Fencing Can Do More Than Just Keeping Unwanted Visitors Away

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Fencing can do more than just keeping unwanted visitors away. With fencing, you can achieve more with your space and have a more pleasant environment simply by doing a few extra little things.

If you desire a colourful fence, there are many different options and models you can choose from. You can even modify the existing fence in your home permanently or for the time being. On the other hand, you can completely revamp or buy a durable Colorbond fence. Take a look at our list of possible actions for ideas and to get inspired for that your next outdoor project.

Painting

If you desire to add colour to an already existing fence, painting may be the simplest option. The paint must adhere perfectly to the old fence. Do not forget to scrape the old paint off so that the new paint can stick. You may also want to sand it if it’s a wooden fence to obtain a smoother surface. If your fence is made of metal material, you can also paint it, but be very sure you’re buying paints which are made for metals. With this, your fence will not just keep unwanted visitors away, it will also beautify your home.

Having A Tough Time Painting? Use Privacy Strips

While it is unfortunate that painting a chainlink fence can be difficult, you can still improve the look. Even though you are painting through the bar and post, along with the top and bottom of your fence, it can be a bit difficult to paint those small pieces of metal which are in the middle of the fence. So what you’d do is to possible get privacy strips. Privacy strips are long, weather-resistant vinyl pieces that you can intertwine through any cyclone fence.

Depending on you, you may even create your personal colour privacy stripes. If you want a semi-permanent effect, then you have to tear the old sheets, and then you weave them around the fence. On the other hand, for a more lasting effect, you can buy flexible vinyl or get old vinyl sheets which have neat patterns, cut it out and place it through your fence, for a nice aesthetic effect.

Adorn Your Fence Naturally With Vining Plants

Alternatively, you can go the natural route to make your fence look very nice, all you need do is to plant some climbing vines right beside it. Vines can be started on the ground along the fence or in small pots on the base of your fence. Then, when the buds sprout, gently guide the tendrils toward the fence so they can begin to climb. It works in solid wood and lattice fences. Hardenbergia violacea is a nice and adaptable option, it has pink, purple or also white flowers to add extra beauty. If you like bright red, go for a touch of purple on Coral Peas or Jasminoides Pandorea.

These are really simple ways to make your fence not a tool to only keep unwanted visitors away or a form of boundary or privacy, it also provides aesthetic functions and makes the house beautiful.

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Tree pruning, stump removal & tree cabling services

Tree pruning is such a process which includes that at the time of planting, remove only diseased, dead or broken branches. The tree pruning is quite a helpful process to shape young trees. If you know the basic about tree trimming or tree pruning then you may able to handle the majority of this kind of work by yourself. For the newbies, tree pruning is a tough job to do as they are not familiar with it. There are a variety of techniques by following which one can easily trim their trees. Different companies tend to follow various techniques and methods to prune trees which they think is the best one according to conditions. Just like this, the stump removal is quite a professional job  to do as it is not easy for a layman to remove a stump which is buried deep in the ground. Such types of specialist tree removal services are mostly taken by the professional companies as they have a number of teams of professionals to carry out such tasks in a safe way.

Then there’s a process called, tree cabling and bracing. Such method or process is often used during the pruning of huge trees to make sure the safety of surrounding areas. As the installation of cables and bracing rods along with pruning to reduce end-weight can reduce the likelihood of a structural failure. If such types of services are taken by a reputable company then they use to properly install the cables which help to redistribute structural stress and the bracing rods can provide support attachments deemed weak. If it is done perfectly, the combination of cabling and bracing can successfully address existing splitting limbs and trunks. For example the mature trees which have a broad spreading canopy, such as the Live Oaks, often have lower limbs that grow horizontally to the edge of the canopy.  Such limbs often wilt lower with the weight of and additional year’s growth. Such cabling is an alternative to the removal of large branches.

There are a variety of companies which deals in the services regarding stump removal, tree pruning and timber slabbing as well. By handing over such job to professionals, one can make sure about the safety and precautionary measures which must be taken before a tree removal, tree pruning or stump removing. The tree cabling and bracing help to hold the large branches of trees which are going to be pruned as there is a possibility that the long or bowed branches may fell own in your neighborhood and you may have to pay for that. So, prevention is better than cure. The tree stump removing and tree pruning is professional jobs which are supposed to be accomplished by the people who are expert in it. Because any type of mistake and negligence can cause a surprise to happen. So, planning to get you tree stump removed or want to prune the dead or falling branches of your trees, get the professional services to get the work done.

