A Zen retreat or a mozzie trap?  How skip bins can help your gardening project

Are you tired of the way your garden looks?  Do you want to turn your garden into a beautiful space that will give you pleasure?  If you have decided it’s time to take action and transform the eyesore into a Zen retreat, here are some tips that can help.


The gravel garden is the centrepiece of every Zen space. Tiny gravel stones will serve as a base for your entire design and will look great accompanied by larger stones or grass and moss. Pro tip: You don’t have to cover your entire area with gravel. Find an area for your gravel garden, put down the edging and lay down a weed barrier (those last two steps will make maintenance much easier). Opt for gravel that’s round and small so it can be easily raked.


Add life and colour to your garden, you need plants. However, shrubs and local greenery are much more practical than flowers and they allow you to enjoy your space throughout more seasons. This way, you won’t have to stare at barren pots half of the year! Also, you can create that fairy tale-like Zen effect by putting your plants in tall pillars. A wooden walkway with tall pillar planters will add interest to your space and transform it from boring into beautiful. And, this is a perfect chance to try out some DIY projects with concrete and save money on planters and decoration.


In order to truly relax and unwind in your Zen backyard, you need to screen it from unwelcome view. Horizontal slats are perfect for this task since they look clean and simple. Boost privacy with a large pergola covered in climbing plants or breezy curtains. Your pergola is also a perfect place to hide heaters that will provide you with some warmth when the weather outside gets colder.


In order to enjoy your garden any day and any time, you need to provide it with some comfortable seating. It’s best to cover your seating area with some quality concrete that’s easy to keep beautiful, clean and functional. Today, you can choose from various different types of concrete like decorative, general and premium, and basically any type is perfect for your space. No matter if coloured, polished or exposed, find your perfect concrete pick and cover your seating area. Finish with some simple yet sturdy furniture and some soft pillows and you and your family will be able to Zen out in peace.


Having plenty of sunshine in your garden is important, but too much will ruin your comfort and make you run away inside. So, make sure to shield the hottest spots in your Zen garden with some cheap yet attractive shade sails. These can be erected in a day and taken down very quickly. Plus, their very modern and attractive look will add a sense of style to your garden. If shade sails are too modern for you, you can arm yourself with some patience and plant a few trees. Select kinds that are usually found in Japanese meditative gardens like Japanese Red Maple, Japanese Black or White Pine or Flowering Cherry. These will not overpower your garden but serve as an attractive yet modest focal point.

Skip Bins for your garden project

Even if your local Sydney council has provided a green bin, you are limited by what (and how much) you can put into these smaller bins. If you are doing a gardening project and generating a lot of green waste the best way to remove it is to hire a skip bin in Sydney. There are many benefits to regularly using a skip bin hire for your gardening projects:

Curb appeal

Take a look around your neighbourhood and you’ll agree that first impressions count. Autumn is a perfect time to clear up any dead or decaying plants in your garden, remove dead leaves from grouting, trim hedges and so forth.  Whatever tasks you are doing in the garden will generate garden waste and the best way to remove them quickly and efficiently is to hire a skip bin.

Pest control

Apart from looking messy, leaving the debris lying around could be unhealthy for you and your family. It might be the cause of unwanted infestations of rodents or bugs. Certainly, dodging pests isn’t a good way to relax and unwind in what should be your stress-free zone.  Regular gardening will keep pests away and keep your family safe.

Green waste

When you make use of a green waste removal service, you are contributing to green initiatives.  Garden waste thrown into skip bins are sent to green waste sorting and recycling centres not to landfill.

Affordable green waste removal

Hiring a skip bin for your green waste is affordable.  Most companies can advise you on the size of the bin to hire.  Many will also give you a free quote.  Check out Tangoskip bin sizes and prices here.

Quick and fuss free green waste removal

Skip bins are incredibly easy to use.  You do not have to waste time figuring out where to take all your green waste generated in your gardening project.  If you were using the Council bins, you will have to wait several weeks to clear all the waste before you can begin with the landscaping project.  If you hire a skip bin, all you have to do is to ring the company and book for a day and time for the bin to be delivered.  The bins are usually delivered kerbside making it easy for you to load it up.  When you have completed loading the waste, a phone call is all that is needed to have the truck return to collect the bin.  That way you can start on your landscaping project immediately and less time is wasted trying to work out how to dispose of the waste.   Tangoskip is Sydney’s leading skip bin hire.  We have a wide range of skip bins for hire from small 2 cubic metre bins to large 10 cubic metre bins.  To book a bin, call us on 0422 222 468 or email us: Tangoskips@gmail.com