Grassless garden ideas – no-mow alternatives to lawn and turf that are easy to look after

If you don’t have the time, space or energy levels for our lawn ideas, you don’t have to give up on your dream garden. There are plenty of grassless garden ideas to enjoy over the warmer months – hurrah!

From creating the perfect patio to delightful decking spaces, these garden ideas are perfect for those without the luxury of a lawn. After adopting one of these schemes, you’ll want to celebrate your lack of grass, and can sell or give away that mower or strimmer, freeing up space in the shed.

1. Lay extra-large patio tiles for quick coverage

Image credit: Joanna Henderson/Future PLC

For an efficient and modern way to cover your garden, turn to contemporary extra-large paving slabs. You will cover the ground fast, with minimal gaps between where weeds might grow.

2. Bed a container garden in gravel

You don’t need a long rolling lawn to achieve … Read more

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[Podcast] Property prices can’t keep rising at the same rate they used to; with Stuart Wemyss

Property values can’t keep rising!

It’s all a Ponzi scheme and is going to come crashing down around us!

The only reason our property markets have survived COVID-19 is because of bank and government support.

That’s some of the commentary you’ll find in the media and over the internet at present and on the other hand, you’ll find many experienced property commentators saying we’re at the beginning of a new property cycle, one where property values will rise considerably.

Who is right?

Can property values keep rising, and can they rise as much as they have over the last three or four decades?

That’s the question Stuart Wemyss and I discuss today as we explain the various factors that created the significant property price growth over the last couple of decades.

However, looking forward many of those growth drivers won’t be the same. So what’s ahead for property values?

That’s … Read more

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Singer Kimberley Walsh shares bathroom makeover and we LOVE her tile choices

Former Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh has shared some photos of her newly decorated bathroom. With a pink and navy blue colour scheme and bold tile choices, she’s made a gorgeous space ahead of the birth of her third child.

Related: Bathroom tile ideas – stylish wall and floor tiling solutions for baths, showers and sinks

‘So my bathroom is finally finished…we started it in November,’ the actress and TV presenter captions the Instagram post. ‘It turns out renovating in the middle of a pandemic can be tricky.’

She explains that while she usually keeps her home away from Instagram, she’d been feeling the ‘nesting’ urge recently. Also, like many of us, she says that she’s been spending a lot of time doing home DIY and decorating.

Image credit: Kimberley Walsh

‘I do love a bit of painting though, it’s very therapeutic and has been good for my head. … Read more

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My top insights into accelerated wealth creation

Today I wanted to share my top wealth creating insights.

Ones I learned from our premier property training event – our 5 day Wealth Retreat.

You see… 

As I start preparing the curriculum for this year’s event that will be held on the Gold Coast in June this year (this will be a great event as we missed out last year because of CoVid) I’ve been reviewing my notes from previous years and spending a lot of time chatting with past attendees of Wealth Retreat.

As I spoke to many of them I was blown away and humbled by the feedback as they explained how Wealth Retreat had changed the way they handle their investments, business and in fact many aspects of their life and how it was the best event they had ever attended.

Now that’s high praise indeed from people who are already successful property investors, … Read more

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Best food processors 2021 – for slicing, dicing and grating

Buying the best food processor can make lengthy meal prep a thing of the past. These machines can do it all – slicing, grating, and even pureeing to make mealtime easier than ever. We put the best food processors from KitchenAid, Kenwood, Russell Hobbs, Magimix (and more!) to the test in order to find the top one for you. Some prefer a budget food processor, whereas others are willing to splash out for something more multi-functional, and with food processors getting ever smarter there’s no shortage of options to choose from.

Find the best blender for your kitchen if you want a machine to make smoothies and soup

When testing the best food processors we chopped onions, sliced carrots and grated cheese, testing them for slicing power and consistency. Food processors can be a little bulky, but we found some fantastic options that can act as mini choppers and take … Read more

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