Backyard and Outdoor Living3 min de lecture
Yachting Precision Or Your Outdoors
Set in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, Summertown is famed for its vineyards, apple and cherry orchards, and market gardens growing wonderful produce such as strawberries and rhubarb. With a population of less than 1000 residents, it is the quintesse
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Level Up
Australians love nothing better than a refreshing dip in their backyard pool. To keep it as fabulous and inviting as the day it was installed, a renovation can really boost its appeal. According to Beaumont Tiles design specialist Christie Wood, the
Backyard and Outdoor Living2 min de lecture
MY FAVOURITE 5 Space-saving veggies
Beetroot is a fantastic 'top to tail' veggie as you can use the flavour-packed roots as well as the vibrant young leaves in salads. Yates Baby Beets are super compact and are speedy growers too, taking just six to seven weeks to grow from seed. Befor
Backyard and Outdoor Living5 min de lecture
Seeds Of Change
The feeling of putting your hands in freshly dug earth, of connecting with Mother Nature in a very real way, is a beautiful thing. After all there's nothing like the joy of watching seedlings emerge from the earth, of filling a basket with your own b
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Sense Of Arrival
Full of textural contrasts, this informal front garden draws the eye and turns what seems an impossibly steep slope into a design masterpiece. “The goal was to create a garden that managed the steep slope. Nothing too formal; the owners wanted it to
Backyard and Outdoor Living2 min de lecture
Down By The Sea
Evoking a modern Hamptons beach house vibe, this charming waterside garden in Soldiers Point, a coastal suburb in the Hunter region of NSW, was conceived by awardwinning landscape designer Gerrad Everson of Octopus Garden Design. “The homeowners want
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Small Wonder
A small garden can have just about everything a larger outdoor space can have — you just have to be creative. Having built a new home in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, the owners wanted to make the most of their modestlysized rear garden but they didn't r
Backyard and Outdoor Living3 min de lecture
Designer Gardens
This is a stunning example of good design and craftsmanship to create memorable outdoor spaces. The glass window into the pool amplifies the colours created by the emerald tiles in the entertaining area. The fully custom outdoor kitchen is complete w
Backyard and Outdoor Living3 min de lecture
Garden Mate To The Rescue
With an exceptionally wet summer — particularly along Australia's east coast that saw devastating floods and severe waterlogging — and a rather cold winter, our gardens are in need of some tender loving care. While some plants have enjoyed these cond
Backyard and Outdoor Living3 min de lecture
A Coming Of Age
With street appeal in spades as well as warm, intimate exterior living spaces, this Cammeray project exemplifies style and outdoor living at its very best. The project involved restoring the street frontage of a Federation-style cottage on Sydney's l
Backyard and Outdoor Living3 min de lectureArchitecture
Elegant Entertainer
This generous 2000sqm block provides ample space to relax with friends and family, and lowmaintenance plants mean there's even more time for the owners to enjoy the great outdoors in their own backyard. The circa-1980s home was carefully renovated, w
Backyard and Outdoor Living3 min de lecture
The Deck Redefined
As Australians living in the sunburnt country, we have a particular affinity with decks. They're a feature of many homes and offer a charming space for relaxing or soaking up the sun. Add a table setting for entertaining or an outdoor lounge for snoo
Backyard and Outdoor Living3 min de lecture
Holiday Gardening
There's no doubt that in many parts of Australia, it's been a bit of a tumultuous year weather-wise. When managing your garden through unpredictable weather, there are some staples that you won't want to skip. As we gear up for the holiday season, he
Backyard and Outdoor Living2 min de lecture
Feel The Heat
The HEATSTRIP® collection of electric radiant heaters is perfect for the outdoors and hard-to-heat indoor spaces. As there is typically constant air movement in an outdoor or open indoor area, many conventional heaters rely on convection heating that
Backyard and Outdoor Living4 min de lecture
In the Know
Subpod is a modular in-ground vermiculture composting system designed to make composting a breeze for almost anyone, anywhere. Subpod converts household organic waste into a powerhouse of nutrient-rich soil while doubling as a handsome and hardy gard
