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This garden stair design can be adapted to suit your site. We used a stair width of 1200mm. The other two sides of the frame will vary depending on the curve of your stairs (for example, the lengths …

If there’s not much room left on the balcony floor, it’s time to take advantage of the space on the walls! You can go out and buy vertical garden kits or you can simply secure your own pots to …

Don’t be cruel to a lawn that’s true and transform a grassy patch into a work of art

Gardens are climbing the walls these days – literally! A sunny wall or fence is an ideal environment for growing plants such as herbs, flowers and small veggies in a restricted space.

How to build an outdoor fire pit. It’s the perfect way to entice you and the kids out of the house and bring back the age of ritual. You know, sitting around a fire, toasting marshmallows and …

Whether it’s small, serene and surrounded with lush plantings, or large, flowing with running water and filled with exotic fish, there’s no doubt that a pond adds a sense of peace, calm and …

Put down the welcome mat in your front yard with a stylish pathway. More than just a track to your door, a path is an essential ingredient of a garden’s design, showing visitors their route. So …

How to create a relaxing outdoor oasis in your garden. This circular area bordered by aluminium edging is the perfect hideaway, complete with seating and surrounded by tropical plants.

Is there a spot in your backyard that’s shaded by the canopy of a large tree? And is the ground beneath it bare and boring? Go undercover and turn it into an oasis so cool, you’ll need shades!

In small front gardens, the path to the front door often leaves an irregular-shaped patch of lawn – too small to use and difficult to mow. The best remedy is to simply ditch the grass and square …

Use a mirror to create the illusion of space in your outdoor area. Simply take an old mirrored door and frame it in durable spotted gum. Once it’s hung, your yard will go from tiny to titanic!

Garden planters don't have to be boring. Rather than consign your old bikes to landfill, recycle them into snazzy garden art! If you don’t have a matching pair of bikes, you can pick them up from …

Here are the five basic steps to laying your own paving. For this project, we used timber edging (45 x 70mm H4-treated pine) but you can install a concrete haunch after the paving is laid if you …