Landscaping Advice & Information
Thinking of doing some landscaping? Wondering where to start? Want to know what to keep in mind when designing, installing and maintaining your yard or garden?
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Our team offers personalised garden advice to help you with your individual outdoor area. Let us put our years of experience, knowledge and expertise to good use to build the space of your dreams.
If you have a clear idea of the landscaping design you want to use, that’s great! Let us know and we’ll incorporate your preferences in a customised solution. But if you’re not sure what you’re after, our team will help you from start to finish.
It’s important to bring in a professional, reliable team to renovate your outdoors so you can rest assured all your bases are covered. We’ll take care of all infrastructure considerations, required approvals, building regulations and more.
Why use a professional landscaper over a D.I.Y. project?
And our services don’t stop there. We’ll help prevent ongoing issues and ensure you understand the maintenance required to keep the area looking as good as new for many, many years to come.
What information do you need to know before engaging with a landscaper?
Cost expectations – what are your budget constraints? Are your cost expectations appropriate for the type of landscaping design you have in mind?
Garden requirements – do you know where your soak wells are? Do you have adequate water drainage? Will your yard require levelling?
Council approvals – certain designs and big landscaping renovations will require pre-approval from your local council.
Building standards – all landscaping work must completely comply with building standards and regulations.
After your landscaping is finished, it’s important to care for your garden and hardscape in the best way. Here’s some of our advice.
Using mulch can prevent sprouting weeds. When removing weeds, do so by pulling them out by the root. Keep your flower beds evenly moist and water your garden 1-2 times a week. The best times are early morning and evenings when less water will evaporate in the heat.
If you need to get rid of a stain, scrub it with detergent mixed with water and a stiff brush. Make sure to completely wash away the detergent as soon as you’re finished, preferably with hot water. The sooner you treat a stain the better.
You can kill weeds from in between your paving with boiling hot water. Be sure to remove the weeds after so that they don’t stain your bricks.
Make sure none of your plants are covered with a tarp or other protection used during the rain.
Use mulch to keep your soil healthy, soft and protected.
Make sure to water your plants during the cooler times of the day: early morning or evening.
Provide protection for young or fragile plants by covering them with a plastic tarp or moving them under cover (if possible).
Look out for pooling water around plants which could cause rotting. If you spot pools of water, simply dig in some drainage.
You can pressure wash the surface to clear it from light or new stains and use detergent and water to remove more persistent stains.
Be careful when washing away the detergent at the end not to wash it into your pool.
The best time to water the grass is early in the morning or in the evening to avoid the water evaporating. Be careful not to over-water your lawn as it could cause an increase in mould formation.
Some lawns in WA are prone to Bindi (Jojo) weeds, which cause tiny and painful prickles to grow in the grass. To avoid this, you can use an appropriate herbicide before the weed is properly growing. Be on the lookout for the not-yet-prickly rosette foliage; once the flowers appear and begin to seed, the prickles will be soon to follow.
Be careful when applying pressure washing – always do it correctly and start with low pressure.
Make sure you use the right detergents when removing stains and completely wash it away with water once the stain is removed.
Routinely inspect your feature wall to catch stains as early as possible and then scrub the area carefully with detergent and wash it away with water.
Do not spray water straight into the joints when cleaning. This can damage your stone feature wall.