Poolscaping

Elmich VersiWall GP modular vertical greening system

08 December, 2016 | Supplied by: Elmich Australia Pty Ltd

The Elmich VersiWall GP Tray Planter is an easy-to-install and low-maintenance modular vertical greening system with a choice of mounting, planting density and growth media options to suit different wall conditions.


Elmich VersiPave height-adjustable paver support pedestal

01 December, 2016 | Supplied by: Elmich Australia Pty Ltd

The Elmich VersiPave height-adjustable paver support pedestal provides a solution for raised pavers with inconsistent or uneven thickness.


From little things, big things grow: how landscape designers and pool builders can forge healthy relationships

30 November, 2016 by Alice Richard

For our eleventh Industry Roundtable, we spoke to some landscape design specialists (both designers and industry representatives) to get their take on what makes for a harmonious working relationship with a pool builder, and what a landscape designer can bring to the table.


AILDM Landscape Design Awards attract highest number of entries to date

17 October, 2016 by Alice Richard | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & Managers

AILDM has named the industry's top performers at the Landscape Design Awards. Held in Melbourne for the first time in the event's history, the awards attracted attendees from Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales.


Backyard utopia

03 October, 2016 | Supplied by: Utopia Landscape Design

The timber deck was designed as a spillover area connected to the rear patio when entertaining larger groups and as a retreat area to allow the residents to enjoy the shade in the afternoon or a sunny spot in the early morning using the stone and timber bench seats.


An oft misused word

26 September, 2016 by Alison Aplin, Timandra Design & Landscaping, on behalf of Landscaping Victoria | Supplied by: Landscaping Victoria

One hears the word 'sustainable' bandied around a lot. But how many people really understand what the word means? I want to be a leader in bringing about change in how we address landscape design for both domestic and commercial sites.


Plant it safe

07 September, 2016 by Claudia Crawley | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & Managers

Everyone is aware of the importance of appropriate fencing and gates to prevent drowning accidents, but less thought and knowledge is given to pool-safe planting, especially in the non-climbable zone (NCZ). Claudia Crawley from AILDM helps to clear up the confusion.


Letter to the Editor: An open letter to Paul Toole, Minister for Local Government

15 August, 2016 by Peter Glass | Supplied by: Peter Glass & Associates

In 2013 the NSW Government made an unauthorised change to the building code with regard to pool fencing. Not only did this change contradict the Australian Standard and make NSW the only place in the world where this law applies, but it compromised Australia's stringent pool barrier laws by making existing compliant pool barriers much easier for children to climb.


Amber Tiles Urban Surface stone-look porcelain paver range

11 August, 2016 | Supplied by: Amber Tiles

The Urban Surface range from Amber Tiles comprises porcelain pavers made for outdoor use. Durable, stain resistant and easy to clean, porcelain pavers replicate the natural look of stone without the difficulties inherent in stone finishes.


Amber Tiles Brave Porcelain Tiles Collection

05 August, 2016 | Supplied by: Amber Tiles

Amber Tiles' Brave Porcelain Tiles Collection is inspired by nature. The full-bodied porcelain floor tiles evoke the look of natural stone, but are easy to use and maintain. The Italian-made outdoor tiles are designed to withstand the harsh Australian climate.


Do you know your planting success rate?

03 August, 2016 by Patrick Regnault*

This is an important question that we, as business owners or managers, need to know the answer to. Keeping statistical records per jobs and per trimester may help to cut costs and improve not only the margin, but also the reputation of the firm involved.


Skid-steer loader gets the job done for landscaper

01 August, 2016 | Supplied by: Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd

Looking to replace two skid-steer loaders after nearly a decade of constant use, a Victorian landscaping and construction contractor didn't need to look beyond the manufacturer of his first purchase.


A hidden space, maximised for living

31 July, 2016 | Supplied by: GOODMANORS

This large family home had a spacious rear garden that was impractical and dysfunctional, with an oversized in-ground pool right in the centre that was never used or compliant. The family wanted a garden with maximised space for outdoor entertaining and activities while still incorporating a pool, but one that was practical and in proportion.


Set-and-forget treatment solution for Qld builder's pool

27 June, 2016 | Supplied by: Waterco Limited

In search of a 'set and forget' water treatment system offering minimal maintenance, Queensland builder Nick Fowkes turned to Waterco's Hydroxypure sanitation system for his commercial-sized backyard pool.


The way of the future

27 June, 2016 by Nick McCarthy, Urban Escape, on behalf of LNA Master Landscapers Association | Supplied by: LNA Master Landscapers Association

An aesthetically pleasing and functional swimming pool and landscape can only be achieved by using the right people. It is vital that consumers employ an experienced professional to help them visualise and design a space that creates the lifestyle they dream of.


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