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Creative child friendly outdoor spaces

OUTDOOR PLAY GROUNDS Creative play is an essential part of all children’s lives and in an age of iPad’s, TV’s and electronics, encouraging them to get enough “outside time” can sometimes be a challenge. Cubby Houses & Sand Pits Cubby houses come in endless shapes and sizes from realistic tiny homes to a contemporary design…

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Pool renovation project 3

POOL RENOVATION PROJECT The purpose of this pool renovation was to create a relaxed and inviting space in order to encourage the whole family back into the garden again. The exiting pool was squared off at both the western (1500mm) and eastern (900mm) ends to remove prominent curved corners which made the pool appear dated. …

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Winter garden tips | Tim Davies Landscaping

Winter proof your outdoor space

As the unavoidable chill of winter sets in, there are several simple tasks you can undertake to ensure your outdoor living space “welcomes” the cold, rainy Winter weather.   STYLING A comfortable and durable outdoor setting with removable soft, cushion seating is ideal for any outdoor space. Textures and warm colours can be incorporated with…

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On the fence

Fencing options for your outdoor space Glass Advantages: the evolution of glass fencing has seen it become sleek and elegant with most appearing to be floating anchored with two insignificant footing for each frame. Usually used for pool areas and gardens, it provides uncompromising views and outlooks. Disadvantages: The sleek and elegant appearance does come…

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Outdoor Styling with Cosh Living

Outdoor Styling We talk to Cosh Living about considerations and trends for outdoor living pieces; Could you describe what the word “flow” means to you and how this can be incorporated between the internal and external living spaces? I think of flow as referring to how an overall space is connected across indoor & outdoor.…

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Good indoor plants |  | Tim Davies Landscaping

Indoor plants

Indoor plants 10 indoor plants for you to consider in your home; Cacti & Succulents Storing water like a camel, Cacti & Succulents require very little attention so if you are not confident with the responsibly of regular watering they are the plant for you. Succulent and Cacti species strive in bright, dryish conditions. If…

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Palm transplant Perth  | Tim Davies Landscaping

A monster Palm transplant

Palm Springs in Perth! Palm Springs in Perth!Designed for instant impact, this 8-metre tall Phoenix Reclinata Palm sure does help to create the fusion of California mod and nostalgic glamour that this new Webb and Brown-Neaves display home in Mosman Park were aiming for.  

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Autumn Tasks

AUTUMN TASKS MARCH- MAY “Finally your garden with be able to breathe a sigh of relief from the summer heat. Throughout the Autumn months we will be focusing on making sure your garden is looking its best and ready for Winter.”   Ash Johnson Residential Maintenance Manager TURF MAINTENANCE Feed lawns with fertilizer higher in…

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Succulent bowls  | Tim Davies Landscaping

Succulent bowls

Succulent bowls A Succulent bowl can be a stylish design feature for your front entry or even your indoor living space. These plants are drought tolerant, easy to care for and provide a colourful, contemporary aesthetic throughout the year. Succulent bowls are also extremely functional as you can move them around if you want to…

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Blue stone steppers  | Tim Davies Landscaping

Blue Stone steppers

Blue Stone steppers Creating a path way that instantly evokes interest and a feel for adventure without making the space feel displeasing or cramped, can be a daunting thought for many. Organic blue stone steppers could be the answer as their fun yet sophisticated in form and a functional way to link destinations within the…

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Cooking outdoors

Cooking outdoors In Western Australia, we are lucky enough to live in one of the most versatile climates, meaning, for most of the year we can spend time enjoying the outdoors. So, whether you just want to “chuck a few snags on the barbie” or cook up a gourmet feast for family and friends, your…

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Spring Tasks

SPRING TASKS SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER “Well we have been waiting for this all year!  Your garden is about to leap out of the ground and the hard work put it during Winter is about to pay off. This Spring your horticultural services team will be concentrating on the following elements, as well as any extra…

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Winter Tasks

WINTER TASKS JUNE-AUGUST Protecting your garden against the Winter months is our main priority during this time of the year.  Whilst the plant growth may have slowed, there are important jobs which still need completing. Over the Winter months your horticultural services team will be concentrating on the tasks listed below, as well as any projects and jobs…

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Top 5 species to plant around your pool

Top 5 species to plant around your pool Frangipani – A perfect poolside tree to create a luxurious poolside atmosphere. The leaves are large too and minimise issues with the pool filtration system. Viburnum suspensum – A deep green slow growing hedge, the perfect solid backdrop to any pool Star jasmine – One of the…

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Why Tile your Pool?

