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Home Living : September 20th 2011
HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, September 20, 2011 5 Building your perfect garden Create your own piece of paradise. Your garden can be as simple or sophisticated as you fancy. While some people enjoy a small garden with fuss-free plants, others 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 or certain 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 BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hlw wk40 SERVICES TO ALL DOORS New Showroom: Unit 57/4 Hoyle Ave, CASTLE HILL ( OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE ( DEAN 2042424 2/8 AUTOMATIC OPENERS FR.$450 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE 9894 1233 GARAGE DOOR SALES & REPAIRS PTY LTD FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au W Curtains W Romans W Sunscreens W Pelmets W Swags W Shutters W All Blinds W Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS 2188211i 11/1 Instyle Blinds and Shutters Pty Ltd 2124262 6/9 * Visit website for more details www.instyleblindsandshutters.com.au For a free measure and quote call 9631 4828 PRE XMAS INSTALLATION GUARANTEED* *Must order by 14th October 2011 WIN *Holiday for 4 including air fares and $1,000 spending money FREE Specialising in designer Plantation Shutters Aluminium Shutters Roller Blinds Roman Blinds Venetian Blinds Panel Glide Blinds DESIGN | DECORATION | COLOUR Call now for a free consultation www.blackcockatoointeriors.com.au Ph: 0404 847 883 Creating beautiful living spaces for your lifestyle Specialists in the manufacture, supply and installation of aluminium windows and doors Sydney wide Free no obligation measure and quote PHONE 9623 5611 Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.betaview.com.au 2176010i 1/3 MD Regular MD Budget MD Luxury FROM $399 ,IC .O # !". 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2063316 28/6 0 & % MDBUITINS LIVE COM AU (EAD /FFICE "OND #RESCENT 7ETHERILL 0ARK
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