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11 Plants to plant in Spring | Guest Post

October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments


Today’s guest post comes from Site Shade with some great tips on what’s good to plant right now in your garden! 11 Plants You Should be Planting in Spring Image link: https://flic.kr/p/ar2ceh Spring has sprung! And it is the perfect time to breathe some new life into your garden. Many plant varieties thrive this time […]
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Hottest Patio Trends for Summer Dining | Guest Post

September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments


Spring is here and the weather is starting to warm up!  Today’s guest post from Great Aussie Patios has some tips for planning those upcoming Summer Dinner Parties! Hottest Patio Trends for Summer Dining Warm summer months create an inviting natural atmosphere for dining outdoors. Outdoor patios often take centre stage when entertaining guests in […]
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Trends in backyard design | Guest Post

August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments


The team at Genus begin every landscape project with an entirely fresh and site specific approach.  Every client has their own individual tastes and requirements and it is our job to interpret those into an amazing garden for them to live in and enjoy. While each client is different, there are always common requests and […]
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Top Outdoor Living Ideas for Spring and Summer | Guest Post

July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments


Winter is not always the easiest time to be inspired by your garden.  It is however the perfect opportunity to plan and start your outdoor projects to be ready for the warmer months!  Today’s guest post comes from Ricky Hee at Fencemakers with some great ideas for your landscape. Top Outdoor Living Ideas for Spring/Summer […]
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8 Hot Ideas for Winter Outdoor Living & Entertaining | Guest Post

July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments


Here at Genus we are all about creating outdoor spaces for people to live in.  Once the design and construction is over, your dream garden is yours to bring to life and there is no better way than by inviting friends over to share the enjoyment! While the Winter chill has well and truly set […]
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Synthetic or Natural, it’s your choice

January 30, 2014 | 2 Comments


Often labelled as an Australian icon, the patch of lawn in your suburban yard offers many benefits to you and your family. It is where you and your kids can relax on a sunny afternoon.  They can run wild, kick a ball, or even roll around while you can lie back on a rug without […]
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Use tender measures to survive the harsh reality | Via Domain

January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments


This article featured in Domain back in November and at the time was a good reminder for how to maintain your garden through Summer in Australia. The extreme heat in Melbourne this week suddenly accentuates the importance of these ideas, so read on for how to look after your plants during extreme weather! Use tender […]
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How to Water your Garden | the ripple effect

November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments


This is well worth a read from Michael Smit at The Ripple Effect How to Water Your Garden “As the days grow longer and warmer the plants in your garden may need additional watering. Some simple advice will help you use your valuable water to make a great garden. Before you even consider watering, push […]
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A Different Kind of Gum Tree | Ozbreed’s VINTAGE RED Eucalyptus

November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments


The team at Genus are always on the lookout for different plant species and ways to make our client’s gardens stand out.  So it is with great interest that we have been reading about this variety of Eucalyptus from Ozbreed – Eucalyptus ‘Vintage Red’. Darker foliage and especially deep red colours are very popular in […]
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Exotic, Native, Indigenous. What is the difference?

October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments


The team at Genus gets asked this question often. While most people have an understanding of what is an exotic plant and what is a native plant, it is the definition of what is indigenous that causes confusion.  Much of the work we do is governed by guidelines of local councils and there is a […]
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Read the True Vision for Melbourne’s Royal Park | via The Age

July 24, 2013 | 0 Comments


How many of you have been to Royal Park? How many of you have visited a part of the park that is not a sports field or zoo? The wide expanses of the park to the north of the CBD are known to many, but many do not know the original design intent for the […]
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Summer Flowers in Pots and Planters | Feature Post – IOTA Australia

May 6, 2013 | 0 Comments


Today we bring you another guest post by Nicholas Jones – Managing Director at IOTA Australia.  With the cold weather approaching, Nicholas is looking forward to the warmer months and gives some great tips to let your plan for colour in your garden after Winter! IOTA are a major sponsor of our ‘Autumn Garden Revival’ […]
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The Australian Garden is complete | Melbourne Australia | TCL and Paul Thompson « World Landscape Architecture

March 6, 2013 | 0 Comments


Thanks to World Landscape Architecture for these amazing images of the Australian Garden (at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne), which is newly completed and open to the public!  This is such an important project for the story it tells of the Australian landscape and also its setting within the fantastic native bushland of the Cranbourne […]
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