Spring is almost here; starting planning your outdoor oasis now

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Today seems like the first day in forever that the sun is shining and spring doesn't seem too far away any more. What a perfect time to start planning your outdoor oasis. We are here to help you ensure that lawn features in your design and here are just some of the reasons why;

  • A lawn area can cost less than a third of any other surface covering to construct
  • Edging for lawn areas and garden beds can be as varied as your imagination will allow - why not make a feature of it?

We all want a place to relax after a busy day, and you can have one right on your doorstep. Before you start throwing pillows and outdoor furniture around, take some time to think about how you plan to use your outdoor area, the key things you'd like in it and importantly, the maintenance and upkeep required.

A new lawn area offers a low cost per square metre option with construction costs at less then a third of most hard surfaces like concrete, pavers or synthetic turf. (Source: Landscape Association of NSW) 

You can't really put a price on the easy access for safe play and exercise a lawn can provide children and pets or for you to simply relax in the cooling, quiet oasis of your own backyard. Remember, to have an appealing outdoor entertainment area, you don't necessarily need to go all out with creative fixtures and gadgets, an amazingly lush lawn will speak for itself.

Garden lighting is a simple way to add some atmosphere into your backyard, from practical to the pretty, low cost lighting is a quick way to 'brighten up' your lawn area

Low maintenance plants have the added benefit of being low maintenance, but they can look great in your outdoor area too! Succulents are perfect for this, or strappy grasses which are drought tolerant and only need to be watered every now and then are great options too. 

Edging your lawn ins another nifty way to add some life to your backyard. Edging can be done with pretty much anything. Why not look outside the standard edging and try something which will compliment your new lawn. Trends come and go in this area so depending on how often you want to change the edging you can always use the standard steel or plastic or even rocks to create a solid barrier for your lawn to keep out of. 

Retaining walls can also help fix drainage or slope issues and dramatically improve your lawn’s appearance. It’s one of those larger projects that you may not be inclined to take on yourself, however; and if you’re looking at anything close to a metre or more, you’ll need to talk to a licensed professional.

When it comes to a spot for the barbeque, flooring such as timber decking, concrete or dark pavers are an ideal base for an outdoor entertainment area. A tip here is to apply a sealer to ensure a low-maintenance paving solution, avoiding stains and unnecessary cleaning.

Hopefully our suggestions have let your creative juices flow and you are ready to start planning your perfect outdoor area. If you need more information on lawn please call us on 9303 2627  or email sales@superiorlawns.com.au we know the difference a superior lawn can make to your backyard so let us help you create something amazing.

 

Article taken from;http://www.lawnsolutionsaustralia.com.au/blog/how-you-can-easily-create-a-luscious-low-cost-outdoor-entertainment-area/ 

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