Managing a rental garden

  • Winter Lawn Care Tips For Aussie Gardeners

    19 October 2016

    The secret to a beautiful summer lawn lies in the care you give it during the run up to winter.  Australian lawns typically use warm season grasses.  These species grow rapidly and regularly during warm weather and then become dormant when the weather gets colder.  This means that the grass plants are less able to repair damage and re-grow, leaving them vulnerable to disease.  Here's how to help your lawn cope with its winter hibernation so that you can enjoy a lush, green sward when spring eventually arrives.

  • Stain Pain | 4 Budget-Clever Tricks To Eliminate Meatball Sauce Stains For Under $2

    20 September 2016

    Love spaghetti and meatballs? You're not the only one! Despite its Italian heritage, spaghetti with meatballs is perhaps one of the most popular meals in the world. The hearty tomato-based marinara sauce punctuates the delectable stature of the dish perfectly and leaves you feeling thoroughly satiated... until that dreaded meatball sauce stain on your precious carpet. Contrary to your assumption, you don't have to spend a fortune on carpet cleaning. In fact, this commentary offers you budget-clever tricks to eliminate meatball sauce stains for under $2.

  • How to Convert an Old Shed into a Greenhouse

    7 September 2016

    When an old shed is no longer needed for storage, you have a few options. You might want to tear it up in order to have more open space, or you might wish to convert it into a different type of usable space. It's not so difficult to convert a disused shed into a greenhouse, since the frame already exists. Larger industrial sheds converted into greenhouses might even allow you to grow crops at a commercial level (which can be a profitable repurposing of old agricultural sheds), although residential sheds will probably only yield enough crops for personal usage.

  • Benefits of a Zero Turn Lawn Mower

    18 August 2016

    If you are going to cut your grass yourself, you will need to invest in a lawn mower. There are many options available, but the zero turn mower has had many satisfied customers along with the ability to provide some unique benefits. These benefits make the zero turn lawn mower the most effective option on the market. Steering The first main difference between the zero turn mower and other types of lawn mowers is the steering.

  • 3 Considerations When Choosing Between Vinyl and Laminate Floors

    9 August 2016

    If you're in the market to choose new floor tiles or planks, then you've got myriad options to choose from. The sheer variety can make it difficult to hone in on a choice that meets your needs perfectly. Nevertheless, if you've managed to narrow down your choices to laminate and vinyl flooring, this advisory guide will help you make a final decision. Ability To Withstand Moisture And Dampness Vinyl flooring is made completely from PVC materials, which gives it excellent resilience to moisture.

  • 3 Ways To Set Up Your Room For Maximising Cooling From Your New Air Conditioner

    19 July 2016

    If you've decided to install a new air conditioning unit in your home, then you've probably made a good decision with summer temperatures in Australia soaring beyond comfortable levels. While you've probably made a decision with respect to brand, load and type of AC, you can set up your room smartly in your quest to further maximise the cooling effect of your new air conditioning unit. Add Thick Window Treatments To Keep Out Heat And Sunlight

  • Three Tips for Preparing Your Property for the Risk of Bush Fires

    8 July 2016

    If you live in a heavily wooded area, you need to ensure your property is prepared for the risk of bushfires. Ideally, you need the right equipment as well as an evacuation plan in case the fire gets out of control. Here's a look at some tips to help you prepare: 1. Invest in a class A fire extinguisher. When trees are burning, that is a class A fire, and to fight it, you need a fire extinguisher with a class A rating.

  • Unit renovations in student accommodation

    24 June 2016

    While, traditionally, students have rented run-down properties, there is a growing number of local and international students who prefer to pay a little more for a nicer apartment. Students can be great renters with a high commitment to an area that is convenient to their educational institution. Here are some tips to maximise your rental potential with a unit renovation. Make the most of larger bedrooms Some older units have very large bedrooms, especially compared to modern apartments.

  • 4 Ways to Get More Shade on Your Patio

    14 June 2016

    Having a patio with furniture, a barbecue grill, and fire pit can provide a fun place to be during the day and an extra space for family time. However, during the day, it is often too bright and warm to spend much time there. This is when you need to add a little more shade to the area to enjoy the view without all the added heat. Here are some different ways to get more shade on your patio.

  • Deadbolt Locks: Choosing the Perfect Security Product for Your Home

    31 May 2016

    Your home security will depend on numerous factors such as location, surrounding and external security. However, the most critical element that you should think about is the entrance lock. Your local residential area might be secure, but if your locks are weak, any opportunistic intruder can waltz into your building. Therefore, you should consider upgrading your locks by installing a deadbolt lock. This type of product is designed to secure the entrance using a lock cylinder that can only be rotated using the designated key.