The Best Option for Driving Lessons in Eltham

In Eltham, as in the rest of greater Melbourne, Victoria and Australia, earning a driving license is a challenging part of becoming an adult. It can help shy teenagers find a sense of confidence, competence and self reliance. It can also help to bring overconfident young people down to earth. elthamThat’s because today, earning a full driving license generally means spending at least a year – often two years – as a learner driver, and at least three years on probationary licenses.

As learner drivers, young people must clock 120 fully documented hours of practice accompanied by fully licensed referees, including at least 10 hours of night driving. The days when teenagers were almost routinely granted driving licenses and then had to learn to drive competently on the fly, often making dangerous mistakes in the process? They are over. The government, in an attempt to make the roads safer, has instituted much stricter rules. Not only do new drivers have to accumulate over a hundred hours of driving experience, they also have four tests to pass.

First, there’s the written test. It’s based on the Road to Solo Driving Handbook, and it tests the beginning driver’s knowledge of traffic laws and other basics. Then, there’s the vision test. Finally, the new driver must pass a computerised hazard perception test and a practical driving test. It’s no wonder that so many people are searching for a reputable driver training school.  It’s more important than ever to find a skilled, experienced and fully qualified driving instructor. Eltham residents need look no further than HiWay Driving School. Their driving lessons website has all the information needed to start the process, and they’re close by and have quite a few students from Eltham.

Delectable and Sustainable Gardens

Edible gardens are great ways to promote sustainable living, increase education, and provide delicious organic foodstuffs, as our site well purports: Whether you want an herb garden, vegetable garden, or a hobby orchard, our green thumb experts at Botanic can make your vision a reality.

edible gardenCreating Edible Gardens
Our services at Botanic can help with all aspects of your edible garden, starting at creation and lasting into maintenance. We can help the conception process by lending your our wealth of experience and knowledge, creating innovative design solutions where needed to help maximise the potential of your garden space. We at Botanic understand companion planting, which will ensure tasty flavours and decrease the likelihood of pests.

Beautiful…. and tasty!
Edible gardens bring beautiful greenery to your lawn as well as a food source that you control. Courtyard herb gardens are excellent, useful additions to any home. Oftentimes an herb garden is a medical necessity for good health. Vegetable gardens provide fresher, healthier ingredients for your foods. Such gardens also allow you to go organic, controlling what you put into your body by electing to not use pesticides and the like. Environmentally conscious people find such gardens to be the best option for sustainable living.

Edible Education
Edible gardens have their place in education. Small gardens teach children about the life cycles of plants. Teachers find they provide a great way to engage children and teach them about sustainability and long term care. Plus, cafeterias love getting the end result!

Outstanding Orchards
No matter what size available, you too can have your own small, hobby orchard! We can both plant and pot trees, whether they are dwarf or full size. With a wide range of fruit trees available there is sure to be a favourite for you.

If you feel it is time to expand your sustainable living into your own garden or orchard, or you require a garden for a school or other commercial purpose, then we at Botanic can help! Just visit our website for more information.

Stone Paving – Making the Most of Your Backyard

stone pavingStone paving is a great way to change your garden; whether you need something tougher, more appealing, or simply want to try something new. Stone is the most durable of all landscaping options, as well as one of, if not the, most aesthetically appealing.

The Power Of Rock

Stone paving beats all other options available. Only hard wearing stones are used in commercial stone paving, so they are extremely durable against both the elements and foot traffic. Whether it is endless use, snow, or pounding rain, year after year stone will not give. A stone paving will take more abuse than any other kind without yielding. Thus, stone ages better – both in retaining its strength over the years and aesthetic appeal – and for that reason will last longer.

Low Maintence
Adding paving stones instead of having a full lawn drastically reduces long term maintenance efforts and costs. The math is simple – with less grass you have less watering and cutting to maintain it. If you choose to entirely pave over your yard then you have virtually no maintence. Also, if there is a problem with one stone you can remove that on its own and replace it – unlike concrete paving which requires costly, and lengthy, repaving.

Redesign a Garden
Instead of having a vast lawn space, choose to replace it with paving stones. This neatens your garden’s appearance and creates quite a change; It allows the plants and shrubbery that is left to stand out much more than they would against a grassy landscape. Growing grass or clusters of flowers between blocks of stone paving breaks up a lawn visually to add a great deal of appeal and make your home distinctively beautiful!

Pavers can help create a landscape design customized to your home. Whether you want a solid surface, or broken up sections so that you can fill in with plants, stone paving is the most durable and attractive long term option in landscaping.