Landscaping

In the zone: Zoning your garden

Many gardens in Australia need to cope with extended dry periods, but there may well be times when they battle the opposite problem. Horticulturist Michael Tanner gives some tips on zoning your garden to make the most of nature’s most precious resource.

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Sustainable House Day 2015

Take a tour inside some of Australia’s most environmentally progessive homes this September as part of Sustainable House Day.

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Native bush food backyard

Save water and eat well by cultivating native plant foods in your garden.

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Design Workshop: Growing Up

In New South Wales, Jill and Wayne want their house to grow up rather than …

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Sustainable paving

There are more outdoor paving options than you might think, and environmental and financial costs can be high. Landscape designer Kate Smalley urges careful consideration for hard-wearing surfaces with timeless appeal.

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Secret gardens & a green roof

Hidden outdoor spaces and a generous amount of light lie behind the weatherboard façade of this inner-city Melbourne home.

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Sustainable renovation keeps cottage character

A north facing extension to an Adelaide cottage provides flexible and energy efficient family living spaces without compromising the character of the original home.

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Gardening in the dry

Successful water wise gardens are about common sense and taking stock of what’s local.

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Composting toilets can save up to 60,000 litres of water a year for an average home.