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The Concept of Nature Play

Nature Play is a movement which encourages our children to respect and interact with the environment once again. In today’s tech-savvy society, the children are becoming less active and the concept of Nature Play is re-capturing the imagination of young Australians. By creating a more…

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21 Mar 2019 Posted in Featured Products, Sponsorship

MLSA & Gripset Industries: Retaining Walls

Wednesday 27th of February2:30 – 4:30pm Join the Industry Experts Phil Scardigno, Gripset Industries MD, and Frank Ross, MLSA President, for a detailed conversation on Retaining Walls and get your questions answered. How do i save time and labour when waterproofing a retaining wall? Which…

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07 Feb 2019 Posted in Events

MLSA Members Hub

The MLSA Members Hub is a Facebook forum for members of the Master Landscapers of SA to communicate and collaborate on all things landscaping in South Australia. It is open to members only. If you are an MLSA member or work for an MLSA member…

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25 Jan 2019 Posted in Latest News

Professional Services Series Part 2

We are proud to present with Finestream Capital and Henson Llyod the second of our Professional Services Series. This workshop will cover vehicle finance, tax and accounting for landscapers and designers. Three real-life design and construction scenarios are presented to our panel of experts for…

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25 Jan 2019 Posted in Events, Latest News, Training

Brighton Jetty Sculpture Exhibition

The 2019 Patritti Brighton Jetty Sculptures Exhibition is in full swing. Head down to Brighton Beach from January 23rd to February 3rd to see some world class sculptures, all of which are available for purchase. Click here to download the exhibition catalogue of all the…

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25 Jan 2019 Posted in Latest News

TAFE SA SketchUp for Landscape Design

TAFE SA have recently developed a new short course specifically for Landscape Designers.   This short course will introduce you to identifying and implementing landscape solutions in 3D.   The course will take you through the basic functions and techniques of using SketchUp Make where…

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25 Jan 2019 Posted in Latest News, Training

Shrub Hub Talks Series

“In Autumn, a layer of cells forms between the leaf and the stem. Chlorophyll is kept trapped away from the leaves, causing the green colour to fade and the yellow/orange colours to become visible. Meanwhile, sugars are trapped in the leaves which are formed into…

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25 Jan 2019 Posted in Latest News

Loadex Hire Open Day

Loadex Hire 2019 Open Day 21 Opala Street, Regency Park Saturday 2nd of Feb 2019 11am to 3pm Loadex Hire will be giving away 15% discount vouchers on the day as well as: a FREE Sausage Sizzle, a Jumping Castle, ExcavatorSimulators by CCF, Monster Trucks,…

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25 Jan 2019 Posted in Events, Latest News

Brighton Jetty Sculptures Exhibition 2019

MLSA Landscape Designer members are invited to join us for a special guided tour and sneak preview of the 2019 Brighton Jetty Sculptures exhibition in the evening of Tuesday January 22, 2019. Click here for more information and to reserve your place on the tour.

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20 Dec 2018 Posted in Latest News

China Garden Tour 2019

MLSA life member Beryl Bredon and WildChina have organised a 23-day Garden Tour of China in April 2019. Visit the likes of Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou & Beijing on this once-in-a-lifetime trip. The tour also features a huge garden show in Beijing featuring 975 hectares of…

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13 Dec 2018 Posted in Latest News

Christmas at Whole Sale Plants and Products

Whole Sale Plants and Products will be hosting a special Christmas event for MLSA members. Tuesday 18th December 2018 Christmas Brekky 8am – 12pm $3 bacon & egg rolls Sausage Sizzle 12pm – 2:30pm Gold Coin Donation $2 for Cold Drinks   All proceeds will…

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13 Dec 2018 Posted in Latest News

Choosing the right Dripper for your Garden

Plants across a garden bed can have different watering requirements due to type, aspect, soil etc. MLSA Sponsor Antelco make and recommend different types of drippers to suit these conditions. There are basically two types of drippers: fixed flow and adjustable flow. Fixed flow drippers…

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13 Dec 2018 Posted in Featured Products

New Flexible Work Rules

From 1 December 2018 modern awards will include new rules about requests for flexible work arrangements. Before responding to a request from an eligible employee, an employer must first discuss the request with them to try to reach an agreement about a change to their…

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2018 Christmas Closure

MLSA 2018 MLSA Office Christmas Closure Closed: 5pm Friday 21st of December 2018 Open: 9am Monday 21st of January 2019 In the event of an emergency in this time please call our Technical Officer Frank Ross on 0412 533 003 On behalf of everyone at…

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13 Dec 2018 Posted in Latest News

MLSA 2018 Awards Photos

The Master Landscapers of SA Awards of Excellence 2018 were held in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Adelaide on Friday 9th November 2018. Thank you to Peter Hoare Photography for capturing these special moments from the SA Landscape Industry’s night of nights. Click here…

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22 Nov 2018 Posted in Awards, Events, Latest News

Global Rose Innovations

An informative seminar hosted by Kim Syrus, rose expert, rose introducer and TV presenter. New trends, new varieties & new approaches to using roses in the landscape With special international guest, Matthias Meilland of the renowned French rose breeding firm, Meilland International. The event will…

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22 Nov 2018 Posted in Latest News

Newtons Christmas BBQ Breakfast

Come Along to Newtons BLS and Statewide Hire’s Christmas Trade Breakfast to thank you and your staff for their continued support throughout the year Friday 21st December 2018 From 7:00am – 11:30am Newtons Building & Landscape Supplies 28-30 Papagni Avenue, Newton, SA There will be:…

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22 Nov 2018 Posted in Latest News

MLSA & HMA Christmas Party

MLSA Silver Sponsor Peats Soil & Garden Supplies invites all MLSA and HMA members and their partners to come and celebrate our collaborative efforts as 2018 comes to and end with food drinks and a movie at Wallis Mt Barker. Food and drinks will be…

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22 Nov 2018 Posted in Latest News

Defective Work: What are Your Rights?

