Landscaping is the art of designing, developing, and maintaining a given area of land in an aesthetically pleasing manner. There are several kinds and aspects of landscaping. Garden landscaping, swimming pool landscaping, residential landscaping, and commercial landscaping are some of the many examples. Commercial landscaping is the practice of maintaining and managing the space around commercial establishments like office, retail and apartment complexes, commercial towers, and business premises. Several of the practices involved in commercial landscaping resemble the techniques in residential landscaping. There are, however, a few minor differences in the approach adopted in the practice of commercial landscaping.
Residential Landscaping vs. Commercial Landscaping –
There are a few very obvious differences between the two, and then some not so obvious ones. To understand further, let us list out the areas of difference.
Commercial landscaping covers commercial properties, while residential landscaping is concerned with homes and the surrounding gardens.
Residential landscaping practices are more flexible when compared with their commercial landscaping counterparts. In the latter, some styles of landscaping are unacceptable.
Commercial properties are covered by more restrictions and subject to more regulations and legislations than residential spaces. This often calls for the involvement of several experts in the design and development of commercial landscaping, thus making it a more complex affair.
Choosing from a large variety of options is always a tough activity. When it comes to gardening, there are innumerable choices to pick from. Sometimes, it is easy to select the right plants, if you have years of gardening experience to fall back on. However, if you’re just starting out, the number of plant choices available at your disposal can be overwhelming.
In order to get a clearer picture of how to go about picking the right plants for your space, we have compiled some recommendations.
Color code your garden – Although this may not be a very methodical way to design your garden, color coding helps to get you started. Having a garden that is green all over can be boring. Add splashes of color with some brightly flowering species. This helps you to get started on narrowing down your choices by a considerable extent. It is also advisable to group contrasting colors together, so that your plants don’t blur into a combined mass from a distance.
Is there any difference between contemporary and modern architecture? This is a question commonly asked by many. The main reason for this is because most of us can’t clearly differentiate the two. Most of the people interchangeably use the two wording brings about more confusion. A proper differentiation of the two is the only solution to this.
When the term modern design is used, it is a defined style that was created during 1920-1950.This is a defined style that is usually associated with this period. The style is constant and does not change. This design emphasizes the sparing use of interior design, use of clean lines and an asymmetrical building design. A modern home is characterized by white walls with an occasional pop of bright colour. Most of the floors are bare.
The contemporary design means plans that are being created and produced as of the present time. This style is dynamic and is constantly changing. It is not tied to a specific style but keeps on changing with time. This design has a tendency of borrowing small pieces of designs from other eras. Currently, contemporary homes are embracing large windows, odd shades and an open plan that is in harmony with the surrounding landscape.
How do you know you have arrived in life? Well one way to know for sure is to check whether you have a beautiful pool at your backyard and if you have one….well you know what to assume. Having a pool also means organizing great pool parties, so you do need to put a bit more effort in there and maintain that beauty to impress everyone around you.
Invest in a unique Theme inspired range– The theme could be anything that matches your style and personality. Quirky or elegant, keep a colour code and theme in mind and stick with it. It could be mythical Atlantis or crazy Disneyland inspired fountains, but the accessories and sets should match up to the same idea to make an impact. Inflatable mermaid water toys and inspired diving lofts and ladders add up to the style.
Since ancient Egyptian times, when gold was considered a divine metal and thought to be the flesh of the gods, the allure and magnetism of gold has translated through the ages. From the earliest days of royal and noble burials, it was the metal with which the Kings of Egypt surrounded themselves; it was the metal they placed within their tombs for use in the afterlife, it was imperishable, eternal and indestructible.
In 2008, GFMS Ltd estimated that the total gold supply was approximately 3,750 t. As gold is some 19.3 times heavier than water, this amount of gold would fill a box some 6 m wide by 6 m high by 6 m long.
Of the total gold supply in 2008, some 65% was from new mine production with the remainder sourced from recycling of gold ‘scrap’ and sales from central bank holdings.
Gold demand in 2008 was dominated by consumption in jewellery and fabrication (75%), with the remainder predominantly being investment demand.
Bendigo Mining’s Swan decline (underground tunnel) now stretches for a distance of some 6.5 km to a depth of about 850 metres beneath the City of Bendigo, tunnelling deep beneath the historic workings to access new untouched orebodies on the Deborah and Sheepshead lines of reef.
From the decline, diamond drilling is carried out at typically 120 m intervals to establish the location and dimensions of the ore bodies. Geologists log and cut the diamond drill core samples and send them away for assay to determine the grade of gold on each section of the reef.
With the grade and shape of the reef established, mining engineers are then able to plan the ore shapes that will be mined (the stopes) and determine how the orebody will be accessed and mined. Extracting and removing the ore is achieved by drilling holes in the rock face, packing them with explosives (charging the face) and then blasting the rock.
Exploration and mining at Bendigo can be divided into three distinct phases:
The first being the initial discovery and exploitation of the field from 1851 to the closure of the last underground mine in 1954.
The second phase was the first serious attempt at modern exploration undertaken by WMC Ltd and Bendigo Mining between 1978 and 1993.
This was followed by the third and current phase of exploration with the entire goldfield under the control of Bendigo Mining from 1993 to present day.
1851 to 1954
Alluvial gold was discovered along the banks of the Bendigo Creek in 1851 and resulted in a major gold rush. The discovery is usually attributed to Mrs Kennedy and Mrs Farrell, the wives of two of workers on the Mt Alexander North pastoral property. In Christmas 1851 there were 800 people on the field and by the following June, 20,000 diggers had arrived in the alluvial field. Alluvial gold production was dominant in the first ten years of the field to 1860 and is estimated to account for up to four million ounces or almost one fifth of the total gold won from the Bendigo Goldfield.