Like designing an interior, building a backyard landscape from scratch is all about selecting the right materials, layering colour and texture to create a cohesive scheme. One of the most effective ways to find inspiration is to look to the landscapes around you: walk the streets, bush or coast, and identify colours, foliage types and raw materials that speak to you. Take these ideas home to your own backyard and choose from a palette of luxurious (yet cost-effective) materials from Tuscan Path to bring your nature-inspired look to life.
For a natural garden look, let your plantings play the starring role and frame them with a supporting cast of raw elements, like warm timber, pale stone and smooth pebbles, such as Tuscan Path’s natural pebble mix. Keep practicality front of mind too: natural stone pebbles paired with Tuscan Path’s porcelain pavers create a chic-looking, durable area that stands up to family living.
Add a contrasting statement piece to attract the eye – with weathering steel, for example. This material is tough, maintenance-free and its romantic rust colour marries beautifully with a natural palette, while still standing out. Maximise the effect of this eye-catching material by using it in a stylish patterned screen, like Tuscan Path’s ‘Leaf’ panel.
Statement pieces can also be polished and structured, rather than rustic and romantic. Whether opting for square garden beds or curved, keeping the edges defined provides a sense of calm and order. Use Tuscan Path composite edging to clearly divide garden from lawn. It not only looks tidy, but the combination of recycled plastic and wood fibre gets an eco-friendly tick of approval.
Pots are a great way to accent your landscape, and plain white pots really pop against a natural-hued palette. Tuscan Path ‘Catalina’ pots in a soft, matte white elevate any plant into a stunning feature.
From pots to planters, screens to pebbles, garden edging to pavers, our Tuscan Path range will take your landscaping makeover from design to completion.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.