Summer Gardening Tips

Preparation is critical for your garden to survive the wilting effects of the Australian Summer. Summer means different things to different gardeners. Some parts of Australia bake in the harsh rays, while other parts are bashed with storms. But for all of us, summer brings common challenges, such as dividing time and effort between keeping our gardens in good shape, and enjoying them during the summer holidays. Below are some tips to help you try and achieve both.

 

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How to transform dark rooms with paint colours

Low-lit dark rooms can prove challenging when it comes to choosing a paint colour. As the day progresses, these rooms change from dim to dark, and the less natural night a room receives the smaller the room will look.

Despite the fact that our natural instincts instruct us to use a light colour in dark rooms, there are actually alternative options which could produce better results.

The more common pastels and light colours can actually present a non-desired atmosphere as they will try and reflect non-existing light. Instead you should be confident with your colour play because dark rooms are the perfect opportunity for fun, daring and vibrant colour play.

You should explore brightly saturated colours that add glow.  This becomes the perfect substitute for the lack of natural light.

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Beware of dodgy tradesmen

You have seen those signs which say Beware of the Dog. Well there should be one on the vans and trucks of incompetent tradesmen. The sign should read Beware of Dodgy Tradesmen. It’s easy to laugh at people who get…

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You’re in safe hands with the Grey Army

As a homeowner, there are probably three vitally important things you look for when hiring outside help to work on your property: •             Value for money •             Quality workmanship •             Trustworthiness However there is another element that should be top…

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