Too close to call — joint winners for Victorian Landscape of the Year

22 October, 2015 | Supplied by: Landscaping Victoria

Judging at the 2015 Landscaping Victoria Industry Awards was too close to call, ending with the prestigious 'Landscape of the Year' being awarded jointly to Hamilton Landscapes and Australian Native Landscape Constructions. Australian Native Landscape Constructions continues to impress the judges, now chalking up four top prizes in the last 5 years.

Narellan Pools Grandeur Pool

21 October, 2015 | Supplied by: Narellan Pools Group

Narellan Pools has announced the release of the Grandeur Pool, a simple, classic design that maximises both swimming length and width. Coupled with depths of up to 2 m, the pool is suitable for tumble turn swimming and pool games.

Ask an expert

16 October, 2015 | Supplied by: ecodesign

Pool+Spa editor Dannielle Furness spoke with Adrian Swaine, Landscape Designer, Arboricultural Consultant and Founder of ecodesign.

Important considerations for poolside fencing

15 October, 2015 | Supplied by: Modular Wall Systems

Designing an idyllic recreation and entertaining setting around a pool can add value and deliver many lifestyle benefits. Yet the pool design itself is just one of several elements that need to be considered when planning an outdoor oasis. Fencing, paving, tiling and landscaping are all equally important and should not be tacked on as an afterthought.

Top tips for a stylish and functional garden

07 October, 2015 | Supplied by: Boral

Grey tones can provide a sleek and modern look for broader landscaping visions. The darker, neutral tones contrast with the earthy hues of timber decking or screening and the greens and blues of surrounding garden and pool areas. The finished look is visually interesting and allows the pavers to shine as a design feature in their own right.

Letter to the editor: RE: Choosing a landscape designer

06 October, 2015

I have just read Georgia Harper's article in the Sept/Oct 2015 edition of Pool+Spa, which contains advice on finding the right landscape designer.

A return to glory

22 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Land Forms Pty Ltd

Situated high on the hill of Palm Beach in Sydney, with 360° views over Pittwater and the Pacific Ocean, this 1930s house was once a jewel in the crown of the exclusive northern beaches suburb but had long ago lost its original lustre. Thankfully, through the vision and dedication of its new owners, the gem was saved from demolition and restored far beyond its former glory.

SR Smith Cyclone pool slide

22 September, 2015 | Supplied by: S.R.Smith

The Cyclone pool slide has the same high-quality features as other SR Smith products, but is more compact for pools with limited deck space.

Choosing a landscape designer

18 September, 2015 by Georgia Harper, Georgia Harper Landscape Design, on behalf of Landscaping Victoria | Supplied by: Landscaping Victoria

Just as a pool or spa is an asset to any home, finishing it off with a well-designed garden is what makes the job complete. While many pool builders have their own ideas about what makes the ideal outdoor space, some lack the design and horticultural expertise to take those ideas and adapt them to meet specific site, lifestyle and budget requirements.

Creative Drain Solutions Zero Threshold Drains

09 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Creative Drain Solutions

Zero Threshold Drains are designed to enable an entirely flat, seamless connection between indoor and outdoor living and entertaining areas.

Crave Stainless Designs furniture and garden accessories

08 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Crave Stainless Designs

Crave Stainless Designs supplies stainless steel water features, furniture and garden accessories. Crave's stainless frame (304 or 316 grade) and timber slatted or Future Wood tables are made from heavy-duty materials and come with an 8-year warranty on the Future Wood timber. The settings can be supplied to match customer decking or as frames only for the DIY enthusiast.

Year-round entertaining

07 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Sand and Stone Landscapes

The days of a pool being a separate, stand-alone backyard feature are gone. Today's home owner demands a distinctive, integrated outdoor entertaining area that offers year-round usability and creates a link to existing elements of the home.

Creative Drain Solutions bespoke rangehoods

03 September, 2015 | Supplied by: Creative Drain Solutions

Creative Drain Solutions offers bespoke rangehood solutions that combine elegance with ease of maintenance. Presenting an aesthetically pleasing cover, behind the custom-designed rangehood is an industrial-powered exhaust fan that incorporates cut-outs for lighting and filter media.

Robert Plumb Bollyhood outdoor oven

26 August, 2015 | Supplied by: Robert Plumb

The Bollyhood outdoor oven from Robert Plumb makes outdoor entertaining simple. The ovens use the same design principles as the traditional tandoor and blend traditional art with modern techniques.

Nominations for IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award open

18 August, 2015

The International Federation of Landscape Architects is calling for nominations for the 2016 Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award. The international award recognises a living landscape architect whose lifetime achievements and contributions have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of society and the environment and on the promotion of the profession of landscape architecture.

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