Botanic Horticulture Provides a Full Line of Garden Maintenance Services

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The garden maintenance experts at Botanic Horticulture provide a comprehensive array of services to ensure plantings are maintained in peak condition. The firm works with high-end residential, business and commercial clients to provide an aesthetically pleasing garden to welcome visitors.

Garden maintenance encompasses far more than keeping summer plants healthy and blooming. The professionals at Botanic Horticulture specialize in design, construction and maintenance services for flower, herb and edible gardens, along with lawn maintenance, backyard makeovers and renovations.

The firm works with an extensive array of styles, from traditional land-bound gardens, to aquatic, Zen and rock gardens. The company provides spring and fall preparation and clean-up, fall and winter pruning, and all aspects of seasonal upkeep. The firm works with gardens designed to reflect the changing seasons, from those that cover multiple acreage to exclusive container and specimen plantings.

The service performs all the tasks needed to enjoy a beautiful garden any time of the year. The firm establishes plants in beds during the spring and conducts autumn bulb planting. The company offers spring, fall and winter pruning for health and maximum productivity the following year.

The client’s plants are mulched, watered and fertilized. Weed prevention techniques and pest control measures are taken. The firm performs regular deadheading to keep flowers blooming at their peak throughout the season. Damaged plants are trimmed to preserve their integrity within the garden. Specialty gardens that include roses and edibles receive the benefit of the firm’s elite expertise.

A garden can quickly degenerate without appropriate attention. Weekly maintenance services are offered and for clients going on holiday, Botanic Horticulture provides vacation care and maintenance, allowing individuals to return home to a healthy, blooming garden. Gardens are mowed, string trimming is performed in areas mowers can’t access, and hard edging keeps grass from sidewalks, driveways and curb lines.

The firm offers a variety of premium services for lawns and gardens. The company maintains a team of experts to design and install irrigation systems, construct decorative structures, and create custom lighting options to showcase an entire garden, highlight specimen plantings, or create a theme. Paving restoration, renovations and handyman work can all be provided by Botanic Horticulture to create any plant environment desired.

For more information, call 03 9095 8328.

Driving Schools | What to Look For?

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So you’ve decided to enroll yourself or your teenager to driving school. Problem is how do you choose the best one? Below is a rundown of some of the basic things to look for when looking up driving schools. It is important to know all you can about the driving school you are enrolling into. After all, you wouldn’t want to waste your money and compromise yours and your child’s safety right? Driving is a skill you will probably use for most of your life after you’ve learned it so it is important to seek the most solid of foundations when it comes to driving.

 

PROPER CERTIFICATION

In Australia, there are probably hundreds if not thousands of registered driving schools. Given the overwhelming number of options available to you how do you distinguish the good from the bad? It is important to ask both the school and the instructor if they have been properly certified by national regulating bodies. The instructor for example should have a valid Driving Instructor License issued by the RTA (Roads and Traffic Authority). He or she should also be a member of Australian Driver Trainers Association or ADTA. ADTA is the representative body of professional driving instructors in Australia. The organization qualifies and ensures trainers to provide a high standard of instruction in driving all types of vehicles.

 

CURRICULUM

There are a lot of similarities in the courses that driving schools offer. Although the courses are pretty standard, there are driving schools that optimize the courses to maximize retention and practical application by the students. You might like to inquire if the school provides supplementary material for the student to take home. Are the courses structured? Do they offer “Low Risk” (Hazard Awareness) and defensive driving? For parents who are enrolling their teenagers you might also want to inquire if they have a system in place that allows the parents to monitor and support the child’s progress.

 

LOCATION

It is also important to consider where the school is located. The location of the school could help you narrow down your choices as it would be advisable to enroll in a driving school close to where you live or where you work. You might also want to ask them if they are willing to change drop-off and pick-up points to suit your schedule.

 

To give you a head start on your search for a good driving school you may want to check out Hiway Driving School and contact them for more details.

Caravanning For Beginners

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Nothing quite beats a family holiday on a caravan. Being out there on the road and camping and getting the chance to bond with your family in a way that hotel holidays can’t. However, caravanning can seem quite daunting especially for beginners. Driving a huge RV or towing a large motor home around (and then driving in reverse with that motorhome!) are just some of the things that may seem overwhelming to a lot of people who are caravanning for the first time.

Well, no need to worry! This article will give you a run through of the essential things to know as well as some tips to make your caravanning experience go as smoothly as possible.

 

PRACTICE

Yes, you’ve driven your car a lot of times and probably don’t feel the need to practice driving it. However, when you are towing what is essentially a small house right behind the mechanics of a normal drive change dramatically. The drive is different but it doesn’t have to difficult. Practice weeks in advance of the trip, either in your driveway or at the storage site. Do so until you feel confident.

TIP: Some caravanning clubs offer towing courses. If your upcoming trip is your first time we suggest you take the courses to be safe.

 

DO THE CHECKS

Would you embark on a long road trip without having your car checked? The same goes for your RV and your caravan. Check for leaks, for spots where some moisture has eaten through some of the material and check if the tyres are the correct pressure. You must also check whether your stability devices are in place and working. Be especially vigilant when checking gases and electrics, any faulty wiring can be lethal.

 

ROAD SAFETY

Before you embark on your trip is important to make sure that you are safe. Check to see if your caravan is within your truck’s towing capacity. Is your tow bar properly aligned and well-maintained? It is advisable to have your caravan regularly serviced. Other things to check for are brakes, suspension and your tyres.

 

SECURITY FEAUTURES

This is going to be your home for the whole duration of the trip so you would like to keep your motor home as safe as you would you would your residence. Invest on some sturdy and reliable security devices such as hitch locks, wheel stands and wheel clamps.

 

ROAD SIDE SUPPORT

Just in case anything unexpected happens it is best to sign up for your manufacturer’s road side support program if they have any.

 

BUY A RELIABLE CARAVAN

A faulty caravan will only put a damper on an otherwise enjoyable trip. To ensure a smooth ride with nothing to think about but the sights invest in Nova Caravans. To get in touch with them check them out online at novacaravans.com.au