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Home Living : August 21st 2012
OUTDOORS PUT YOURSELF IN YOUR GARDEN REFLECT YOUR PERSONALITY Janita Singh Landscaped gardens are a reflection of individual tastes or personalities. SOMETHING EXTRA A fountain, bird bath, carving, paved walkways, a statue are some extra things that can add interest to a landscape garden. Make a statement with anything small and simple or big and dramatic for extra effect. The plants you pick will entirely be based on what you want achieved. A tropical garden, something fuss-free, a certain colour, or something to express yourself will all play a part. Look through magazines and buy books that specialise in landscaping. Drive around to see what other people are doing. Talk to someone who has tried this task themselves. Before embarking on this project, make a plan and work out everything from design to cost and what you want achieved. THERE are many beautiful things happening in the garden at this time of the year. The transition to spring means gardens are coming alive with new blooms. For those looking at starting gardens in time for spring, a garden can be as simple or as sophisticated as you fancy. While some people want a small garden with fuss-free blooms, others want those that scream out their personality. Recently, many homeowners have opted for landscaping to make outdoors more rewarding. Landscaping gardens yourself can be tricky but achievable. Landscaping a garden brings everything outdoors together in perfect harmony. This can seem overwhelming but with a simple strategy in place, landscaping can be fun. Keep it simple and work out a theme: Most landscaped gardens are based on a theme --- it could be about relaxation, a loved plant, your family's in- terest, a colour or a smell. What's the focal point? Where do you want most attention drawn --- which part of the outdoors? Think about patterns and designs, where you want designs repeated and where something unique can stand alone. Think plant, sizes, species and colour and how you want this placed. The story you want to tell: What's your story --- to cater for big family gatherings or your own private space, attract- ing birds and butterflies? Unit 17, 28 Vore St, Silverwater Tel: 9648 0000 Mob: 0430 134 499 Fax: 9648 1766 firstname.lastname@example.org 2127314 23/8 • Polyurethane & Vacuum Form Doors • Caesar Stone Benchtop • Free Quote & Design • Builders & bulk purchase welcome OPEN 7 DAYS Kitchen Direct Australia Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c We've got you covered Call for an obligation free Inspection & Estimate Guttering Roof Restorations Home Renovations Bathroom Renovations Pergolas Decks Carports Colorbond Roofs Granny Flats & Plans Tiled Roofs Family Owned with 45 years experience! email@example.com www.swhi.net.au Builders lic 240837c Sydney Wide Home Improvements Pty. Ltd. ABN: 47 147 523 662 2164638 7/8 9838 0098 BEFORE AFTER 7 DAYS 8am-8pm 142a victoria rd, gladesville nsw 2111 t: 02 9817 8296 f: 02 9817 8430 e: firstname.lastname@example.org www.petres.com.au 20% OFF Curtains & Blinds when you mention this ad
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