In summer in Melbourne it feels like everything in our gardens either grows like crazy or gets scorched and dies! The key factors, as always, are plant selection with as many low maintenance garden plants as possible, and water! At Van Leeuwen Green, my landscape maintenance teams are flat out throughout summer, especially if there are any significant rainy days that makes gardens grow.
Summer has arrived. The hot summer months get people thinking about the watering needs of their gardens. Most people no longer have time to stand around watering a garden with a hand held hose even though this can be very relaxing! Here are tips for planning a garden irrigation system.
The warm weather has finally arrived! Melbourne has just been through the coldest start to spring in over twenty years. This often affects people’s enthusiasm for their gardens. But with great rainfall and cooler weather since winter, gardens will explode into growth over summer and this is especially true for vegetable patches and edible landscapes.
At Van Leeuwen Green we believe that design is the foundation for creating a successful garden or landscape. Getting garden design advice simply means that expert thought goes into assessing the potential of a space. Quality garden and landscape design helps you work through ideas, dreams and expectations, so that an agreed plan helps transform that space into a special garden place.
Lawn and turf areas provide beautiful green, soft surfaces to complement trees, shrubs and perennials in your garden. In this post we start with some basic tips, instructions and likely costs for creating instant real and artificial turf areas for Melbourne.
If you’re planning to do some garden renovations in Melbourne and looking for plants to grow, take the time to select the best plants for your yard. Below are some of the top things to consider when selecting plants.