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The first steps to a Sustainable Home

November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments


Author: Jayde Ferguson Sustainable building is more than just a ‘buzzword’ these days. What was once a trend has now moved to a necessity; with more people every day thinking green. Sustainability starts with simplifying your life; minimising what you use, maximising what you repurpose and prioritising what really matters. Too much time, money, energy […]
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Ideas for a unique front garden

July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments


Author: Jayde Ferguson Upgrading your home’s exterior doesn’t have to mean an expensive top-of-the-range remodel. A home can be made more welcoming and its kerb appeal beautifully boosted with a few clever ideas, DIY inspiration and creative thinking. The front yard of your house can set the tone for the entire home; so it pays […]
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An Exciting Edible Garden Project! | via E and M’s Metricon Adventure

July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments


It is really quite amazing to receive feedback of this kind. I am pretty speechless and so excited to be working with these clients.  A project is never just a plan on paper for me.  I really try to view myself in the finished garden and how I could interact with the spaces and I […]
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6 Tips for Organic Gardening | via Patio Furniture Articles

February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments


A great article by Cheryl Kahn at Patio Productions with tips for getting back into your veggie patch! 6 Tips for Organic Gardening Growing your own organic garden can serve many benefits for you and your family. Aside from the money that you will save by harvesting at home, organic foods have inherent qualities that […]
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Work is underway on the Mt Eliza Garden | Project Update

July 18, 2013 | 2 Comments


We have been working with our clients on this project for a year now, so it great to finally be getting into the construction and seeing good progress on site! This home in Mt Eliza (built by Latitude 37 Homes) sits on a fantastic elevated block providing views across to Port Phillip Bay.  While the […]
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Our feature on ‘Best Gardens’ | Genus Office Update

June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments


It has been a busy time at the Genus office. The team is working hard on a variety of projects including private garden concepts in Seaford and Bentleigh, unit developments in Carrum Downs and an aged care facility in Hawthorn. We’ve also received plenty of wonderful feedback following our segment on ‘Best Gardens’!  For anyone […]
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New Life for the Oakleigh Motel

December 18, 2012 | 4 Comments


The Oakleigh Motel has always stood out to those driving along Dandenong Road. The amazing facade, driveway portico and signage take us back to a golden age of motoring and the architecture of 1957. Genus has been a consultant on this project since 2009 and we have been well aware of the challenges faced with […]
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