JPG Blogs

PREPARATION IS KEY

July 2, 2019

Watagan Park Landscaping shares some of their best advice for caring for your garden during the cooler months, ready for thriving growth in spring. Winter pruning The dormant months are ideal for pruning and trimming perennial plants. You can also prune the vast majority of shrubs and hedges during this time. If you’re thinking about... Read More >

STYLING YOUR HOME FOR WINTER

June 25, 2019

Local resident, Anita Pratt, shares her secrets to keeping her Watagan Park home looking and feeling warm during winter. As we’re retreating indoors to escape the winter cold, it’s important that our homes are made to be a source of warmth and comfort. There are so many simple ways that you can achieve this without... Read More >

START FRESH

May 28, 2019

If you struggled with your big New Year’s resolution to get healthy, it’s not too late to try and pick it up again! Here are Anytime Fitness’ tips to start off small and make a long-term difference. Try something new It’s easy to get stuck in a stale gym routine, but this can have dangerous... Read More >

PLANT THE SEEDS

May 15, 2019

Create a fantastic DIY feature for your backyard or entertaining space with this clever vertical garden made from stackable wooden planters. What you’ll need 84mm x 19mm timber decking 32mm nails 10mm plastic packers Masking tape Paint or stain PVA exterior wood glue Sandpaper and staples Weed mat Step 1: Cut your timber to size:... Read More >

LUNCHBOX READY

May 14, 2019

Do you remember the old school lunches you used to have as a kid, with the classic Vegemite sandwich (without crusts, of course!) and the healthy apple you’d trade for your friends Roll-Up (it still counts as fruit)? Well, here’s a treat you can create a packed lunch with for adults and kids alike—cheese, basil... Read More >

AND THE WINNER IS…

May 7, 2019

Lake Macquarie is set to receive a brand-new cultural landmark with the Council’s latest architectural development—the Multi-Arts Space. Lake Macquarie City Council enlisted the help of the next generation to create a design for their new Multi-Arts Space. Third-year students from the School of Architecture and Built Environment at The University of Newcastle were tasked... Read More >

A WALK IN THE PARK

April 30, 2019

Local resident Monica Stahlhut gives us the inside scoop on the best walking trails at Watagan Park. Walk One – Wildlife enthusiasts Duration: 45 minutes Distance: 3.5km Difficulty: Easy I found this track by walking around the local streets and decided to mix it with some bush parts. Early in the morning or late afternoon... Read More >

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

April 23, 2019

Whether you’re building or already settled in, there are endless tools at your fingertips that will make interior design, decorating and renovating that little bit easier. Get inspired and get planning with a handful of our favourites below. Pinterest Think of an online moodboard and you’ve got Pinterest. Search up your favourite interior styles, from... Read More >

EASTER GATHERINGS

April 16, 2019

Host your classic Aussie Easter picnic or barbecue at one of these beautiful spots close to you! Blackbutt Reserve Amenities: Public toilets, picnic tables, wood-fire barbecues Features: Animal shows and encounters, playground, walking trails Accessibility: Easy Pet friendly: No Blackbutt Reserve is perfect for nature-loving couples and families. There are animals galore, and opportunities to... Read More >

GETTING BACK TO NATURE

April 8, 2019

Karishma and Jayesh are ditching the fast-paced Melbourne lifestyle to enjoy a life in the outdoors at Watagan Park. Jayesh and Karishma are both originally from Mauritius. They made the move to Australia as university students, and now as Australian residents, they’re ready to settle down and enjoy an adventurous lifestyle at Watagan Park estate.... Read More >