Harriet's Home and Garden Blog

Avoid Installation Issues: Why You Should Have Your Security Screens Professionally Installed

When you live in Australia, you need to take steps to protect your home against a variety of risks. Some of those risks include high winds, pest invasions and bushfires. If you have security doors in your home, you've taken a good first step. However, there's another step you should take. That step is to install security screens on your windows. Security screens enhance the protection you receive from your security doors.   Read More...

Floor and Roof Options to Consider for Your Patio

A patio can range from an open-air paved area to a sheltered space, depending on how you set it up. When designing the site, you need to decide what kind of flooring and roofing you want. Here are several options. Flooring The floor will help define the character of the patio. You could lay brick pavers and place pot plants around the space for a homey, rustic feel. Alternatively, slate pavers will cover the area in earthy blues, greys, and tans for an elegant appearance.   Read More...

5 Products for a Weed-Free Yard

Your landscaping requires proper maintenance, and a big part of that maintenance is keeping weeds out of your grass and garden beds. Fortunately, there are a range of landscaping products that are specifically designed to minimise the work of weeding.  1. Mulch Mats Weeds tend to invade bare soil, but a mulch mat can put an end to this issue. There are several mat products available. Plastic sheeting is typically used as temporary mulching, such as around a vegetable bed.   Read More...

6 Ways That Awnings Can Help to Save You Money

One of the main reasons homeowners add awnings to their homes is to add external and internal shade. Awnings are also attractive, which boosts kerb appeal. But did you know that awnings can help you to save money long term too? With the strategic placement of awnings around your home, you can save money in the following ways. 1. Lower your energy bill One way that your home heats up during summer is from the sunlight streaming through your windows.   Read More...

Need Some Shade on Your Deck? Here Are 5 Reasons to Use Shade Sails

Spending quality family time having a barbeque on the deck is every homeowner's wish. But you must ensure the patio is cosy to enjoy the full experience. A good way of doing that is by having ample shade to shield yourself and your family from the harsh rays of the sun. Shade sails are the perfect solution in this situation. Apart from providing shade, they also add style and uniqueness to your home.   Read More...