July is the time to undertake your rose pruning in your Gold Coast garden. You may find that some of your roses are still flowering ,but this is the time of year when you need to be ‘cruel to be kind’, to maximize spring flowering.
Zoysia tenuifolia is a fine leaf no mow grass that does well in Gold Coast gardens. Also known as Korean temple grass, it makes a fantastic ground cover.
Do you feel like nature is conspiring in stopping you to get outside to undertake some winter gardening? Rain, rain and more rain and those short days and long nights make it difficult to get some garden therapy. However, winter solstice is only days away, so now is a great opportunity to undertake those winter clean up chores before the days start to lengthen and the temperatures rise.
Our design team at Transforming Gardens, was asked to undertake a one day makeover of a tired, unloved garden, on the Gold Coast. The property was overgrown and dark.The brief was to allow more light and create an open feeling in the garden.The inclusion of colour and a focus on plants that require low maintenance, was also a priority.
Cool crisp mornings and sunny days are evocative of this time of year, but there is still plenty to do in the winter garden. The growth is slowing down, but winter solstice is a matter of weeks away, which heralds longer days and`A reminder that spring is not far away. We gave our Bougainvillea its last haircut recently and now it is a flush of colour and adds some vibrancy to the winter garden.
If you have room try using Pandanus and yuccas in your Gol
Our team at Transforming Gardens recently did a garden makeover in a morning. The service area garden needed a revamp and a splash of colour. We achieved this by painting the white walls and adding a palette of colourful plants to bulk up the existing vegetation.
Did you know the top speed for garden snails is 0.048 km/h? They my be slow but they can quickly devastate you garden in no time at all. Garden snails have hundreds of teeth, known as radula and are shaped to their particular dietary requirements.
Creating a serene, green alfresco space provides an extra room for entertaining guests and adjunct to your garden. The team at Transforming Gardens recently renovated a Gold Coast garden and turned a lawn area into an outdoor entertaining and relaxing area, that speaks of sophistication and style.
If you have a service area that is neglected you can easily turn a small space into a tropical oasis using clever landscape design. We made over a garden recently on the Gold Coast, which had a shady area down the side of the house,which was in need of some serious TLC.