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Backyard and Outdoor Living
Editor April Ossington Writer Linda Baraciolli Contributors Angie Thomas, Karen Booth, Carrol Baker Sub-Editor Michelle Segal Designer Michaela Primiano Publisher Martin White Cover Image courtesy of OKA National Partnerships Manager NSW, Vic, ACT, Q
Backyard and Outdoor Living9 min de lecture
The Fun Zone
If you have kids, the challenge is twofold. First, how do you create a garden that will engage them, drawing them outside to play and learn about nature? Second, how to design a backyard that also suits the adults and can adapt as the children grow a
Backyard and Outdoor Living2 min de lecture
Jumping For Joy
A family backyard should offer something for everyone — from play areas to zones for relaxing and entertaining, plus space for a veggie or herb garden as well as the family pet. It should offer the promise of solitude and relaxation, with your garden
Backyard and Outdoor Living3 min de lecture
The Good Life
Having renovated their home, the owners realised the garden now seemed disconnected from the house. As the property had stunning Sydney city views and an existing swimming pool — both of which were underutilised — this formed the platform for the new
Backyard and Outdoor Living3 min de lectureArchitecture
Outdoor Flooring
Porcelain is a type of ceramic material that has a uniquely rich texture. Porcelain is made using high-density, fine clay that is fired for longer periods at higher temperatures than other ceramics. The result is highly durable, making it a popular c
Backyard and Outdoor Living2 min de lecture
Made To Enjoy
This is a modern family garden boasting clean and simple lines, recycled brick and timber for textural interest, and a multi-level design that turns the site's natural slope into an asset. Mark Tisdell from MUD Landscape Design was asked to prepare a
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Editor's Note
Ahhh, summer in Australia … if you're ever going to make use of your outdoor space, now is the time. From refreshing dips in the pool and entertaining with friends to alfresco dining or simply reading a book on the deck, it's all good. As we approach
Backyard and Outdoor Living2 min de lecture
Paradise Found
Relaxing by the pool, a refreshing drink in your hand and good friends by your side — this is what summer is all about. When Troy Stolzenhein of Prestige Landscape & Construction was approached by the homeowners, they had a lacklustre, underused rear
Backyard and Outdoor Living3 min de lecture
Visually Stunning Without The Hassle
Wood is something we all love, but the upkeep is significant. Although it looks beautiful in outdoor structures like fences and decks, creating a true connection with nature, it also requires a lot of work with sanding, staining or painting. Without
Backyard and Outdoor Living3 min de lecture
Cooking Alfresco
Gozney Roccbox is the world's first portable restaurant-grade pizza oven that reaches 500°C and lets you cook a Neapolitan pizza in just 60 seconds. Cook restaurant-quality pizza at home with Roccbox, designed for ease of use and unrivalled performan
Backyard and Outdoor Living10 min de lecture
No Time Like The Present
We’re all guilty of it. Turning a blind eye to the peeling paint on the fence, the gutters sprouting sticks and leaves, or the hedge that is so unkempt and snaggly it’s starting to look rather sinister. After all, if it’s a sunny weekend, we have mor
Backyard and Outdoor Living3 min de lecture
Keep Cosy Outside
To step up the sophistication of your outdoor living, an outdoor fireplace is the perfect way to extend the footprint of your home and create better flow between inside and out. A cosy fireplace not only adds ambience to your backyard, but with multi
Backyard and Outdoor Living2 min de lecture
CBD Landscape Construction (Qld)
Winner Commercial Landscaper of the Year Category Winner Commercial Construction over $1M Representing cutting-edge medical advancements and gold-standard patient care, The Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) building and adjoining
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Garden Mate To The Rescue
With an exceptionally wet summer, particularly along Australia’s east coast that saw devastating floods and severe waterlogging, and a rather cold winter, our gardens are in need of some tender loving care. While some plants have enjoyed these condit
Backyard and Outdoor Living4 min de lecture
Fruit Of The Vine
Tomatoes are among the most popular and rewarding crops in the summer vegetable garden. While all fruit and vegetables taste better picked fresh from the garden, when it comes to homegrown flavour, tomatoes are in a class of their own. As well as tas
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