  Why Tile your Pool? Fully tiling a pool is certainly regarded as the premium finish for concrete pools. Traditionally associated with high-end building projects, tiled pools have become more affordable and offer savings when considering the lifetime value of the product. Tiles are extremely durable as well as offering almost limitless design choices. They…

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New pool project 2

The initial brief from the client was to create a pool hard alongside the boundary to allow for a large poolside hangout and turf area. Due to the neighbours not signing a BA20 form, the pool design changed in size, location and style. The client wanted to maintain some turf area while creating a pool…

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New pool project 1

This project was inspired by its East Fremantle location. An eclectic mix of convict chiseled limestone, contrasting old and new architecture, crisp white sandy beaches and native coastal planting combined to create a theme for a robust family orientated landscape. The landscape design revolved around a large plunge pool creating multiple usable spaces for a…

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Pool renovation project 2

This renovation started with a very impractical rear space with an amazing outlook over the lake. The pool and the seating space in the rear landscape were separated by an awkward staircase. This created a total segregation of the pool from the seating area as well as a total segregation to both areas from the…

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Pool renovation project 1

The renovations of a large family pool was under taken due to the clients children growing older. The requirement for a large pool for play was overtaken by the desire for a smaller boutique plunge pool. An addition of 40m2 of land to the block allowed the landscape to accommodate three alternative entertaining spaces. Two…

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Ocean living

Coastal living can make you feel like you’re on holiday every day.  For creating a relaxed tranquil garden that works with the coastal conditions consider the following when planning your outdoor space. Planting When planting near the ocean the choice of species becomes noticeably different to those a few kilometres inland. Knowing the characteristics of…

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The perfect frangipani

THE PERFECT FRANGIPANI The frangipani tree is one of our favourites here at TDL. Their minimal root structure and lush foliage allows them to work well in most areas that receive sunlight. Size The frangipani’s location will determine the size of tree that is needed.  If it is required as a stand-alone feature then the…

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Autumn Tasks

SUMMER TASKS MARCH-MAY It’s been a mildly warm summer but  your garden is still breathing a sigh of relief. During the Autumn months our horticultural- services team will be focusing on making sure your garden is looking its best. We will be concentrating on our autumn tasks as well as any extra works that you…

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How to maximise a small space

How to maximise a small space 1 | Go higher Enhance your space and the illusion of size by planting vertically. Using raised planters not only give plantings an added height to aid in screening, they also allow for ease of maintenance. Added functionality with planter walls being used as seats, will reduce clutter with…

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Summer Tasks

SUMMER TASKS DECEMBER-FEBRUARY Here we go it’s Summer. Managing your garden through this difficult period and minimising plant stress is our main priority. Your Horticultural Services team will be concentrating on the following items as well as any extra jobs you feel need to be completed to ensure premium presentation of the gardens. 1 In the…

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Being a Landscape Designer

Have an interest in Landscape Design ? Tim chats to the Career Centre and gives you a bit of an insight into a day in the life of a Landscape Designer.  

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The truth about autumn and winter gardening

The truth about autumn and winter gardening Be more proactive in the garden Many people associate summer and spring as perfect planting weather, but don’t be fooled by warmer temperatures. In Australia, spring periods can be brief and summers vicious. Autumn is actually the perfect time for planting. Autumn and winter are fairly gentle and…

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Perth businesses chip in to give a family the home of their dreams

TDL chip in to give a family the home of their dreams The reaction of Katrina Donovan and her four children when their dream home was revealed to them on Channel Seven’s Today Tonight was everything we had hoped it would be. When Tim Davies Landscaping was approached by Interior Designer Christie Blizzard to help…

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Summer tips

SUMMER TIPS Move less hardy pot plants to shadier areas. Apply wetting agent to lawns and gardens and water in well. Continue dead heading flowers to encourage new flushes. Check reticulation watering days are in keeping with approved days. Shorten rose stem length when dead heading, to keep in check. Fertilise roses regularly. Newly planted…

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TDL feature in the Webb&Brown-Neaves Momentum Magazine

The Webb&Brown-Neaves Momentum Magazine was distributed in The West Australian and Sunday Times at the end of April. It features 7 steps to creating your dream home. Our Senior Landscape Architect, Tristan Peirce, was interviewed for advice about personalising a home through landscaping. Click here to view the article.

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LIAWA Awards 2011

TDL WINS FIVE AWARDS in the Landscape Industries Association of Western Australia’s 2011 Awards of Excellence. The Landscape Industries Association of WA (LIAWA) held their annual Awards of Excellence event at the Burswood on Friday 3rd June. The event was attended by a cross section of the landscape industries, affiliated associations and industries and government…

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TDL Workplace Cultural Policy

Read how TDL works with all cultures to ensure we engage, educate and improve our workplace for all of our team members. To download your copy of this article click on the link below TDL-Cultural-Policy

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TDL Sustainability Statement

TDL Sustainability Statement is our promise to a greener world through Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance. To download your copy of this article click on the link below TDL-Sustainability-Statement

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Novotel Ningaloo Resort – Our award for Environmental Excellence

TDL wins the Australian Landscape Industries Association’s 2009  for our work on the Novotel Ningaloo Resort. The Awards for Excellence were announced in Adelaide. In a media statement the President of the Landscape Industries Association of WA, Tim Richards said: “TDL designed and constructed a landscape that captured the unique character of North West Australia. At…

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