Whether your swimming pool is at ground level or above ground, there are simple and cheap ways to landscape around your pool that fits your budget. It’s all a matter of how resourceful and creative you are. Some of these pool landscaping ideas take advantage of what you have lying around the house. Others, such as garden rocks for sale, need to be bought from your local landscape supplier at an affordable cost. And there’s no need to call the pros because these ideas are DIY.
Instead of stringing lights or using LED pool lighting, you can save on your utility bill by having a more natural source of light. You can build a fire pit as a source of light and a stunning accent piece. It illuminates your backyard, and on a chilly night, the family can huddle close by the fire.(more…)
Adding steps or stairs to your garden or backyard is a great way to enhance your outdoor landscaping, especially if your property has a slope or several slopes. You can make these steps or stairs as a DIY project. These steps, stairs, or short walkways can serve as better access to certain areas of the garden or your patio. Stone is usually the most common and natural material for gardens, though you can also select rustic wood, concrete blocks, brick, and other garden rocks for sale to construct garden steps or stairs.
Choose the right materials
Though stone is common and natural, other materials can be used based on the steps’ actual use. If it’s just a few steps from the deck or patio to the lawn area, you can create wooden steps. If the steps or stairs serve outdoor living areas leading to more pathways, you might need stone or masonry.
You also need to size all steps and stairs correctly for the sake of safety and not just for aesthetic purposes. Use all these to base your material selection for the steps or stairs.(more…)
The best fence to use around your garden depends on what animals you need to keep out. This factor alone determines fence height, mesh size, and depth to bury the fence bottom. Remember that, in search of food, animals will try harder (and smarter) to get over, under, or through any fence. So, another option is creating both a physical and visual barrier if you can. This makes garden rocks for sale quite essential as an added protection for fences so animals can’t burrow under it.
If your home and garden are in the outback or the rural parts of Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Tasmania, then you’ll have to be wary of the occasional Bush Turkey, Bandicoot, Kangaroos and other marsupials, Emu, Dingo, Wombat, and Tasmanian Devil. In other parts of the country, you also need to contend with some of these (like the Roos, Wombats, and Dingos) as well as Rabbits, Echidna, Storm Birds, Skinks, Boobook, Water Dragon, Sugar Glider, Possums, and poisonous snakes.(more…)
Dogs come in all shapes, sizes, and characteristics. But they all require different health and care routines. So, part of this is giving them enough time and space to run around, exercise, and socialise. This is where a dog run comes in. A dog run is a space that allows your dog to run around comfortably. It is primarily located in a backyard, though any area you have in your property will do. The ground or flooring in a dog run may consist of traditional lawn or grass, plain soil, finely grounded mulch, or fine stone gravel and sand. You can find all these in any local landscape supply store with garden rocks for sale.
The spot will depend on your dog’s size
If your backyard is small and your dog breed is large, you’re better off walking the dog to the nearest park. At minimum, your dog run should be at least five times the length of your dog and twice as wide. The backyard also ensures that you can leave your dog and occasionally check up on what it’s doing. If you have an appropriately sized backyard, you can also have an outdoor kennel or enclosure where the dog can stay when you’re away.
Consider shaded areas
Make sure parts of the run and kennel are in shaded areas to allow your dog to get out of the sun. A water source should also be close to make filling up water bowls and rinsing down the run and yard more convenient.
Choosing the flooring or ground cover
The cheapest option will always be the natural dirt and grass in your backyard. This can be properly maintained. However, it also means your dog will track mud when it rains and more dust during the dry months.
Affordable ground cover options are mulch or fine stone gravel and sand. Well-grounded mulch can make a fine dog run ground cover. Just make sure to choose mulch that your dog will not chew on, and never select cocoa tree or bean mulch because it is toxic to dogs. Ask your landscape supplier to choose fine river gravel and sand or river stones because these are smooth and will not cut your dog’s paws.
