LNA Landscape Excellence Awards host announced

09 August, 2018 | Supplied by: LNA Master Landscapers Association

It really is that time of year... the LNA Landscape Excellence Awards are just around the corner.

Landscaping for cooler weather

30 April, 2018 by Matt Leacy | Supplied by: Landart Landscapes

Matt Leacy shares landscaping, styling and construction tips for the cooler months.

Top tips for designing pools

12 March, 2018 by Steve Taylor, COS Design, on behalf of Landscaping Victoria | Supplied by: Landscaping Victoria

Award-winning pool and landscape designer Steve Taylor shares his tips to help your client realise their backyard dream.

Pool Systems Ledge Lounger in-pool furniture

24 January, 2018 | Supplied by: Pool Systems

The Ledge Lounger in-pool sun lounger from Pool Systems is lightweight, colourfast and durable.

Modular Wall Systems aluminium fence postings

21 November, 2017 | Supplied by: Modular Wall Systems

Modular Wall Systems has released aluminium post options for its SlimWall and VogueWall fencing solutions. The lightweight posts are specifically designed to withstand the harsh Australian climate and are particularly suited to coastal and pool-adjacent applications.

How to move clients from design to construction (faster)

25 September, 2017 by Shah Turner* | Supplied by: Pitch Box

Most residential landscape designers and design-build landscape contractors take longer than they should to guide their clients from the design and costing phase of a project into the construction phase. I'd like to discuss it with you here, in the hope it might help business owners to assess and address their own situation.

Swimming pool designs shine at AILDM National Landscape Design Awards

12 September, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & Managers

Australia's top landscape designs have been named at the 2017 AILDM National Landscape Design Awards. The winning entries were announced on 26 August at the National Art School in Sydney.

Pentair MagicBowl Water Effects water feature

31 August, 2017 | Supplied by: Pentair Water Australia Pty Ltd

Sculpted from a durable, UV-resistant material, the Pentair MagicBowl Water Effects with FireFX LED lights is an attractive addition to a poolscape. During the day it is a water feature and at night it resembles a flowing bowl of fire.

Designers and contractors working together

31 July, 2017 by Karen Staunton-Ross on behalf of the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & Managers (AILDM) | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & Managers

Liaising with a designer in the early stages of a project ensures time and energy are used most effectively by everyone. It is worth developing a relationship with a few designers you can call on for ideas and inspiration. Different designers will have varying approaches to a job and will offer a variety of services.

New CEO for LNA Master Landscapers Association

17 July, 2017 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: LNA Master Landscapers Association

Julie Krieger has been announced as the new chief executive officer of the LNA Master Landscapers Association, effective immediately.

Non-slip and puddle-free: resin-bound permeable paving for pool surrounds

28 June, 2017 by Mike Dawkins, New Dawn Permeable Paving | Supplied by: New Dawn Permeable Paving

If you're choosing which material to use for a pool surround, your first thoughts are probably options that have been on the market for years. However, while materials like travertine are popular, they don't drain water very efficiently, which can lead to slip hazards. If safety is one of your top design considerations, then permeable paving should be on your list.

Form and function: installing pool fencing that won't ruin your client's outdoor aesthetic

17 May, 2017 by Matt Leacy, Founder and Creative Director, Landart Landscapes | Supplied by: Landart Landscapes

With council laws across the nation requiring property owners to have pool fences, the balance between legal compliance and great landscape design is becoming increasingly difficult to strike. And it's important to get it right. After all, our clients can potentially lose thousands of dollars in property value if they install a pool fence that detracts from their outdoor aesthetic.

Landscape company doubles ROI and increases productivity by 15%

03 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Verizon Connect Australia Pty Ltd

Marsupial Landscape Management noticed it had become impossible to prove to customers that staff had turned up to their site. The company sought out Fleetmatics GPS vehicle tracking to support its claims and help eliminate disputes.

Amplifying the backyard with audiovisual design

17 April, 2017 by Mike Nantz

I think of AV holistically — as a way to further blend the indoor and the outdoor and create exterior rooms. Providing sound, television and even video projection to the mix prompts us to consider what happens when someone moves through the landscape and how they intend to use their aquatic spaces.

Coastal classic: water-edge garden

11 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Urban Escape

When you are blessed with such a breathtaking waterside location, you need to do everything you can to maximise the view and ensure a seamless connection between house, garden and water's edge.

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