Dale wanted to create a landscaping book that was achievable for first home owners and those on a budget. The Outdoor Reno Guide aims to be a helpful guide out to help the average Australian understand the whole process of landscaping from planning to finish.
The book is packed with plenty of DIY projects and handy tips to create an enjoyable outdoor space. He includes advice on when you save money and do it yourself, and when it’s best to bring in a professional. The book contains ways to add value to your property and tips on avoiding the common pitfalls.
The book is filled with full-colour illustrations and step by step instructions. Dave’s advice will suit all different types of gardens, including ones for families and with pets. I enjoyed the section of fast-growing species for creating shade and privacy and making a space for an outdoor kitchen.
You’ll find dedicated space for:
- Creating a dog-proof fence
- Landscaping a rental property
- Alternatives to concrete
- How to build a sandpit
- Install a drip irrigation system
- Budget hacks
The book is made up of chapters for imagining your garden, designing for life, your front garden: first impressions count, a space for all seasons, the outdoor room, waterworks: drainage and irrigation, budgeting for landscaping and creating a schedule.
Dale Vine’s Outdoor Reno Guide is perfect for beginners or anyone on a budget for renovating their outdoor space.
Currently available in paperback
Category: Home and Interiors
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
About Dale Vine
Landscaper Dale Vine made his TV debut on the Nine Network’s award-winning reality show, The Block, for its fifth season. Competing alongside his wife, Sophie, Dale instantly won over audiences with his laid-back personality and undeniable charm – not to mention his wealth of home reno knowledge. Tackling one challenging renovation after another, Dale and Sophie made it all the way to the series grand finale with their $1.3-million-dollar home. Considering Dale’s success, it’s no surprise he was invited to return to The Block site the following year for The Block: All Stars, in 2013. In 2014, Dale returned again for The Block’s Fans vs Faves series, where he was paired with his good mate Brad Cranfield. Once again, Dale made it all the way to the series finale, sharing with audiences more of his jovial character and sharp wit through his own Block news parody, Dale-e News.
Dale has been a regular columnist for Bauer Magazines as the resident gardening guru in Homes Plus Magazine. He has also appeared as a regular panellist on the Nine Network’s TV show ManSpace, while also making appearances on both Postcards and Getaway. In 2015 Dale appeared on Nine’s Reno Rumble and filmed Season 2 of ManSpace. By day, Dale runs his own landscape business, and he is the face of CAT clothing and workwear. Dale lives in Geelong with his wife Sophie and two kids.