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Plant Ideas: Choosing The Right Plants for you Landscape

Simply making your landscaping plants choices based on only coluor, size, and type will generally not give you the greatest success. The best planting schemes aren’t complicated but they don’t happen by accident either.

Along with being familiar with the individual plants growth habits, principles such as simplicity, repetition, and balance should be considered with all primary plant placements and ideas.

Beyond Color, Size, and Type

For most folks, the primary considerations for choosing landscaping plants and planting ideas are simply color, size, and type(tree, bush, flower). However, for true diversity, creativity, and increased survival rate, you should add a few more considerations to the list.

Creating a thriving and functional planting scheme for your landscaping or garden isn’t without effort. You’ll need to base your plant choices on thought out and planned guidelines and considerations. Color, size, and type can be placed in a plan for visual without actually knowing exact plants. However, to match these spaces with the right plants will take a little study, effort, and additional planning.

To make it easier, you can break this down into primary, secondary, and other considerations for the revegetation projects.

Primary Considerations For Choosing The Right Garden And Landscaping Plants

Plant Width and Height should be figured by the mature size a plant will get to be in both up and spread outward directions. Generally not the size the plant is when you buy it.

Form is the shape of a plant and how it occupies and accents an area. Common form and shapes are oval, round, creeping, columnar, vase, weeping.

Texture can be considered in terms of leaf thickness, fineness or roughness, and shade(light or dark) of plants. As a rule, use more finer textured plants than coarse textures.

Seasonal interest and color are figured by the special features a plant has at different times of the year. Foliage, Winter color, changing colors, fruit, flowers, etc.

Secondary Planting Conditions

Disease And Insect Resistance
Shady Or Sunny
Moisture tolerance
Drought Resistance
Soil Types
Plant Information

Other Considerations

Landscaping plants are a common choice to screen or hide unsightly areas of your landscaping ideas such as air conditioners and trash cans. However, in most applications, you don’t want to attract attention to these areas using bright colorful plants as the cover. Generally, being the norm, green tends to attract less attention to the area.

Large leaf plants

Generally, large leaf plants work well in the shade. More leaf surface allows the plant to gather and use more light. However, for obvious reasons, large leaf plants are not the best choice for windy areas. Not only are they more susceptible to tearing in the wind, the more leaf surface releases more moisture to drying winds.

Colours and space

To make a large area garden seem more intimate and cozy, use bright colourful plants. To make small gardens seem larger, use lighter coloured plants. You can also transition shades of one colour from lighter to darker or darker to lighter to give a sense of depth, more space, or less space.

Contrast and visibility

Consider the colours of surrounding areas and base plant colour choices on whether you want plants to contrast or blend with an area. For instance, white flowers against a red brick home will be highly visible while red Roses will blend in.

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5 Elements Landscapes offer a complete Landscape Design service in Melbourne. We deliver a quality service at affordable prices to all potential new clients interested in our Landscape Design service.

5 Elements Landscapes design and build incorporate your inspiration experience and creativity. With a passion for nature and design, our gardens are an example of what can be achieved

If you are looking for a reliable, experienced and customer focused Landscape Design company in Melbourne to assist you, speak to one of our friendly staff members at 5 Elements Landscapes

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5 Elements Landscapes comprises of a highly qualified team with over 15 years experience and multiple garden design awards. We have infused a simple design philosophy combining “SPACE” “FUNCTION” “SYMETERY” “BALANCE” “TEXTURE” “COLOUR” & “MOVEMENT”.

The garden is a very personal abode and designing the Out Door space to reflect your lifestyle is something 5 Elements Landscapes gains great pleasure being involved with. From a small courtyard to a large acreage, we will ensure every step of the way is an enjoyable, personal & exciting experience for everyone involved. our ability to understand the clients requirements and translate this through the design brief ensures we deliver a garden that will suit your lifestyle and bring endless enjoyment for all the family.

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