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Home Living : November 22nd 2011
HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, November 22, 2011 1 Seen any great ideas? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org SAVE THIS CHRISTMAS Save money on gifts this Christmas by having a plan. Take 10 minutes at home to create a spending plan that lists who you need to buy for and how much you will spend. Stick to a budget. GIFT CARDS TO GO Use discounted gift cards this season to shop and save. You can purchase discounted gift cards for hundreds of online/ offline retailers. RECYCLE AND REJOICE This festive season reuse the packaging and the paper your purchases come in. You can also get creative using comics and newspaper as wrapping. PERFECT PATCH OF GREEN GRASS BACK IN FASHION Fiona Boxall JODY'S TIPS Choose the variety of grass for your lawn based on the type of use it will get and the amount of time you have to spend on maintenance. Anewlawnneedstobe kept damp for two weeks and allowed to grow to 6cm before it is first mown. Talk to a Turf Australia grower in your area for advice on the variety that is best for your situation and needs. If laying the turf yourself, prepare the site by clearing weeds and debris. Make sure the soil slopes away from the house and apply a light application of fertiliser and water. Making sure there are no air pockets, roll the grass starting from the longest straight line in your garden. Sprinkle soil into the joins before watering in. Details: turfaustralia.com.au. LAWN CARE THEY say the grass is al- ways greener on the other side of the fence, but accord- ing to TV personality, horti- culturist and landscape de- signer Jody Rigby, home is where the greenest grass should always be. Rigby says she is passion- ate about plants and greenscaping but in recent years the trend in garden design has been towards minimalist plantings of one or two species. To add insult to injury, the perfect patch of grassy goodness is under threat from pavers, gravel, flag- ging, tiles and decking. Far from being high main- tenance and greedy for water, Rigby says grass is a great green option in more ways than one. ''Once established, most lawns don't need watering more than once a week,'' she says. ''And green in the garden is cooling, both visually and in terms of temperature. ''It catches all that water that just runs off hard sur- faces and pavers and allows it to soak back into the water table.'' As a recent recruit to the ''I love grass club'', having just become the proud owner of a fetching stretch of newly laid turf, I agree with Rigby. The pleasure of looking across my own grassy knoll is a vast improvement on the patch of mud and weeds it replaced and makes the garden look like a garden should. And, as Rigby points out, you can get a bit creative, growing grass in squares or as emerald green pathways. 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 For ideas & inspiration visit our website www.wedokitchens.com.au N New kitchens and kitchen makeovers N Creative design solutions N 12 year construction guarantee N Proudly Australian Made FREE IN HOME DESIGN SERVICE -- ALL SYDNEY SUBURBS Call us now for a free quote 9673 6789 30% ALL TAP WARE (When renovating a complete bathroom) OFF 2093769 1/11 WE DO BATHROOMS WE DO KITCHENS FREE INSTALLATION DEC 2011 *Offer applies to products installed or ordered in Sydney Metro before 30/11/2011. 1/2 price installation applies to Solatube DS only. Free installation applies to Solar Star Roof Fan only. T&C standard installs only. Not available with any other promotion. #Refer to Manufacturer's Statement Bulletin #MS3 - 2010 August S2218AW s 7ORLD S BEST TUBULAR DAYLIGHTING PRODUCT s (IGHEST PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE s 5SES NO ELECTRICITY s #UTS ENERGY COSTS s .EW THERMOSTAT CONTROL WORKS WHEN YOU NEED IT s #OOLER ROOF SPACE MEANS A COOLER HOME IN 3UMMER s %LIMINATES CONDENSATION IN THE ROOF SPACE s 3OLAR POWERED 2EQUIRES NO ELECTRICITY www.daylight-designs.com.au -- Unit 4A, 5 Wenban Place, Wetherill Park CALL US TODAY! SOLATUBE -- 1300 995 676 1/2 PRICE INSTALLATION* FREE INSTALLATION* NEW Easy Repayment Plan Available! Solar Design & Installation Window Roller Shutters Electrical Contractor HIA Member & Clean Energy Council Certified Electrical 9625 9924 0412 458 249 Email: email@example.com 2001233 11/10
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