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6 Steps To Bring Your Cottage Garden Back To Life


Australia is well known for its colourful species, plenty sunlight and small suburban yards. The thought of having an Australian cottage garden is, therefore, an achievable goal as it is not expensive. Below are the six vital steps to help you have a no-work cottage garden.


1. Make a plan for your plot

When planning your cottage, don’t worry about how it will look and feel. Focus on choosing plants that will attract birds and bees to make your garden cottage lively. Have passion in the process of creating your garden until you see the finished product.


2. Make it small and simple

Don’t worry about luxury and grand designs when creating your cottage garden. It should be an old world and quiet place. Start with something simple, and you can advance it later. Ensure that you make it colourful and pack it with greenery.


3. Add edibles


While an Australian cottage garden might be a pretty space, you should make it functional by adding vegetables, fruits and herbs. You can also plant orange trees, lemon, parsley, and mint. Create a vegetable garden for fresh organic produce. There are many options to bring change to your garden and make it a paradise.


4. Choose a variety of plants


If you want a unique garden, don’t put one or two types of plants. Add different kinds of plants to make your garden lively. You can hire a gardener to help you select various plants that will increase different colours and textures to your garden.

Getting low-maintenance plantsin Australia is easy. You should try bergamot, lavender, Scaevola “Aussie crawl,” box leaf honeysuckle, frangipani, congo cockatoo, cut-leaf daisy, bottlebrush, poppies, roses, camellias and flour o’clock flower.


5. Choose the best soil

There are different types of soil. Choose the one that allows plants to grow well without maintenance. Create a compost to fertilise the garden with organic scraps and avoid using chemicals.


6. Fence your garden


When adding a fence, make sure that it is correctly installed. You can choose a picket fence or simple timber. Make your cottage garden look great as it is something that you are going to use for a long time.

Want help designing and building your garden? The right kind of garden can  add value to your home. Jump online to Bricks+Agent and connect with a local gardening professional with the right credentials and best quote for you!

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Topics: Property Services, Home Improvement, Inspo

Rafael Niesten

Written by Rafael Niesten

In his early 20s, Perth local Rafael Niesten, won a scholarship to study in Canada, with that came the opportunity to volunteer at a local radio station. That spawned his entrepreneurial streak, returning to Perth in 2001 he set up community radio Groove FM. More by luck than design, they became successful, too successful as they took a significant chunk of the Perth Market. This sent up the red flag with his commercial competitors who saw to it that he came before the Australian Broadcasting Authority and on technicalities such as the number of volunteers he was forced to move on. He received the citizen of the year award for Western Australia (youth) and was a finalist in the Australian of the year awards (Youth). Falling on his sword he turned to running small and large scale events, all the while buying, renovating and selling properties. Buying and selling land and renovated houses provided a grounding in the property industry. He founded a cloud based medical grade voice recognition company, followed by co founding the first true cloud application for private practice in the health sector. He successfully exited these ventures at the end of 2016 and began building Bricks+Agent.

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