Residential Landscaping Services
When designing your outdoor area, there are a number of important things to consider such as the purpose of the space, orientation, climate, and of course, budget. Planning is crucial to ensure you end up with a finished result that not only meets your expectations but exceeds them.
Residential Landscape - Things To Consider Before Starting
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A couple of months before handover from your builder its time to start considering your landscaping - this includes items such as fencing ( this may be shared cost with your neighbours ) , driveways , retaining walls , lawns and gardens and entertaining areas .
From experience this is the least thought about and most under budgeted part of your build.
As with choosing an appropriate home design and layout to suit your lifestyle the same can be said for your landscaping. It all comes down to defining how you , your family and guests going use each space within your allotment.
And by no means is there any reason to take on all the planning or physical work yourself
Things To Consider
Something to Consider about is aesthetic appeal and style of your landscaping. Consider the interior and exterior style of your home and try to create unity between these and your landscaping. Strive to make your outdoor space one that reflects your personality and makes you feel happy and relaxed. For a little inspiration check out these garden style which include Japanese, modern Australian , cottage and desert.
Making sure there is enough space on your driveway for two cars to comfortably park and unload items as necessary - there can worse then a double driveway that's too small and especially when most home owners now have an suv or two ! pathways especially around the front of your home that are only installed at one metre ... as a general rule, all paths leading to the front door we install at 1200mm allowing easy access for guests or when carrying items to your front door.
Our driveways are supplied at 25mpa for standard grey concrete and 32 mpa for exposed aggregate making sure they will stand the test of time !
Style is also a very import consideration ie installation of paving as opposed to concrete / exposed aggregate or maybe even a combination of both ,done in a tasteful manner.
Garden Maintenance and Plant Specification : Will you have time to look after your garden ? Installation of a low maintenance , water wise garden could be the best option . If your like most people nowadays , you life is taken up by full-time work and family commitments ideally you will be looking for something that not only suits the façade of your new home but is not going to involve your weekends looking after it.
It is recommended that native plants be used for the lowest maintenance and easy of care - please see attached pdf
It's important to start by deciding exactly what you need your fence to do.
Whether it be
provide safety and security
screen an unsightly view
retain children or pets
enclose pools or tennis courts
improve the look and style of your property
mark a boundary
shape your property and define particular areas for certain activities
define personal space
Some fences perform certain functions better than others, but with some careful planning and professional advice, you can often choose a fence that will do more than one thing.
No matter which fence you choose, you will want to make sure it suits your needs, your landscape and complements your environment.
Some attention should be turned to your soil . It's important to make sure your soil has all the right nutrients to support the plant type you select. Your soil, which may be mostly sand, clay, or rock, will dictate which plants you should grow. soil tests can be arranged as necessary .
The character of the local landscape, and where possible link with existing vegetation; have
a look around the local area (other houses and the local councils use of planting ) to see what species are present
Species, or planting density, distribution and sizes of proposed new planting
The location of any existing or proposed underground or overhead services which could affect existing or proposed planting