can be a bit tricky, but it is achievable. Planning a landscape garden design implies bringing all the outdoor elements together, in perfect harmony and complementing each other. Here's how to go about it. Keep it simple -- work out a theme Most landscape garden designs are based on a theme. It could be about relaxation, your favourite colour, a favourite plant, your family's activities, a certain colour and even fragrance. What's the focal point? What area do you want to draw attention to, what patterns and designs appeal to you, where do you want designs repeated and where will an element be a focal point. Think about plants, sizes, species and colour and placement. Keep in mind climatic conditions. The story you want to tell What's your story? Are you catering for big family gatherings, your own private space or attracting birds and butterflies. It could be anything. Those extras A fountain, bird bath, carving, paved walkways, a statue -- anything small and simple or big and dramatic. The plants you pick will entirely be based on what you want achieved. Be mindful ... Try to match your outdoor spaces to the architecture and style of your home. Having a formal, manicured garden outside a ramshackle weatherboard house doesn't make sense, any more than having a wild cottage garden in a brand new townhouse does. When all else fails ... Look through landscaping magazines and books. Look at other gardens and talk to someone who has done the job themselves. Work out everything from design to cost and don't get carried away. HOMELIVING FREE HOLIDAY InStyle Furniture 6-8 Wingate Rd. MULGRAVE/MCGRATHS HILL (Windsor) Phone 9679 1000 OPEN 7 DAYS 9-5pm Bring your trailer or we can arrange delivery. OVER 250 DIFFERENT STYLES TO CHOOSE FROM InStyle Furniture, quality hardwood furniture at pine prices 2101531 24/08 http//stores.ebay.com.au/instyle-furniture-collections .com.au Spend over $1000 at Instyle Furniture and receive an Australian Getaway Holiday TAKE HOME LAY BY AVAILABLE 'ROSWELL' AUSTRALIAN HARDWOOD COFFEE TABLE (1280 x 750 x 450 high) Acacia Ironbark Stain Also available in Acacia Chocolate and Bunya Oak p rice $249 (Fully assembled) WHOLESALE Direct to the public NORFOLK BUFFET 1630mm Australian Hardwood Mountain Ash Oak Fully Assembled 9 rice $299 'BRISBANE' AUSTRALIAN HARDWOOD LOW TV UNIT (1930 x 520 x 640 high) Acacia Chocolate Stain Also available in Acacia Ironbark and Bunya Oak 0 price $389 (Fully assembled) ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY.LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2174088K wk5 1582-1584 Canterbury Road Punchbowl Tel 9708 6888 | 9708 6688 www.atoptide.com.au Mon-Fri9am-5pm|Sat-Sun9.30am-4pm massive discounts on kitchens and bathrooms 2130125 13/9 L shape kitchen including 10 cabinets with polyurethane doors and granite benchtop CUSTOM DESIGN SERVICE AVAILABLE from $1850 Whole sale hotline: 0422123760 firstname.lastname@example.org from $350 plus free base bar from $185 from $90 from $250 from $250 from $150 from $65 from $170 VISIT OUR SHOWROOM FOR A FREE QUOTE ATOPTIDE Good Kitchen & Bathroom MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (opp Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au ROLLER SHUTTERS L Domestic Roller Shutters L Shopfront Roller Shutters L Pergola Roller Shutters L Heavy Duty Extruded Shutters L 10 Year Written Warranty L Fast Professional Installation by Qualified Tradesman L Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills L Deter Burglars L Reduce Noise L Storm Protection FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633C WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS 2123814i 17/5
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