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Top 5 Rules for Professional Looking landscaping in Bundaberg

Top  5 Rules for Professional Looking landscaping in Bundaberg Planning a new  landscape or adding an outdoor space to the  design or style of your home its important to make the theme flow from inside to outside. These are to … Continue reading

Red spider Mites in Azaleas and Roses, Bundaberg landscaping

Azaleas and roses are susceptible to Red spider mite or Double spotted Mites when the weather is hot and Dry. It’s May and quite cool in Bundaberg and yet we still see plenty of the pests about. Look for dusty dirty look to the top of the leaves and on the under side you will see under a magnifying glass hundred of tiny spider looking insects running about. You will also notice thousands of brown dots which are the eggs then grow rapidly to adults in about a week.

On a foggy morning & in extreme situations you will see masses of tiny webs on your Roses and azaleas and even Tomatoes which is another tell tale sign they are about and will suck the living daylights out of your plants, starving them and even killing plants in extreme situations.

Control of Red spider or Double spotted mite… natural control.

They really dont like water so overhead watering can significantly reduce the numbers bearing in mind their life cycle this will need to be repeated over at least a week to cover the life cycle, so even 20-25mm of rain will achieve the same result. Yates produce a product called “Natrasoap” which suffocates the mites , they dry out and fall of with a repeat every 5-7 days also required.

Be careful not to kill the old Lady bird beetle as they are a natural predator to the pesky little mites. There are other natural predators that are used commercially which are not available for residential use.

Chemical Control..

Kelthane is often use but should not be over used to avoid a build up in resistance..Mites are related to spiders as they have four pairs of legs. Tiny pinkish-red mites cluster on the underside of leaves often producing fine webbing in extreme situations. by Peter Moller

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LED pool and landscape Lighting, Bundaberg

Led lighting has changed the way we look at pool and landscape lighting. So many reasons to choose LED when you consider the energy efficiency often using 90 % less energy to operate, quality lenses’ life expectancy of 15-20 years, and when being low voltage makes their use far simpler for easy installation.

Another great advantage of LED lighting is operating with very little heat, great to use around all the family, pets and wildlife all make good sense. Often overlooked is the fact LED’s do not emit UV light  ever annoying insects are not attracted to light fittings .

LED’s are available in white, warm white, blue green, cyan, amber and red to cover most lighting requirements, lenses are also waterproof for use in many applications. LED’s can also be wired to 12/ 24 volt Battery systems, even Solar panels or mains power through transformers.

Just to summarise, there are so many ways LED’s can be used in a wide range of situations and the energy efficiency provides long term savings to reward your investment. There are also range of positive sealing jointing systems that provide positive and waterproof long term connections, remote controls and touch pad controls provide a complete & efficient lighting solution.

So when you are designing your next project remember the advantages of LED lighting in your project.

by Peter Moller, Lifestyle Solutions Centre, 78 Mt Perry Road, Nth Bundaberg. http://www.lifestylesolutions.net.au

custom designed spray concrete pool at bargara

Custom design for this pool creates an impressive look and feel to the home from the entertaining area. Choosing a soft grey 600 long coping paver is a different look to the average pool…and the cascade splash water feature providing a unique and relaxing effect.. paving to start tomorrow which will make the difference… the owners dog causing grief at present stomping all over the unsealed pavers. might need to lock him up for a few days so we can complete the project

aluminium security fencing for bundaberg landscaping project

This project is finally coming together, after a few delays with wet weather again strangely enough. The guys installed the fence yesterday and I caught up with them mid morning.. looking great, this will stop the local lads cutting through the gardens and breaking the owners plants, while maintain an impressive appeal to the home on a corner blocks… tomorrow the guys will fix the electric opening gate and Matt from “Laser electrical” will connect the power and its all good to go… just some turf to lay and we’ll show you the completed project.. owners are over the moon..

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formal landscaping with Security fencing in Bundaberg

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Today the team are working on preparation for the foundations for the brick garden edges. This foundation acts as a mowing edge for the boundary fence that will include an electric swinging gate. The panels are powder coated aluminium with … Continue reading

Barry Urquhart in Bundaberg, sponsored by Lifestyle Solutions

Great opportunity to hear first hand solutions to get your business back on track after some very difficult times. Grab this opportunity to hear Barry Urquhart live in Bundaberg. Brought to you by  Hitz Fm and also sponsored by Bundaberg Regional Council, MacDonald’s Family Restaurants and Lifestyle Solutions Centre.

Tickets only $20  and available from the Moncrief Theatre in Bourbong street where the event is to be held on 15th March. Make it a date 2 hours of Solid information for your business.