Contrary to popular belief, fine stone gravel and sand does not induce a dog to go digging. So long as the ground cover is malleable, dogs will dig into lawns, grass, soil, stones, and gravel. If you don’t want your dog digging in your backyard, you can choose options such as concrete, paving stones, artificial grass, and rubber padding. However, these can be expensive, so prepare to spend a lot.
Quality sand and gravel from Labrador Landscape Supplies
If you need fine and smooth gravel and sand for your dog run flooring, Labrador Landscape Supplies has this available, as well as a range of rocks, pebbles, gravel, and other landscape materials to suit any gardening or landscape project. Check out all our garden rocks for sale today. Visit us at http://landscape-supply.com.au/.
Outdoor landscaping with black river rocks can create magnificent gardens, backyards, and patios. It’s not even hard to find black river rocks because your local landscape supply store (such as Labrador Landscape Supplies) will have lots of garden rocks for sale.
Black river rocks, sometimes called river pebbles or just river rocks, actually come from ocean beaches, though some are also taken from the bottom of rivers. Ocean waves and strong river currents tumble these rocks for many years to become smooth and well-rounded stones. Landscaping uses for black river rocks are practically endless. Below are just a few suggestions of what you can do with river rocks.(more…)
What’s the best thing to have in your front yard leading to your front door or in your garden? A decorative and well-crafted path or walkway! A beautiful front walkway can greatly increase your home’s front door appeal. A good walkway also flows with your garden’s overall design scheme. Whether you’re a beginner or veteran DIYer, walkways aren’t difficult, can be finished over the weekend, and won’t cost a fortune. When selecting garden rocks for sale, you can buy affordably in bulk for that simple walkway design in your mind.
Please take note that the tips and tricks we present are for simple DIY walkway projects involving materials such as traditional stepping stones, thyme with stepping stones, gravel with large stones, lava rocks, mulch, and even pallet wood, wood slice, bamboo, and tumbled glass.(more…)
If veggies aren’t for you and your garden, why not brighten up your front garden or backyard by growing native trees, bushes, or flowers? Not only will they look lovely during the cold months, but during the summer they remain blooming and beautiful. It’s not that hard to grow these because they’re native, and you can get all the support materials you need such as garden rocks for sale or mulches at the local landscape supply store.
This is the beautiful red bloom shrub that dazzled the early European settlers. Actually, the Ceratopetulm gummiferum is white and comes out early in the spring. The red parts are the “swollen” calyces of the flower that surround the fruit after the flower petals drop off. The Victorian Christmas bush variant is a shrubby but gorgeous white, pink, and mauve flower. The South Australia and Tasmania variant is the thorny white-flowered Bursaria spinosa.(more…)
Garden edging is the process of creating edges or borders to improve your garden landscape. When you want flowerbeds and garden paths in your yard, you will want to do garden edging to keep them in place. When done right, the borders will provide good support for your garden beds. Not only that, they will keep your mulch, soil, plants, and flowers looking tidy. There are different materials that you can use to decorate your edges, such as plastic, metal, and rocks. If you are looking for garden rocks for sale and other landscaping materials, visit Labrador Landscape Supplies.(more…)
Sandstone is a sedimentary rock made of small minerals and rock grain. It is one of the most popular – and probably the best – stones for outdoor landscaping and other outdoor garden ideas. It is durable but relatively soft. It is easy to make unique cuts and shapes on it. Sandstone landscapes can actually avoid soil erosion while providing clean beauty to such ideas as steps, tiles, sculptures, seats, retaining walls, and more. Finding sandstone and other garden rocks for sale and at wholesale prices is quite easy. You only need to call your local landscape supply (such as Labrador Landscape Supplies) to find high-quality sandstone.(more…)
Part 2 of 2 continuation of some of the best plants and flowers you can plant in a rock garden. For garden rocks for sale to start your first rock garden project, get in touch with Labrador Landscape Supplies.
This plant will give your rock garden a softer look. This is a plant that grows best under the full sun, but also requires a bit of moisture to survive. It tends to grow like moss, so moist ground is beneficial for it. The blooms from this plant can range from blue, deep violet, soft pink, to lavender.(more…)