Does a Landscaper Have a Right to Fix Defective Work?  Is an owner obliged to give a landscaper a chance to fix any defective work?   The answer is unless there is an express contract term which requires the owner to give the landscaper an…

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18 Oct 2018 Posted in Latest News

AILA SA + Jeffries Breakfast Innovation

Join AILA SA and Jeffries for an informal breakfast showcasing and exploring Playground Innovation and Design. Come along and hear from experts who can work with landscape architects to help achieve unique solutions for greening our cities and communities. DATE:      Wednesday 24th of October TIME:      …

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18 Oct 2018 Posted in Latest News

Weather-Based Smart Watering

Introducing the new B-Hyve Smart Hose Tap Timer There is nothing like this on the market. This advanced technology combines the smart features of other B-Hyve timers, but with the versatility of a hose tap controller, turning any outdoor tap into an app controlled water…

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04 Oct 2018 Posted in Featured Products, Latest News

Designing Iconic Plants into your Landscape

Adelaide Plant Recovery are hosting an Information Afternoon where they will be discussing how you can design iconic plants into your landscape, in particular the famous Dragon Trees and Frangipani’s. Where: APR HQ 20 Athol St, Athol Park When: Thursday October 16th @ 4pm To…

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04 Oct 2018 Posted in Events, Latest News

Smart Irrigation Season

In Australia, about 40% of household water is used outdoors. It is widely accepted from this outdoor water use, up to 50% is waster from inefficient irrigation systems alone. We can’t make water, so as one of our most important resources, we should strive to…

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28 Sep 2018 Posted in Latest News

Watt’s Lighting your Garden?

LED Outdoor welcomes all MLSA members to take advantage of their FREE in-store design service and professional lighting plans. Their showroom in Kent Town has been specifically designed as a destination for you and your client. With multiple sitting areas to layout plans, touch and…

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28 Sep 2018 Posted in Latest News

Jeffries Playscape

What does it mean to have certified softfall? To help prevent injury, playgrounds are required to contain the correct level of softfall and must not contain any items likely to be a hazard such as rocks or other foreign matter. A product that is “certified”…

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20 Sep 2018 Posted in Featured Products, Latest News

Silica Dust Warning

We often underestimate the dangers of exposure to Silica Dust because we are not used to it. But recent studies have found that construction and landscape workers who are frequently exposed to Crystalline Silica Dust have an increased risk of contracting lung cancer, renal (kidney…

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20 Sep 2018 Posted in Latest News

Announcing our newest GOLD SPONSOR

We are delighted to announce Adelaide Plant Recovery as our newest Gold Sponsor. To find out the 5 key services that Peter and the team at APR can provide for your business, click here. Image courtesy of MLSA member The Great Outdawes Landscaping.

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07 Aug 2018 Posted in Latest News, Sponsorship

Partnership Opportunity with Royal Grass SA

Royal Grass SA is changing hands. An opportunity exists to become the Royal Grass Authorised Dealer for South Australia. In the meantime, it’s business as usual.   Change of Contact Details   For all immediate needs and supply, or to enquire about becoming the SA…

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26 Jul 2018 Posted in Latest News

MLSA 2018 AGM

The 2018 MLSA Annual General Meeting will be held at the Maid Hotel, 1 Magill Road, Stepney on Tuesday August 21st from 6pm. Finger food will be served upon arrival. The AGM is also an excellent networking opportunity. We encourage you to attend and stay…

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26 Jul 2018 Posted in Events, Latest News

Announcing our newest SILVER SPONSOR

We are thrilled to announce Lump Sculpture Studio as our newest Silver Sponsor. Click here for more information. Image: Abbotsford courtyard project designed by C.O.S Design featuring the Shard Planter in Black and the Corten Steel Matrix Cladding, both by Lump. Photography by Tim Turner.

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13 Jul 2018 Posted in Latest News, Sponsorship

3.5% Wage Increase in July 2018

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.5% increase to minimum wages. The increase applies from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2018. The new national minimum wage will be $719.20 per week or $18.93 per hour. The 3.5% increase…

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22 Jun 2018 Posted in Latest News

Wet Lay Paving Workshop Hosted By Mapei

Join us Tuesday July 17th from 2:30 – 4:30 for our Wet Lay Paving Installation Workshop at 45 Beulah Road, Norwood. Learn the best practice methodologies for: – Installing Paving + Coping (Including Substrate Preparation) – Waterproofing – Grouting – Silicon – Sealing – Causes…

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22 Jun 2018 Posted in Events, Latest News

Win a Harley-Davidson

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at Newtons stores in either Newton or Evanston South or at the MLSA office 100% of the proceeds go to the Starlight foundation Help Newtons reach their $50,000 target!! Winners to be drawn at Starlight Five Chefs…

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21 May 2018 Posted in Latest News

Professional Services Series – Part 1

We are proud to present with FBR Law and Gallagher Insurance the first of our Professional Services Series This workshop will cover Licensing, Legal Risk and Insurance in Landscape Design and Construction Three real-life design and construction scenarios are presented to our panel of experts…

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21 May 2018 Posted in Events, Latest News

DREAM GARDENS IS BACK ON ABC TV

Are you working on an interesting garden design project?  If so Dream Gardens, ABC’s garden design show would love to hear from you. We are looking for a range of garden sizes, styles and budgets.   If you are interested in taking part in the…

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03 Nov 2017 Posted in Latest News