About Me
Doug's Home and Garden Development Blog

Hello, my name is Doug and in this is my home and garden development blog. On this blog, I will be passing on everything I have learnt about designing, building and maintaining your dream home and garden. And believe me, I know a lot. I am not a professional contractor, but I have spent the last 2 years working with a range of different contractors to develop my home and garden. The guys have done a fantastic job and I am really pleased with the results they have generated. I hope you find this blog useful and enjoyable to read.


Should You Call a Repair Specialist for a Broken Washing Machine or Just Replace it?

9 January 2015
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Too many people simply order a new washing machine when the old one stops working, but that could be totally unnecessary. It's easy to assume that a breakdown means the washing machine is on its last legs, especially when it is over one or two years old, but calling a repair specialist instead is often the right thing to do. Here's why: Many Parts Come Cheap Here's the best reason not to replace your broken washing machine: most of its parts are quite cheap. Read More …

3 reasons You Should Hire A Professional Piano Mover

25 November 2014
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The prospect of moving to a bigger house that suits your needs can be great, but the actual reality of moving is, more often than not, a stressful experience. This is not least because, over the years, you will have acquired a substantial amount of "stuff". Your furniture, your kids' toys, your appliances, and numerous vehicles all have to be moved. And then there are items like pianos. Pianos are often items that are not just valuable in terms of their monetary worth –they are also very often extremely valuable in terms of the personal attachment that owners have to them. Read More …

3 Things You Need to Know About Fire Ants

18 November 2014
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Fire ants are not native to Australia, but it hasn't taken long for these imported pests to feel at home. They entered Australia in 2001 and are quickly expanding their range. These pests may soon be in your backyard, if they aren't already there.  Where are fire ants found? Fire ants are native to South America, but they have been introduced to the United States and Australia. In Australia, fire ants were first seen in Brisbane and are still confined to Queensland, at least for now. Read More …

4 Frozen Cocktails that Will Drive Customers to Your Bar

18 November 2014
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When you are a bar owner, it is important to find a point of difference that attracts people to your bar instead of that other bar across the road. You can create a point of difference in a whole range of ways – from choosing a décor that stands out from the crowd to offering unbeatable after-work drinks deals. But, of course, one of the best days to stand out is with the product that you offer. Read More …